Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pyro Twin 40mm AA Truck - Olive Green HP

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

Pyro Army Stakebed Truck - Olive Green HP

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I'm Stumped! Unk Mfr Tin Cannon

Okay, I got this thing years ago as part of a job lot and finally decided to photograpgh it. It's a formed sheet metal, double barreled, non-functioning cannon and has no makers marks. It's an odd looking duck and I'm not sure if it was meant to be a cannon or perhaps an AA gun. Was it from a major manufacturer, some mom-&-pop business, or home made??? It measures 4" (10.16cm) L x 2" (5.08cm) W x 1 7/8" (4.76cm) H. I've posted this one several facebook toy groups and no one can identify it. If anyone knows who made this please enlighten us :-) Many Thanx! ENJOY! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina