Category Archives: 1:50

WSI ACH Volvo F12

By Mick ‘Mixxy’ Russell

All text and photographs by, and copyright of, the Author unless otherwise stated.

Copyright of Aston Clinton Haulage acknowledged

ACH or Ashton Clinton Haulage started life in the village of the same name in the Vale of Aylesbury back in the 1930’s, run by the late Les Fowler. The firm moved all sorts of loads, but by the 1970s New Holland was one of their main contracts and lead to them delivering loads all over Europe..

ACH moved to Leighton Buzzard before being bought by the French haulier Norbert Dentressangle. This Volvo F12 Globetrotter was driven by Pete Chaundy from new and the vehicle still exists and is based in County Down, Ireland.

The model is made by WSI  to 1:50 scale and was commissioned by Anglo Dutch Model. It is to be limited to a production run of 200. It is to WSI’s usual high standard of detail and finish, however it appears to have too big a gap between the cab and trailer. This could be cured by moving the trailer pin and landing legs back 5mm, but this also means cutting down the side impact bars. For me personally, i’ll be leaving as is!


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London Toyfair Part One

By Maz Woolley

All text and photographs by, and copyright of, the Author unless otherwise stated.

Your Editor visited the 2019 London Toyfair yesterday. Model vehicles are only a small part of the displays which offer a huge range of toys and attract buyers from small shops to supermarket chains. It was good to see though that many general toy wholesalers carry lines of model cars designed to appeal to children with some stands having boxes of Kinsmart and other toy cars and vans sold out of trade packs.

Although overshadowed by the Nuremberg show it is a chance for me to see what Hornby, Oxford Diecast and some of the major model vehicle importers have on show. It is also a chance for me to catch up with the editors of Model Collector and Diecast Collector and to discuss trends. Sadly I can’t join them at Nuremberg as MAR Online’s limited income cannot fund such an expensive trip!

I will cover the London Show over the next few days with photographs taken on the stands. And to start us off I will look at Diecast Masters range of models which specialises in Caterpillar models to 1:87 and 1:50 scales. One of whose models featured in a recent article by John F. Quilter.

This is the first time that I have seen their models close up and am very impressed by the quality of manufacture and the amount of working parts. I was particularly impressed with the fully articulated metal tracks. The models I saw are all supplied with a driver figure which somehow makes them come alive, even if they could do with varying the painting of the figure from time to time.

The packaging was also interesting. The Highline series of models are supplied in a tin with a foam inner so they are secure during travel and can be stored quite easily. The tins all have a picture of the working vehicle and full Caterpillar branding. The Core Classics range which focuses on best selling Caterpillar models of the past is supplied in cardboard boxes.

The photographs below are just a selection of the models that are being imported into the UK in this range. In some cases the models are supplied with exchangeable parts where it suits the vehicles.

The level of detail can be seen on the 18M3 Motor Grader shown above where all the hydraulic lines and steel framework is clearly modelled as well as very realistic wheels and tyres. Working rams are fitted and the sections of the model articulate like the real vehicle. Although there is a high levelof working detail this is modelled without being overscale or obvious.

The importer explained that the Chinese factory producing these models also produces some very detailed and high quality slot cars and is a very modern and sophisticated manufacturing environment with a high degree of automation. The painting for example is all automated and is all done in an electrostatic environment which makes sure that the paint adheres to the metal correctly. Readers will know that yellow is a very difficult pain to get right on models and is often sprayed too thickly to stop paint thinning over shut lines and raised features. Here the authentic Caterpillar colour covers well without being too thick.

The models vary in price but here in the UK many of the 1:87 scale models sell for around the same price as a Corgi Vanguards model and the larger and very detailed models are cheaper than an Otto 1:18 scale car model. Given the level of detail and the working features this range seems to offer good value to collectors of construction vehicles.

Over the next few days I will be posting articles covering models from other stands at the Fair. From Hornby Hobbies we have photographs of some pre-production samples of some of the new Vanguards. From Oxford Diecast we also get to see some pre-production items. And from UK importers we get to look at Norev, MInichamps and others whose models were on display.


