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  • Regular wheel types

    Originally posted by Douglas

    Metal wheels
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    Silver Plastic wheels
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    Another view of Silver plastic
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    Gray Plastic wheels
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    Another view of Gray Plastic a knobby version
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    Black Plastic wheels
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    Gray and Black Plastic wheels also came as tires on spoked rims or with hubs
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    This is by no means all the variety of wheels Matchbox offered in the 1950's and 60's, but I believe it is all the main types on the 1-75 range used in that era.

    I cannot really say with any degree of certainty as the time frame of the wheel types, maybe somebody can help with that, or if you have any additions for this thread.
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • #2
    Silver plastic wheels were in use from 1959 to 1964, according to Stannard. There was a lot of overlap among the wheel types, so it is virtually impossible to establish a "correct" chronological sequence for each model.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Douglas

      In the mid 60's through the end of the decade, Matchbox also offered the hub type wheels in 3 colors that I'm aware of, these were colored plastic in red, yellow, and green,, and on more than one occasion one of the other hub colors than what was common for a particular model was used instead, usually in short runs, so they can make for some rare variations.


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      The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

      Thank you for your understanding.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mark F

        Some of the metal wheels have numbers on them that usually corresponds to the model number of the model they are on.

        #25 (Bedford Van):
        #29 (Bedford Milk Float):
        #A2 (Bedford Car Transporter):
        #M2 (Bedford Articulated):


        This wheel is found on the #6 Quarry Truck:
        The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

        Thank you for your understanding.

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        • #5
          #10 Mechanical Horse & Trailer -front wheel:
          #32 (JAGUAR XK140):

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