By Maz Woolley
All text and photographs by, and copyright of, the Author unless otherwise stated.
This is part two of our coverage of the Oxford Diecast Preview Day that I attended at John Ayrey‘s warehouse at Wimbourne. These days are intended to allow Oxford Diecast to preview samples to retail buyers and I was lucky enough to be allowed to attend as “press”.
A previous article covered the samples shown in 1:43, 1:72, and 1:148 scales. This article centres on the 1:76 scale models which form the core of Oxford Diecast‘s business. The samples shown are mostly due in Q3 2019, although one or two like the Jamie Oliver Citroen H Food van will be available shortly. Sadly no samples of the forthcoming Bentley models, which include Her Majesty’s State Limousine, were shown or the Austin Sprite or the Riley Elf.
Cars and SUVs
BMW Isetta Pink
Austin Maxi Damask Red
Austin A40 Mk II Maroon and Snowberry
Austin Atlantic A90 Ensign Red
Austin Seven Yellow/Black
Ford Capri III Peppermint Sea Green
Ford Escort XR3i Prairie Yellow
Jaguar F Pace Italian Racing Red
Jaguar F Type Project 7 Ultra Blue
F Pace Police
Triumph Mayflower Jade Green
Range Rover Series One Fire Control
Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon HK plates
Range Rover 3rd Generation Bonati Grey
Range Rover Velar Firenze Red
Rover SD1 3500 Vitesse
Vans and Light Commercials and Utilities
Volkswagen T5 Transporter Coca-Cola
Land Rover Defender Post Office Recovery
Land Rover AA Service
Ford Transit Mark 5 Parcel Force
Ford Transit Mark 5 Post Office
Citroen H Catering Van Jamie Oliver Gatwick
Citroen H Catering Van Coca Cola
Leyland Sherpa Minibus
Bedford MWD Captured Luftwaffe
Bedford QX Queen Mary Trailer RAF Blue
Churchill Tank 51st RTR UK 1942
Buses and Coaches
Plaxton Panorama NBC Ribble
Fowler B6 Road Loco Titan Spur Inman and Co Wakefield
Scania Houghton Parkhouse Professional Livestock Transporter George
Although this is quite a long article there is a lot of Q3 releases which are not shown despite this being a relatively small release to allow the factory to catch up.
I was particularly impressed by some of the JLR vehicles, especially the Range Rover and Velar models which look really good when viewed at a normal distance. The re-coloured SD1 Rover is excellent too.
My thanks to Lyndon and Eloise as well as all at John Ayrey for hosting the preview sessions.
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