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Small Scale Paving

By John F. Quilter

All text and photographs by, and copyright of, the Author unless otherwise stated.

Caterpillar, based in Peoria, Illinois, is a major construction equipment company in the USA and probably the world with exports and overseas plants producing a huge variety of yellow construction equipment. Apparently there is quite a following for their products in miniature as the catalogue that came with my Diecast Masters vibratory compactor model has an amazing range of almost 100 1:50th scale replicas of all sorts of Caterpillar devices, from dump trucks, bulldozers, excavators, back hoes, etc, etc. I picked up a vibratory roller, known as a compactor, and from another maker of Caterpillar replicas, Norscot, an asphalt paver known in Caterpillar speak as an AP655D.

So once these were in hand I used my Whitebox Dodge 10 wheel dump truck to set up a small paving scene. The asphalt material loads had to be created with some mortar solution moulded in the shape of the truck bed and the bin for the paver. Once dry it was painted gloss black. The roadway is a strip of coarse black sand paper. I added a seated figure for the paver though the roller came with an operator. While the Cat equipment is 1:50 scale the Dodge is to 1:43 but they seem to work together acceptably. Well doesn’t every 1:43 scale collector (or 1:50 scale collector) need nice smooth road for his miniatures?


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News from the Continent December 2018 – Conrad


By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All text by, and copyright of, the Author. Photographs all supplied by the manufacturer. 

Here we look at the releases from Conrad during the second half of 2018. Conrad are a German maker of construction related vehicles. These are diecast to 1:50 scale in Germany. 


Art.No. 2515/01 DELMAG RH 18/200

Rotary drilling rig on the SR 25 E base unit.



Art.No. 2114/02 GROVE GMK 6300L

This large all terrain crane is fitted with a working jib extension; It is in Wiesbauer livery. Weisbauer have ordered many of these units from Terex.



Art.No. 2114/05 GROVE GMK 6300L

Here is the same all terrain crane unit with a working jib extension; here liveried for SARENS a Belgian provider of cranes from mobile units like this to huge tower cranes.



Art.No. 5516/0 BUCHER Municipal City Cat 5006

This compact vehicle for street cleaning is made by German firm specialising in supplying equipment to local authorities. Other divisions supply snow ploughs, airport maintenance equipment and the like. The City Cat range is designed to be very low emissions. 

This is the first release in plain manufacturer’s livery. I expect future releases to be in various city and town liveries.



ZOELLER X2 Garbage truck

Zoeller are a German company specialise in waste disposal units of varying types. Here Conrad models the Zoeller equipment on a MAN TGS M Euro 6 chassis.

This is a first release in the manufacturers livery.


Art.No. 2210/01 KOBELCO SK500LC-10 tracked excavator

Here we have a US version of the Kobelko crawler excavator. This is built in Hiroshima in Japan and exported to US and Europe in considerable numbers.


Art.No. 2767/0 SANDVIK TH663 Dumper

This is a large dumper from Sandvik which is a Swedish firm which specialises in huge mining equipment. 

Again this is a first release of this model and will I am sure also appear in operator’s liveries at some point. 



Art.No. 2441/02  SANDVIK LH621 Tunnel loader 2016

Another model in Sandvik livery.  This model is a 21-metric-ton loader and hauler designed to allow operation underground. 


Art.No. 2115/0 TEREX RT90 Rough terrain crane

 
This Terex crane is designed to operate on rough terrain and has a five section boom. The model also has a extending boom. It is in Terex livery and is the first release of this model which will appear later in operator liveries.


Art.No. 2115/01 TEREX RT100 US Rough terrain crane

 Here is the US version of the crane designated RT100. 


Art.No. 2106/07 LIEBHERR MK88 mobile building site cran

Another livery on this mobile crane which opens up to create a mounted tower crane capable of reaching multi-storey buildings.


