Sunday, April 20, 2014


This pretty little diecast-cast is the first of Art Model's new casting for 2003. Great wheels and a great interior. Shop here

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Brash go-faster stripes enliven the plain white paint on this excellent Porsche. With an opening bonnet which reveals a lined luggage compartment, and superb engine detail, this model should please the 'Stuttgart Massive' no end! Shop here


The 1990s produced some notably desirable cars and this NSX was just one example. This replica has a super interior, although in sombre black, but this contrasts well with the bodywork's rich Formula Red paint. The boot opens and is authentically lined, and there are also moving pop-up headlamps. Shop here


Reflecting the usual Classix range standards, this Escort from the 1957-1961 batch has a lovely colour, accurate printing and fine detail painting. Shop here

Sunday, December 8, 2013


2003 Pontiac Vibe GTR Diecast Car Model 1/18 Yellow Die Cast Car by Yat Ming

2003 Yellow Pontiac Vibe GTR Diecast Model Car. The Vibe was first produced in 2002 and went on sale as a 2003 model. Power ratings for the first three model years were slightly higher, with the GTR up to 180 hp. The Vibe is currently the most fuel efficient vehicle sold by GM in North America.


Lamborghini Diablo SV Diecast Model Black 1/18 Die Cast Car By Maisto

A beautifully crafted 1995 Black Lamborghini Diablo SV Diecast Model Car. The SV or "Sport Veloce" variant of the Diablo was an optional add-on package to the base car. It featured the VT's revised dashboard and larger brakes, a new 3-piece adjustable spoiler and was powered by a modified version of the 5.7-litre V12 producing 510 hp.

Lamborghini Diecast Model Cars - Lamborghini was among the top high performance racing lines to emerge from Italian ingenuity. Producing its first model in 1963, the company was driven by both a creative and competitive spirit. Lamborghini was born out of a desire to match and surpass Ferrari - and over the years Lamborghini proved itself on both road and race track. With an impressive line of supercars in its stable, the company is now owned by Audi AG.


The Starliner was the sporty fastback version of the flagship Galaxie line of fullsize Fords. Beautifully crafted this 1960 Grey Ford Starliner Diecast Model Car features opening hood, doors, trunk and steerable front wheels. No collection is complete without this stunning car. Personalize it with the custom flame graphics. Shop here


The birth of the Corgi Road Collectables Road Transport range dates back to 1985 with the introduction of the Thornycroft and Renault Box Vans. Hauliers of Renown is the flagship of the range and four models are included in the Anniversary range. Each model is accompanied by a keyring featuring both the Corgi 50th and haulier's logo and packed in a special anniversary box.

The ERF ECT Olympic received the largest vote by enthusiasts to be included and carries the livery of the English representative J. R. Adams (Newcastle) Ltd, based at Swalwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Shop here

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

EFE 1/76 AEC RT - LT

EFE's old faithful RT was its first ever bus. when introduced, it was such a detailed model that it was such a detailed model that it virtually created the hobby of 1/76th scale bus collecting on its own.

But even something that set new standards in 1989 could be seen as tired by 1999, and the model was needing a new lease of life. And it has got one.

It has new under-chassis 'running boards'; side traffic indicators  tween decks; a new radiator; tided up casting around the driver's area.

These changes have really bought a new lease of life to the casting. The radiator makes it look most authentic with its masterful grille effect and tiny AEC/LT badge.

This model is of an unusual variant it features an off-side information panel (Routh 29) and roof mounted route code box as well. This combination was short-lived, but it did happen. Shop here


This box set is a great way for a casual or new collector to get into Hot Wheels. The set comes with 50 different cars and other vehicles (no duplicates) and as far as I can tell, they are not randomly put in there as I have found info from others and they seemed to have the same vehicles in their boxes as mine came with. If you don't have any or only own a few Hot Wheels, you will be pleased with the variety of cars. There is something in there for just about any kind of car nut to enjoy. I am certain that any kid would love this set as well, it's just a great set for any age group.

The box is made of nicely printed cardboard and about the size and shape of a small shoe box, and the cars are packed in tightly so it weighs a good amount. If you put them back in, be sure to do so carefully or you can damage the packaging of the individual cars (if that matters to you). The cars all come on the so called short cards, not the standard cardboard backs that you will see in a retail store. A few standouts were the Batmobile, a Monte Carlo SS (80's), Nissan GTR, Datsun 510, Ford GT, Cuda, Chevelle and Twin Mill III.

I'd say if you're a hard core collector, you probably have all the cars in the box and don't need to buy this, but for a kid or casual/new collector this is a great way to start your collection or could be enough to be your whole collection. Not having seen the actual contents I was a little apprehensive before buying this, but now that I have it I can say I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. There are only one or two cars in the box I didn't like, the rest are great. Shop here


The Jaguar XJ6 Series II was introduced in 1973 with final production ceased in 1979. Only minor changes were made over the earlier Series I cars, the bumpers were raised slightly to meet pending US regulations, the front end was subtly revised and some minor technical improvements were made. The Series II XJ6 was delivered with either a 4,235cc DOHC I-6 engine producing 170bhp @ 4,750rpm or a 3,442cc DOHC I-6 engine which produced 160bhp @ 5,000rpm, transmission was still the 4 speed manual with optional overdrive, or the optional Borg Warner 3 speed automatic gearbox.

This model comes with a twin axle horse box which the Jaguar was more than capable of towing, and would be the perfect combination by many people around the country. Shop here

Thursday, November 14, 2013


There's a real appeal to the Barton fleet, with plenty of people who have never had a ride on a Barton Buses vehicle still unable to resist models in the livery.

The Barton livery this National I appears in really suits the shape of the bus, and the archer logo is very well done.

A nice touch is the Barton logo on the drivers windscreen. There's no sign of any legal lettering on our pre-production sample, we rather think it should be for Trent, new owners of Barton. Shop here


The Atlantean was hardly an unqualified success for London Transport. In its short life it wore few livery variations, but XA18 is seen with open bullseye livery. It also features nice LT house ads for travel enquiries and exact fares.

The EFE advertisements feature a gold stripe, but the production release features the correct white stripe appropriate for the open bullseye era. Shop here

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Now into its sixty-eighth year of trading and with three generations of family ownership, H E Payne Transport Ltd has developed an extensive fleet of vehicles specialising in transporting goods from ambient, chilled and frozen temperature ranges.

Harry Edward Payne was first introduced to fresh produce transportation during the wartime years when he began replacing local farmers’ previous hauliers.
After his death in 1948, his wife Edna and mother Violet kept the business going until 1958. In its growing years, Payne’s bought its vehicles from various sources. David Payne, managing director and son of Harry Payne, recalls at one time having six vehicles, all painted different colours. Generally the livery was mid Brunswick Green with a black chassis and mudguards with gold paint lettering although in recent years the chassis colour has change to red.

Payne’s first Volvo was an F86 6x2 rigid and made a strong first impression. Today H E Payne operates from their five acre site at Wyboston next to the house where Harry Payne started his business. When Harry Edward Payne started up his Bedfordshire based haulage business back in 1938 he could hardly have imaged that so many years later the company would still be going strong and providing employment for two later generations of his family. Shop here