Category Archives: 1:72

Heng Long joins the battle

By Robin Godwin

All photographs by, and copyright of, the Author.

The 1:72 military model market is very crowded with the likes of Dragon, Hobby Master, Easy Model and Model Collect producing original models, and of course the multiple partworks (usually sourced from IXO/PCT) are still available. There are derivative ranges sourced from the partwork models as well, such as War Master (including those sold in Solido boxes) and others. Ten years ago I reviewed the military model market in MAR issues 209, 211 and 221. At that time, I commented that the market was somewhat saturated and even suggested that some manufacturers might not survive based on their plans at the time. At least one, Admiral, went away. Dragon had already moved away from a high metal content to all plastic in their range, and Hobby Master was doing the same.

In light of this, I was surprised to see a new entrant into the 1:72 military market from Heng Long of China. Heng Long Plastic Toys Co. Ltd  is well known for its radio control vehicles, which are marketed under their own name and possibly also produced for other clients. This appears to be a recent baby step into the 1:72 display model market, as it doesn’t yet appear on the website. Model number 8802 is an Abrams M1A2 tank in desert camouflage. I’m not sure if there is a model #8801 – a different tank or perhaps just a colour variation on the Abrams.

I bought this model from a Chinese eBay vendor who advertised it as “diecast” and with rolling wheels. A quick comparison of the photos showed it to be different from the partworks Abrams I have in my collection. It turns out that this is a 100% plastic model (consistent with the company name) and although the road wheels and idlers rotate, they tend to fall off when rotated. The rear drive wheels do not rotate. Tracks are separate vinyl. I can understand the vendor’s confusion, since it is a very heavy model, at least as heavy as any of the metal partwork equivalents in the same scale. At first touch, I thought it might be resin with perhaps a solid cast base. However, the photo of the disassembled tank shows the largest diecast metal slug I have ever seen on a model and this is the source of it’s “heft.”

All-in-all, it is a very well done model with fine cast parts (and accessories that I did not include in the photos). The turret rotates, and the barrel elevates. It compares quite well with the Dragon (an early model with metal hull) in both scale and detail. Just out of curiosity, I compared it to the Waltersons 1:72 scale radio control (sold by IMEX in the US) and it is a completely different model. So, I’m disappointed that this is a plastic model, but pleased that it is an original product to display alongside my other Abrams tanks. Apparently, although box details are all in English, it is still only available through Chinese vendors.

 

Nice lines and crisp casting feature on the 1:72 Heng Long M1A2 Abrams. Missing are the separate accessories – two guns and one antenna

Heng Long cast into plastic base

#Chassis with large zamac slug to add weight. Double road wheels rotate but are two separate pieces press fit and not glued. Rotating dislodges the outer wheels in some instances

Dragon M1A2 left, a gold standard for 1:72 scale armour. The Heng Long compares well on scale, accuracy, and price

More typical Heng Long product is this 1:70 scale (although HL does mostly larger scale vehicles) radio controlled Tiger Tank. This was sold with an identical model as duelling tanks in what appears to be a “Flashing Combat tank” series. Heng Long branding appears on the outer box and base of the model

Classy packaging implies there is a series of tanks

Tank comes mounted to a plastic plinth with clear plastic cover and includes a separate plastic “sign” identifying the tank (not shown)


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Corgi July to December 2017

By Maz Woolley

All pictures used to illustrate this article are from Corgi’s web site. Most are mock ups or 3D renderings rather than examples of the final models. 

Business Background

I make no apologies for starting this article with news about the Hornby Hobbies business as June is not only when they announce the second half models but it is also their financial year end.

Already this year we have seen the company drop its plans to build a visitor centre to replace the one lost when they sold their headquarters site. This was followed in April by a major shareholder,  New Pistoia Income Limited, calling for the removal of Roger Canham the Executive Chairman. Before the Annual Results New Pistoia decided to cut their losses and sold the 20% they held in Hornby hobbies for 32 pence a share to Phoenix Asset Management Partners the biggest shareholder who now have 55% and have now to offer to buy any other shareholders shares at 32 pence.

Whilst all this upheaval took place the annual results were announced and the CEO/Chairman Roger Canham’s resignation as well. A growing underlying pre-tax loss of over six million pounds was widely reported in the Financial columns. Whilst their cash situation has significantly improved this will still leave them little capital to invest in new products so only the fast selling products with the highest level of margin will get any investment. The shareholders have not had a dividend for several years now and the shares values have flat lined over the last year so they are all losing money on the shares which cannot go on for ever.

Why does this matter to collectors of model vehicles? Well Corgi is hardly mentioned in any discussions of Hornby at all and apart from the 1:48 Lightning model investments in new mouldings are non-existent apart from a single 1:50 truck not even listed in the second half release section of their web pages.  The company states that its turnround is well under way with a belief that all UK brands have been maintained despite all the cost cutting measures taken, lower sales, and restrictions in the sales channels they are servicing. I am not sure that that does not count as what are now known as “alternate facts”. Collectors are right to be uneasy when they see that the  Corgi brand is not mentioned once in the plans for the next stage of the turnround.

It is against this background that Corgi announced their July to December catalogue. Almost everything in it is a new version of a casting already used several times in the past. Some castings  like the Vanguards Morris Minors and Mini are now several generations old and simply not up to the standards of Oxford Diecast, or PCT made models for part works or ranges like Whitebox. Looking at the Corgi Forum the posts about the new releases are mostly negative which I know reflects several MAR Online readers views as well. Corgi have not even listed some models on their web site that Hattons has listed like the re-released Basil Fawlty Austin  or yet another Mr Bean Mini.

I believe that the situation is clear: Hornby has no intention of investing in any significant level of new tooling for the Corgi ranges. Their sole idea of keeping Corgi alive is to produce re-paints of old castings and hope that they sell enough to milk some contribution from the brand to their financial recovery. In my opinion Corgi is now a spent force and Hornby is deluding itself if they expect collectors to pay nearly thirty pounds for Vanguards models made from  ageing moulds when DeAgostini/Atlas and others offer more for less money.

