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N Scale - Oxford Diecast - NFG011 - Truck, Foden FG Range Cab - Fremlin's - VYL 650

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N Scale - Oxford Diecast - NFG011 - Truck, Foden FG Range Cab - Fremlin
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Stock NumberNFG011
Original Retail Price$6.45
BrandOxford Diecast
ManufacturerOxford Diecast
Body StyleOxford Diecast Truck Foden FG Series
Image Provider's WebsiteLink
Prototype VehicleTruck, Foden FG Range Cab (Details)
Road or Company NameFremlin's (Details)
Road or Reporting NumberVYL 650
Paint Color(s)Black & Red
Print Color(s)Silver
Release Date2017-08-01
Item CategoryVehicles
Model TypeTrucks
Model SubtypeFoden
Model VarietyFG Series, 4 Axle Flatbed
Prototype RegionEurope
Prototype EraNA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Years Produced1948-1957

Specific Item Information: This is a great little truck for collectors of brewery vehicles. Our very detailed Foden FG Dray is decorated in the black and red livery of Fremlins Traditional Beers and Ales, complete with their elephant logo which is printed on both sides of the distinctive Foden radiator grille. Registered VYL 650, the Maidstone, Kent brewery address is finely printed on both sides of the cab and the trailer is stacked full with barrels and crates of their popular tipple!
Prototype History:
The completely new FE and FG lorry ranges were introduced in 1948, along with the new Foden FD6 two-stroke diesel engine, which became the standard engine for certain Foden heavy lorry models, such as the S18 FE6/15 Rigid Eight-Wheeler – the optional Gardner 6LW-engined version was the S18 FG6/15. (The S18 designation refers to the new cab that was produced for the new range.) The FD6 two-stroke engine, along with Gardner engines, was also fitted in Foden motorcoaches and buses. Only one Foden PVD double decker had the Foden Engine but it was popular in the PVS and PVR single-deckers, especially in coaching applications because it was much higher revving than the Gardner 5LW or 6LW. Bus and coach production ceased in 1956, but the last chassis only left the works in 1959, when it was registered 367CKA and received an early Plaxton Panorama body.From Wikipedia
Road Name History:
Fremlin's was a brewery in Maidstone, Kent, England. It was established by Ralph Fremlin in 1861, who eschewed the pub trade and focused on bottled beer, on religious grounds. The beer was known for the distinctive elephant logo on the bottles. The brewery expanded to become the largest in Kent, before going into decline after being purchased by Whitbread in 1967.The original brewery was founded on Earl Street, Maidstone, around 1790.It was bought by Ralph Fremlin in 1861, who rebuilt the premises, and expanded the production plant along the street, taking over a pub further down which was demolishe From Wikipedia
Manufacturer Information:
Established in 1993, Oxford Diecast is a British Company that specializes in high-quality die-cast metal vehicles. Produced in various scales, the firm's models are marketed as collector items, gifts, and promotional products. Their largest production goes to OO scale (1:76) and in 2015 they introduced railway products under 'Oxford Rail' brand.
Their N-scale collection is using the 1:148 scale ratio as most British manufacturers.
Item created by: CNW400 on 2020-02-16 20:15:21. Last edited by gdm on 2021-07-10 14:16:45

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