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Art.No. 2209/01 LIEBHERR R920 Compact tracked excavator with movable jib

This model has a working two part boom and is in operator Wörmann’s livery.



Art.No. 76213/0  FAYMONVILLE Variomax articulated Deep-bed lowloader on MAN TGX SLT 4axle

Faymonville trailer building spreads across Europe with operations in Luxembourg, Belgium, Poland, Italy and even assembly from kits in Russia. This model is a low bed semi-trailer with pendle axle chassis between the gooseneck and the low bed.

Here it is in its first release using the MAN tractor unit already in the Conrad range. 



Art.No. 78179/0 DOLL long timber truck with Mercedes-Benz Arocs

Here is another new release with the timber truck modelled in its “outward bound” configuration. Liveried for Doll a specialist German trailer maker. It seems to be based on their M2K -10 timber unit.


Art.No. 78183/0 Doll short timber transport with Mercedes-Benz Arocs

Here we have timber lorry with trailers from Doll. These appear to be based upon their Logo range.  Again this appears to be a new release.



Art.No. 78227/01 PUTZMEISTER PUMI 25-4 Concrete mixer on Mercedes-Benz Arocs 4 axle

A second version on this casting. Here in the livery of Putzmeister the manufacturer. Putzmeister are a large maker of concrete pumps producing in Europe and with a division in the US.


Art.No. 1616/01 MAN TGE flat bed truck

Here we have a second livery on this truck which is a recent introduction by MAN which is part of the Volkswagen group and which is based upon the Crafter van. 


Art.No. 2449/07 TORION 1914 wheel loader

The Torion 1914 is the low end model in CLAAS’s medium to heavy loader range. It has been seen already in Conrad range many times.


Art.No. 2737/11 LIEBHERR LG 1750 lattice mast crane

Here this huge mast crane model is seen in MEDIACO livery.


Art.No. 5517/0 GOLDHOFER AST-2 airfield tractor

Another new model, here in the makers livery.  This is the new towbarless aircraft moving unit from that maker. 


Art.No. 76238/0 MAN TGX XLX Euro 6 3-axle truck with Palfinger loading crane

WÖRMANN livery on this MAN truck makes it an impressive unit with its large loading crane. Again this is a new version and is likely to appear in many liveries.


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News from the Continent July 2018 – Conrad

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All text by the, and copyright of the Author. Photographs are from the Manufacturer.

Here are some of the latest releases from Conrad who specialise in industrial and construction related subjects as well as municipal and utility vehicles. Their models are all diecast in Germany and are to a scale of 1:50 unless otherwise stated.

New Releases

 

Art.Nr. 2515/01 DELMAG RH 18/200

A rotary drill on carrier SR 25 E

Art.Nr. 2114/02 GROVE GMK 6300L

An all terrain crane with long cantilever in WIESBAUER livery

 

Art.Nr. 2114/05 GROVE GMK 6300L

Another version of the all terrain crane with long cantilever this time in SARENS livery.

 

Art.Nr. 5516/0 BUCHER Municipal City Cat 5006 compact vehicle

Street sweeper from Bucher without any livery for a specifc authority.

 

Art.Nr. 7739/0 ZOELLER X2 refuse collection vehicle on the chassis of the MAN TGS M Euro 6

Again a plain version without any operators markings.

 

Art.Nr. 2210/01  KOBELCO SK500LC-10 tracked excavator

Here the model is based upon the US version of this excavator in manufacturer’s livery.

 

Re-releases

Art.Nr. 2767/0 SANDVIK TH663 Dumper

Another model in the manufacturer’s livery.

 

Art.Nr. 2441/02 SANDVIK LH621 tunnel loader design 2016

Another Sandvik liveried construction vehicle.

 

Art.Nr. 2115/0  TEREX RT90 rough terrain crane

Again in Manufacturers livery.

 

Art.Nr. 2115/01 TEREX RT100 US rough terrain crane

A very similar model to the last one but with minor detail changes to replicate the US version of the crane.


