Tying up the last few odds and ends that I came across at the London Toy Soldier show last month, among which were this rather dinky plastic Wagon Train set tied in to the Universal TV show which ran from 1957 to 1965.
Helpfully the backing card carries the copyright date of 1960, which can be seen in the bottom right hand corner. It amused me that the manufacturer used such a large package to emphasise the media tie in for three such tiny little wagons.
This close up of one of the wagons also catches the manufacturer Morestone's (Morris and Stone) brand mark BUDGIE. Morestone's were the firm that employed Roy Selwyn-Smith and Charlie Biggs to make the moulds for the old Timpo hollowcast figures, Selwyn-Smith was the sculptor and Biggs engraved the detail into the brass moulds. Later they both went off to work for ZANG on the Herald range and when that company was bought out by Britains they both ended up as Directors of the company. I vaguely recall that Morestone's made quite a range of diecast vehicles back in the day.