Category Archives: Schuco

The Negrão Racing Dynasty

By Sergio Luis dos Santos

All text and photographs copyright of the Author.

Throughout all  sports it’s fairly common to find family dynasties where generations from the same family play the same sport. In motorsports it’s the same.  We may remember some well known racing dynasties, from short-lived ones like Hill, Villeneuve and Senna, to the longest ones like the Andretti, Piquet or Fittipaldi, just to name a few.

Here are some models from the Brazilian family Negrão: Alexandre Furnari Negrão (Xandi Negrão), Alexandre Sarnes Negrão (Xandinho Negrão or Alexandre Negrão Jr.) , Antônio Augusto Furnari Negrão (Guto Negrão) and André Negrão.

All models are in 1:43 scale.  [Click photo for larger image.]

  1. Audi TT-R – Mil Milhas de Interlagos 2004 – Xandi Negrão, Xandinho Negrão and Guto Negrão. Schuco.
  2. Ferrari F 430 GT2 – Mil Milhas Brasileiras 2007 – Alexandre Negrão, Alexandre Negrão Jr and Andreas Mattheis – ProModelTek.
  3. Aston Martin DBR9 – 24 Hours Le Mans 2008 – Xandinho Negrão with Peter Hardman and Nicki Leventis – IXO.
  4. Aston Martin DBR9 – 24 Hours Le Mans 2008 – Xandinho Negrão with Peter Hardman and Nicki Leventis – Spark.
  5. Alpine A-470 – 24 Hours Le Mans 2017 – André Negrão with N. Panciatici and P. Ragues – Spark.

And here are views of their other ends!

I hope you like them.


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News from the Continent September 2018 – Schuco and Solido

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Text by, and copyright of, the Author. The Photographs are all supplied by the manufacturer.

Schuco continues to issue models at a rate matched by few others. Both under their own brands and the Solido brand which they acquired some time ago. All their models are made in China for Germany in a variety of scales and most are diecast metal, though some of their premium range are made in resin. They also release many nostalgic objects related to models.

This article will look at the releases month by month from July 2018 onwards.

Schuco

July release 2018

Accessories

 

450986800 Schuco Espresso cups set 1

 

450986900 Schuco Espresso cups set 2

Edition 1:43

 

450334300 Volkswagen T2a Luxus-Bus “AEG Lavamat” – red

Edition PRO.R18 1:18 scale

This is a premium range incorporating a considerable amount of detail.

 

450012200 Volkswagen Fridolin delivery van “German Post”

 

# 450012300 Volkswagen Fridolin delivery van “PTT – Swiss Post”

Edition PRO.R32

1:32 scale super detailed models.

 

450903300 IFA RS-01 Pioneer tractor – green

Edition 1:87

 

452628800 Volkswagen Transporter T1c box van “Ferrari Automobili”

 

452637400 Porsche 911 R (991) black/red

452637700 Porsche 356 Coupe – blue

SOLIDO

1:18 scale

 

421184100 Porsche 911 RSR 2,8 1974 – green

August Releases 2018

Schuco

Edition 1:43

 

450256700 Opel GT Coupe – orange

450249700 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – black

 

450258600 Fendt device carrier GT with load “pieces of wood”

 

450314700 MC Cormick D 326 tractor – red

 

450335600 Deutz D40 L tractor – green

Schuco Edition 1:18

 

450031200 Porsche 356 A Carrera Coupe “Edition 70 years of Porsche”

450028900 Volkswagen T1b delivery van “Messerschmitt cabin scooter”

Edition 1:87

 

452635300 8 pieces of Volkswageb Beetle “for loading railway model car transporters”

 

452632300 BMW Isetta motor coupe – beige/orange

 

452632600 Jaguar XK 120 – red

452630700 Porsche 911 GT3 RS – silver

452632500 Citroen 2CV with open roof – blue

452632900 Porsche 356 A Speedster – grey

SOLIDO

July 2018

1:18 Scale

S1802101 Bugatti Atlantic SC – black

S1802102 Bugatti Atlantic SC – blue

S1800805 Lancia Stratos GR4 Rally Monte Carlo

 

S1800106 Renault 4L GTL “Fire brigade”

S1801103 Porsche 911 RSR Brumos “24 hours of Daytona”

S1800807 Fiat 131 Abarth “Tour de Corse”

August 2018

Edition 1:43

450264000 Opel Captain with Westfalia trailer – red/white

 

450218400 BMW 507 roadster – ivory

Edition PRO.R43

Another 1:43 scale premium product. Resin cast and in limited editions of 500.

