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#920 Puzzletown Set E - Lowly Worm's Rail & Roadway
Years Made: Playskool Toy Department
Department 7:
Playsets
1977-19??

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PSK188 - Playboard


PSK213 - Roof


PSK189 - Ramp


PSK287 - Straight Road


PSK288 - Curved Road


PSK289 - Train Track
Intersection


PSK290 - Ticket Booth


PSK291 - Ticket Booth


PSK292 - Ticket Booth Wall


PSK293 - Tunnel/Shop


PSK294 - Tunnel/Shop


PSK295 - Tower A


PSK296 - Tower B


PSK297 - Tower Top


PSK299 - Sign


PSK301 - Traffic Signal


PSK302 - Luggage


PSK303 - Luggage


PSK261 - Short Wood Wall


PSK233 - Square Brick


PSK200 - Pine Tree


PSK304 - Car


PSK305 - Train Engine


PSK306 - Train Car


PSK307 - Crossing Gate


PSK308 - Baggage Cart


PSK269 - Engineer Fox


PSK309 - Conductor Dog

Description: The Richard Scarry Playskool Puzzletown series is considered one of the most creative playset series available in the 1970's. Each puzzletown set includes woodboard "wall" pieces and roof pieces that can be assembled in a vairety of ways to build different playsets.
Accessories:
  • 2 each - PSK188 - Playboard Base - Rectangular green hard-plastic playboard base with raised squares creating grooved lines (furrow or "ditch") to support Decorated Woodboard (Puzzle) Pieces. Has 4 long grooved lines and 8 short grooved lines. The outside edge squares have a small square hold in the bottom left corner (to attach road/ramp pieces). Measures 12" long x 6" wide x 3/8" tall.
  • 8 Roof Pieces - PSK213 - YELLOW rectangular hard-plastic roof piece with rounded scalloped roof shingles molded on one side and a raised "grid" on the other side. The "grid" is one long line with 4 equally spaced + shapes. Measures 5-7/8" long x 1-3/8" wide x 3/8" thick.
  • Tan Road/Railroad Pieces:
    • 2 each - PSK189 - Ramp - Tan (light brown) hard-plastic road ramp with a rock-simulated pattern on top. The tallest end of the ramp has an extended c-shaped clamp (to attach ramp to playboard base or to connect 2 ramps together to make a bridge). Measures 3" wide x 2-3/8" long (including c-clamp) x 1/2" deep.
    • 6 each - PSK287 - Straight Road/Railroad - Straight tan piece with rock-simulated road on one side and train track on other side. Measures 12-3/4" long x 3" wide x 1/2" tall.
    • 4 each - PSK288 - Curved Road/Railroad - Straight tan piece with rock-simulated road on one side and train track on other side. Measures 11-1/2" long x 4-1/4" wide x 1/2" tall.
    • PSK289 - Train Track Intersection - Squared tan piece with 2 recessed railroad track grooves in the center. Measures 4" long x 4" wide x 1/2" tall.
  • Decorated Woodboard (Puzzle) Pieces:
    • 3-piece Ticket Booth:
      • PSK290 - Tickets window with female cat in window, sign above window marked "TICKETS". Sign above ticket sign marked "CLOVER". Other side is bright yellow with male pig in window, red sign marked, "SLOW DOWN", and sign on red roof marked "STATE 99" in blue. Measures 5-3/8" tall x 5-5/8" wide.
      • PSK291 - Wall with square window (flower box under window) and red/white/blue mailbag above window marked, "MAIL". Other side is bright yellow with male dog in window, sign above window marked, "25¢ PER CAR". Measures 5-3/8" tall x 5-5/8" wide.
      • PSK292 - Wall with square window (flower box under window with mouse sitting in flowerbox). Other side is bright yellow with sign marked, "TOLL 25¢". Measures 4-3/8" tall x 2-7/8" wide.
    • 2-piece Train Tunnel/Repair Shop:
      • PSK293 - Dark blue exterior with green traffic light (cat near top of light, bird near bottom) and an orange sign marked, "LOW TUNNEL 10ft.). Brown interior with overhead light, shelf under light covered with tools, and tools near floor. Measures 5-1/2" tall x 5-5/8" wide.
      • PSK294 - Dark blue exterior with whistle, mouse holding oil can on window ledge and mouse by lantern. Brown interior with clock above window and antique grey stove. Measures 5-1/2" tall x 5-5/8" wide.
    • 2-piece Water Tower & Top:
      • PSK295 - Brown wood-frame water tower stand with 2 red ladders and mouse on ledge. Has wiggly cut-out groove in center TOP HALF (same design on both sides). Measures 4-1/2" tall x 2-1/2" wide.
