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#9871 OFFLINE   Felly Magic

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:33 PM

Burnside has been a legend again, photos tomorrow.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:52 PM

Another addition to my reverse rake rear window collection, another bloody Ford.
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This takes my total to three, an Anglia,this, and I count all my Amis as one.
What next ?

 

Well, dah.

 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:40 PM

I wish someone would do the Reliant Regal saloon in 1/43, I remember my utterly bonkers uncle Alan having a green one with a towbar on, which he used to tow a trailer tent with! He replaced that motor with an R reg'd Austin Maxi 1750 which he grenaded the engine on! My family were utter shiters, need anoher 1/43 Horizon to make a Silver Fox like my uncle Rob had, I remember the Lotus Sunbeam alloys on it


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:10 PM

They have,I had a bijou transkit that you converted a lledo van with,basically a plastic replacement body,so more authentic.there is also the rare tw models die cast 3/30.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:18 PM

I bet that Transkit is mega rare, I remember a few of them using Vanguards donors. 


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:35 PM

Wouldn't have been sunbeam ones there 4x108 horizon is 4x100.

to much power is just enough & theres more to life than mpg.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:20 AM

I finally got round last weekend to painting the Gama Cavalier Loon that I'd previously stripped down for a repaint.

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After some thought I decided on a Vauxhall Blue Met spray can that I picked up cheap ages ago for the colour.

Also gone base spec as never seen Gama make a saloon in base flavour. Painted the bumpers with a Humbrol Satin Grey. Which I thought that with the added rear spoiler is a nice reminder to when I was a kid in the 80's & 90's, when people use to put aftermarket spoilers, cheapo wheel trims and side stripes / graphics etc on cars.

Used the wheels I had spare off a Gama Astra which I also sprayed Silver from there original Grey, just to make it look like someone had tried to upspec it slightly too.


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Pictures make it look more Black and despite using masking tape my side trim isn't perfect either but overall I'm pretty pleased with it considering I did it!
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:58 AM

It is Friday, isn't it?

 

 

That can only mean...

 

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:16 AM

What’s on offer today?

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:38 AM

Back to the crates at St George's this morning, and a few items of interest - not only in the rummage boxes, but on the stall itself:

 

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Oho, is this of shiter interest?

 

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£3 secures this R4 in 1/24-ish scale, which looks like it's missing decals etc. Not my thing these days - but I'll nip over at noon and see if it's still there, should anyone be keen to nab it? Think it's Bburago, mebbe Polistil??

 

Also available were these Michelin commercial vehicles, from a 2005 magazine partwork. I had a few of these, selling them last year to some of you 'orrible lot.

 

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A rather steep £10 each on these, new and sealed - but, again, if anyone is super-keen I could unleash my MAD HAGGGLING SKILLZ YO and see if he'll take less for them.

 

Crate-diving produced another few treasures - because the big plastic tubs are so big and so full (and perched atop a wobbly camping table), it's not easy to rummage through them all that well.

 

So what should appear this time, but that Majorette Saab Turbo from a month or two ago.

 

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It's begging for a repaint, to the point that the rivet is only barely holding the body to the base.

 

I also succumbed to the Mercury Commuter in Police livery, which I'd resisted last week. I do like this casting; I've a plain civilian version in green with the steering suspension (and dogs) which I'm very fond of, too.

 

Further to my musings on the saloon version Mercury police car upthread, it's maybe odd in a way that Matchbox produced a saloon and an estate version of the same car at the same time - in both police and fire liveries. I can't think of many other manufacturers that did that, other than possibly Majorette who put out a 3dr and a 5dr version of the Series 1 Renault R5.

 

Also picked up these:

 

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The Mercedes CLK is a Welly model; the Toyota Camry doesn't have a manufacturer but looks like it may also be made by Welly. Both are just a little cruder than Matchbox or Hot Wheels - just not quite as crisp a casting - but overall proportions aren't bad. There's even tiny, tiny badging to the bootlids of both, revealing that the Merc is a 250 Kompressor. Pity there's a few marks to the Camry's paintwork, but from the amount of wear to the wheels, this one's done a fair few miniature miles in the hands of its previous owner(s).

 

And then there's these:

 

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The Volvo V70 (T5?) may be by Hongwell; there's no markings whatsoever on this, not even a 'Made in China' stamp. It's more toy than scale model, but may scrub up well and is screwed together for EASY REPAINT.

