Friday, August 29, 2008


There are only three styles of side container of motorcycle in a three styles of sidecar in a period of Regular Wheels.
We seldom see the die-casting motorcycle side container car in the marketing die-cast. Even though, Matchbox is one of the big producers of die-cast in the world. It has produced 3 styles only in a period of early to the era of Regular Wheels during 1948-1968. These sidecars are as follows:

No. 4C Triumph Motorcycle & Sidecar was produced in 1960 with three colors, a hardly to find one is metallic bronze. It is 5.4 cm. long.
No.36B Lambretta Scooter & Sidecar was produced in 1961 with two colors that is metallic pale green & dark green. It is 5 cm. long.
No.66B Harley Davidson Motorcycle & Sidecar was produced in 1962. It is only one car that is metallic bronze. It is 6.4 cm. long. All of them were produced in England. At present they are in good condition. Especially, on the above mentioned, No.4C, metallic bronze is scarcely to find.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


From a period of early Lesney into the era of Superfast (series 75) up to the present (Year 1948-to the present time) Matchbox produced only one style of Cannon No.32C in 1978 with 2 colors. It is olive and green colors with two wheels. The green colors are a style of scarcely finding. Bullet is included and it is able to fire with a system of spring. Regulated firing by a manual system.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


A Special Collectors Club edition of the Corgi Land Rover Pickup model painted in the classic green with Corgis' dog logo on the bonnet. Limited edition of 5000.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Die-cast Corgi No.06002 – AA Mini Van, it was produced by Corgi Classic Ltd. In China, 1998. It is 7.8 cm. long.

This die-cast AA Mini Van was produced by a license from Austin Mini and Automobile Assosiation (AA) dark yellow body, silver handle of the black door, clear windows, black interior, removable tire, “Patrol Service” tempa. The underneath is metal, casting bulge as an engine and exhausted pipe.

The Automobile Association (AA), founded in 1905, is a theme chosen by many collectors. The first aiming that time is to help its member who was arrested by police for driving over the speed limit. Later on, it had expanded more activities such as in 1908 arranging hand books for members including a representative branch with the names of the auto repaired workers. In 1914 it had 83,000 members until 1939 the member had increased to be 725,000 members. Several of toy ranges included the AA Patrol or Scout on his motorcycle with side car, plus the AA telephone boxes, while vans as used by the organization have been offered in the familiar yellow livery. Perhaps the most interesting, however, was produced by Budgie Toys, of an AA Mobile Control Office.


The origins of John I. Thornycroft & Co.Ltd. can be traced back to 1864 in Chiswick, London. In 1871 they produced a steam powered launch which reached an unprecedented speed of 18 knots. From their experience with further vessels, they decided to apply this to a vehicle and in 1896 emerged van number 1. In 1901 there was a steam powered double decker working in London. In 1904 they made their first petrol engined car and lorries came two years later.

The ‘J’ type was introduced in 1912 as a 4½ tonner having a 30 h.p. 4 cylinder engine, cone clutch and 4 speed gearbox. It was the first Thornycraft to have a ‘live’ rear axle – previous models were chain driven. Like its competitors a straight chassis frame was used and both goods and passenger bodies were fitted. In 1918 a more powerful. 40 h.p. engine was introduced and in the following year, a longer wheelbase was offered increasing the variety of bodywork that could be fitted.

In 1919, Portsmouth Corporation bought 10 ‘J’-type chassis and had them equipped with 36 seat double deck bodies. These were typical of the period and followed horse bus design down to the narrower lower deck to allow the front wheels to turn! This resulted in having 8 inward facing seats on each side but allowed 9 pairs of forward facing seats in the wider upper deck. In addition 2 more passengers could be accommodated alongside the driver. This was an exposed position as there were no windscreens but very often the driver had a tarpaulin which he could tie round his neck in wet weather, similar protection was provides in the upper deck, for the passengers. A porch was built over part of the platform to give the conductor shelter.