450903800 Volkswagen Beetle with camper-trailer

Edition PRO.R18

1:18 scale resin cast detailed premium models

450016900 Isocarro pick up with wine load “Transporte de Vino”

Edition 1:64

452015900 Set “Concept black” – 3 different models

This includes Porsche 918 spyder, Audi R8, and Lamborghini Huracan.

 

Edition 1:87

 

452637800 Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing Coupe”

September releases – Schuco

Piccolo

450563400 Volkswagen Transporter T1 pick up with canvas cover and trailer loaded with Fendt Diesel horse

450143500 Porsche No. 1 1948

Edition 1:43

 

450389500 Volkswagen Beetle open air “flower decor” – green

450389600 Volkswagen Beetle open air “flower decor” – white

Edition 1:32

450769900 Lanz Bulldog with manure barrel trailer

450779300 International 433 tractor with rollcage – red

450779400 Case International 633 tractor with cab – red

Edition 1:18

 

450031300 Porsche 356 A Carrera Speedster “Edition 70 years of Porsche” – red & black

Edition 1:87

 

452632400 BMW Isetta motorcoupe “Country police”

452633500 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet with closed hood – white

452633600 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet with open hood – copper

452635400 Mercedes-Benz /8 saloon – 8 pieces for loading onto HO railway car transporters.


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News from the Continent April/May 2018 releases from Schuco

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All text by, and copyright of the Author. Photographs have been provided by the Manufacturer.

Here we look at models released by Schuco from April 2018 onward. We will look at April and May in turn. As usual quite a variety of models will be produced across the various ranges.

April 2018 releases

Piccolo

This is Schuco’s nostalgia range to approximately 1:90 scale. It is inspired by the classic Piccolo toys of the past.

450559300 “The little Volkswagen mechanic”

Volkswagen Beetle and Transporter T1 bus in an assembling box

 

450153700 Setra S8 Coach

 

450128900 Mercedes-Benz Pullman tractor with low loading trailer and Porsche tractor

Edition PRO.R43

This is the 1:43 scale section of Schuco’s premium resin range of detailed models.

450887300 Triumph TR5 with closed Surrey Top, red and black interior

 

450887400 Triumph TR5 with open Surrey Top, black and red interior

Edition PRO.R18

The premium resin range to 1:18 scale

 

450011300 Volkswagen Beetle “Motorhome” – yellow

 

Military 1:87

This is a diecast range of military items with a  focus on current vehicles.

452635600 Yak three-axle truck “German Bundeswehr” with camouflage

 

452635500 Gepard Anti-aircraft tank “German Bundeswehr” with camouflage

May 2018

Piccolo

More nostalgic material in this rang. Piccolo models used as game figures for an old fashioned board game. No computers just drawing and dice here!

 

450513500 “The big Piccolo tractors race” board game with 4 Piccolo tractors

Edition 1:43

The standard diecast range with these made to 1:43 scale

 

450347500 Set “Goggomobil” Goggo Limousine and Goggo small transporter

Edition PRO.R43

Premium resin models in 1:43 scale

450902400 BMW 850i Cabriolet – red

 

450902500 BMW 850i Cabriolet – blue

Edition 1:32

Here Schuco are competing with Britains, Ros and others with 1:32 scale diecast agricultural, and agricultural derived models.

 

450778500 Güldner G75 A tractor pulling fairground caravan with balcony

Edition 1:18

The large diecast range from Schuco

 

450028700 Volkswagen Transportet T1b Samba bus – black and white

Military 1:87

Diecast recent and  contemporary military models

 

452636500 Volkswagen T2a bus “German Bundeswehr”

452636700 Mercedes-Benz /8 saloon “Commander staff car German markings


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News from the Continent March 2018 – Schuco

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs copyright of the manufacturer. Text copyright of the Author.

This article shows releases from Schuco during the first three, months of 2018 across a number of scales and ranges. All are diecast in China for Germany.

CLASSIC

 

450178200 Micro Jet “Super Sabre F100” assembling box

Piccolo

450143300 Cadillac ´54 “Happy Birthday 2018”

450510700 VW Scirocco “Model of the Year 2018 in tin box”

 

Edition 1:87

 

452627800 Porsche 356 Cabriolet – blue

452631500 Volkswagen T1c Pickup with canvas cover – blue

Military 1:87

452636800 Bell UH HD helicopter “Heer(army)”

 

Edition 1:64

 

452015400 Volkswagen T1 Bus “Police”

452015500 Volkswagen T1 box van “VW Service”

452015600 Mercedes-Benz /8 saloon – dark red

452016100 Volkswagen T1 box van “Fire brigade”

452016200 Volkswgen T1 Bus “#53 Rally”

It is hard to believe that someone might place the rally numbers of the legendary Beetle Herbie on a transporter!