 

[EDIT: of course it's not a V70, it's an 850. Silly old Datsuncog)

 

The Hot Wheels blackwall taxi I'd overlooked several times in the preceding weeks, thinking it was a Crack-Up, but when I looked closer it's actually not. Just a generic Caprice-like 3-box septic, but quite nice anyway - even if the tampos are a bit rubbed.

 

So there we go. Nice as they are, I don't think any of the above will cross over into my Permanent Collection... so if anyone wants any of today's haul, I'll knock them out my cost price of 50p each + postage.

 

And, unlike those canny buyers in Bargain Twunt/ Crap In The Attic, I s'pose I'll never be rich.

 

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But it's mebbe better to spread a bit of diecast love throughout this hard ol' world.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:42 AM

I’d have the Renault 4 if it’s all there and has all the wheels etc?
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:44 AM

I’d have the Renault 4 if it’s all there and has all the wheels etc?

 

Yep, all the wheels appeared to be there - will nip back over at 12 and see if it's still there!



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:44 AM

Cheers man
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:12 PM

Not as great results as some...

 

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Still need to do a logo for the tanker... 


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:27 PM

How much is the Dinky Bentley Continental S, the Dinky fire engine, the Dinky Studebaker Tanker, the Dinky coach and the coronation coach, please?

What's inside the Solido Age d'Or box, please?


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:28 PM

I’d have the Renault 4 if it’s all there and has all the wheels etc?


Now safely in my bag. :)


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:32 PM

Get us that 6 wheel Tyrell if you're still there!!


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:33 PM

How much is the Dinky Bentley Continental S, the Dinky fire engine, the Dinky Studebaker Tanker, the Dinky coach and the coronation coach, please?
What's inside the Solido Age d'Or box, please?

 

The tanker's away, sadly - all the others are priced at £5 each.

Dinky Observation Coach is a fairly rubbish repaint, and there's a broken link in the coronation coach harness.

The boxed Solido Age d'Or is a 1939 Delahaye 135M in two tone blue.

Currently hovering around the stall!



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:35 PM

Get us that 6 wheel Tyrell if you're still there!!


Mmm... Lucky Toys, seems to be clockwork or summat... not quite my bag, you interested?



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:38 PM

The tanker's away, sadly - all the others are £5 each.

Dinky Observation Coach is a repaint, and there's a broken link in the coronation coach harness.

Age d'Or is a 1939 Delahaye 135M in two tone blue.

Currently hovering around the stall!

 

Oops, Coronation Coach also just been scooped by an oul fella. Looks like busy time is happening.



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:39 PM

Yes !!  


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:40 PM

I've got a bloody  coronation coach you can have !  Its the same price as a 6 wheel tyrell  :-D


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:41 PM

Yes !!


Fiver ok, plus post? Secured!

 

(EDIT: sorry, misread your original post - thought you'd said "Get that 6 wheel Tyrell!"

 

Clearly, you were indeed expressing your own heartfelt longings... which hopefully can now be sated.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:54 PM

Sometimes you don't even need to leave home to acquire fresh shite.....This plethora of pastel-coloured period-ness just arrived from Emporioum Eddyramrod......  

 

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Cheers, Ed - very pleased!


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:55 PM

That 4 is a flipping bargain, GIB.

Quite hard to find in the UK Swapmeets etc, I have certainly never seen one. I managed to get one from our own MK2_Craig thankfully.
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:11 PM

Right, haul hauled - have to skedaddle back to my desk now.

JM - if those Dinkys or Solido interest you at a fiver a pop, he'll be there for another hour or so? I may be able to slip out.

But it appears I have been granted access to the Inner Sanctum.

Not all his cars are out on the stall.

Pics to follow...


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:27 PM

While we're waiting, have a Norev Renault NN. Part of a job lot, more to follow in the next few days.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 03:33 PM

Okay, then, cats and kittens...

 

I trotted back over to the market at lunchtime, scything my way through the doddery old biddies with the tartan shopping bags on wheels dithering at the dishcloth-and-vacuum-bag stalls, and leaving a trail of carnage in my wake...

 

BEHOLD!

 

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A Renner 4, by Bburago - procured on behalf of Sierraman, and now all paid up (cheers!).

 

This looks to be some sort of race support vehicle, going by the tools and fuel cans in the back, though most of the decals and what appears to be the roofrack have gone AWOL. Wheels, lights and bumpers are all intact, however, as are the steering wheel and gearstick. There's a crack in the windscreen, annoyingly, but glazing is otherwise present and correct.

