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RobG

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Ralstoy moving van
« on: April 28, 2012, 06:31:47 PM »
I picked up this Ralstoy Allied Van Lines Western Moving van.I like it because my dad worked for Western in Edmonton back in the 80,s.Does anyone know how old this truck might be?                           

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Ralstoy moving van
« on: April 28, 2012, 06:31:47 PM »

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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 07:18:57 PM »
I remember them from when i was a kid. 8) I'm guessin' mid 1950's maybe.

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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 11:12:24 AM »
Wow,I'm surprised it is that old.

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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 11:16:06 AM »
Doesn't the cab that the model is supposed to look like, look a little newer than '50s...?

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 12:30:31 PM »
Doesn't the cab that the model is supposed to look like, look a little newer than '50s...?

Jan.

Think i hit the wrong key Jan. ;D I remember the trucks as a kid but this particular model does look more like a late '60's model maybe. :-\

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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 06:03:38 PM »
I have a mayflower version of this that I bought in south dakota a few months back. Id like to eventually get one for each moving company that they made.

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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 10:44:08 AM »
The guy I got this one from told me he had a couple more and would bring them to the next sale in October.I am hoping he remembers.

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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 12:07:10 AM »
Doesn't the cab that the model is supposed to look like, look a little newer than '50s...?

Jan.

Think i hit the wrong key Jan. ;D I remember the trucks as a kid but this particular model does look more like a late '60's model maybe. :-\

I don't think it represents any specific truck, but the grille and headlights have always reminded me of an F-model Mack.
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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 08:54:15 PM »
Some of the early Ralstoy cabovers actually had the Mack name under the windshield. I have a King Van Lines model that has it
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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2012, 08:55:57 PM »
Reminds me of a G model Mack sort of.
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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2012, 03:42:54 AM »
Made in Ralston, Nebraska (just outside Omaha). I missed that one, but in early 50's my bro & I collected a fleet of the bull-nose narrow-cab single axle conventionals (kinda looked like Ford inspiration). All blue or red. Had single axle open top grain trailer (no tarp). Think they were all green. Also had tandem axle gas tanker. Again, axles ahead of back end, set up for single-axle tractor.
Also had exactly the same axle-rubber tire set up pictured on your moving van.
Ralstoy used good material, too. Made out of Zamac, and all too often Zamac makes you cry as the model ages. The impurities in the Zince warp or crack the model terrible. Never saw Ralstoys do that.
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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2012, 05:54:08 PM »
Reminds me of a G model Mack sort of.
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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 10:49:08 PM »
Reminds me of an FWD cabover...



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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2012, 05:08:29 AM »
Definitely!
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Re: Ralstoy moving van
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2014, 03:31:52 PM »
I picked up a Ralstoy Burgess United Van Lines from the same guy today.                 

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