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Supermini and Minimac – more photos

By Karl Schnelle

In our previous post about these Brazilian model trucks, we asked if any readers knew more about them.  Several replied with many, many photos.  Since these diecast from Brazil are not well documented anywhere that we know about, we will show them here.

Arpra Trucks

Here are several more 1:50 Supermini Mercedes trucks (made by Arpra).  Three different versions of the Mercedes 1513 refrigerated box are below, from Ivan a collector in Brazil, collector Robert  Brodowski in the US, and the author. It’s fun to see them all together (at least in print).

Many of Robert’s have been sold off over the years, but he still has these photos.  Here is his Mercedes 1513 dump truck (same cab as above).

This next Arpra Supermini Mercedes Benz 1924A truck tractor was not sold in the US as a cab unit, but was very popular in the 1980s as a delivery truck (with single round headlights) and well into the 1990s with rectangular headlights like this one.

Here are the round and square headlight versions together.

Two Scanias from Robert are the LKS 141 and Talbert dump trailer (sold as a set or separately)…

and the 112M truck tractor and gas trailer.

The boxes from the dump truck set are very nice and reflect the ’80s!

Minimac Construction

Robert says most collectors will be familiar with the excellent construction models from Conrad, NZG, and Norscott. There are many other lesser known but just as good (or even better) brands such as Minimac from Brazil. This Dresser A450E motorgrader from Minimac is so well done with the best articulation he’s ever seen on a 1:50 scale model.

Arpra Catalogs

Robert, Ivan, and Sergio Sergio Luis Dos Santos from Brazil sent us photocopies of catalogs that have been in their collections.  We have some very knowledgeable MAR Online readers!

Here is a black and white sheet, taken in 2 photos.

A second sheet (or the backside of the one above) shows that Arpra sold the cabs and trailers separately.

These color sheets show some of the same models and could be folded up to include in the box.  No dates are evident on these catalogs, so the black and white sheets might be older?

Finally, another box insert is shown below.  Here is the full view.

Each section is blown up below.

Thanks again to our readers for supplying these images!


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Supermini and Minimac – A Blast from the ’80s!

By Karl Schnelle and Maz Woolley

One of our readers asked the Editors if they had more information on some specific 1:50 Brazilian trucks from our retrospective reviews of the 1985 (Mercedes fire appliance) and 1989 Model Auto Reviews (the Coca-Cola Scania).  Both Editors dug into it and discovered a little bit about each one.

The two trucks originally were made in Brazil.  Actually the Mercedes is a Brazilian/English ‘hybrid’.  Here is what MAR reported in the 1980’s about these two trucks and the companies that made them.

Sun Motor Mercedes Fire Appliance (Supermini base)

The Mercedes fire appliance was a Sun Motor Co 1/50 handbuilt. The chassis/cab was from Arpra/Supermini of Brazil, while the resin body and diecast fittings came from from Britain. It was to be a  limited edition of 150, according to MAR back in 1985.

Sun Motor Co was owned by Rod Ward at that time; he is now the MAR Online Consultant Editor and Founder.  Here is what he says about these models: “Yes, we handled Arpra Supermini in the UK at that time, and we had a lot of fire appliance collectors who couldn’t get enough different and interesting models. We commissioned a pattern from Geoff Moorhouse for a resin body and other parts. I think Geoff actually built them for us as well. It was a pleasing little model, and it sold out quickly. I can’t remember the total quantity actually made – it depended on how many of the Arpra Mercedes we could get hold of. It was certainly no more than 100, maybe only 60 or so, as that was the expected life of a resin mould at that time.”

“It was in the early days of the Sun Motor Co, when we mostly made up the range from adaptations of diecast, etc., models (like this one) or models adopted from defunct or moribund ranges (like Geoff’s AGM range, from which we adopted a number of models, including the DeSoto and Bristol 450). Geoff made a few more patterns for us, before he began his own new truck range, and we moved on to other pattern makers.”