The Portsmouth buses had their original bodies replaced in 1925 by ones removed from London General ‘B’ type buses, giving them another 3 years life. Upon withdrawal, one of these was fortunately preserved by the Corporation and still appears on the road occasionally.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


English Automobiles built 17 of these “Old English Uprights” from 1934-37, using Riley-derived engines. The famous Romulus which was raced by Prince Bira winning in 1936 both the Prince Rainier Cup at Monaco and the JCC International trophy at Brooklands. Engine 1488cc.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Y14 - 1935 E.R.A. 'R.1.B'

Models of Yesteryear Y14 - 1935 E.R.A. 'R.1.B'

English Automobiles built 17 of these “Old English Uprights” from 1934-37, using Riley derived engines. This famous Dick Seaman car, now owned and raced by Patrick Marsch, won in 1935 both the Swiss Grand Prix in Berne and Pescara , Italy, Engine 1980cc 6 cylinder – 320 bhp –145 mph (232 km/h).

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Hall Bros (Whitefield) Ltd have commissioned this unique, limited edition, die-cast model of the Fowler Steam Lorry to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of their brand-Halls Mentho-Lyptus.

The Fowler Steam Lorry was produced in Leeds from 1924 to 1932. 127 were built during this period but only one survives. It was originally supplied to Leeds City Council but now carries the Halls Mentho-Lyptus livery.

The Fowler operates at a working pressure of 225 p.s.i. and develops 55 b.h.p. providing a maximum speed of 28 m.p.h. (unladen weight of 8 tons) Steam Lorries in the 1920’s were cheaper to buy 50% cheaper to run, and lasted 30% longer than the petrol driven lorries of the day.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


This is Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Ferrari 250 GTO Ltd Edition die-cast model car. A special model to celebrate Ferrari's 60th Anninversary Finished in a Matt Yellow individually numbered on a black base.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


This model is probably the closest to the original that Corgi chose for their first model in July 1956. The Ford Consul was by then six years old and very popular. Within three months the initial production run in 1956 of 100,000 pieces had sold out and the Swansea factory had to produce a further 250,000 models to meet demand. Corgi had to create a new casting to release this model in our Anniversary Series. This special limited edition model is made in exactly the same way as the 1956 original, with a metal chassis, turned wheels, and of course, windows. See more.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Vanguards - Morris Minor Traveller

Morris Minor Traveller 1953-71, 1953 Morris Minor Traveller Estate introduced, based on the Series 2 Minor with a 30 bhp 803 cc engine. It had exposed ash framework, a hinged rear seat and a compartment beneath the boot floor housing the spare wheel and toolkit. October 1954 New horizontal grille fitted and sidelights moved to the wings. Body-coloured dashboard got a central instrument dial. October 1956 Renamed Minor Traveller 1000 with larger 948 cc engine, improved gearbox and single-piece windscreen. De Luxe models had over-riders, leather trim.


Eddie Stobart Limited is Britains largest independant road haulage company and notably the most famous. The Company's history stems back over half a century starting from a rural village location to become a major national and international operator. In the year 2000 Eddie Stobart employed over 2500 people, operated nearly 1000 vehicles out of 30 depots across the UK and Europe

This die-cast is Corgi 1/36 BMW Mini Cooper Eddie Stobart Ltd. From Brighton via Bruges to Belgrade, the UK’s best-known livery is to be seen all over Europe. Now it’s ES’s turn on the rally circuit, with this captivating new 1/36 model of the BMW Mini.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


In January 1947, two Ex-Servicemen and old friends Leslie Smith and Rodney Smith formed a Company to be called ‘Lesney Products.’ The name Lesney was derived from their Christain Names. The partners astutely anticipated the demand for domestic electrical components, and manufactured these for other companies.
The design and production of toys began mainly as a sideline when the Company was not busy, sub-contracting for toy companies. This gave the partners the confidence to produce their own toys which were then sold through toy factors. One such factor was John Kohnstam whose trade mark was ‘MOKO.’ By late 1948, the first toy – a road roller was produced followed by others. These early Lesney Toys were similar to Dinky Models.
The Company continued to produce toys and by 1953, stimulated by the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, models of the Coronation Coach were released. The success of these, particularly the Miniature, was so overwhelming that Lesney decided to scale down their larger toys to a miniature range. Packaged in a small box about the size, colour and a shape of a matchbox – the ‘Matchbox Series’ was born.

