Britains Lilliput World Vehicle Series

LV/SA Vehicle Set 

Britains Lilliput World Vehicle Series Set LV/SA

Issued 1950-1956    'OO/HO' scale (1:76)

 

Britains regularly issued their models in Sets and at the launch of the Lilliput World Series, this boxed Set of models was produced. It contained the first six models in the Lilliput Series:

LV/601 Open Sports Car

LV/602 Saloon Car

LV/603 Articulated Lorry

LV/604 Fordson Tractor

LV/605 Milk Float & Horse

LV/606 Tumbrel Cart

Details of all the models included can be found on their own pages.

 

They were all presented unboxed strung to a base card including the figures of the Tractor driver, the milkman and the carter of the Tumbrel Cart. In some later Sets, the backing card carried the 'W Britains' trade mark.

 

The colours and wheels of the models in each Set varied, particularly the cars, but there was not much variation possible with the Milk Float, Tumbrel Cart or Tractor. The Articulated Lorry seems often to have been the red variation.

The box was a green lidded one with a large paper label on the lid giving details of the items inside and the name of the manufacturer, W.Horton (Toys & Games) Ltd. who made them under licence from Britains. As with all Britains boxed models, a paper slip providing the production number was included as part of the quality guarantee.

Set LV/SA (which stood for 'Lilliput Vehicles/Set A') is not hard to find but more difficult to collect in mint condition.

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Abbreviations used on Nicholas Martin Diecast

   

  • umw - unpainted metal wheels

  • pmw - painted metal wheels

  • pw    - plastic wheels

  • gpw  - grey plastic wheels

  • spw  - silver plastic wheels

  • bpw  - black plastic wheels

  • um    - unpainted metal

  • id.     - maker's identification

 

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