      • PSK296 - Brown wood-frame water tower stand with 2 red ladders and mouse on ledge. Has wiggly cut-out groove in center BOTTOM HALF (same design on both sides). Measures 4-1/2" tall x 2-1/2" wide.
      • PSK297 - Round green plastic water tower with round red/orange roof. One side has black rope with orange water nozzle on end. Measures 3" diameter x 2-3/8" tall.
    • Signs:
      • PSK298 - Sign with pink ice cream cone sign marked "ICE CREAM" (same design on both sides). Measures 3" tall x 1-3/8" wide.
      • PSK299 - Mouse installing sign marked, "GANDY DANCER'S BALL" (same design on both sides). Measures 3" tall x 1-3/8" wide.
      • PSK300 - Green sign with toll basket marked, "PAY TOLL" (same design on both sides). Measures 3" tall x 1-3/8" wide.
      • PSK301 - Sign with green/red traffic light marked "STOP" and "GO" (same design on both sides). Measures 3" tall x 1-3/8" wide.
    • Luggage:
      • PSK302 - Rectangular Luggage - Large brown luggage piece with travel stickers marked "NEW YORK" and "CHICAGO" (same design on both sides). Measures wide" tall x 1-3/8" tall.
      • 2 each - PSK303 - Square Luggage - Small square brown luggage piece with pipe hanging out of the top and sign marked, "ALFALFA". Measures 1-3/8" wide x 1-3/8" tall.
    • Divider Walls:
      • 2 each - PSK261 - Short Wood Wall - Brown wooden plank wall (9 short wood boards) - (same design on both sides). Measures 1-3/8" tall x 2-7/8" wide.
      • 2 each - PSK233 - Brick Square - Small square piece with red bricks (4 rows of bricks) - (same design on both sides). Measures 1-3/8" tall x 1-1/4" wide.
    • PSK200 - Pine Tree - Green tree with brown pine cones (same design on both sides). Measures 5" tall x 3-1/2" wide.
  • Vehicles:
    • PSK304 - Car - Long YELLOW car with engine pipes on the sides, grill and headlights on the front, and upright peg (hitch) on the back. Bottom of car is marked, "©1976 RICHARD SCARRY, PLAYSKOOL® HONG KONG, A092001000". Measures 5-7/8" long x 2-1/4" wide x 1-1/4" tall.
    • PSK305 - Train Engine - Red train engine with square seat in covered cab area, 6 wheels (only 4 wheels roll) and marked "PLAYSKOOL" under cab window on both sides. Has a black movable hitch on the back with an upright peg (to attach passenger car). Bottom of engine is marked, "PLAYSKOOL®, ©1976, RICHARD SCARRY". Measures 6-3/8" long (including hitch) x 2-3/4" wide x 4-1/4" tall.
    • PSK306 - Train Passenger Car - Green passengar car with 3 square seats, roof covering top half, and fold-down ramp/gate on back. Front has a black movable hitch with square hold (to attach to hitch on train engine). Rolls on 4 black wheels. Bottom is marked, "PLAYSKOOL®, ©1976, RICHARD SCARRY". Measures 9-1/8" long (including fold-down tail ramp and front hitch) x 2-3/4" wide x 4-3/4" tall.
  • PSK307 - Crossing Gate - White rectangular base with red movable crossing arm. Bottom of base is marked, "PLAYSKOOL® HONG KONG, A092003000". Measures 1-1/2" wide x 3-1/2" wide base with 5-3/4" long red crossing arm.
  • PSK308 - Baggage Cart - Brown l-shaped baggage cart with handle and 2 large wheels on back (wheels do not roll). Bottom is marked, "PLAYSKOOL® HONG KONG, A092001000". Measures 2-5/8" long x 1-3/8" wide x 1-1/4" tall.
  • 3 Richard Scarry's Puzzletown Figures (Squeezable Plastic Figures):
    • PSK269 - Engineer Fox - Fox wearing blue overalls with light blue sleeves and light blue hat. Stands on a round green base, bottom is marked, "RICHARD SCARRY ©1976, PLAYSKOOL®, HONG KONG". Measures 2" tall. WFL: 07-A2-03-4-M.
    • PSK309 - Conductor Dog - Dog wearing dark blue suit and hat, carries tickets in one hand and lantern in other hand. Stands on a round green base, bottom is marked, "RICHARD SCARRY ©1976, PLAYSKOOL®, HONG KONG". Measures 2" tall.
    • PSK310 - Lowly Worm - Brown barrel with worn neck and head sticking out of top, and boot sticking out of side.
Variations: None.
Other Information:
  • PSK311 - Complete Set in Original Box.
  • PSK312 - Box ONLY - Sold in a 20-1/2" x 14-3/4" x 3" box marked "Puzzletown Set E - Lowly Worm's Rail & Roadway".
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