Monday, January 31, 2011

VANGUARDS 1/43 ROVER 2000





The Rover 2000 was introduced in 1963. It was one of the most innovative Rover models ever and a turning point in the design of the modern car. It had an all new overhead camshaft four cylinder engine, an all disc brake system and a deDion rear axel and was the first British car to be fitted exclusively with radial tyres. Its advanced engineering and styling earned it the accolade of ‘car of the year’, in the first year that this award was made. Later on, the 2000 range was extended with the V8 engined 3500 model which put Rover on the map as a high performance car.

BRISTISH RAIL SERVICE VANS OF THE 50’s AND 60’s




British Railways came into being in 1948 as an amalgamation of the four regional companies: Great Western (GWR), Southern (SR), London Midland & Scottish (LMS) and London & North Eastern (LNER). For about three years BR’s road transport fleet remained in the old companies’ liveries with ‘BRITISH RAILWAYS’ painted over the obliterated company names.

As new vehicles were purchased, these were painted in BR’s first standard livery colour of all-over maroon.

BR Southern Region Service Van

This Austin A40 van is in British Railways original all-maroon livery and carries the ‘double-sausages’ logo. This single-colour livery-colour livery was superseded during the 1950s by the so-called ‘blood and custard’ colour sheme of carmine and deep cream which itself was replaced by a ‘stone’ livery.

British Transport Hotels Van

The Morris Minor van in this set represents a light van in service with British Transport Hotels in the 1960s. It is in the all-over ‘stone’ livery that was used by British Rail from 1961, and carries the double-arrow logo—sometimes unkindly called ‘the arrows of indecision’. This logo persisted in use until early 1996.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

CORGI 1/43 LAND ROVER - HARRIS'S GALLOPERS


The present day Harris's Old Tyme Fair is run by brothers Ted, Robert, John and Fred.Tracing their origins to great - grandfather John Harris, of Chuckfield, Sussex (1833 - 1901) a timber merchant and haulier who also operated a Doby set of horses in the summer months .Frederick Harris, son and grandfather whose name is still carried on the Gallopers he built, moved to Ashington, Sussex in 1901 and the brothers continue to operate out of this original yard.

Back to a British circus for this attractive Land Rover and trailer set, which fatures some clever printing but a rather plasticky flag. A fun piece to add to the collection. Shop here

CORGI 1/76 PLAXTON PREMIERE - BLACKBURN


The compass logo on the side of this Blackburn Transport Premiere is extremely well reproduced. The rest of the tampo printing is a treat, and the interior, as always, looks very inviting! Shop here

WELLY 1/18 BMW 330i DIECAST MODEL CAR

BMW 330i Diecast Model Car 1/18 Silver Die Cast Car by Welly




The E90 is the new body style available from 2006 model year to present, and is available as the sport sedan E90, sport wagon E91, sport coupe E92, and sport coupe convertible E93.The E90 series is completely re-engineered from the E46, including changes to motor choices, transmission, the passenger compartment comfort, suspension technology, as well as a host of high tech features and options. This stunning 2006 Siver BMW 330i Diecast Model Car will make a fine addition to any collection. 

KYOSHO 1/18 FERRARI 250 GTO DIECAST MODEL CAR

Ferrari 250 GTO Diecast Model Car 1/18 Black Die Cast Car by Kyosho





The 250 GTO was designed to compete in GT racing. It was based on the 250 GT SWB. Chief engineer Giotto Bizzarrini installed the 3.0 L V12 engine from the 250 Testa Rossa into the chassis from the 250 GT SWB and worked with designer Sergio Scaglietti to develop the body. After Bizzarrini and most other Ferrari engineers were fired in a dispute with Enzo Ferrari, development was handed over to new engineer Mauro Forghieri, who worked with Scaglietti to continue development of the body, including wind tunnel and track testing. Unlike most Ferraris, it was not designed by a specific individual or design house. The rest of the car was typical of early-1960s Ferrari technology: hand-welded tube frame, A-arm front suspension, live-axle rear end, disc brakes, and Borrani wire wheels. The five-speed gearbox was new to Ferrari GT racing cars; the metal gate that defined the shift pattern would become a tradition that is still maintained in current models. The interior was extremely basic, to the point where a speedometer was not installed in the instrument panel. Many of its switches came from the Fiat 500, and it was said that as the car was rushed into production, the original cloth seats were made from workers' overalls.