The Modelauto shop, also owned by Rod, were the importers of the Brazilian models into UK at the time and also used them as a basis for their own conversions. Sadly the Sun Motor Company built models are very scarce as they were made in such small numbers and were sold by mail order all over the world.

Minimac Scania

The Coca-Cola Scania L76 was by Minimac of Brazil, also in 1:50 scale.  In 1989, this was a restock item at Modelauto. No other information was shown, but it appeared in color twice in Mar in 1989.

A Jeep 4×4 was also shown in similar Coca-Cola livery.

At that time, Modelauto was also selling the Scania is Plus Vita livery.

More Information

Digging around some more in the old 1980’s issues of MAR, two articles were found on Brazilian models.   In MAR #3, Winter 1982, many pages of a then-current Supermini catalog were published: trucks, construction equipment, and a bus.

Then, in MAR #11,  Extra 1984, frequent contributor Clive Chick wrote a two-page summary of Brazilian cars and trucks from a  recent trip of his.   He pictured Supermini and Minimac on the first page.

He also found Muky, Corgi Juniors by Kiko, Schuco-REI, and Solido, all made in Brazil

We would love to hear from other readers who collect these older Brazilian toys or know the history of these companies.


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News from the Continent June 2018- Conrad

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Text by, and copyright of the Author. All photographs supplied by the manufacturer.

Here are some models recently announced by Conrad. These are all diecast for Germany for the small family run company and are to 1:50 scale.

Art.No. 2210/0 KOBELCO SK500LC-10

Crawler excavator in Kobelco Livery

 

Art.No. 2211/0 MECALAC 15MC

Crawler excavator: fitted with an offset two-piece boom attachment and liveried in “Communal” markings

 

Art.No. 2212/0 MECALAC 15MWR

This is similar to the previous model but this time it is a wheeled excavator with the same offset two-piece boom attachment

 

Art.No.2453/0 Liebherr L 509 

A  twin wheel loader in the manufacturers livery

 

Art.No. 2768/0  MECALAC 6MDX

A site dumper again liveried in maunufacturer’s finish.

 

Art.No. 77235/0 MAN Euro 6 TGS CIFA Energya E8-E9

A  four axle concrete mixer with CIFA livery

 

Art.No. 2117/0 GROVE GRT8100

This is a very substantial telescopic crane developed for use on rough terrain.

 

ArtNo. 2202/07 CASE CX250D

This is a CASE liveried crawler excavator

 

ArtNo. 2968/01  POCLAIN TY2P

Wheeled crane with crane boom in the manufacturers colours

 

ArtNo. 2925/0  POCLAIN TY45

A hydraulic excavator with shovel in the manufacturers colours


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Oxford Diecast – Release 2 2018

By Maz Woolley

Text by the Author. All cell drawings and listings provided by Oxford Diecast.

Oxford Diecast has announced their second release of 2018. Again there is a slight increase in the price of models but not a large one like many other ranges have had in recent months.

The models are currently only illustrated by cell drawings or CAD diagrams and no pre-production shots are available to share at this point. I include the cells were they are new tooling or a particularly interesting variation on an existing casting.

For 1:43 scale collectors there are only a small number of releases and only one new tooling a Bedford CF Ice Cream Van. I am sure that in later releases that will make its way to 1:76 and 1:148 ranges too. It is a vehicle overdue for a modern model and I do hope Oxford intends to produce a conventional van or even a camper van in future releases.

A first is a model to 1:50 scale. This is extending their very successful JCB licensing into a larger scale and I am sure that it will prove to be a popular model despite it costing more than Oxford 1:18 models. Talking of which there are no new 1:18 scale models in this release.

The Westland Dragonfly looks very impressive  though there are already many questions about its authenticity as the Dragonfly was a copy of the Sikorsky built under licence and there are various fuselage features which differ from original to copy and even between the Westland versions produced.