 

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For £3 it's not bad, I'm sure you'll agree.

 

 

Next up in the request series: a slightly bizarre Formula 1 car, which I don't think ever existed:

 

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This model seems to be closely based on the Tyrell 007 which Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler raced between 1974 and 1976, in the correct colour and sponsor - but fitted with six wheels, like the 007's unique sucessor: the experimental Tyrell P34 which raced for 1976 and 1977 only, and had nothing in common bodily with the earlier 007. And definitely not the number of wheels.

 

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Despite taking the car to a win in the 1976 Swedish Grand Prix, Scheckter reputedly hated the car and left the team at the end of that season. As far as I know, the P34 was the only F1 car with four wheels up front - March developed its own 2-4-0 with four wheels at the back, but other than two testing days at Silverstone it never put in an appearance on the track.

 

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Williams and Ferrari also worked with six-wheeled prototypes, but again these featured four wheels at the back and never saw more than some test sessions before the six-wheeler concepts were abandoned, in part due to technical difficulties with the close-coupled drivetrain and also in maintaining contact on suboptimal track surfaces, and later by F1 regulations which firstly banned four wheel drive set-ups, and later stipulated that an F1 car could only have four wheels in total.

 

Interestingly, Scalextric's flagship 500 set in the late '70s/early '80s came with both the Scheckter Tyrell 007 and the prototype March 2-4-0; two cars which could never have met on the track in real life. March was one of those ambitious but lower-end racing teams which had ingenious ideas but limited funding; so it's perhaps heartening that the licencing deal from Scalextric to make the model 2-4-0 gave it one of its only reliable revenue streams. In that sense, the racer that never turned a wheel in anger was in fact one of their most succesful designs ever.

 

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So why this odd hybrid model? Some sort of confusion over specs at the factory in Hong Kong? A way around licensing restrictions? Who knows! But it's big, it's blue, and it's Christine's now.

 

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I think it may have some sort of propulsion system (with noise), but it seems to be not working all that well. I'll leave this to its new owner.

 

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I'm sure I used to have a plastic Mk1 Golf made by Lucky, too.

 

 

Okay, what else?

 

Well, with requests satisfied and enquiries answered, I hung around the stall for a bit while waiting for any further instructions to procure... but it didn't take long before I became a bit overwrought, in that way I sometimes can...

 

I started to hoke through the 50p boxes, again. This was their state of play as of 12.30:

 

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Hmmm...

 

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Hmm.

 

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Mmmm...

 

Yes, there were a few other models tempting me. So I nabbed these two; both of which I recall from my childhood though in significantly worse condition (and I think my Mustang III might have had an orange base, rather than the black):

 

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Some other oddities I agonised over, but left. This Solido Citroen Synergie had a scuffed roof and windscreen; and anyway, I kinda hated these Eurovans when they first came out.

 

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This also intrigued me, though there wasn't much left of it:

 

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I've never heard of Mandarin, as a toymaker. Looks like Chinglish is nothing new... 'Dune Bunggy'

 

The Peugeot 403 in the background isn't a Norev - it was a broken plastic kit. Though it did appeal a little, too. As if I haven't enough broken stuff kicking around.

 

 

There were also a few Models of Yesteryear kicking about (if you like that sort of thing):

 

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But stay - while checking my phone and generally fiddling about, what did I spy but a few more boxes behind the stall...

 

A tentative request, a shrug of acquiescence from the stallholder... oh my.

 

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Well, some interesting stuff in there, all right - fair bit of Corgi, Dinky and Matchbox. Prices seemed generally in and around the £3-£5 mark.

 

 

So what did I come back with, in addition to my 50p specials?

 

Well, I did go a bit nuts. I'd half made up my mind to buy myself a copy of 'Who's Next' from HMV, as reissues are down to £12.99 and I feel a bit teeth-sucky these days about putting on my original Track pressing of the album (which probably means it's time for me to sell it on, as I want to enjoy my LPs, not get into a headfuck about depreciation), and decided to transfer my planned vinyl splurge onto models instead.

 

But c'mon, just look at these:

 

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There's something about the late Mettoy era of large-format Corgis that I just love. As previously mentioned, the Rancho always appealed to me and toy versions were everywhere, so I was surprised to never encounter a real one when out and about. I had a Matchbox Superkings version, and small Matchbox and Corgi versions, but never a large Corgi version. Until now. I reckon this is the best of them all. And it has a little lever underneath to tip the seats up and down in the back! That one small thing is what turned it into a must-have. Playvalue, hey?