 

Edition 1:43

 

450256800 Volkswagen Split Window Beetle 1953 with roof rack

This models a 1953 split rear window Volkswagen with the correct triangular air vent windows in the doors. But has air intakes in the sides in front of the A-pillars which is from a 1951 version of the Beetle. This has been pointed out to Schuco in the past but they resist all calls for changes to be made.

450330300 Volkswagen T3 “Joker” Campingbus with trailer, loaded with a BMW Isetta.

450256900 Porsche 356 Cabriolet “Edition 70 Years of Porsche” – beige

Edition PRO.R43

 

450887800 Porsche 911 (993) Speedster – red

450887900 Porsche 911 (993) Cabriolet – grey

450891900 Porsche 911 Coupe – green

Edition PRO.R43

 

450895300 Porsche Master tractor – red

450902800 Lamborghini 2241 R tractor

450902700 Hürlimann DH6 tractor – red

Edition 1:32

 

450772200 John Deere 7710 tractor

450781000 IHC 1255XL tractor – red

450776000 John Deere Harvester 1270G 6W – green

450780300 Hanomag Robust tractor with fairground trailer


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News from the Continent 2/2018 – Schuco

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs supplied by the Manufacturer.

The models shown were due for release by Schuco at the end of 2017. Editors Note: Schuco retail prices seem to have increased very considerably in the UK. I don’t know whether this is a result of the drop in the value of the pound and/or increased ex-factory prices from Schuco.

Edition 1:43

450335400 Mercedes-Benz L319 Werbewagen “Schuco Micro Racer” with Piccolo Volkswagen Beetle

450347600 Volkswagen T3a “Joker” Camper Van – medium blue

Edition PRO.R43

450901500 Opel Blitz Sattelschlepper “Porsche Renntransporter”

Edition 1:32

450780200 Hanomag Robust 900 Tractor “Christmas 2017”

Edition 1:18

450028600 Volkswagen T1b Samba Bus – green/white

450016600 McCormick 0326 Tractor – red

Edition PRO.R18

450010900 Goggomobil Coupe 250 cc – beige/dark grey

Edition 1:87

452628100 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S – silver

452627900 Porsche 911 2.7 RS – blood orange

452627000 Porsche 911 GT3 RS “concept black”

452626800 Volkswagen T1c Samba Bus “Rally”

Strange to place the race numbers of the legendary “Herbie” from the Disney movies on a micro bus !

452626900 Volkswagen T2a Camper Van

452628200 Porsche 918 Spyder “Martini”

 

Picture of real car. Picture of model not available.

452629900 Porsche 911 R (991) – white/red

 

Picture of real car. Picture of model not available.

Porsche 911 R (991) – white/green

452632000 Volkswagen T1c Samba bus – black/white

452631600 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS


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News from the Continent September/October 2017- Schuco

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Photographs provided by, and copyright of Schuco.

Schuco models are diecast in China for Germany in various ranges to various scales.

Recent Relelases

Piccolo (1:90 Scale)

450574400 Mercedes-Benz O319 “Edelweiss Klassik 2017”

Edition 1:43 (1:43 Scale)

450389300 Volkswagen Brezel-Beetle “Wintersport” – grey

This is another strange model from Schuco. It is a split-window Beetle yet it is fitted incorrectly with small ventilator windows in the doors. The original vehicle appeared in 1952 and was also without the “rheumatism flaps” by the A-pillars. Faults on Schuco VWs are repeated again and again in spite of information being supplied to the product manager. Schuco clearly let the Chinese manufacturers do what they want.

