Next up in our look at Pyro's series of hard plastic Army vehicles is this Twin 40mm Motor Gun Carriage. I know that's what it is because it says so on the undercarriage :-) A reader from one of the facebook hobby groups reminded me that these vehicles, came ain gray and were available as flatcar loads in Lionel train sets. I vaguely remember seeing pics of the gray ones but the ones I remember are the olive green army units. This particular toy tends to be a tad bit harder to find but it is not rare by any means. It measures 5" (12.7cm) L x 2 1/2" (6.35cm) W x 2 3/8" (6.03cm) H (to top of gunner's head). Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Here's another from Pyro's line of large Army trucks, the twin 40mm Anti-aircraft gun truck. How do I know it's 40mm? Well, the same gun is used on a different vehicle in the series and stamped underneath it says 'Twin 40mm Gun': "Roh, Roh Scooby Doo, we have a clue!" :-) The truck normally comes with a gunner sitting in a seat projecting from the rear of the gun but it's long since broken off. As the prices on these can sometimes be a tad high, accepting less than perfect samples can be a good way to jump-start a collection. The gun mechanism elevates and rotates and often times the gun is so loose in its carriage that it doesn't stay in place. Fortunately my sample works quite well. The truck measures 5 1/8" (13.01cm) L x 2" (5.08cm) W x 2 5/8" (6.66cm) H. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
As I stated in an earlier post, I started pulling out my somewhat larger sized Army toys. For months towards the later part of 2016 and on into this year we were posting smaller sized Army vehicles, those around 2" long or so. This next group will be around the 5"- 6" range, most of them Pyro but a couple of others as well. The Pyro vehicles were sold separately, in sets, and included on Lionel 3-rail, O-gauge Army flatcars. I don't have the entire series and they, like soooo many other things are being priced out of this world.
I thought at first today's truck looked more like a dump truck but after a couple of quick searches on the Web, it turns out there is a Pyro Army truck which looks way more like a dump truck than this one so I went with the 'stakebed' designation. It measures 5 3/8" (13.65cm) L x 2 3/8" (6.03cm) W x 2 5/8" (6.66cm) H with white lettering. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina