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#2131 OFFLINE   Tayne

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:03 PM

PS: why don't they make cars with pop up lights anymore? Were they just a fad?!



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#2132 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:14 PM


PS: why don't they make cars with pop up lights anymore? Were they just a fad?!



Pedestrian safety.


They can't have been outlawed if existing cars are still allowed them? (such as my mum's Supra)

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:16 PM

course they can.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 12:02 AM


PS: why don't they make cars with pop up lights anymore? Were they just a fad?!



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They can't have been outlawed if existing cars are still allowed them? (such as my mum's Supra)


The regulations outlawed them being fitted to any cars produced after a certain date. So your mum's Supra can have them, my 480 can, but if a manufacturer tried to put a design into production now with pop-ups, they wouldn't get very far.

That's how I understand it anyway.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:23 PM

The regulations outlawed them being fitted to any cars produced after a certain date. So your mum's Supra can have them, my 480 can, but if a manufacturer tried to put a design into production now with pop-ups, they wouldn't get very far.

That's how I understand it anyway.


Was there a similar thing with Bull-bars? I believed that there was a blanket ban on them but I still see older 4x4s with them so I guess it's the same ruling as per the pop-ups!

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:50 PM

The regulations outlawed them being fitted to any cars produced after a certain date. So your mum's Supra can have them, my 480 can, but if a manufacturer tried to put a design into production now with pop-ups, they wouldn't get very far.

That's how I understand it anyway.


Was there a similar thing with Bull-bars? I believed that there was a blanket ban on them but I still see older 4x4s with them so I guess it's the same ruling as per the pop-ups!


Tis.

I think the cut off was 2003. SCTSH_ANDY has a rancid old Discovery with a set on. It looks 'braw' or something. He also has some kind of wack device that stops the odo reading straight, as well as the fuel gauge. Fuck knows, I think he keeps putting something in my tea.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:00 PM

The regulations outlawed them being fitted to any cars produced after a certain date. So your mum's Supra can have them, my 480 can, but if a manufacturer tried to put a design into production now with pop-ups, they wouldn't get very far.

That's how I understand it anyway.




I don't think they are specifically outlawed, but you'd never pass pedestrian safety regulations with them

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:19 PM

my latest from lobsta, jolly nice chap he is :P

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:26 PM

Thought you might be able to provide a home for a couple of our damaged items :wink:

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:16 PM

Let's have a look at that!



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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:21 PM

id be honered if it was my motor like

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:22 PM

I found a Renault 12 model car boxed in the loft, and it had 'French Cars' printed on the back. It looked like it came off a magazine. It's in one of those presentation boxes, and looks quite nice (about 4 inches long). Does anyone know the origin?

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:30 PM

I reckon that is indeed a partwork model. I found a load of these things in a 99p shop in Liverpool a couple of years ago (actually it must be at least 3 now) and bought up a bunch of CHP Crown Vics, but I do remember seeing a 12, in blue IIRC. I've seen the Crown Vic and the Tennessee Dodge Intrepid on ebay, so they were definitely from partworks. Since the packaging on the 12 was identical, it's a safe bet. The models I have are quite good quality, I think most of the partwork stuff is done by IXO which seems to have a good name.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:38 PM

I've also got the 12 and a yellow Renault 8, and a lovely red Dauphine, all 1/43 scale. I bought them from a stall in a local market a couple of years ago and I was told they originally came from a partwork that didn't sell very well. There was also a range of DSs, I've got the 1963 Tour de Corse one; that has 'Editions Atlas' on the label but not 'French Cars'

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:40 PM

I've also got the 12 and a yellow Renault 8, and a lovely red Dauphine, all 1/43 scale. I bought them from a stall in a local market a couple of years ago and I was told they originally came from a partwork that didn't sell very well. There was also a range of DSs, I've got the 1963 Tour de Corse one; that has 'Editions Atlas' on the label but not 'French Cars'

Mr Lobster to the front desk for the definitive answer please :)


Renault 12 / 8/ Dauphine were part of a big partwork series originally issued in France & Spain. AFAIK they sold pretty well - they all generally do but they produce A LOT of them. Any that don't sell on the newstands get returned to the distributer who sells them for recycling. The magazines generally get pulped but the models vanish out of the back door on the basis they are not resold in the same country. Hence why we've had quite a lot of them here (and why I've got several hundred Italian Police cars in my unit).