 

So, as I was buying for myself anyway... I grabbed the Peugeot 505 STi too.

 

I only ever seem to see the beige taxi version of this casting, so this civvie version has a lot of appeal for me. You can be sure I'll be lovingly fondling my 1983 Corgi Catalogue later on (not a euphemism - please stop tittering at the back there).

 

I also decided to take this one home too:

 

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I bought a silver version of the Matchbox Dinky DY-5 Ford V8 Pilot from a chemist's shop, of all places, in about 1993. It's good, but the silver always seemed a bit incongrous (although I know it's period correct). I'd sooner have had the black or beige version; well, now I have a black version. Although I didn't notice the back bumper was broken, as I was in a diecast-induced haze until I got back to work. Bollocks. Oh well. Maybe I'll arrange a bumper-share scheme with my silver one, depending on which one's on display at any given time.

 

So there we are. That's some going, for me anyway!

 

I might need to go for a little lie-down...


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 03:35 PM

Back to the crates at St George's this morning, and a few items of interest - not only in the rummage boxes, but on the stall itself:

 

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Oho, is this of shiter interest?

 

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£3 secures this R4 in 1/24-ish scale, which looks like it's missing decals etc. Not my thing these days - but I'll nip over at noon and see if it's still there, should anyone be keen to nab it? Think it's Bburago, mebbe Polistil??

 

Also available were these Michelin commercial vehicles, from a 2005 magazine partwork. I had a few of these, selling them last year to some of you 'orrible lot.

 

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A rather steep £10 each on these, new and sealed - but, again, if anyone is super-keen I could unleash my MAD HAGGGLING SKILLZ YO and see if he'll take less for them.

 

Crate-diving produced another few treasures - because the big plastic tubs are so big and so full (and perched atop a wobbly camping table), it's not easy to rummage through them all that well.

 

So what should appear this time, but that Majorette Saab Turbo from a month or two ago.

 

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It's begging for a repaint, to the point that the rivet is only barely holding the body to the base.

 

I also succumbed to the Mercury Commuter in Police livery, which I'd resisted last week. I do like this casting; I've a plain civilian version in green with the steering suspension (and dogs) which I'm very fond of, too.

 

Further to my musings on the saloon version Mercury police car upthread, it's maybe odd in a way that Matchbox produced a saloon and an estate version of the same car at the same time - in both police and fire liveries. I can't think of many other manufacturers that did that, other than possibly Majorette who put out a 3dr and a 5dr version of the Series 1 Renault R5.

 

Also picked up these:

 

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The Mercedes CLK is a Welly model; the Toyota Camry doesn't have a manufacturer but looks like it may also be made by Welly. Both are just a little cruder than Matchbox or Hot Wheels - just not quite as crisp a casting - but overall proportions aren't bad. There's even tiny, tiny badging to the bootlids of both, revealing that the Merc is a 250 Kompressor. Pity there's a few marks to the Camry's paintwork, but from the amount of wear to the wheels, this one's done a fair few miniature miles in the hands of its previous owner(s).

 

And then there's these:

 

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The Volvo V70 (T5?) may be by Hongwell; there's no markings whatsoever on this, not even a 'Made in China' stamp. It's more toy than scale model, but may scrub up well and is screwed together for EASY REPAINT.

 

The Hot Wheels blackwall taxi I'd overlooked several times in the preceding weeks, thinking it was a Crack-Up, but when I looked closer it's actually not. Just a generic Caprice-like 3-box septic, but quite nice anyway - even if the tampos are a bit rubbed.

 

So there we go. And, just like Bargain Twunt/ Crap In The Attic, I'm unlikely to walk away with much in the way of profit - if anyone wants any of today's haul, I'll knock them out my cost price of 50p each + postage.

 

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What can I say, I'll never be rich...

 

Look at the troll thing photo bombing the first pic...


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Originally Posted by leedsrhinos126 
talking about bodge jobs i am currently using my 125cc scooter with Sockets as front

 

wheel bearings, its scary but it works (21mm + 20mm if ur interested lol)

 


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 03:40 PM

That red Corgi Peugeot is fantastic!


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Originally Posted by leedsrhinos126 
talking about bodge jobs i am currently using my 125cc scooter with Sockets as front

 

wheel bearings, its scary but it works (21mm + 20mm if ur interested lol)

 





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