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    Richard S
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    I got a steam roller wagon the other day in a box that I haven’t seen before.

    Does anyone think this is a genuine temporary box or something, or just a box someone has stuck their own label on?

    The box itself isn’t large enough for the steam roller to fit in it while sat on it’s wagon, it has to fit as in the photo. Also I noticed the label says ‘RV275 Steam Roller’ rather than the ‘RV275 Steam Roller Wagon’ I’ve seen on other versions.

     

     

     

     

    #1221
    Dave
    Keymaster

    Great find!

    I would say it is a genuine temporary box or a very clever way to make it look like one. The label has the distinct font type that can be found on genuine labels and documentation.  For example look at this document to compare: https://www.thebigbigtrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/TBBT-service-sheet-48.jpg

    Also the label is placed on the side of the box instead of the top. That could indicate that the box was stored in a store, stockroom or warehouse because then the label would be in a convienent place once the box was stored.

    I also think it is possible that the product description is different. It simply did not fit on the label. Take a look at this post :The Big Big Train packaging variations and rare boxes

    You will notice in the second picture that the bottom box has “BIG LOAD OPEN WAGON” printed on the side while the top box only shows “OPEN WAGON”

    Anyway, just my two cents.

    #1222
    Richard S
    Participant

    I had wondered if it was a label that had been peeled off its original box and stuck on to this one.

    On the other hand there is a mark over the sticker and on to the box from where there used to be some sticky tape that looks about the same size as that used on other Triang packaging so could mean that it is original after all.

    I suppose unless another one turns up though we may never know for sure…

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