Berliet TLM/TLR Truck

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Last Edit: 04/09/2022

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In 1974 Corgi Toys added another prime mover to their truck fleet. This time its a French Berliet TLM, this truck survived beyond the Mettoy years and returned in 1997 as part of the Corgi Heritage export range

1102 Discharge Dumper

Discharge Dumper in this case means that the bulker trailer does not tip, but has a release mechanism underneath to allow its load to empty from the bottom. The trailer body is plastic and the whole model has a fragile, poorly made feel to it. The Berliet TLM and Crane Fruehauf Discharge Dumper trailer was added to the range in May 1974 and remained in production until 1976.

1144 Wrecker Truck

Here the Berliet artic cab unit gets the Holmes Wrecker back body from the Ford H Series bringing the heavy wrecker truck in line with the current castings. This truck was released in March 1975 and deleted from the Corgi range in 1978. It is found with a metallic red cab or non-metallic red cab.

1105 Racehorse Transporter

The Berliet unit is married to the articulated horse box first seen on the Chipperfields Circus Bedford TK. This trailer is used many times in both Mettoy and post-Mettoy years. However the really odd thing about this truck are the searchlight units mounted on the front bumper. These are also found on the roof of the Police Vigilant Range Rover. I suppose they are to represent headlamps, but the headlamps on this truck were mounted flush in the bumper. The truck was added to the range in June 1976 and remained in production until 1980.

1107 Container Truck

This truck remained in the Corgi range for one year only from 1978 to 1979. The chassis and trailer are always white with the bodywork either light or mid blue or orange. The containers are grey with United States Lines paper labels.. Values are quite high as production was short and sales not particularly high.

1163 Human Cannon

The Berliet Human Cannon truck was released in February 1979 and was withdrawn in 1980, the Human Cannon truck returns in the post-Mettoy era on the back of a Scammell.

1164 Dolphinarium

The Dolphinarium had a water pump in the back, so if you filled it with water your plastic dolphins would do tricks. It was released in April 1980 and was not withdrawn.

Corgi Toys Releases 1975 on

Corgi Toys 1102; Berliet TLM Crane Fruehauf Discharge Dumper Corgi Toys 1144; Berliet TLM Wrecker Truck Corgi Toys 1105; Berliet TLM Racehorse Transporter; National Racing Stables Corgi Toys 1107; Berliet TLM Container Truck; Orange Cab, United States Lines Corgi Toys 1107; Berliet TLM Container Truck; Blue Cab, United States Lines
Corgi Toys 1102; Berliet TLM Crane Fruehauf Discharge Dumper Corgi Toys 1144; Berliet TLM Wrecker Truck; Met Red, Gold Hoists Corgi Toys 1105; Berliet TLM Racehorse Transporter; National Racing Stables Corgi Toys 1107; Berliet TLM Container Truck; Orange Cab, United States Lines Corgi Toys 1107; Berliet TLM Container Truck; Blue Cab, United States Lines
Corgi Toys C1163; Berliet TLM Circus Human Cannon Truck Corgi Toys 1164; Berliet TLM Artic; Dolphinarium      

Corgi Toys C1163; Berliet TLM Circus Human Cannon Truck

Corgi Toys 1164; Berliet TLM Artic; Dolphinarium      
Corgi Heritage Releases 1997 on
Corgi Classics 70001; Berliet TLM Truck; TLR8 Artic Tanker; Chambourcy Corgi 70101; Berliet TLR Truck; Elephants; Cirque Pinder Jean Richard

Corgi Classics 70301; Berliet TLR Artic Horse Box; Cirque Pinder Jean Richard

Corgi Classics 73601; Berliet TLR Artic Tilt Trailer; LU Biscuits Corgi Classics EX70003; Berliet TLM Truck; Cirque Jean Richard, Accomodation Trailer
Corgi 70001; Berliet TLR8 Artic Tanker; Chambourcy Corgi 70101; Berliet TLR Truck; Elephants; Cirque Pinder Jean Richard Corgi 70301; Berliet TLR Artic Horse Box; Cirque Pinder Jean Richard Corgi 73601; Berliet TLR Artic Tilt Trailer; LU Biscuits Corgi EX70003; Berliet TLM Truck; Cirque Jean Richard, Accommodation Trailer

 


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