Corgi 2017 Second Half Catalogue

The models listed below are those listed by Corgi on their web site for the second half of 2017. Their January 2017 announcement was already reported here.  When checking a supplier website there are models available to order that are not in the catalogue such as five re-released James Bond vehicles, Mr Bean’s Mini, and Basil Fawlty’s 1100. There is also a single 1:50 scale lorry, Scania R (Face Lift) Flatbed Trailer & Brick Load “Ian Craig Haulage Ltd, Falkirk, Scotland”,  claimed to be new tooling. If these are new it seems strange that Corgi did not include them on their website listing.

My observations on the models offered are:

  1. The Royal Wedding Anniversary models are crude and horrid and quite expensive for the type of souvenir shop likely to want to stock them. I can’t see collectors wanting them at all.
  2. I hope the metallic models are not made with reflective flakes the size showing in pictures
  3. How many times are they going to release that Mini casting – it was not good when first released and looks even worse now compared to modern models?
  4. Who lined up all that awful thick silver detailing on the Minor Police Car windows?
  5. Why are they using the same moulds used already for re-paints recently so soon like the Sunbeam Alpine?
  6. Why is an “export” Rover 3500 fitted with UK number plates?
  7. Why keep on flogging the “New London Bus” to death when the new Mayor has cancelled buying any more of them?
  8. Why keep on releasing Land Rovers when Oxford will be doing them and charging significantly less?
  9. Why bother with the Captain Scarlett car? It has now slipped out of fashion again.
  10.   Many earlier releases of the re-used castings are available on eBay and at Toy Fairs for much less money why buy a new one?
  11. How can anybody at Corgi say they are “proud to introduce the July to December 2017 Corgi range, featuring a host of new introductions

Aviation Archive

English Electric Lightning F6 XR728/JS , RAF Binbrook

 

Albatros D.Va D.7327/17, Lt. Lothar Weiland, Jasta 5, Seefrontstaffel 1

 

Fokker DR.1 Triplane 213/17 ‘K’, Lt. Friedrich ‘Fritz’ Kempf, Jasta 2

 

Sopwith Camel F.1 B6313, Major William George ‘Billy’ Barker RAF

 

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 42-97880/DF-F ‘Little Miss Mischief’ USAAF

 

Panavia Tornado GR.4 ZA461, RAF No.15 Squadron, Special Scheme

 

Dornier Do17Z-2 U5-BH, 1./KG.2 ‘Holzhammer’ Operation Marita

 

Junkers Ju-88C-6 F8+BX, 13./KG40, Battle over the Biscay

 

Short Sunderland Mk.III W3999/ RB-Y No.10 Squadron RAAF, Early 1942

 

Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 XW538/S, RAF No.16 Squadron, RAF Gutersloh

 

Hawker Typhoon lB RB389/I8-P ‘Pulverizer IV’, No.440 Sqn RCAF

 

Messerschmitt Bf 110E-2 G9+LN, Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer

 

Westland Puma HC.1 XW220/AC, RAF No.72 Squadron, Aldergrove, 1997

 

Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 N2359/YB-J, ‘Winged Popeye’, RAF No.17 Sqn

 

Gloster Sea Gladiator N5519/G6A, No,802 NAS, HMS Glorious, 1939

 

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 ‘Yellow 1’ Oblt. Gerhard Schopfel, Battle of Britain

 

Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2 P8127 ‘White 47’, Robert ‘R.T’ Smith, 3rd Sqn AVG

 

North American P-51D Mustang 44-13586/C5-T ‘Hurry Home Honey’, USAAF

Vanguards

 

Volkswagen Beetle, Type 1 Export Saloon Horizon Blue

 

Land Rover Series 1 80” RAC Road Service Vehicle

 

Ford Escort Mk3 XR3 Prairie Yellow

 

Austin Se7en Deluxe, Vanden Plas ‘Mini’ Lord Austin’s Daughter Irene Austin, Princess Blue-Grey Metallic

Morris Minor 1000 The Lothians and Peebles Constabulary

 

Ford Cortina Mk3 2000E Automatic Sahara Beige

 

Ford Cortina Mk2 Twin Cam (Lotus) Red II

 

Rover P6 3500S Scarab Blue, Export Specification, RHD

 

Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000 Modena Green

 

Ford Sierra XR4i Strato Silver

 

Ford Capri 2300GT Mk1 1969 Tour de France Automobile

 

Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800 1979 Lombard RAC Rally of Great Britain

 

Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Quartz Blue Metallic

 

Morris Minor 1000 Traveller Bermuda Blue

Original Omnibus

 

New Routemaster, Go-Ahead London, 88 Camden Town

 

New Routemaster, Go Ahead London, 88 Clapham Common

 

Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Shuttle Bus

Others

 

Paddington Bear New Routemaster

 

Captain Scarlet Classic Spectrum Saloon Car

 

70th Anniversary of The Royal Wedding – Classic Mini

 

70th Anniversary of The Royal Wedding – Classic Routemaster

Bloodhound SSC Super Hauler

 

Corgi Christmas Super Hauler

Closing thoughts

Long time MAR readers will know that I have been a collector of Corgi models in the past and have been getting more and more restive with each underwhelming release announcement. I know many of you feel the same. I think that the thing I find most insulting to collectors is the pretence that the Corgi range is active and vibrant. Some honesty and openness about the role Hornby think Corgi has going forward would be welcome. Some of us have been Corgi Collectors since our childhood.

What do you the reader think?

Last thought. If  Hornby can’t make anything of the range, it would surely be better to sell it to someone else who can?


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Oxford Diecast Release 2 2017

By Maz Woolley

 

Oxford Diecast has announced their second release programme for 2017. These models can be expected to reach us starting later in 2017. As ever there is a significant amount of new tooling announced in this release as well as some nice new colours and liveries on existing models. At present only drawings are available of these models which I have not included here but which may be seen on the Release 2017/2 area of the Oxford website https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk

Please note that we have yet to see all of the models from release 2017/1 yet but the models outstanding are expected in the near future.

1:43 Scale

Release 2017/1 had a lot of new 1:43 scale models included so  it is no surprise that there are fewer new castings but there is a new TX5 Taxi which will be popular with tourists as well as collectors. The Ford 400E will be on its 17th release but the livery this time is authentic and attractive as it is Lotus Racing Services. It will be a fine model to place alongside old Formula One cars.

43AK017 Austin Threeway Van Civil Service Stores
43AMZ003 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Red
43ASS006 Austin Seven RN Saloon Light Grey
43EMP002 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud/Hooper Empress Two Tone Blue
43FDE017 Ford 400E Van Lotus
43LR3S002 Land Rover Series III SWB Hard Top AA
43RSC002 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Black
43RSD002 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Two Tone Grey
43RUB002 Austin Ruby Saloon Dark Blue
43TX5001 TX5 Taxi Black

1:72 Scale

Oxford produces several ranges of aircraft models with different degrees of detail and price. The Twin Beech is a new casting and should make a fine model.

72BE001 Twin Beech G-BKGM – Bristol Airways
72DR015 DH89 Dragon Rapide X7454 USAAF – Wee Wullie
72DV005 DH104 Devon WB534 RAF Transport Command

AC079 Mustang P51D Sweet Arlene – 2nd Lt Arthur Reed Bowers
AC080 Arado AR196 D-IHQI Prototype 1938
AC084 Me163b Komet White 54 – 14JG 400 Niemcy 1945
AC085 Junkers Ju87 T6+DP 6 St.G2 Immelmann Libya 1941
AC086 Spitfire 1A N3277 Luftwaffe

1:76 Scale

Oxford has again released new castings in this scale. This scale covers several different ranges. Fire, Police and Ambulance vehicles are now to be combined into a single Oxford Emergency range going forward.

New castings include three cars: BMW Isetta, BMW M3 Coupe E92, and a Triumph TR7 roadster. In vans we get a Morris J4 Post Van. Construction gets a JCB 3CX which should be a very popular seller for diorama builders. A Leyland Octopus lorry with articulated box trailer in vintage Tesco markings is a new Lorry in this scale. Finally we will see the first two releases of the new Sherman Tank here in regimental markings. Interestingly the Sherman being produced as a load for an Oxford Rail wagon is unmarked and has a wooden box on its rear.

Quite a range of models for just one part years release.

76ACC007 Pallet/Loads Reckitts Starch * 4
76ACC008 Pallet/Loads Pratts Motor Oil * 4
76AH3005 Austin Healey 3000 Metallic Golden Beige
76AMDB9003 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe Cobalt Blue
76AMV003 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe Quantum Silver
76ASS006 Austin Seven Saloon Light Grey
76ATKL004 Atkinson Cattle Truck J Haydon & Sons
76BED007 Bedford J1 Ambulance Dundalk Fire Service
76BI003 Beadle Integral East Yorkshire
76CAV003 Vauxhall Cavalier China Blue
76CDS005 Citroen DS19 Monte Carlo Blue/Aubergine
76COR1008 Ford Cortina MkI Lombard Grey/Red
76COR3008 Ford Cortina MkIII Strato Silver
76CRE009 Vauxhall Cresta Venetian Red/Polar White
76CT006 Citroen 2CV Charleston Cormorant Grey/Midnight Grey
76DT006 Diamond T Ballast Wynns
76DXF002 DAF XF Euro 6 Curtainside Wrefords
76DXF003 DAF XF William Armstrong Livestock Trailer
76ETYP010 Jaguar E Type Coupe Bluebird Blue (Donald Campbell)
76FB006 Vauxhall FB Victor Cactus Green
76FF006 Ford Fiesta Mk1 Terracotta
76FSR005 Fowler Steam Roller No.18873 City of Truro
76HI003 Hillman Imp Firebrand Red
76IR6003 Irizar i6 The Kings Ferry
76IS001 BMW Isetta Signal Red
76J4001 Morris J4 Van Royal Mail
76JCX001 JCB 3CX (1980s) JCB
76LAN180003 Land Rover Series I 80″ Open Top AA
76LAN2017 Land Rover Series II LWB Hard Top RAC Radio Patrol
76LO001 Leyland Octopus Box Trailer Tesco
76LRD008 Land Rover Discovery 3 Rimini Red Metallic
6M3001 BMW M3 Coupe E92 Mineral White
76MGB008 MGB Roadster Mineral Blue
76MM059 Morris 1000 Van British Rail
76MN008 Mini Surf Blue/Old English White
76MWD007 Bedford MWD 2 Corps 1/7th Middlesex Regiment France 1940
76QLD006 Bedford QLD Wiltshire Fire Brigade
76S94004CC Scania 94D 6 Wheel Curtainside Coca Cola
76SET07B Triple Morris Minor
76SET10B Triple Tractor Set
76SET14A 5 Piece Jaguar Collection
76SET17E Land Rover 5 Piece Set
76SET35A VW Bay Window Set Van/Bus/Camper
76SET51 3 Piece Rolls Royce Set
76SET52 5 Piece Volvo Set
76SHP005 Sherpa Van RAF
76SHP006 Sherpa Minibus Wynns
76SM001 Sherman Tank MK III 10th Armoured Division 1942
76SM002 Sherman Tank MK III Royal Scots Greys Italy 1943
76TAC004 TACR2 RAF St.Mawgan
76TP005 Triumph 2500 Russet Brown
76TR4003 Triumph TR4 New White
76TR7001 Triumph TR7 Convertible Triton Green
76VW027 VW Bay Window Camper Savannah Beige/White
76VW028 VW Bay Window Bus/Surfboards Lime Green/White
76VWB008 VW Beetle Lotus White
76VWY006 Vauxhall Wyvern Metallichrome Green
76WO005 Wolseley 18/85 Black/Ivory
76ZEP010 Ford Zephyr Purbeck Grey

1:87 Scale

All models released are re-colours of the models first released earlier this year.  The Highway Patrol model is a nice addition.

