Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd and Tri-ang Pedigree kits

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Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd and Tri-ang Pedigree kits

Unread postby N113 fan » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:32 pm

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Re: Tri-ang and Tri-ang Pedigree kits

Unread postby N113 fan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:39 am

I have had a indirect report of the Tri-ang Pedigree kit of the English Electric P1. The state of the plastic was reported as poor and the moulded colour of Silver/ Grey was heavily streaked. The mouldings also suffered from warping and sink holes. Another P1 kit sourced and made in 2000, the report also stated that the moulding was incompletly moulded causing body putty to be used and on making the kit much work was needed to correct the models faults. Also the common faults of the shelf head range was closed cockpits, undercarrage detail poor, rivet detail, raised lines and the decal position also marked by raised lines.
(Frank Spencer, repeating) There are old pilots and bold pilots

(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

(quote : Frank Spencer, Xmas special, TV show Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)

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Re: Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd and Tri-ang Pedigree kits

Unread postby N113 fan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:03 am

Sorry to lower the tone (just kidding railway fans). Here is an illustration of some of the Tri-ang Hornby railway sets that were in production at the New Zealand Panmure factory in Auckland the company was set up in co-operation from Rovex for Lines Brothers (NZ) Ltd. However this illustration comes from the Tri-ang Pedigree retail price list of 1969.

(Frank Spencer, repeating) There are old pilots and bold pilots

(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

(quote : Frank Spencer, Xmas special, TV show Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)

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Re: Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd and Tri-ang Pedigree kits

Unread postby N113 fan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:39 am

I have contacted the national library in Wellington New Zealand for any information that was published in newspapers regarding the company Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd. However there is no facility to access the records remotely. However a basic search has given the following information:

A company magazine collection titled 'Hot Lines' is held at the library in Wellington however it is a paper copy in their reference section and cannot be loaned out.

The issue of 'Hot lines' dated February 1969 advised that the company, a 'leading manufacturer of children's toys, babies' prams' and nursery furniture' was changing its name to Tri-ang Pedigree (NZ) Ltd to incorporate the two major names under which its products were marketed. This followed the trend overseas where all the newly re-named companies had retained the common link, 'Member of the Lines Brothers Group'.

An entry in a New Zealand news paper stated:

It also stated that Line Brothers (NZ) Ltd was established in 1947 as 'an independently operated associate of the giant English Group of Companies'. The last issue held, dated 20 July 1970, gives no clue to the eventual fate of the company.

The researcher also advised that it would be expected that a number of advertisements were published by the company around Xmas, but again the time to read through a paper archive and do research on the records was not possible to anyone who could not visit the library in person.
(Frank Spencer, repeating) There are old pilots and bold pilots

(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

(quote : Frank Spencer, Xmas special, TV show Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)


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