PRO.R43 (1:43 Scale)

450893500 Magirus Deutz O6500 “German Federal Post”

PRO.R32 (1:32 Scale)

 

450901700 Famulus RS 14-36 tractor – green

450901800 Tracked tractor T100 M3 – grey

Edition 1:87 (1:87 Scale)

 

452626700 Volkswagen Golf Mk.I GTI – silver

452627700 Porsche 356 A Speedster – red

452628300 Opel Manta A “Black Magic”

452630100 Mercedes-Benz LP608 box truck “Märklin”

452620700 Mercedes-Benz L1113 flatbed truck with tank “ARAL”

Releases expected in October 2017

EDITION PRO.R43 (1:43 Scale)

 

450891700 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo Cabriolet – blue

450891800 Porsche 911 (993) Speedster – silver

450891300 Porsche 911 Targa – Grand Prix white

450891400 Porsche 911 Targa “Rijkspolitie”

Edition PRO.R32 (1:32 Scale)

 

450896700 Coffee plantation tractor

Edition 1:18 (1:18 Scale)

 

450040200 Porsche Cayman GT4 – blue

Edition PRO.R18 (1:18 Scale)

 

450007300 Brütsch Mopetta scooter – red and white

 

450007400 Brütsch Mopetta scooter – blue and white

 

450010800 BMW 502 “Hearse”

Edition 1:87

 

452627200 Fiat 500 Rally – red

452627300 Fiat 500 Giardiniera “Sport” – white and red


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The Scooter in Miniature – Other Makes

By Dave Turner

Photographs and illustrations of some of the models discussed in this article taken by the Author may be found at the end of the article. 

Ducati

Ducati began producing radio parts in 1922 followed by cameras and electric razors. After the Second World War Ducati acquired Siata to produce clip-on motors for cycles and in 1952 launched the Cruiser scooter. Years before its time it featured a 175cc ohv four stroke motor with a 12 volt electric starter, automatic transmission and styling by Ghia. Far too sophisticated for the period it died after just two years but another attempt came with the totally basic Brio 48 in 1964 with a 94cc 2 stroke motor followed by the Brio 50 and 100/25 between 1968/9.

A very nice model of the Cruiser is available sold as Altaya but made by Ixo no doubt in conjunction with a part-work. Of mainly diecast construction it features plastic side panels and working steering.

Heinkel

Makers of German aircraft since 1922 Heinkel were limited to three and two wheeled vehicle production after the Second World War. Their 150cc Tourist 101 was made from 1953-54 and featured a four stroke engine. This model was replaced by the 175cc 102 in 1954 while a Mk11 version with more streamlined rear bodywork was made from 1962-67. A smaller two stroke machine, the 112 featured a 125cc engine in 1960 but was enlarged to 150 in 1961 for continued production until 1967.

Schuco produced some superb 1:10 scale diecast models of the Mk11 Tourist in a variety of versions as well as smaller versions in their Piccolo range.

Jawa

The Czech firm of Janacek made the German Wanderer motor cycle under licence and when they merged with the Czech Arms Works who had made motor cycles since 1932, the name Jawa was created. Their distinctive 501 scooter made from 1957-64 featured a pointed nose that accommodated the fuel tank and the headlamp. A subsequent model the 502 had more power with a 175 engine and the headlight was later moved onto the apron being replaced in the nose by the horn. In 2017 an electric powered scooter, the 507, featured the same styling and is to be built in limited numbers in China.

A smaller engined and less eye-catching scooter, the Manet appeared in 1958 and featured a 98cc motor and became the Tatran with 125 motor in 1965.

A flywheel powered plastic toy Cezeta captured the recognisable styling very well and carries the CH logo as its only means of identification.

MBK

The French Motobecane company made motor cycles from 1923, the post war Mobylette being among their most popular products. In 1984 the Japanese Yamaha company became its parent company and the name became MBK. Among the contemporary Japanese parent companies products was the Zuma scooter and MBK gave it the name Booster and the French factory have produced these in large numbers in 50 and 125cc versions.

Appropriately Majorette, possibly in conjunction with Hatchette, have produced a model of the French version of this machine, said to be a 1995 50cc example.

Malaguti

This Italian company began in 1930 producing pedal cycles but like many moved into mopeds and scooters in the post war period. A myriad of different scooters were produced but the Phantom F12 appeared in 1997. The F12 Phantom had a 50cc motor and was water cooled, production lasting until 2003.

Maisto produced a 1:18 scale diecast model of the F12 Phantom and it comes complete with “liquid cooled” stickers that are barely legible.

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi began as a shipping company in 1870 and from 1881 developed into a huge conglomerate embracing first coal mining, then steel producing, shipbuilding, insurance and eventually producing anything and everything imaginable. From 1921 aircraft were produced and in common with some other Japanese operations they enforced slave labour during the Second World War. Motor scooter production began in 1946 with the 112cc C10 Silver Pigeon while at least seventeen further developments of the Silver Pigeon scooter were made up to the early 1960s, taking 45% of the Japanese scooter market.

The C110 Silver Pigeon was a 175cc 4 stroke machine with automatic transmission made between 1960/61 and some tinplate toys of which were made by both Marusan and Bandai.