87BC55003 Buick Century 1955 California Highway Patrol
87BS36003 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 1936 Cardinal Maroon
87CN57003 Chevrolet Nomad 1957 Surf Green/India Ivory
87CP65003 Chevrolet Stepside Pick Up 1965 Maroon Metallic

1:148 Scale

Oxford has gone into overdrive producing models to this scale. Introductions include the Churchill Tank, Ford 400E, Hillman Imp,  Lightweight Land Rover, Jaguar XF, and Burlington Seagull,

NBSA008 Motorbike & Sidecar RAF Blue
NCHT001 Churchill Tank Kingforce
NFDE001 Ford 400E Van British Rail
NFT022 Ford Transit Mk5 Network Rail Response Unit
NHI001 Hillman Imp Willow Green
NXF001 Oxford Jaguar XF Carnelian Red
NLAN188020 Land Rover Series I 88″ Canvas REME
NLRL001 Land Rover Lightweight United Nations
NMB006 Mercedes Actros Curtainside Sparks
NNR005 New Routemaster Propercorn
NPB008 Commer PB Royal Mail
NSEA001 Burlingham Seagull Wallace Arnold
NSFE007 Scania Pump Ladder Surrey F & R
NSHL03TK Scania Highline Tanker Eddie Stobart
NTCAB005 Scania T Cab Tipper Tinnelly
NTRAC004 Fordson Tractor Matt Grey
NTRAIL006 Mobile Trailer Buns on Wheels
NVOL4003 Volvo FH4 Curtainside Knowles

Oxford Structures

Bachmann and Hornby already make 1:76 scale buildings in painted resin for railway modellers and Oxford has decided to join them with a range of railway structures based on structures of the Great Western Railway. In addition a range of shops, houses and a Church will also be made.

This is an interesting venture from Oxford and I suspect that its success will depend upon whether they sell them for a lower price than the equivalents from Bachmann and Hornby.

 


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DeAgostini Fire Appliances

By Maz Woolley

Apart from one credited DeAgostini picture the photographs are by the author.

We have had several partworks featuring fire appliances in the last few years. The Del Prado series was a considerable disappointment to collectors as it was a complete mixture of scales. When excess stocks were sold off later collectors tended to buy the models that fitted with the scale that they collected. But many models though interesting were not in an established European collectors scale.

DeAgostini on the other hand has kept to a consistent scale for their Faszination Feuerwehr collection. However, yet again it is unlikely to please established collectors as it is to 1:72 which is a commonly used aircraft scale. It is close to the 1:76 scale which is popular in the UK but almost all the vehicles in the series are of Continental origin so are of less appeal here.  It is considerably larger than the 1:87 scale so popular on the Continent which means that if the DeAgostini series is successful it must be selling to new or intermittent collectors for whom exact scale is less important. The picture below shows a selection of the models advertised by DeAgostini on their web site.

 

DeAgostini Advertising

 

Taking advantage of some excess stock from this partwork being remaindered in the UK I bought three models to have a look at how good they are. They are all diecast in China for DeAgostini Germany to 1:72 scale some websites say that they are made by Ixo for DeAgostini but no markings confirm this.

LF 8-STA Robur LO 1800-A

 

This forward control vehicle was built from 1960 to 1967. The LO standing for Luftgekühlt Ottomotor, the 1800 for its payload in kilograms, and A for Allradantrieb (all wheel drive). It was powered by a four cylinder, four stroke engine delivering 70 hp.

In the version modelled it is fitted with wooden benches and a pump on the flatbed covered by a canvas tilt and is fire brigade livery. Many of these vehicles were supplied to the NVA – the pre-unification East German Army as well as to the Fire Brigades.

The model has a very high level of detailing which can be seen in the photographs. Light beacons are not only in translucent blue plastic but have the bases picked out in silver. Many small additional mouldings are used such as mirrors, lights, step bars, steps to rear, towing points and even spades to rear of the cab. A fine black washed grill is accompanied by neatly printed badging and livery. At the rear are fitted benches for the firemen a water tank area as well as a pump engine and points to attach hoses. The base has quite a bit of moulded detail.

TLF 16IFA W50

 

Introduced in 1969 by IFA in the former East Germany these fire appliances were based on the W50 L chassis.  A steel double cab  had seats for five plus the driver. Respirators are stored in the cab to fit whilst on the way to the fire. There is even a “self protection” system to spray under the cab to protect the appliance where there are surface fires or other surface contaminants.

The crew cabin is topped with horns and a nozzle to direct forward to fires. The roof is fitted with ladders and the rear with the steps to get on the roof.

To the side the vehicle was fitted with doors giving access to tools and pump controls. the piping to connect to is modelled in detail under the rear of the body.

As the photographs show this model has a lot of small additional parts fitted to bring it to life. The badging, grille and livery are printed very well. Mirrors, bumper position fitments, lights, spotlights, step and piping are all finely modelled. Take a look at the wing mirror assemblies. A metal cage is modelled and the separate mirror and its fitments moulded very neatly as if attached to it.

TLF 16 Magirus-Deutz Mercur 125 A

 

Here we have a vehicle from the former West Germany to contrast to the last two appliances.  Again a crew cabbed appliance with ladders fitted to the roof. The distinctive rounded bonnet unit was current from the late 1950s and was popular with many municipal brigades.

As the photographs show the model is to the same high standard as the others with the hose reels beautifully painted. The billhook, boards, and hose on the roof are finely modelled and painted. Position markers, lights, mirrors, and beacons are all fine parts. The printing including the lovely Magirus symbol on the radiator and the Feuerwehr Sölingen logo is very neatly done. The photograph above shows the high quality of the wheels and tyres fitted with the matt greyish tyre finish contrasting well with the gloss steel wheels.

The only discordant element is the overscale and crude steering wheel and steering column but that is a minor comment.


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Cheaper than China

By Robin Godwin

This article was published on the old MAR site at zeteo.com which no longer exists. We have added it to this site as part of the exercise to keep interesting articles from the old site available to our readers. Please note that the model described is no longer a current issue.

This Ixo is cast in Bangladesh for the Eaglemoss Russian Combat Machines series. It’s a nice clean casting and virtually indistinguishable from anything coming from China. There are some fantastic pieces of Russian military hardware in this series. Typically, you need to live there to subscribe, but many of the models are available on the secondary market, especially on eBay. More info can be found at www.combatmachines.ru

There is also an Eaglemoss Russian Tanks series, with more information at www.russiantanks.ru. This series was up #110 in December 2014. Many are duplicates from other “combat tank” ranges.

Above: Very nice little 1:72 model of Russian PC30 9K57 (Russian nomenclature; NATO calls this the BM-27 220 mm 16 Round Multiple Rocket System)

Above: no country of manufacture marked and otherwise very little detail on the ZIL chassis. IXO unique screw heads visible

Above: base of packaging. Google translation of Russian text reads “Manufacturer”, and it states it is Ixo owned Sonic (Bangladesh) Limited.

