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TCX Train Set.
TCX Train Set.
1930. Exhibit at Lakeland Motor Museum.
January 1939. Gyro-Cycle.
1947. Wakouwa.
November 1952.
November 1952.
December 1953.

Brand name of the British toy maker Lines Brothers.

1919 The brothers William J. Lines, Walter Lines and Arthur Edwin Lines formed Lines Bros. Ltd.

On the basis that 3 Lines make a triangle, they adopted the brand name Tri-ang.

The range of Tri-ang large-scale pressed steel vehicles were produced from the early 1930s through until the mid-1970s.

The total selection of pressed steel vehicles consisted of over 200 different types. Tri-ang was one of the largest toy producers in the world and their range of toys reflected this.

Also produced scale model vehicles (Minic) and railways under this brand.

1972 As a result, the Tri-ang Hornby system was given the name Hornby Railways from January.

1975 With the help of the government Airfix Industries rescued Tri-ang Pedigree[1]

1977 Triang-Pedigree was put in the hands of the receiver

1983 Triang was rescued by Sharna Ware[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov. 11, 1978
  2. The Times Feb. 11, 1983