Simson

The German Simson brothers got into the gun and gun barrel producing business in 1856 and by 1896 were making bicycles. Although firearms continued to be their principle products cars were made from 1907 to 1934 – with the inevitable wartime gap. As the Simson family were Jewish, the German Third Reich seized their factory in 1936 renaming the operation BSW. Following the Second World War the factory ended up in the German Democratic Republic and began producing 4 stroke motor cycles in 1949. In 1955 the Simson name was restored and the production of two stroke mopeds began developing into the KR51 Simson Schwalbe (Swallow) scooter in 1964. This featured a 50cc motor and large 16” wheels and with an increase in power output became the KR51/1 in 1968. The subsequent KR 51/2 remained in production until 1986 and the Schwalbe has become quite collectable in Germany.

A 1:10 diecast Simson KR 51/1 Schwalbe was produced by Schuco in 2006 while a much smaller 1:87 model of the same subject has been made by Herpa.

Suzuki

This Japanese company began by producing loom machines in 1909 but was trying to expand its product base by experimenting with a prototype light car prior to the Second World War. Following the hostilities production of 36cc powered cycles began in 1952, motor cycles in 1954 and cars a year later. In the early 1980s their first scooters appeared with the CS50, 80 and 125, called Gemma in Asia, Roadie in the UK and Puch Lido in Europe.

A 1:28 scale diecast Gemma 50 was made by Tomy, a slightly larger 1:24 scale diecast of the same subject from Tamiya and kits in 1:12 scale from Aoshima/Imai.

Yamaha

Yamaha began producing pianos and reed organs in 1887 and ultimately became the largest manufacturers of musical instruments in the world. They first produced motor cycles is 1954 with their 125cc two stroke Dragonfly, that was based on the German DKW RT 125, as was the BSA Bantam. Their first of many scooters came in 1981 with the 50cc Salient and 80cc Beluga, Riva in the US and Hercules in Europe. In 1985 a 125cc version was added. The Zuma scooter came in 1989 and this was also made in France by MBK. In an effort to modernise their range of scooters Yamaha produced the YJ 50 Vino in 2001 which continued until updated into the XC50 in 2006. Production of this continues today while the 125cc version lasted from 2004-10. The Yamaha Majesty was a large machine appearing in 2001 and was produced in 125, 250 and 400cc sizes.

In model form Yamaha scooters have been produced in various sizes and materials. Plastic kits for the Beluga came from Aoshima/Imai in 1:12 scale and Otaki in 1:16 scale, while a diecast 1:24 scale version came from Tomica. A diecast/plastic 1:18 scale Vino YJ50R came from Welly, a diecast 1:6 scale version of the same was done by New Ray while the big Majesty DX 400 also came in 1:18 scale from Welly.

Zundapp

This German company began by producing detonators in 1917 but as the demand for weapons parts declined after the war motor cycle manufacture began in 1921. Following the Second World War microcar, moped and scooter production was undertaken and inspired by the Parilia Greyhound, the Zundapp Bella scooter appeared in 1953. These became generally regarded as among the best scooters in the world at the time and through various updates continued in both 150 and 200 versions until 1964. An attempt to get into the small scooter market was launched in 1964 with the Roller 50 that was based on the contemporary Lambretta Slimline. The company closed in 1985 and the factory and stock were moved to China.

At least three very different miniature Bellas have been made. Tinplate toys came from Technofix while a variety of 1:10 scale diecast models of the 1957-59 R204 came from Schuco in 2004. The latter included solo examples, some with “Deutsche Bundespost” boxes mounted on the rear as well as machines with sidecars. There has also been some 1:43 scale models of the same R204 Bella from Premium Classix, in this case those with a rear box are marked “Ginos Pizza”

Unknown

As a final section there has been a few toys of scooters that so far have not been identified, in fact they are probably not meant to depict any particular example.

A quite imaginatively styled plastic battery driven toy called Chalmy Rider came from WS in Hong Kong and carries the number 6623 under its base. The seat tips revealing space that accommodates a couple of AA batteries, the fitting of which drives the twin rear wheels and illuminated an orange headlight.

An extremely slim plastic toy scooter that vaguely resembles something like the Triumph Tina carries no markings at all and probably came as an accessory to a Barbie type toy.

An all wood crafted toy has a suggestion of machine made parts that have been glued together but carries a barcode under its base.

