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Tri-ang was the trading name of Lines Bros, a company established in London in 1919. Famous brands produced by Tri-ang included Pedigree, Frog, Minic, Scalextric, Tri-ang railways, Arkitex and Spot-On. The company acquired Meccano Ltd in 1965, adding Dinky Toys and Hornby to the list. Although in its heyday Tri-ang was a dominant force in the toy trade, its fortunes waned towards the end of the 1960s and the company finally went into receivership in 1971. Some of the major Tri-ang brands of course continued and flourished under new ownership.