Canadian Tri-ang Railways - The 1967-1968 Sets
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The 1967 Set Boxes
Again, the catalogue does not show any set box artwork. However, from studying the few surviving sets from this period, it now seems clear that, initially, the 1966 design three-colour picture box lid featuring the CN Diesel and four freight cars in the foreground and the silver and red Transcontinental Diesel with three coaches on the higher level track in the background continued to be used for the first production batches of the 1967 Standard Sets (TS.671 to TS676). The box measured 30.5 x 18 x 2.25 inches.
The card inner trays were manufactured as separate inserts. They were die-cut to accommodate each individual boxed item (the Transformer was supplied without an individual box).
The printing on the inner trays, all in black, was very basic, as per the 1966 sets. The TS.672 set featured the 'Tri-ang Railways' logo and one short section of straight track together with a member of railway personnel carrying a lantern.
To aid packing, the spaces for the models in the inner tray were numbered with the catalogue number of each individual item.
On both the box lid and the inner tray a more simplified design of dual language label, in English and French, listing the set contents was affixed.
The Japanese manufactured Model 2200 Trainpack Transformer Control Unit continued to be used.
As before, the R.167 Track Pack was included in each standard set; this was not available as a separate item. It comprised an oval of Super 4 track with eight double curves and four straights, uncoupling ramp and power connecting clip, all contained in a window box and formed an oval of some 45 x 32 inches.
The New Style Set Boxes