The Renaults above were produced by Altaya which is IXOs brand they use for the partwork stuff but is exactly the same casting so quality is bob on. Theres a fair number of Norev ex part work models (notably Fiats and Lancias) around at the moment as well.

DSs were a seperate magazine part work thingy by Editions Atlas. Probably about three years since we last had them, think they were made by Universal Hobbies but I could well be wrong...

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:02 PM

I have one of those Atlas Editions DSs, it failed to sell in my last ebay clearout.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 03:26 PM

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The local model shop has a range of Alfa models for £5, so it would be rude not to. The Calsonic Skyline has always been one of my favourite liveries as well

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:33 PM

Beemer and Aston from me?
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:36 PM

If anyone's ever in the Lake District Barney's Newsbox in Grasmere is well worth a visit*, as they regularly have boxes full of these ex-partwork models, such as the above mentioned Alfas and DSs. The last batch they had in seemed to be from a Michelin vans partwork, including gems such as a Citroen TUB.

I spend far, far too much in there.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:01 PM

:lol:

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:27 PM

Beemer and Aston from me?



Yes, not really impressed with the BMW (the model itself, not you) but the Aston and SD1 are great. If I was working at the time I would have bought several more

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:12 PM

*Having, of course, checked Mr. Lobster's website for your Autoshite model needs first. :wink:


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Of course!

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:15 PM

:lol:

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Beats me why Corgi failed to exploit this casting 40 years ago. With a little tweaking at the time it could have been recycled as a family car/taxi/copcar/Sceptre; they did exactly none of that! It disappeared fairly swiftly from the product lineup and even battered ones fetch frightening sums on the bay. Now they've taken over Vanguards it would be a natural for a reissue as suggested above, but no, not a hint.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:41 PM

I did this fairly crude conversion years ago but never really finished it. It could do with some suitable bumpers and some of Vanguards better Rostyles:

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I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:47 PM

Excellent! I have some code 3 conversions I've done on this model too: one in red, representing the 1500 Minx we had, way back in about 1980, LTC 385F; one in various shades of green, with further mods, as my Sceptre bought from Ginger McCain in 1983, SWF 87H; and one I haven't finished yet, to be my white Minx 1725 automatic from 82, HWM 916F. Can't post pics, sorry, as the models are all packed now and in fact have gone to the new address. Should be moving in properly in about a fortnight, can't wait!

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:05 PM

CORGI: WAKE UP! WHERE ARE ALL THE HUNTERS??????

I agree! They need to bring it back! Add Sunbeam, Singer, Paykan, Humber into the line up, they could make a killing out of them! :lol:

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:30 PM

As a Vanguard it would surely sell as well as the Avenger and Mk3 Cortina. Maybe we should get up a list of suggestions for them?

1: Hunter (in various guises)
2: Victor (so far we've only had the F-type, where are the FB/101/FD/FE? FD could even be done in white, issued with a red Mini; there's your Randall & Hopkirk set!
3: Viva HA and HC, since they already do the HB. HC opens up Magnum and Firenza, of course...
4: Bedford CF; they already have the Transit of course.
5: Sherpa. It's available in the James Bond Collection, there must be a tie-up they could do.
6: Maxi. Just because I hated mine, doesn't mean everyone else should be deprived.

Any more? Feel free to jump in...

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:47 PM

Hey I'm seeing a guy from Hornby / Corgi at some point, I might suggest some of these.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

RELIANT ROBIN!
I'm shocked they haven't made one yet, it would be great. I would buy loads of them....
I was so annoyed they never made a saloon version of the Regal too....

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 01:16 PM

I have no idea what this is, the picture from the back doesn't seem to match up with what's at the front. But I'm intrigued...

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