was used extremely sparsely for the first series
models until the introduction of the Y15-1
Fold down hoods and seats of all second series models were made of plastic. Early models had the hoods attached to pins cast onto the body. As production techniques evolved the body pins were replaced by plastic lugs formed on the seats. Thus the seats and hood could be inserted into the model as one unit. Example of this evolution can be seen through the production life of the following models.
It must be remembered by collectors that the plastic components of early models were prone to shrinking and fading and should therefore be kept out of direct sunlight
Mark Robbins Copyright © 2001 Back to RobbinsPlace.com