In 1:76 highlights include a Duple Commander initially in Southdown livery but sure to appear in more liveries next release and even as 1:148 I expect at some point in the future. We also see a Ford Zodiac Mark II appear in the range to accompany the second release of the 315 Capri in a nice blue and white two tone. A Burrell traction engine appears in this scale which I believe was supposed to have the non-scale living wagon to go with it until someone got the measurements wrong in the factory.

We get to see an Austin Maxi finally appear in an industrial diecast range not my favourite colour but I am sure that it will sell well none the less. Maybe it will bee precursor to Maestros and Montegos which are often asked for by collectors.

The Range Rover 3rd generation in 1:76 will be a very popular item and apart from obvious missing links like a couple of generations of Discovery Oxford is not far off creating a full history of Land Rover. Land Rovers also appear in two new and appealing sets. One a Universities overland expedition which was the subject of a contemporary documentary and the RAF Bloodhound kit reminiscent of the old RAF Corgi set.

In 1:87 the US series gets several new castings: Chrysler 300 Convertible from 1961; a 1968 Dodge Charger; a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona; aDodge D100 Sweepside pickup; and a 1946 De Soto Suburban. If these models continue to be made to the very high standard that the recent 1:87 releases have been I am sure they will all be very successful even if they area little dearer than the 1:76 scale models.

Finally to the tiny 1:148 models made with plastic bodies and a diecast baseplate.  There are a surprising number of people collecting this scale of models and not just to go with model railways. However just two new tools this time the Land Rover Discovery 4  and the Bristol MW6G Royal Blue​.

Many 1:43 collectors have been voluble online about the gradual reduction of output from Oxford in this scale especially of ordinary cars. Many have been disappointed with the few models available this time. 1:76 truck collectors have also noted the lack of new tooling this release. Keeping everyone happy and keeping an eye on product quality is obviously a big challenge for Oxford. The Showman’s wagon being made with incorrect scaling applied is perhaps a symptom that Oxford are struggling to control production in China, it certainly fits with the concern over the quality of finish on some models.

1:43 Scale

 

43CF001 Bedford CF Ice Cream Van/Morrison Mr Whippy​
New Tooling

43LAN188024 Land Rover Series I 88″ Canvas Bronze Green (Plimsoll)​

43LR2AS003 Land Rover Series IIA SWB Station Wagon Pastel Green​

43LRL006 Land Rover Lightweight Hard Top Fred Dibnah

43RRP3003 Rolls Royce Phantom III SDV Mulliner Claret/Black​

43RRP5003 Rolls Royce Phantom V James Young Windsor Blue​

MIN014N Pink Floral Mini Car – Wedding Wrap​

1:50 Scale

 

50FST001 JCB Fastrac​
New Tooling

1:72 Scale Aviation

72BE002 Twin Beech – FT996-811-HF 728 Squadron RNAS Hal Far Malta 1948​

72DG003 DH84 Dragon EI- ABI IOLAR​

72WD001 Westland Dragonfly Royal Navy WH991 Yorkshire Air Museum​ New Tooling

AC089 Lavochkin LA7 Sergei Federovich Dolgushin – 156 Fighter Reg. 1945​

1:76 scale

76BM02003 BMW 2002 Taiga Green​Scale: 1:76

76D28003 DAF 3300 Short Van Trailer Pollock​

76DC001 Duple Commander MkII Southdown​
New Tooling

76DEF016 Land Rover Defender LWB Station Wagon Hong Kong Police​

76DXF004 DAF XF Euro 6 Livestock Transporter Skeldons​

76EC003 ERF EC Flatbed Trailer Pollock

76ETYP012 Jaguar E Type Soft Top Imperial Maroon

76ETYP014 Jaguar E Type Silver Blue

76FB6004 Fowler B6 Showmans Loco No.14425 – Carry On

76FCC002 Ford Consul Capri Caribbean Turquoise/Ermine White​

76FDE016 Ford 400E Minibus London Fire Brigade (Green)