This model has the following features: Open Door, Hood, Trunk,Has Steerable Wheels.Workable Steering Wheel.Rubber Tires.Made of Diecast With Some Plastic Parts.The Interior is Extremely Detailed.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

LLEDO DAYS GONE - SCAMMELL - FISHER RENWICK




This model's practically as big as some Corgi Classics, and so so good value for money! The transformer load is quite convincing, and Fisher Renwick should be a popular collecting theme for Lledo. Shop here

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A LITTLE LIFT FOR COLLECTORS



A little model which will appeal to both the truck and the construction enthusiast is Corgi's small industrial forklift truck, to approximately 1/50th scale. Released in the ever popular, and collectable in its own right, Eddie Stobart livery, this model features a raising and tilting mast. Despite the industry's standard of 1825th scale for forklift trucks, this is a nice addition to squeeze into the collection. shop here

Monday, January 24, 2011

VANGUARDS 1/43 FORD ANGLIA 105E - ROYAL ULSTER POLICE





The Anglia 105E was the first car adopted by the police to the new Panda Car role created by the Unit Beat Policing system that a large number of forces were embracing in the early sixties. However the RUC did not employ this system and so never used the Panda Car scheme. The RUC did, however, use large numbers of Anglias in various transport roles and stayed with the traditional all black at a time when other forces were experimenting with more visible liveries. The car modelled is a one of those vehicles, and served with the RUC in the early 1960s. Shop here

EFE 1/76 PLAXTON PARAMOUNT 3500 - EAST LONDON COACHES


We rather like the East London coaches red livery, it's actually a part of Stagecoach, but there's not a candy stripe in sight. This model looks most impressive and will tempt a great many London fans. Shop here

CORGI CLASSIC 1/43 PORSCHE 356


The Porsche 356 comes in two versions: in red with hood down, and in white with hood up. Again these are pleasing models which have been nicely detailed. Shop here

Thursday, January 20, 2011

HOT WHEELS 30th ANNIVERSARY COMMERRATIVE REPLICA 1989 '32 FORD DELIVERY



This 1/64 scale Hot Wheels 30th Anniversary Commerratve Replica 1989 '32 Ford Delivery model features yellow enamel, yellow plastic fenders, metal Malaysia base, orange, red & blue stripe tampo on sides, "DELIVERY" tampo in blue, yellow int., clear window and basic wheels. See more

HOT WHELLS MONSTER JAM TRUCK CASE



The Hot Wheels Monster Jam Truck Case can hold up to 15 Monster Jam trucks, 1:64 size, such as the Grave Digger, Stone Crusher or Eradicator! This rugged and durable case features a carrying handle so you can transport your Monster Jam trucks anywhere! See more

HOT WHEELS BASIC CAR 50-PACK




These 50 Hot Wheels 1:64 scale basic car collection comes in individual packages, making them the perfect hand-outs for any occasion. Additionally, these 50 cars come in a branded Hot Wheels box, great for storing cars, with a 2010 Hot Wheels Collection poster. See more

Monday, January 17, 2011

MATCHBOX REGULAR WHEEL NO.40A BEDFORD 'S' TYPE 17-TON TIPPER




The ‘S’ type cab was again used with the 7 ton Tipper, no.40a. The cab was painted red but the tipper changed from pale to light brown as time went on. Metal wheels gave way to plastic and both the size of wheel and tread pattern can vary, but there were no major casting modifications made to this truck.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

MINICHAMPS 1/43 FORD STREETKA


A super little model of a very popular blue oval brand. That famous logo is readable on both front and rear. Realistic lights. The interior, as you would expect for a convertible, is excellent, especially in the area of the driver's binnacle. There's even a readable logo in the centre of the steering wheel. Shop here

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CORGI - FAUN STREET SWEEPER





This model was based on a basic German street sweeper as produced by Faun. The model had an outstanding rotating side gulley brush as well as a rotating roller brush. A simulated flexible hose held by an operator was also included with the model. The figure was moulded in Orange and was unpainted.

