Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
One of the foremost pioneers in steam-driven engines was the Cheshire firm of Hancock & Foden which, in 1899, began developing its steam-powered wagons. By 1902, the business was re-named E Foden & Sons Co. Ltd. And, with its line of steam-powered wagons, the firm laid the cornerstone for the modern trucking masterpieces it still manufactures today. Now, a 1922 Foden Steam Wagon—is re-created in a precision-engineered model bearing the logo of Brett & Son. This authentic replica is crafted by Matchbox Collectibles exclusively for the Age of Steam II collection.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
In 1952, the Standard Triumph company of Coventry under the then director Sir John Black, showed their first sports car, the prototype 2OTS, at the Earls Court Motor Show in London. Series production of a modified design with improved technology began in 1953. The car, from then on known as the TR2, sold successfully. The sportiness and reliability of the new product was underpinned by numerous successes in races and rallies. This was followed in 1956 by the almost identical TR3, in 1958 after a face-lift, by the TR3A and then from 1961 onwards by the technically improved TR3B. The Triumph TR4 was exhibited in September 1961 as the successor to the cramped but sporty TR3A. It represented an attempt to leave the competition trailing behind by means of a readiness to innovate that was out of the ordinary. The external appearance of the TR4 alone indicated that it was not simply a further development of its predecessors. The Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti styled a new metal body shell to fit over the widened chassis of the previous model.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Maisto makes terrific die cast models. This one is no exception. If you own a Chrysler Crossfire, or wish you did, you might enjoy having this highly detailed model to park somewhere indoors where you can admire it when you're not enjoying the real thing. The details are very good - hood, doors, and hatch all open. But that by itself doesn't guarantee a great model. Fortunately here, the details are all correct, with even the smallest parts faithfully modeled in the correct colors. The steering wheel moves together with the front wheels that may be posed in a range of positions. I like that Maisto even with to the trouble of making the wheels and tires the right sizes - with the correct proportioned smaller front wheels and tires and larger rear - to give the model the same aggressive appearance sitting on your shelf as it has at the curb! This model is of the normally aspirated, six-speed manual, so SRT owners go begging (or face the challenge of finding a 1/18-scale set of upgrade parts to make it so)! --Paul Mark Provencher "ppro"
Thursday, March 19, 2009
The Peugeot 907 V12 coupe is a concept car introduced in 2004 that combines modern styling and technology with classical motoring elegance. The most remarkable styling feature is the one-piece glazed windscreen and roof. A glazed panel set into the bonnet reveals twelve intake trumpets reminiscent of a traditional fairground organ. Side vents are situated in the front wings and two exhaust pipes emerge from either side of the car. Diecast There is a large 6.0 litre V12 engine contained within a classical shape in the best motoring tradition. Buy it now.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
units. Scale 1:43
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
The engine had a top speed of nearly 100 mph. A Lagonda using the same power unit was outright winner of the classic Le Mans race of 1935.
A superb highly detailed model of the Matchbox Model of Yesteryear Y11 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe, beige body, black chassis, maroon interior, black grill and silver disc wheels. This model made in England, issued in 1972.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Although the majority of these models were made by Lesney in England, a final production run of the Rose’s version was undertaken in 1988 in Macau (inscribed as such on the baseplate) Buy it now.
For 1984 there was another so called limited edition, in Dunlop livery. Dunlop vans change little. Look out for the seats, which could be tan or black, and the wheels – either a bright yellow or a paler yellow. Buy it now.
Monday, March 9, 2009
The world of heavy plant and machinery is one of ever growing fascination, from simple for lift trucks right up to mammoth earth mover. Thankfully diecast manufactures such as Norscott have superb ranges of these types of vehicles to satisfy the huge interest in diecast replicas of these hard working giants. Here is a flavour of the Norscot 1:50 scale ‘Caterpillar’ range.
But it’s the extra detailing that makes the model. Excellent wheels, ‘chromework’ Jaguar rear badging and a fabulous engine bay are great touches.
Inside, it’s a marvel. Not only is there a detailed dash, but some of the touches are great. You can read the setting of the radio and air conditioning! Door handles are picked out in chrome, the wood looks more real than the timber you see in a lot of full size cars, and the door pills are cut away so a 1/18th scale driver could pull them to with no problems! You can pratically smell the wood and leather as you look into the super-detailed interior! Buy it now.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The Matchbox/Dinky Toy model of the Pilot issued a few years ago is probably just as good, if not a touch finer than this handbuilt; however, this model exudes a quality feel which more than compensates for the price difference and 40 years on I can, at last, have my very own V8 Pilot! Great model of a great car.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This diecast car is a Dodge Tractor With Twin Tippers of Matchbox K-19A, made in England the year 1966. Length of 29 cm.The trailer is green and yellow twin tippers , all metal parts except wheels, light green glass, a cylinder of hydraulic based both raise the pickup, the car left a little spotty color dust can see the old well. Actually use the car as more than 40 years of beautiful and rare.
Who likes to see Mr.Bean, you have to find a Mini Car with his car-mate all the time. Mr.Bean Mini Diecast Car produced by Corgi Classic Limited in 1998. Length 7.4 cm. Mr.Bean Mini diecast car was produced with permission from Tiger Television Limited, which owns the copyright of TV Series.
Priestman Brother Ltd. is a manufacturer of heavy machinery, very old and famous of England. Established since 1915 by William Dent Priestman. He is the first one who had designed the locomotive engine by using engine oil. Hull is the first facility in the UK. In the picture (white - black) is the first lap the car of Priestman.
Priestman Cup Shovel diecast cars have body parts on the control room and orange, yellow bottom of the drive, stick cast metal scoop bulge "Priestman" gray, from black rubber rhythmic metal wheels, spin button control to get the shaft metal. Time this button clockwise rotation, the shaft will get the work order to draw material from, bottom lid tray. In closed position, the shaft knee raise. When lifting tray top - bottom tray lid is opened only to material. Cycle and start again.
Corgi No.1128 production car lap out are 2 version plastic and rubber carterpillars. Heavy equation is actually diecast car.