Monday, September 29, 2008

ROUTEMASTER DOUBLE DECKER BUS




The original Routemaster Bus was designed in the early 1950’s and some fifty years after its first appearance, almost 1,000 examples of this famous London Bus still exist in the British Isles.
Routemaster Double Decker Bus, “BTA” (British Travel Association) “London Transport”, by Corgi Toys; MRN C469, issued in 1975 and currently available. The decal on the upper side reads “BTA Welcome to Britain”, with a Union Flag motif; and “London Transport” on its lower side. This model is common-but a variant bearing a label advertising the James Bond film “Octopussy” on one side only, is extremely rare.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

DINKY TOYS : FIRE ENGINE





Fire Engine with Extending Ladder; Dinky Toys No555. This model was first issued by Dinky Supertoys in December 1952, was renumbered 955 in late 1954, and remained in production until 1969. Of the two examples shown, is the earlier version, without plastic windows and fitted with metal wheels with rubber tyres. The example at dates from after renumbering: it has windows and is fitted with plastic wheels. All versions feature a bell, a ladder that can be raised and extended, and a towing-hook. The tinplate base plate is stamped with the maker’s name, “555” and “Fire engine”. The earlier version is the harder to find. Length: 140 mm.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

CORGI : THE BEATLES ABBEY ROAD DIE-CAST BUS


Abbey Road is the eleventh official album released by The Beatles. Though work on Abbey Road began in April 1969, making it the twelfth and final album recorded by the band; Let It Be was the last album released before the Beatles' dissolution in 1970. Abbey Road was released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom, and 1 October 1969 in the United States. It was produced and orchestrated by George Martin for Apple Records. Geoff Emerick was the engineer, Alan Parsons was assistant engineer, and Tony Banks tape operator. It is regarded as one of The Beatles' most tightly constructed albums, although the band was barely operating as a functioning unit at the time. Rolling Stone magazine named it the 14th greatest album of all time.



The Beatles Abbey Road Die-cast Bus is scaled to 1:64. Buy now.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

MAJORETTE: RANGE ROVER & WATER TANK


The die-cast Majorette No.246 & 21760 Range Rover & Water Tank was produced in France in 1990. This model is a replica from the originally designed in 1970. It is always named it to be a model of Classic. It was ordered to have a special production in order to assemble as a fire engine.

This die-cast fire engine is red body, “District 3 Fire Dept” and :Engine No.224” logo, blue emergency light, ladder on the roof, yellowish green windows, black interior and metal base. The water trailer is the same color of the fire engine, “Fire Dept” logo and metal base.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

UNICEF LAND ROVER (SERIES III)


Once in a while we would see a die-casting car of the UNICEF ORGANIZATION, especially the UNICEF which is accustom with the blessing card UNICEF.

UNICEF is an affiliated organization of the United Nations. It was established in 1946 in order to aid and looking after the children all over the world. It has ever received the Noble Prize. UNICEF entered Thailand in 1948. At present, it is still working to help Thai children.




In the past, we always saw Land Rover car with a logo of UNICEF running on the way of the rural areas, especially in the north of Thailand. The reason to use Land Rover, due to bumpy loads of literate soil mainly up and down the hills. For this reason, this die-casting car of UNICEF is Land Rover Series III. It was assembled by EFSI in Holland.

EFSI is a company who produced the die-casting car of Holland which was founded in 1963. This die-casting car is 7.5 cm. (1:63), blue color, “UNICEF” logo, white canvas roof, yellow signal light, black hook & base plate, orange windows and white interior.


This die-cast seemed to be produced in order to raise funds for the proverty children around the world. It regarded as a scant die-cast to find. Because since the beginning to collect the die-cast for more than 25 years, I just see this one.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

CADILLAC FLEETWOOD V16


The 1938 Cadillac Fleetwood V-16 was the world's standard of luxury. Finally, a limited edition replica that lives up to Cadillac's proud tradition. Handmade from over 180 individual parts. With all the appointments of the real automobile. Goddess hood ornament. Lavishly chromed grille. Cadillac's famous V-16. Removable Chauffeur's top. Magnificent "burlwood" dash. And deeply tufted seating. Truly remarkable!

This is a very highly detailed 1938 Cadillac Fleetwood V16 diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast by Signature Models. Every details are well put together. Great collectible or gift piece. Buy it now.