DINKY - JOHNSTON ROAD SWEEPER




Catalogue No.7 proclaimed this model New for 1971. It has a complicated mechanism and in Dinky's own words features 'Rotating horizontal and vertical brushes' and a 'Swivelling simulated suction pipe'. It was produced in the normal right hand drive format although the real thing often used left hand drive to enable the driver to better align along the nearside kerb.

This model first appeared with a white front grille, before being changes to silver, and is most commonly seen with an version was produced as a promotional model for the Johnston Company.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

ERTL 1/18 2004 PONTIAC GTO DIECAST MODEL CAR

2004 Pontiac GTO Diecast Model Blue 1 Of 1250 Made 1/18 Die Cast Car By Ertl



The Pontiac GTO was relaunched in the United States in 2004, based on the Holden Monaro's V platform. Beautifully crafted 2004 Blue Pontiac GTO Diecast Model Car features opening doors, hood, trunk and steerable front wheels. A great addition to any collection.

WELLY 1/18 1953 CHEVROLET 3100 PICKUP DIECAST TRUCK

1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup Diecast Model Cream 1/18 Die Cast Car By Welly




Chevrolet Diecast Model Cars - Fondly known as the Chevy, GM's best known brand took an early lead in American car production as did the diverse line of diecast model cars. Chevy remains a mainstream American favorite and fans still recall 1963 when one of every ten cars sold in the U.S. was a Chevrolet. Enjoy our large selection of model car replicas of these diecast car favorites.
This classic 1953 Cream Chevrolet 3100 Pickup Diecast Model Truck was a workhorse for a generation. This beautifully crafted model comes with the side spare tire, chrome accessories and an opening tailgate. A "must-have" for any classic collector.

YAT MING 1/18 1964 RED CHEVROLET CORVETTE GRAND SPORT DIECAST MODEL CAR


Stunning 1964 Red Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Diecast Model Car. In 1962 Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov initiated a program to produce a lightweight version based on a prototype that mirrored the new 1963 Corvette. After the GM executives learned of the secret project, the program was stopped, and only five cars were built. They are among the most coveted and valuable Corvettes ever built.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

CORGI CLASSIC 1/50 HAULIERS OF RENOWN - RUGBY CEMENT



The first release in this 1/50 scale combination of the Volvo FM and a low curtainside cold cast trailer body. It's in the attractive Rugby Cement livery. From the chromed hubs and fuel tank to the accurate RMC livery, from the detailed cab interior to the separately applied rear view mirrors, this is an impecable model. Shop here

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

IXO 1/43 PEUGEOT 307 - MONTE CARLO RALLY - NO.5

A Simple but effective rendition of Gronholm and Rautiainen's car as entered in the 2004 Monte Carlo Rally. The large windows reveal a very detailed business like interior which includes all safety equipment. We liked the Rally logo on rear window. Shop here

SCHUCO 1/43 HANOMAG R40

This detailed scale model of the Hanomag R40 (for 40 hp) features an open cab and second fender mounted seat. A highly collectable model from Schuco includes it's own presentation case. The roots of Hanomag go back to 1835 when George Egestorff founded an engine works in Hanover, Germany. It wasn't until nearly 100 years later, in 1924, when Hanomag introduced tractors and other vehicles. Over the following years, Hanomag has been acquired by many other companies such as Massey Ferguson, IBH and most recently in 1989 Komatsu.

For those who collect agricultural models, this is a 'must'. After development work, production of this tractor started in 1942. This model is a very accurate rendition, as one has come to expect from Schuco, with a very aceptable level of detailing. Shop here

Saturday, January 1, 2011

IXO 1/43 MASERATI COUPE CAMBIOCORSA

This is a fine model, carefully detailed, particularly the wheels. Finished in red, this is a Maserati Official Licensed Product. Shop here