Model list

Ducati Cruiser 175cc 1952-54 Altaya/Ixo 70mm 1:25 diecast/plastic
Heinkel Tourist 103A2 175cc 1960-65 Schuco 1:10 diecast kit
Heinkel Tourist 103A2 175cc 1960-65 Schuco Piccolo diecast
Jawa Cezeta 501 175cc 1957-64 CH 164mm plastic flywheel
MBK Booster Rocket 50cc 1984 Majorette 99mm 1:18 diecast/plastic
Malaguti Phantom F12 50cc 1997-03 Maisto 102mm 1:18 diecast/plastic
Mitsubishi C110 Silver Pigeon 175cc 1960-61 Marusan tinplate
Mitsubishi C110 Silver Pigeon 175cc 1960-61 Bandai tinplate
Simson KR 51/1 Schwalbe 50cc 1968-71 Schuco 1:10
Suzuki Gemma 50 50cc 1982-88 Aoshima/Imai 1:12 plastic kit
Suzuki Gemma 50 50cc 1982-88 Tamiya 80mm 1:24 diecast
Suzuki Gemma 50 50cc 1982-88 Tomy 58mm 1:28 diecast
Yamaha Beluga 80cc 1981-87 Aoshima/Imai 144 mm 1:12 plastic kit
Yamaha Beluga 80cc 1981-87 Otaki 1:16 plastic kit
Yamaha Beluga 80cc 1981-87 Tomica 80mm 1:24 diecast
Yamaha Vino VJ50R 50cc 2001-05 Welly 102mm 1:18 diecast/plastic
Yamaha Vino  VJ50R 50cc 2001-05 New Ray 1:6
Yamaha Majesty DX 400 400cc 2005-09 Welly 117mm 1:18 diecast/plastic
Zundapp Bella 200cc 1953-62 Technofix tin
Zundapp Bella R204 200cc 1957-59 Schuco 1:10 diecast kit
Zundapp Bella R204 200cc 1957-59 Premium Classix 1:43 resin

 

Ilustrations

Altaya/Ixo 1:25 diecast/plastic from China : 1952 Ducati Cruiser

Schuco 1:10 diecast kit : 06537, 1960 Heinkel 103 A2 Tourist.

Schuco Piccolo diecast : 05701, 1960 Heinkel 103 A2 Tourist.

CH plastic flywheel driven : 1957 Jawa Cezeta 501.

Majorette 1:18 diecast/plastic from Thailand: 1984 MBK Booster Rocket

Maisto 1:18 diecast/plastic from China : 1987 Malaguti Phantom F12.

Marusan tinplate from Japan : 1960 Mitsubishi Silver Pigeon C110.

 

Bandai tinplate from Japan: 1960 Mitsubishi Silver Pigeon C110.

Schuco 1:10 diecast kit : 06640, 1968 Simson KR 51/1 Schwalbe.

Aoshima 1:12 plastic kit from Japan: 1982 Suzuki Gemma 50

Tamiya 1:24 diecast from Japan: 1982 Suzuki Gemma 50

Tomy 1:28 diecast from Japan: 49, 1982 Suzuki Gemma 50.

 

 Aoshima 1:12 plastic kit from Japan: 1981 Yamaha Beluga.

Tomica 1:24 diecast from Japan: 1981 Yamaha Beluga.

Welly 1:18 diecast/plastic from China: 2001 Yamaha Vino YJ50R.

New Ray 1:6 from China: 2001 Yamaha Vino YJ50R.

Welly 1:18 diecast/plastic from China: 2005 Yamaha Majesty DX 400.

Technofix tin from Japan: 1953 Zundapp Bella.

Schuco 1:10 diecast kit: 06590, 1958 Zundapp Bella R204.

Schuco 1:10 diecast kit: 06593 1958 Zundapp Bella r204 with Deutsche Bundespost box.

Premium Classix 1:43 : 1957 Zundapp Bella R204.
Premium Classix 1:43: 1957 Zundapp Bella R204 with Ginos Pizza box.
WS plastic battery driven from Hong Kong: Chalmy Rider toy.

Anonymous slim plastic scooter.

Anonymous wood scooter.

 

Readers who have enjoyed this series of articles may find the two Auto Review publications written by Dave Turner about real Scooters of interest:

  • “Scooters”
  • “More Scooters” 

For more information go to zeteo.com.


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News from the Continent – Schuco April/May 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

Here is a look at the models released by Schuco in April and May 2017. Schuco models are made in China for Germany in a wide range of scales. Their ranges provide a wide variety of models from air and land. They are listed by month of release and model range.