76FG004 Ford Galaxy Black​

76FRE005 Land Rover Freelander London Underground​

76FS004 Ford Sierra Sapphire Moonstone Blue

76FT3008 Ford Transit Mk3 British Gas​

76FTC010 Ford Transit Connect Tube Lines​

76FZ001 Ford Zodiac MkII Shark Blue/Pompadour Blue​
New Tooling

76GDSF001 Burrell 8nhp DCC Showmans Locomotive Masterpiece​
New Tooling

76J4003 Austin J4 Van Southern Electricity​

76JAG2007 Jaguar MkII Carmen Red​

76JFP003 Jaguar F Pace Italian Racing Red

76JS002 JCB JS220 Millionth Machine

76LAN2018 Land Rover Series II LWB Canvas Southdown

 

76LAN2020 Land Rover Series 2 LWB Canvas Bluebird Land Speed Record 1960​

76LR2S006 Land Rover Series II SWB Canvas REME​

76LR3S002 Land Rover Series III Hard Top AA​

76LR3S004 Land Rover Series III SWB Canvas Royal Navy

76LRDF011 Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon Hong Kong Police​

76LRT009 Leyland Royal Tiger Alexander Bluebird

76MMS006 Morris Minor MM Saloon Clarendon Grey​

76MMT010 Morris Traveller Limeflower​

 

76MX001 Austin Maxi Tara Green​
New Tooling

76NMN007 New Mini Chili Red/White​

76NQ2002 Nissan Qashqai J11 Pearl Black Metallic​

76OWB014 Bedford OWB Isle of Man Road Services​

76P4004 Rover P4 Stone Grey/Juniper Green​

76PD2007 Leyland PD2/12 Barton​

76QLD007 Bedford QLD RAF 2nd Tactical A F -84 Grp 1944

76RAN005 Range Rover Vogue Aintree Green Metallic

76REL005 Reliant Regal Supervan Blue​

76RP006 Rover P6 Corsica Blue​

 

76RR3001 Range Rover 3rd Generation Bonatti Grey​
New Tooling

76SCT007 Scania Car Transporter Robinsons Autologistics​

76SET61 3 Piece Set BMW​

76SET62 3 Piece Set Bubble Car​

76SET63 3 Piece Set Hong Kong Police​

 

76SET64 2 Piece Set First Overland

 

76SET65 Bloodhound Missile Set

76SFE010 Scania CP31 Pump Ladder Shropshire Fire & Rescue​

76SHP007 Sherpa Van Telephone Service​

76SM003 Sherman MkIII 18 Arm.Reg -4th NZ Arm.Brg.Italy 1944​

76SOM002 Austin Somerset Buckingham Green​

76T4002 VW T4 Van Grey White

 

76T5V001 VW T5 Van RAC​
New Tooling

76TAC006 TACR2 RAF St. Mawgan (Red)

76TR4004 Triumph TR4 103MU – RAF Akrotiri Cyprus

76TX4008CC TX4 Taxi Coca Cola

76VEL002 Range Rover Velar SE Fuji White​

76VWS002 VW T1 Camper Turquoise/White​

76WOT002 Ford WOT1 Crash Tender RAF Catterick (Red)

76XJS006 Jaguar XJS White (The Saint)

76XR006 Ford Escort XR3i Caspian Blue​

1:87 Scale

 

87CC61001 Chrysler 300 Convertible 1961 (Open) Mardi Gras Red​
New Tooling

87CP65005 Chevrolet Stepside Pick Up 1965 White

 

87DC68001 Dodge Charger 1968 Bright Red​
New Tooling

 

87DD69001 Dodge Charger Daytona 1969 Black​
New Tooling

 

87DP57001 Dodge D100 Sweptside Pick Up 1957 Tropical Coral/Glacier White​ New Tooling

 

87DS46001 DeSoto Suburban 1946-48 Noel Green​
New Tooling

1:148 scale

 

NDIS001 Land Rover Discovery 4 Ipanema Sand​
New Tooling

NFDE004 Ford 400E Van Royal Mail​

NFT021 Ford Transit Mk5 Stobart Fleet Maintenance

NLRT004 Leyland Royal Tiger Maidstone & District​

NMN007 Mini Car RAF

 

NMW6001 Bristol MW6G Royal Blue​
New Tooling

NNMN005 New Mini British Racing Green and Union Jack

NNR007 New Routemaster First West Yorkshire

NWFA002 Weymann Fanfare Grey Cars

Non-scale

 

SP140 Showmans Living Caravan​
New Tooling


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Budget Models from Maisto/Bburago

By Maz Woolley

Text by, and copyright of, the Author as well as photographs from the London Toy Fair. All other images supplied by the Manufacturer.