Editor’s Note: This was one of the earliest models from PCT Industries spotted as being made in their Bangladesh factory. Since then some DeAgostini sportscars sold to the countries of the former Eastern Bloc and the Buses range from Hachette have been produced there. It would seem that PCT have decided that rather than accept pressure from the Chinese Government to move production out into the Chinese provinces they have moved to a country with an even cheaper labour force.


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Atlas Buses Collection

By Gunnar Bernstrup

This article was originally hosted on the first MAR Online website. As access to that site is no longer available from zeteo.com we have copied over a number of articles to ensure that they are saved for the future. This article has been adapted from its original form to appear in this blog.
These models are produced for Atlas in China to 1:72 scale and the Author’s photographs of some of this range may be seen below.

Atlas releases are confusing. Like a lucky dip you never know what you get next time. Certainly the releases often appear out of sequence. When I started collecting the European Bus collection and writing about it, I was ‘advised’ in MAR and on a Swedish collector site, that I had missed the Scania D11 (1964) and that Atlas would not send me one. So I bought one on EBay and now Atlas has sent me one too. So now I have two what do I do with the second one?

It appears that after just over 30 models the partwork has reached its end.

I’d say all the models are good. Very good. Choosing a favourite then very much depends on my own memories or impressions of the real thing. I love the rounded forms on the Volvo B375 from the late 1950s when I was a kid. I do like the MB Lop 1935, a simple but for its time modern design, though I wasn’t around then to see them operating myself! The ‘Holland Coach’, ‘dressed’ in the colors of my home team Malmoe FF, Swedish champions and at the moment playing in the the Champions League, look so friendly with good touches from the advertisements along the roof line. Saurer Swiss Post models are always nice too, I guess I have a soft spot for bonetted buses. Finally, the Opel Blitz 54 is diminutive, but rather cheerful model.

Some are less to my taste. The Fiat 306 is a boring bus in a rather boring all blue color. The Volvo B57 is dull in all green as well: Shoe boxes on wheels. The Robur Garant and the DDR Star N52 were again not favourites. The Star N52 is really ugly, but then so was the original, an overbodied small vehicle. Even my much wanted Scania D11 isn’t a very inspiring bus, but it’s well modelled.

Edition ATLAS Bus Collection

7163101 Kässbohrer S8 red/white
7163102 Borgward BO 4000 grey/blue
7163103 Henschel HS 100 N maroon
7163104 Saurer L4C swiss post
7163105 Büssing DSU Berlin
7163106 M-B O 3500 blue/white
7163107 Van Hool 3006 grey
7163108 IFA H6 creme
7163109 Magirus-Detz Saturn II orange/cream
7163110 Holland Coach 1955 light blue/white
7163111 Steyr 3380q ‘marooninsh’ red/white
7163112 Krupp Titan black
7163113 Brossel Jonckheere red/cream
7163114 Leyl.RTW LT-red
7163115 Büssing Senator 12D cream
7163116 Skoda 706 RTO 1963 creme
7163117 Ikarus 66 1955 creme
7163118 Fiat 306/3 blue
7163119 Volvo B 616 1:76 grey/red
7163120 FleischerS5 1977 creme
7163121 Scania Vabis D11/64 orange/creme
7163122 Reo Speedwagon white/black
7163123 Tatra 500 HB 1950 cream/blue
7163124 Ikarus 311 red/white
7163125 Volvo B375 red
7163126 MB LoP 300 1935 begie, brown
7163127 Robur Garant yellow/brown
7163128 Star N52 1953 green
7163129 Volvo B57 -72 green
7163130 Neoplan NH9L creme/white
7163131 Opel Blitz -54 blue/white
7163111 Steyr 380 Q 1955 Maroon/White

 

Volvo B375

Volvo B57

Star N52

Scania Vabis D11

Robur Garant

Opel Blitz

Mercedes-Benz LoP3500

Magirus-Deutz Saturn

Krupp Titan

Kassbohrer Setra S8

Holland Coach

Borgward BO4000

Ikarus 66

Mercedes-Benz Coach

Steyr 380Q

 

Oxford Diecast – 2017 First Release Programme

By Maz Woolley

 

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The London Toy Fair has opened and with it came the announcement of Oxford products to be made this year. Amongst the re-colours, new liveries and downsizing there are quite a few new castings as well. There are no samples to be seen yet though I suspect a few may make it to London and Nuremberg. The list below highlights some of the new models we can look forward too.

Automobile Range 1:43 Scale

  • Rolls-Royce 25/30 Saloon
  • Jaguar MK V Drophead
  • Austin Ruby Saloon

Commercials Range 1:43 Scale

  • Land Rover Series IIAS late models
  • Land Rover Series III

Cars 1:76 Scale

  • Range Rover P38
  • Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
  • Triumph TR6
  • Volvo 544

Commercials 1:76 scale

  • Commer Walk Thru
  • Land Rover Series IIAS

Construction 1:76 scale

  • JCB JS220 Tracked Excavator
  • JCB 531 70 Loadall

Military 1:76 scale

  • Land Rover Forward Control Ambulance
  • Willy MB

Omnibus 1:76 scale

  • Saro Bus

Automobile 1:87 scale

  • Chevrolet Impala 1961
  • Cadillac Sedan DeVille 1961
  • Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Coupe 1950
  • Pontiac Bonneville 1959

1:148 scale models

  • CMP
  • Daimler Dingo
  • Weymann Fanfare
  • Burlingham Seagull
  • New Mini
  • Cortina MK III
  • Austin Princess Late
  • MGB Roadster
  • Livestock Trailer
  • Farm Trailer
  • Baler
  • Merc Ambulance

New Liveries and colours

In addition to the entirely new models we can look forward to several police cars based on existing castings in 1:76 scale.  A black Austin A60 Hertfordshire police, and the Rover SD1 and Austin 1100 in Metropolitan Police liveries.

In 1:43 it looks like the Cararama models that Oxford has been selling in the UK are to be brought closer to the Oxford range and the Austin Cambridge will be seen in the same Gaydon car colours that we saw on an Oxford 1:76 in 2016. In addition the Escort, Morgan and Capri will all have new colours.

