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Era 4 (1948 to 1956) British Railways Early Crest
Rovex Plastics Ltd was formed in 1946 by Alexandra Gregory Vanetzian who had quickly, after the end of the Second World War mastered the technique of moulding plastic into brightly coloured miniature cars that he supplied under contracts to Marks & Spencer.
Unfortunately, Vanetzian had to cease production of his cars as the name Rovex conflicted with the already registered Rover Car Company name and he consequently had to undertake not to manufacture any more cars, miniature or otherwise. So impressed had Marks & Spencer been with the toy car Vanetzian had supplied that they asked him in 1948 to produce an inexpensive battery powered train set.
DCC Ready 8-pin socket
BR black with early emblem
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
46201, 7573, 27424
Sir William Stanier
London, Midland & Scottish Railway PIII
FK (First Corridor)
* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.
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