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No.2 Foden Long Distance Diesel Wagon

Issued 1955-1957    Length 138mm

 

Second of the four Foden models, the Long Distance Wagon shared with them the cab and chassis casting, this time painted a light brown colour. 'Made in England' and 'Morestone Series' was cast underneath.

 

There was a little base under the cab (without id.) and the metal wheels were assembled on round-head and crimped axles prior to painting. The grille, front bumper and headlights were given silver trim and the wheels fitted with chunky black tyres.

 

The seperately painted dark-red body was fixed to the chassis by a single central rivet which was the only part of the model not to be painted.

 

The box was a shared one which had all four Foden trucks illustrated, one on each side. The end-flap stated 'Morestone Series No.2 Long Distance Wagon'.

 

Like the other Fodens, the Long Distance Diesel Wagon was popular and there are still some excellent examples to be found.

Morestone No.2 Foden Long Distance Diesel Wagon
Morestone No.2 Foden Long Distance Diesel Truck

Morestone No.2 Foden Long Distance Wagon

 

 

LIGHT-BROWN cab, chassis base & wheels, silver trim on front

  RED body   

Morestone Series 'No.2' end-flap box

Morestone No.2 Foden Long Distance Diesel Wagon

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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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Morestone No.2 Foden Long Distance Diesel Wagon