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Britains Lilliput or A.N.Other ?

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Britains Lilliput or A.N.Other ?

Postby Ewan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:30 am

Do we have any Britains collectors onboard? I recently purchased these 2 hydrogen cylinder loads which may be from the 1879 Hydrogen Cylinder Lorry and Trailer. I bought them as I have 2 John Hill Mack chassis cabs and I have seen the Macks with similar loads, although they could of course be custom/cobbled together trucks. However, John Hill Macks have 2 locating holes in the chassis and these loads only have one pin. Charbens Macks have only one locating hole but I don't think they come with this type of load. If they are Britains they are totally unbranded which is a first for me. They measure 38mm by 32mm.
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Re: Britains Lilliput or A.N.Other ?

Postby Idris » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:33 am

An three-quarters view might help since this would not only show the profile of the load, it would also enable would-be identifiers to see how many layers of cylinders there are and how many cylinders wide the flat top section is.
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Re: Britains Lilliput or A.N.Other ?

Postby Ewan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:39 am

Here we go :-)
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Re: Britains Lilliput or A.N.Other ?

Postby Ewan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:22 am

Up to the attic I went, down I came with 2 Macks - the loads do fit pretty well! One of the chassis holes lines up perfectly with the pin in the load, but I'm sure it's coincidence - not only is there an empty chassis hole but the pin is quite a bit too small and doesn't come far enough through the chassis to fix the load in place. Fine for a static display but useless for a toy.
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