April 2017

EDITION 1:43

 

450389400 Volkswagen Beetle with oval rear screen and with “Auto-Porter” – single wheel trailer with luggage

This model looks a bit strange, This is a Beetle from 1954 but it shows “rheumatism-flaps” beside the A-pillars which were only fitted between 1951 and 1952 at the rear screen. Here someone responsible was in sleep.

EDITION PRO.R43

 

450900700 Saurer §C-H truck “Bachmann” in scale 1:43

The original truck was fitted with a changeable body: flatbed or bus, This allowed the haulier to provide transport and passenger services using the same vehicle. The miniature is released as a truck and will be released as a bus later.

EDITION 1:32

450768400 Tractor Fortschritt (Progress) ZT300 blue/white

 EDITION PRO.R32

 

450896200 Tractor DUTRA D4K blueMilitary 1:87

452623700 Leopard 1A1 Combat-Tank “German Bundeswehr” – green

452625700 Bell UH 1D rescue-helicopter “SAR” with stain-camouflage

May 2017

EDITION 1:43

 

450346600 Tractor IHC 423 – red

450284400 Tractor Lanz Bulldog D9506 with roof – matt dark red

450273600 Tractor Eicher EM 200 with mow-bar – blue

 

450374100 Volkswagen T1c delivery van with trailer, loaded with Kleinschnittger F125 micro car.

EDITION PRO.R43

 

450900600 Saurer 3C-H Omnibus “Bachmann”

The original truck was fitted with a changeable body: flatbed or bus, This allowed the haulier to provide transport and passenger services using the same vehicle. The miniature is released as a truck (See 450900700 above) and was released as a bus a month later.

450900800 Volkswagen small delivery van “German Bundespost”, yellow

450900900 Volkswagen small delivery van “Volkswagen Service” dove blue

 EDITION 1:18

 

450030700 Porsche 356A Sepeedster “Bruce Jennings #77”

EDITION PRO.R18

 

450009600 Goggomobil saloon light blue/white

450009700 Goggomobil saloon red/white

 

 

450009800 Zündapp Janus micro car, ivory/grey

450009900 Zündapp Janus micro car, blue

Military 1:87

 

452625000 Bell UH 10 1D helicopter “German Bundeswehr flight-service”

452623000 Leopard 2A6 Combat-Tank “German Bundeswehr” with stain-camouflage

452625400 Mercedes-Benz Wolf G “ISAF” stain-camouflage

PICCOLO

 

450570700 Dodge Charger in tin box “Model of the Year 2017”

 EDITION 1:87

 

452629800 Lanz Bulldog tractor with tracked wheels, blue

452629700 Lanz Bulldog tractor with wood-carburettor and roof, grey

452629600 Ursus C-45 Tractor (licence of Lanz) blue


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News from the Continent – Schuco March 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

The new releases expected during February and March are described range by range below.

February 2017 Releases

Piccolo

450517600 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud “Happy Birthday 2017”

 

450151500 Citroen 2CV “Charleston”

 

450559000 Volkswagen Beetle #53 Herbie – The little rally-mechanic kit box

 

450955200 Mini Display II with Piccolo Ferrari 250 Le Mans #5 and AC Cobra #6

 

450986700 Set Schuco Espresso cup Edition VIII “Radiant” with Piccolo Barkas B1000

 

# 19864-19867 450559100 Porsche 911 – The little sports car mechanic kit box

EDITION 1:43

 

450218000 BMW 507 Softtop – black with dark red soft top

 

450246600 Mercedes-Benz 170V saloon with wood gas generator

 

450369600 Volkswagen T1c Samba bus – black/white

 

450369700 Volkswagen T1c Camper – brown/beige

EDITION PRO.R43

 

450894300 Volkswagen T1 Samba bus “Woody“ – brown/red

 

450899900 Mercedes-Benz AMG “Vision Grand Tourismo”

EDITION 1:32

 

450769800 Lanz Bulldog D 9506 with wood gas generator

 

450898900 Lanz Bulldog with threshing machine

EDITION 1:18

 

450030800 Porsche 356A Speedster – black

 

450014300 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 401 with “Westfalia” cab

 

450019400 Volkswagen T2a micro-bus L- white/blue

 

450037000 Volkswagen T1b pick up with canvas tilt – beige

Edition 1:87

 

452626600 Porsche 356A Coupe

 

452617900 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL – open

 

452618000 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL – soft top

 

452618100 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL – open

452618200 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL – Hardtop

 

452618300 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – Prototype #21

 

452618400 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – Prototype

 

452618700 Mercedes-Benz SL R107 – open

 