CADILLAC V-16 PRESIDENTIAL LIMO

This is a very highly detailed 1938 Cadillac V-16 Presidential Limo diecast model car 1:24 scale die cast by Yat Ming. This Limo was used by Franklin Roosevelt during the World War II. You will find one the first Cell Phone in this car. Every details are well put together. Great collectible or gift piece.

I added this limo to my collection of Presedential limos and do not regret it. It has a great black finish, no defects. Awesome detailing, etc. I feel this is the best of the Yat Ming Presedential series. --Timothy P. Madrid "Timitzer" Buy it now.

DIE-CAST MATCHBOX MAJOR PACKS NO.6 RACING CAR TRANSPORTER




Die-cast Matchbox Major Pack No.6 or King Size No.5 Racing Car Transporter was produced by Lesney in England in 1967. It is 13 cm long.

Major Packs were introduced in 1957 as a companion to the 1-75 series in a larger scale. As the King-Size series was introduced three years later, the Major Packs were slowly phased out and some were merged into the King-Size range. By 1967, the series had ended. It was produced only 10 models.

This model was produced only one style and one color that is green oil of BP. Both sides were embossed design (decal) as a rally car with a “Racing Transporter” including the BP sponsored logo. (British Petroleum) which is a giant company of England and the name of the racing field. This car is a clear roofing glass and part of the driver. Inside of the driver and compartment of the passenger is white color. It could be able to adjust it to slope down with the black door in order to bring the rally car downwards. It is removable tire, wheel hub is red, underneath is metal silver blond color.

Friday, September 12, 2008

MB.38 MODEL A FORD VAN



Matchbox Superfast No.38 Model A Ford Van. It was a coloring car and logo of the most various advertised commodities as Matchbox ever produced 427 models. The production began in 1982. The first model was produced in England is blue color. The advertising at the sides of the car is “Champion”, black underneath, white roof, amber windows.

You see in the picture is a model No.60 638E-60. It is a Ford model A Van, a yellow color that advertised itself. The last model was suspended production in 1992 later on it was produced in Macau, China and Thailand. A present, the price range from US$1-700. It is depending on easy – scant finding. The production is a small number.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

FODEN COAL TRUCK



One of the most respected names in steam engine vehicles. William Foden produced trucks for a variety of uses in England in the early days of the century. Indeed, Foden’s designs were so surperior, he frequently sued competitors for copying them. In 1900, Foden introduced an “overtype” steam engine. The 300 psi engine was mounted on a short locomotive-type boiler and the vehicle traveled at two speeds: 2 mph and 6 mph.
Within 20 years, Foden developed an advanced vehicle that could attain speeds up to 25 mph—quite a feat considering that the standard speed limit for trucks was 20 mph.
One of the most important roles Foden vehicles played was to carry coal—an important energy source at the time.
Now a steam-powered coal carrying Foden truck is captured as an authentic model by the masters of die-cast classic.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

1960 FERRARI DINO 246/V12




Matchbox Models of Yesteryear – Y16-1960 Ferrari Dino 246/V12

Phill Hill shone in this front engined Ferrari in the 1960 Belgian GP and then drove it to win the Italian GP. One month later it was fifted with a 3-litre V12 engine for Tasman racing in New Zealand. It survived there for nearly 20 years before being restored as the only original GP Ferrari. Engine: 2953 cc V12-cylinder – 310 bhp – 180 mph.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

1932 BUGATTI TYPE 51




Type 51 was the pinnacle of designer Ettore Bugatti’s racing career. In 1931 the type won four premier races. Works drivers included Chiron and Varzi. 31 type 51’s were built. Several works cars being sold later. Our subject went to A.H. Lindsay Eccles, then to Kenneth Bear. 2292cc 8-cylinder – 170 bph – 135 mph.

Friday, September 5, 2008

1957 MASERATI 250F "LIGHTWEIGHT"




Matchbox Models of Yesteryear – Y10 1957 Maserati 250F “lightweight”


In 1957 the Formular I World Championship was Maserati’s with their legendary team of three “Lightweight” 250Fs. Juan Fangio won four GP’s and his fifth and final World Championship in these cars with a win at Monaco. Engine: 2493 cc 6-cylinder – 270 bhp – 165 mph.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

MAISTO VOLKSWAGEN SAMBA VAN


The Classic Volkswagen minibus van, this neatly detailed and painted 1/25 scale model features opennable side and rear hatch door, plus optional canvas roof section. Painted in red and cream with chrome bumpers, hub caps and lining. Price $14.99 Buy it now.