No.1 Aveling Barford Road Roller No.4 Massey Harris Tractors

No.5 Double Decker Bus No.7 Horse Drawn Milk Float No.9 Dennis Fire Escapes

The 40th Anniversary Collection Box design follows the style of the first Gift Set produced by the original Company. The five authentic models re-created from new moulds for this Collection, have been selected from the first 10 models issued from the ‘Matchbox Series.’ This Collection represents the originality and wide ranging appeal of a small toy vehicle which Matchbox Toys and Lesney Products have now been producing for 40 years; including such famous names as Models of Yesteryear, Superkings, Convoy and Dinky itself as well as the “Matchbox Series”.

Monday, August 11, 2008


This is a great case for kids with LOTS of cars. A few of these replaced the many unsightly bins of cars we had around our house. Keeping them in a case like this cuts down on damage to the paint and being on wheels makes it easy for kids to move the fun from room to room / clean up after themselves. The slots that hold the cars come in a variety of sizes. Some of the largest trucks won't fit, but most will. (Comment by M. Roth)

New for 2006! Blue & Black Asst. The 100 car case has a cool new look & includes a removable dual launcher. Lift the telescoping handle & wheel the case anywhere. Boys can launch 2 - 1:64th scale vehicles at once. This case holds up to 100 - 1:64th scale Hot Wheel Vehicles. Order Now.


It's cool to display 120 of your favorite 1:64th scale Hot Wheels Vehicles. This lightweight case clips on the back of a standard door. Store and display vehicles in these awesome vinyl pockets.

This is really neat. It holds a ton of cars and fits over the door. Our boys have a million cars (not really, but they have filled up 2 of these w/leftovers). The slots are pretty good sized and there is a larger pocket towards the top. However, not all cars fit in the pockets. It doesn't hold larger type vehicles (example: ambulances, bulldozers, ect) but most of the cars fit nicely. Overall is a smart idea to get the cars off the floor (and out from underneath your feet!). (Comment by Melissa Kyle) Order Now.

Friday, August 8, 2008


Car transporter directly benefit the private; they reduce delivery costs and the risk of accidental damage en route and they ensure that the customer himself can “run-in” his new car from the start. Motor manufactures use them to deliver to their distributors and the docks; distributors use them to supply their area dealers. Nearly all transporters are articulated so that there is always a fresh load of four, six or eight car waiting for the first available tractor. Car delivery companies often operate Ford D tractors because their range of engines match the differing transporter sizes. The semi-trailers use both hydraulic and mechanical power to operate the loading ramp and fold the upper deck when the unit is returning empty to base. (~Corgi Juniors Collectors Album)

K-8 Guy Warrior Car Transporter

MB11- Car Transporter

Monday, August 4, 2008


This is a very detailed replica of 1/18 scale Jeep Wrangler Sahara diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast. Opening Doors, Opening Hood, Opening Trunk, Detailed Interior, Rubber Tires, Steerable Wheels, Perfectly modeled engine, Accurate Gauges and dash inside. Jeep Wrangler Sahara diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast makes great gift for any car enthusiast. Dimensions L-9 (Approximate), H-3 25 (Approximate), W-4 (Approximate). Order now.


K-7 Refuse Truck

Efficient refuse collection is vital to the health, as well as to the attraction of our cities. In recent years, many household items have been made available in easily disposable packs, cartons or aerosols, adding somewhat to the chores of the dustman and presenting a new problem to the vehicle designer. Today, household refuse loaded into the vehicle by mechanical means and then compressed in the lorry by a plate moving towards the bulkhead. Shelvoke and Drewry have been in the business for many years and their vehicles are employed by many municipalities. Of light alloy construction, the body tips the refuse at he final disposal site. (~Corgi Juniors Collectors Album)