Military 1:87

 

452623900 Boxer transport-tank with stain-camouflage – German Bundeswehr

 

452624000 Boxer transport-tank “ISAF” with stain-camouflage

 

Aviation 1:600

 

403551677 Airbus A350-900 Finnair

 

403551678 Boeing 777-300 Korean Airlines

 

403551679 Boeing 777-300 Cathay Pacific

March 2017 Releases

Piccolo

 

450607300 Set Piccolo Collectors catalogue 1994-2016 hard cover with Piccolo Mercedes-Benz SSKL

 

450986600 Set Schuco Espresso cup Edition Vii “Micro Racer” with Piccolo Volkswagen Beetle

 

450561500 Volkswagen Beetle “Yellow-black-racer”

 

450562800 Volkswagen T1 Pickup #53 – hard to believe, but it is a pickup in Herbie livery!

Edition 1:43

 

450211700 BMW Isetta “Landes Polizei”

 

450389200 Volkswagen Beetle 1600i “Summer” – lemon yellow

 

450274900 Mercedes-Benz O 6600 Coach “Travel-Darling”

450291700 Mercedes-Benz O 319 Coach – beige/green

Edition PRO.R32

 

450899200 Hanomag R 40 with roof – green

450899300 Hanomag R 40 without roof – red

Edition PRO.R18

 

450009200 Jaguar E-Type “Shooting Brake” – (uncredited, but it is clearly the E-Type hearse from the film Harold and Maude)

Edition 1:64

 

452014600 Volkswagen Beetle 1960 “PTT” – Swiss Mail

 

452014700 Volkswagen T3 Joker with high roof – white

 

452014800 Volkswagen Beetle 1960 “Fire brigade”

 

452014900 Mini Cooper with Sunroof – turquoise

 

452015000 Mercedes-Benz /8 saloon “German Police”

 

452015100 Lamborghini Huracan “concept black”

Military 1:87

 

452624300 Dingo armoured vehicle – stain-camouflage German Bundeswehr

 

452624400 Dingo I Full protection vehicle – stain camouflage “ISAF”

 

452624500 Yak multi-purpose wheeled vehicle “ISAF”

 

452624800 Fennek Armoured Scout Car – stain camouflage German Bundeswehr

 

452624900 Fennek Armoured Scout Car – stain camouflage “ISAF”

 

452625000 Mercedes-Benz Unimog S 404 Pick up with canvas tilt German Bundeswehr

 

452625100 Mercedes-Benz Unimog S 404 Ambulance German Bundeswehr

 

452625900 MAN 5t GL truck – stain camouflage – German Bundeswehr

 

452626000 MAN 7t GL truck – German Bundeswehr

 

452626100 MAN 10t GL truck German Bundeswehr

Aviation 1:600

 

403551675 Boeing 747-400 China Airlines

 

403551683 Airbus A350-900 Vietnam Airlines

 

403551684 Boeing 787-8 United Airlines

Classic Range

 

450004500 Mercedes-Benz 170V pick up “Schuco advertising vehicle”

Edition 1:43

 

450369800 Volkswagen T1c “Ferrari Automobiles Francorchamps”

Edition 1:32

 

450762700 Schlüter Compact 1350 tractor with power-lift and a box with a bag as load.

 

450775000 Fortschritt (Progress) ZT 303 “NVA” (National Peoples Army of the former DDR)

Edition PRO.R32

 

450896300 Volkswagen T1b Pick up with BMW Isetta Standard “Autohaus Jacobi”

Edition 1:18

 

450037100 Volkswagen T1b Westfalia-pick up “Porsche” Loaded with Formula V racing car

Edition 1:10

 

450650800 BMW R 100 RS motorcycle – blue/silver metallic


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News from the Continent January 2017 – Schuco

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Photographs supplied by the Manufacturer

The models shown below should now be on sale.

CLASSIC Range

450603300 Studio VI Auto Union Streamline, open wheel housing

EDITION PRO.R43

450898700 Mercedes-Benz ML “Dino Parc” I
450898800 Mercedes-Benz ML “Dino Parc” II
450896600 Auwärter bus “Porsche Racing Service”

EDITION PRO.R32

450895400 Hürlimann DH 6

EDITION 1:18

450038600 Volkswagen T3 “Joker” Camping bus with foldable roof in Cream/White
450018700 Volkswagen T2a Camping bus white/orange
450034600 Setra S6 Coach “Fischer”

EDITION PRO.R18

450008100 MAN racing car transporter “Porsche”

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