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Dinky Toys #189 Triumph Herald - Part 1


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Link to MARonline article on the Dinky Toys Triumph Herald - this first part covers the 'standard' shop issues. I'll cover the relationship with Standard-Triumph & the promotional Dinky Heralds in later articles.

https://www.maronline.org.uk/dinky-toys-189-triumph-herald-saloon-part-1-standard-issues/

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Shame that they did not have the hinged bonnet, as in the Corgi models.

Meccano Ltd where a bit slow in responding to more detailed models. Their early two rail trains were excellent, but introduced too late.

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Windows and suspension were big selling points at the time. Corgi, of course, had had windows from the mid-1950s, but the Herald was one of the first Dinkies to have them. I remember being fascinated by the suspension and experimenting to see how much could be added under one wheel before one of the other wheels lifted off the ground - great play-value!

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I had the Corgi Bentley Continental with 'Proper' steering and coil springs on the front. Suitcases and removable spare wheel in the boot. Their Mk X Jag was superior to Dinky's.

Dinky's Standard Atlas bus was good and their RR Phantom Five.

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