We should finally see the production of the Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato  in both 1:76 and 1:43 scales this year as well as new colours on the 1:76 DB9, Vanquish and Vantage.

The Military range will see quite a few models we have been waiting for including some forward control Land Rovers as well as the first Tank.

In 1:18 scale we will finally see the Heinkel Bubblecar though no announcement yet of it being produced in smaller scales.

Aircraft

Although fewer aircraft are in this release there are still several for collectors to look forward to all to 1:76 scale:

  •  Avro Anson No.6013 AA No.1 SFTS RCAF
  • Airspeed Oxford V3388/G-AHTW (Duxford)
  • Airspeed Oxford V3388/G-AHTW (Duxford)
  • DH82A Tiger Moth Floatplane RAF L-5894
  • Douglas Dauntless Black 2B2 USS Lexington
  • Heinkel He162 Air Min 61 W.Nr.120072 RAF 1945
  • Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien 244th Flight Reg. Chofu Airfield 1945
  • Grumman Hellcat VF31 Lt. Ray Hawkins. USS Cabot 1944

Although prices seem to have been increased across all ranges they have not increased as steeply as those from some other firms which is good news for collectors.


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Oxford Diecast Release 3 2016

By Maz Woolley

 

Oxford Diecast’s products are made in their own factory in China and are diecast in various scales. They have recently circulated their third release announcement of the year and the models are likely to become available from early 2017.  Oxford always provide a very good view of what is coming and they are already working on what will be released in 2018! I think that as factory owners they need to plan a steady flow of work to keep the factory working efficiently so they need to plan ahead anyway.

Oxford Diecast Display Cabinet at the Swansea Railway Modelling Show
Oxford Diecast Display Cabinet at the Swansea Railway Modelling Show

Again we see releases announced across many ranges and lots of new castings as well as new models based upon current castings. Oxford now release over 450 products a year across all their ranges. The small pictures used below are drawings Oxford have released based upon the design cells they use for each vehicle.

Taff, the owner of Oxford Diecast, posted news about these models on the Oxford Collectors Facebook page prior to making the press release and also provided some interesting information on the impact of “Brexit” upon model suppliers. The impact of ‘Brexit’, raw material price increases, and other factors have meant that costs increased over 20% for Oxford in the last year but Oxford is trying hard not to pass on price increases of this level to consumers.

The models pictured below have some nice new 1:43 scale Rolls-Royce castings. Both the Hooper Empress and the Silver Cloud Mark I in 1:43 scale should be very good models. The recently released 1:43 scale Phantom’s both now appear in 1:76 scale which will be a popular choice for railway modellers. Other new castings in 1:76 include a Beadle Integral coach, the yet to be launched Land Rover New Discovery,  and a DAF XF Euro 6 CombiTrailer/Container Maritime Transport as well as the Jaguar Formula E racing car. One new 1:76 scale model which will excite many collectors is the early JCB excavator with many working elements included which has been a real engineering challenge for Oxford.

The second outing of the 1:76 scale Imp casting looks like it may be produced as a later Super Imp from badges which will make a good companion for the first release which was based on the Imp as launched.  A couple of new Rovers appear in 1:76 firstly the original version of the Range Rover, which I would like to see in 1:43 as well. and the SD1 Rover  which starts in Vitesse trim but which I am sure will appear in many variations later. The second version of the Sherpa Crewbus in BR livery should again prove very popular for railway modellers but we still wait for a van version to be produced. Finally the second version of the new Volvo P1800 casting will appear in white, the classic “Saint” colours from the 1960s TV series.

Finally no new castings are announced in 1:148 scale as they are announced quite a few in release 2 this year and many are yet to be produced. However there are some new uses of existing mouldings including the Morris Minor Police car which will undoubtedly appear in many 1:148 scale dioramas.

The planes announced keep up the steady flow of types available in 1:72 scale at affordable prices. Oxford’s coverage of World War Two aircraft types is very strong.

1:43 Scale

 

43emp001-rolls-royce-silver-cloud-hooper-empress-brown-and-cream

43EMP001 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud/Hooper Empress Brown/Cream


43lr2s003-land-rover-series-ii-swb-hard-back-post-office-telephones

43LR2S003 Land Rover Series II SWB Hard Back Post Office Telephones


43LRL003
43LRL003 Land Rover 1/2 Ton Lightweight RAF (Red Arrows)


43rrp3002-rolls-royce-phantom-iii-sdv-hj-mulliner-fawn-and-black
43RRP3002 Rolls Royce Phantom III SdV HJ Mulliner Fawn/Black


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43RRP5002 Rolls Royce Phantom V James Young Burgundy/Silversand


43RSC001
43RSC001 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Sand/Sable


43rsd001-rolls-royce-silver-dawn-std-steel-maroon-and-black

43RSD001 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn/Std Steel Maroon/Black


43xk150008-jaguar-xk150-roadster-carmen-red

43XK150008 Jaguar XK150 Roadster Carmen Red


amvt002-aston-martin-v12-vantage-s-lightning-silver

AMVT002 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Lightning Silver

1:72 Scale

 

72DR014

72DR014 DH89 Dominie HG709 RNAS Culdrose


AC071

AC071 Bell Airacobra I 601 – County of London Sqn. RAF Duxford 1940


AC072

AC072 Westland Lysander MkI 416 Malton NSC Factory Canada 1939


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AC074 Curtis Warhawk P40


AC081

AC081 P38J Lightning


1:76 Scale

 

NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

76ACC003 Pallet/Loads Spratts Dog Cakes * 4


NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

76ACC004 Pallet/Loads Welgar * 4


76ass005-austin-seven-saloon-black

76ASS005 Austin Seven Saloon Black


76bi001-beadle-integral-east-kent

76BI001 Beadle Integral East Kent


NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

76DIS5001 Land Rover New Discovery Silver


76DXF001

76DXF001 DAF XF Euro 6 CombiTrailer/Container Maritime Transport


76fbb003-fowler-bb1-ploughing-engine-no-15436-princess-mary

76FBB003 Fowler BB1 Ploughing Engine No.15436 Princess Mary


76fg002-ford-galaxy-london-ambulance-service

76FG002 Ford Galaxy London Ambulance Service


76FMT003

76FMT003 Field Marshall Tractor Red


76FT030CC

76FT030CC Ford Transit LWB High Coca Cola Xmas


76FT3006

76FT3006 Ford Transit Mk3 RAC


76hi002-hillman-imp-tangerine-metallic

76HI002 Hillman Imp Tangerine Metallic


NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

76JFE001 Jaguar Formula E


76KRS006

76KRS006 Konecranes Reach Stacker Maritime Transport


76lan2013-land-rover-series-ii-station-wagon-shell-bp

76LAN2013 Land Rover Series II Station Wagon Shell/BP


76le003-lotus-elan-red-and-silver

76LE003 Lotus Elan Red and Silver


76lr2s002-land-rover-series-ii-swb-canvas-british-rail

76LR2S002 Land Rover Series II SWB Canvas British Rail


76lr3s001-land-rover-series-iii-station-wagon-limestone

76LR3S001 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon Limestone


76mb006-mercedes-actros-gsc-curtainside-sparks-transport

76MB006 Mercedes Actros GSC Curtainside Sparks Transport


76mgbgt002-mgbgt-grampian-grey

76MGBGT002 MGBGT Grampian Grey


76ml1001-jcb-major-loader-mk1-excavator-jcb

76ML1001 JCB Major Loader Mk1 Excavator JCB


76nq003-nissan-qashqai-fired-iron

76NQ003 Nissan Qashqai Fired Iron


76p4003-rover-p4-black-cornwall-constabulary

76P4003 Rover P4 Black (Cornwall Constabulary)


76PAN006

76PAN006 Plaxton Panorama Bere Regis & District


76pd2005-leyland-pd2-12-edinburgh

76PD2005 Leyland PD2/12 Edinburgh


76ran004-range-rover-vogue-indus-silver

76RAN004 Range Rover Vogue Indus Silver


76RCL001

76RCL001 Range Rover Classic Lincoln Green


76rrp3001-rolls-royce-phantom-iii-black

76RRP3001 Rolls Royce Phantom III Black


76rrp5001-rolls-royce-phantom-v-navy-and-silver

76RRP5001 Rolls Royce Phantom V Navy/Silver


76sct003-scania-car-transporter-woodside-motorfreight-ltd

76SCT003 Scania Car Transporter Woodside Motorfreight Ltd


76sdf003-shelvoke-drewry-freightlifter-british-rail-yellow

76SDF003 Shelvoke & Drewry Freightlifter British Rail (Yellow)


76SDV001

76SDV001 Rover SD1 3500 Vitesse Targa Red


76set44-5-piece-land-rover-set

76SET44 5 Piece Land Rover Set


76set49-5-piece-land-rover-classic-set

76SET49 5 Piece Land Rover Classic Set


76set55-5-piece-land-rover-set

76SET55 5 Piece Land Rover Set


76sfe009-scania-cp28-pump-ladder-kent-fire-rescue-service

76SFE009 Scania CP28 Pump Ladder Kent Fire & Rescue Service


76SHP002

76SHP002 Sherpa Minibus British Rail


76tac003-tacr2-raf-pink-panther

76TAC003 TACR2 RAF Pink Panther


76tcab009-scania-t-cab-curtainside-ian-hayes

76TCAB009 Scania T Cab Curtainside Ian Hayes


76TR015CC

76TR015CC Mobile Trailer Coca Cola


76vol01st-volvo-fh3-3-axle-nooteboom-semi-low-loader-stobart

76VOL01ST Volvo FH3 3 Axle Nooteboom Semi Low Loader Stobart


76vol03cl-volvo-fh3-6-wheel-curtainside-coopers

76VOL03CL Volvo FH3 6 Wheel Curtainside Coopers


76vp002-volvo-p1800-white

76VP002 Volvo P1800 White


76VW026

76VW026 VW Bay Window Van Light Grey


76vx003-vauxhall-astra-mkii-steel-grey

76VX003 Vauxhall Astra MkII Steel Grey


76WFA006

6WFA006 Weymann Fanfare Birch Bros


SP045

76WM006 Whitby Mondial Ice Cream Smiths


76xf007-jaguar-xf-ammonite-grey

76XF007 Jaguar XF Ammonite Grey


1:148 Scale

 

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NAEC014 AEC Matador Wrecker Southdown


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NIRZ005 Irizar PB White


nmb002-mercedes-actros-curtainside-pollock

NMB002 Mercedes Actros Curtainside Pollock


nmos005-morris-minor-saloon-police-panda

NMOS005 Morris Minor Saloon Police Panda


nnr003-new-routemaster-london-united

NNR003 New Routemaster London United


nvol4006-volvo-fh4-walking-floor-a-w-jenkinson

NVOL4006 Volvo FH4 Walking Floor A W Jenkinson


Print

SP113 Volvo FH Curtainside Lorry Brains


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Oxford Diecast News January 2016

By Maz Woolley

 

Oxford Diecast have recently announced many more models for 2016. In addition to new liveries and colours on previously seen castings we will see more new castings like the Hillman Imp, MGB GT and Aston Martin in 1:76 scale. The latest press release suggests that we will see more new castings later in 2016 too. Their announcement says “We continue to invest in new tooling, in all areas and at all scales – as part of our policy of delivering affordable diecast models“. It certainly looks like Oxford will have something interesting to show at the London and Nuremberg Toy Fairs.