As the price of models made specifically for collectors spiral ever higher it is unlikely that they will draw many into the hobby. At the same time the future of subscription series and part works is very much in the air with the effective closure of Atlas by DeAgostini. which may limit another way collectors might start. So what is left to inspire new collectors in 1:43 and above? We have looked at Oxford Diecast and Greenlight recently who are obvious firms to turn to in the UK and US. Another option traded internationally is Maisto and Bburago whose models are made by the May Cheong Group in China.

These models are produced in a wide range of scales and the quality has been improving over the last few years. Although some classic vehicles are offered there is a strong emphasis on current and recent models that new collectors may want to own as well as lots of Grand Prix and other sporting vehicles. For new collectors for whom 1:18 scale OttO or GT Spirit are much too expensive there are models on offer for less than even the budget Solido 1:18 range.

At the London Toy Fair earlier this year their UK distributor had a substantial number of the models on show and they were surprisingly detailed and well finished for the price they were intended to sell at.

 

Some Maisto on Display

Bburago Display

The  remainder of this article looks at some of the cars and motorbikes that they have announced as available over the last two months. There is a regular flow of models from these firms although re-colours do form a good part of the output.

1:18 Scale Bburago

 

B18-11040BK 1:18 Bugatti Chiron 42

 

B18-11042Y 1:18 Lamborghini Urus

1:24 Scale Bburago

 

B18-21083 1:24 Fiat 124 Spider

1:24 Scale Maisto

 

 

M32509 1:24 Bugatti Chiron “Design Collection”

 

 

M31256 1:24 Dodge Charger R/T “Harley Davidson Custom range”

M32527 1:24 Datsun 510 1971 “Design Collection”

Bburago 1:43 Scale Models

 

B18-36031/BC 1:43 Laferrari Aperta

 

B18-36032/BC 1:43 Ferrari 812 Superfast

 

B18-31018 1:43 Mercedes Benz230 GE Papamobile

Bburago 1:50 Scale Construction

 

B18-32085 1:50 A25G Articulated Hauler

B18-32086 1:50 EC220E Excavator

Maisto 1:18 Scale Motorcycles

 

M34007-07024 Ducati 1098S

M34007-08011 Ducati 848
M34007-11092 Ducati 1199
M34007-17040 Ducati Supersport S
M34007-321 Yamaha YZF-R1

M34007-07081 Yamaha YZF-R6

M34007-04049 Yamaha YZ450F

M34007-311 Yamaha TT-R 250

M34007-07082 Honda CBR1000RR

M34007-10021 Honda CRF450R

M34007-336 Honda CR250R

M39300-335 Honda XR400R

 

M34007-03138 Kawasaki Z1000

M34007-04045 Kawasaki KX250F

M34007-06187 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

M39300 Kawasaki KLX250SR

M34007-359 Suzuki GSX-R600

M34007-04047 Suzuki RM-Z250

M34007-05232 Suzuki GSX-R1000

M34007-349 Suzuki RM250

M34007-08010 BMW HP2 Sport

M34007-351 BMW F650 GS

M34007-06186 Triumph Daytona 675

M34007-342 Triumph Speed Triple

M34007-346 Triumph Thunderbird

M34007-16909 Husqvarna FC450

M34007-04043 KTM 525SX

M34007-09266 KTM 690 Duke

M34007-353 KTM 640 Duke

Bburago 1:18 Scale Motorcycle

 

B18-51039 Triumph Rocket


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