Over The Counter
... at the Triang Trade Fair held last month. Comlpetly new were the atractive 1/72 scale plastic kits, of which the Hunter and Whirlwind are now in the shops. Appearing soon will be the Canberra, Javelin, and F-86E Sabre, in that order. Prieses range from 5s 3d to 8s 6d.
Model Aircraft, April 1956
"Actual scale was about 1/67".
FROG model aircraft 1932-1976, R. Lines, L. Hellstrom
Over the counter
The model aircraft section at the Tri-ang Trade Fair held in London recently presented the usual galaxy of models and accessories, although the number of new additions to the Frog range was less than in previous years.The aircraft carrier which was a feature of the Tri-ang Toy Fair. The propellers on the helicopter and "Gannet" revolve, but were stopped by our camera.
A novel touch was the presentation of the plastics—a Sikorsky helicopter stood on the deck of a large model aircraft carrier, its rotor arms revolving slowly, while a Gannet's engine revved up—the realistic scene is shown in the accompanying photo. Motive power was provided by 12 volt electric motors of the type used in model locomotives, and operated through an ordinary train controller.
Model aircraft, april 1958