1:72 Scale Aircraft

72AA005 Avro Anson AW665/PP.B 71 Sqn. RAAF
72DV003 DH104 Devon VP975 Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE)
72PP003 Percival Proctor Koninklijke Luchtmacht
72SW001 Supermarine Seagull/Walrus A2-4 RAAF (RAF Museum Hendon)
AC068 Gloster Meteor F2 De Havilland Halford Goblin Jet Engine Test Aircraft

1:76 Scale Vehicles

76ACF004 Austin Cambridge Farina Grampian Grey/Cumulus Grey (Gaydon)
76AMDB2002 Aston Martin DB2 MkIII DHC Dark British Racing Green
76ATK003 Atkinson Borderer Flatbed Trailer British Rail
76ATV008 Austin ATV Newcastle & Gateshead Fire Service
76AUS003 Austin 1300 Glacier White
76BD021 Bedford OWLC Tanker Petroleum Board
76BLP004 British Leyland Princess Tahiti Blue
76BM28001 BMW 328 Mille Miglia 1938 Fane and James
76BSA008 Motorbike and Sidecar RAF Blue
76CAV002 Vauxhall Cavalier Carnelian Red
76DEF014 Land Rover Defender Station Wagon RNLI
76DOR003 Dorchester ACV 1st Polish Arm. Div. NWE 1945
76DSC005 Daimler Dingo RUC No.9 Platoon – Keady – Co.Armagh
76DT004 Diamond T Ballast Pickfords
76FB6003 Fowler B6 Showmans Loco King Carnival
76FCG004 Ford Cargo Box Van Royal Mail
76FDE003 Ford 400E Post Office Telephones
76FDE014 Ford 400 E Maidstone & District
76FF005 Ford Fiesta Mk1 Jade Green
76FHP001 Fordson Heavy Pump Unit NFS
76FT022 Ford Transit LWB High Network Rail Response Unit
76FT024 Ford Transit LWB High Royal Mail
76FT1004 Ford Transit Mk1 City of Carlisle Fire Service
76FT1005 Ford Transit Mk1 British Rail
76FT3004 Ford Transit Mk3 AA
76FTC007 Ford Transit Connect Garda
76FTC008 Ford Transit Connect Eddie Stobart
76FTYP005 Jaguar F Type British Racing Green Metallic
76GF006 VW Golf GTI Diamond Copper Brown Metallic
76HB004 Vauxhall Viva HB Monaco White
76HI001 Hillman Imp Willow Green
76JI008 Jensen Interceptor Oakland Green and Tan
76JM023 Morris J2 Ambulance Scottish Ambulance Auxiliary Corps
76KRS005 Konecranes Reach Stacker Stobart (Red)
76LAN188021 Land Rover Series 1 88 Hard Back RAF
76LAN188022 Land Rover Series 1 88 Canvas 6th Training Regiment – RCT
76LAN2015 Land Rover Series II Station Wagon Royal Navy
76LRD007 Land Rover Discovery 3 Metropolitan Police
76LRDF006 Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon Santorini Black
76LRDF007HE Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon Grasmere Green (Heritage)
76LRDF008AD Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon Phoenix Orange (Adventure)
76LRDF009AU Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon Corris Grey (Autobiography)
76LRT008 Leyland Royal Tiger Standerwick
76MCS002 Mini Cooper S MkII John Rhodes 1968 Brands Hatch
76MF003 Massey Ferguson Open Red
76MGA004 MGA Old English White
76MGBGT001 MGBGT Tartan Red
76MINGT004 Mini 1275GT Bronze Yellow
76MJ011 Morris J Ice Cream Di Mascios
76MN007 Mini RAF
76MO006 Morris Oxford Salford City Police
76OWB012 Bedford OWB Warstones
76PD2003 Leyland Titan PD2_12 Southdown
76QLR001 Bedford QLR 1st Infantry Div – UK 1942
76QLT001 Bedford QLT Post Office Telephones
76RAN003 Range Rover Vogue Firenze Red
76RM111 Routemaster Blackpool
76RP005 Rover P6 Lunar Grey
76S94003 Scania 6 Wheel Curtainside Lorry White
76SCA04HB Scania Topline Horsebox A W Jenkinson
76SCT002 Scania Evo6 Car Transporter Quinns
76SET39 5 Piece Bentley Set
76SFT004 Standard Flying Twelve Grey
76SHL01ST Scania Highline Nooteboom 3 Axle Semi Low Loader Stobart Rail
76SHL04WF Scania Highline Walking Floor Stobart Ascot Champions Day
76SR006 Sunbeam Rapier MkIII Moonstone/Morocco Brown
76TN003 Thornycroft Nubian Bristol Airport
76TP004 Triumph 2500 Tahiti Blue
76TR012 Mobile Trailer Alfonsos
76VA003 Volvo Amazon Blue Green
76VWB007 VW Beetle Gulf Blue
76WM005 Whitby Mondial Ice Cream Vinces
76XF005 Jaguar XF Saloon Polaris White
76ZEP009 Ford Zephyr Goodwood Green
SP108 Ford Cargo Box Van Swansea Festival of Transport 2016

1:87 Scale

87ED58006 Edsel Citation 1958 Ember Red/Frost White
87ME49007 Mercury Monarch 1949 Teal Blue

1:43 Scale

AH1004 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 Black_Red – Closed
AMDB2003 Aston Martin DB2 MkIII Saloon Peony Red
AMZ001 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato – 2 VEV Metallic Green
ASS005 Austin Seven RN Saloon Black/Red
ASV006 Austin Seven RN Van City of Birmingham Gas Dept.
BN6004 Bentley MkVI Midnight Blue_Shell Grey
DSP004 Daimler SP250 Open Racing Green
DSP004L Daimler SP250 Open Racing Green Limited Run
FDE015 Ford 400E Rediffusion
HPL005 Humber Pullman Limousine Forest Green
JAGXK150007 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe Mist Grey
LAN1109009 Land Rover Series 1 109″ Canvas British Railways
VF002 Vauxhall Firenza 1800SL Flamenco Red

1:148 Scale

NAEC017 AEC Matador 2nd Batt. Gordon Highlanders
NBP005 Bedford Luton Van Slumberland
NCOR3001 Cortina MkIII Gold
NDSC001 Daimler Dingo 23rd Armoured Brigade
NFARM001 Livestock Trailer
NFARM002 Farm Trailer
NFARM003 Baler
NIRZ003 Irizar
NLAN188008 Land Rover Series 1 Civil Defence
NLRT003 Leyland Royal Tiger W Alexander
NMOS004 Morris Minor Saloon Almond Green
NMWD003 Bedford MWD RAF
NPP005 Panorama 1 Sheffield United Tours
NSFE005 Scania Pump Ladder Essex County F & R
NSHL01CT Scania Highline D-TEC Combitrailer – Container Eddie Stobart
NTIL003 Austin Tilly 11th African Div
NUT006 Guy Arab Ribble
NVOL4001 Volvo FH4 Curtainside Eddie Stobart
NVWB004 VW Beetle Anthracite

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