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  1. Some good detective work there, thanks. I reckon it's most likely an 'inspection' plate as that lorry has bespoke bodywork so it's likely to need whatever the Dutch equivalent of SVA might be. It's plausible that they ran out of S-12-34 plates and changed to S-12-ABC format but the font and layout are still weird so maybe it's a Dutch reg on plates made outside the Netherlands. I guess the only way to find out is to ask the operator.
  2. Those are ace and I'd happily roll in either of them. I'd love to see what an MG Maxi might look like - if ever there was a car that needed to shake off a stuffy image the Maxi is it. An MG Marina Turbo has actually been done in real life. Not to my taste but you can't fault its creator for his vision and determination.
  3. Not so much a great plate as a curious one seen last week. A local UK company but S9-1-RVB sure isn't a UK plate. The blue band says NL but the format, font and colour are all wrong for a normal Dutch plate and I can't find any reference to temporary export/transit plates in this form. Any ideas?
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  5. That's a right bitsa! The Bloxwich cab is from one of these: This was one of my first EFE purchases from the much-missed Beatties in Milton Keynes shopping centre when I was no more than 12 or 13 years old in the late 1990s and it's still here well over 20 years later; in fact I can see it on the shelf in front of me as I write this. Searching for the V reg on the excellent EFE Zone website reveals the chassis is from a Watneys beer truck but that was a dropside so the flatbed body must have come from a third model. It looks good though and most of the bits are interchangeable
  6. My mate took me to his favourite motorway bridge last week when such things were still allowed before this tier 4 nonsense. I saw my first Iveco S-way, which aren't available in RHD yet and I believe UK sales start early next year. The black livery does it no favours but I can't help thinking it looks like a knock-off Next Gen Scania. What do the AS collective make of it?
  7. Fun* fact: MGR never actually owned the Rover name and licensed it from BMW. As I understand it, after MGR went kaput Ford bought the name from BMW to prevent it falling into the hands of a competitor and causing confusion with Land Rover, so it presumably now belongs to JLR. I'm sure I've seen that 'SD1' before and it's just a Photoshop creation, possibly based on a photo of the actual XJ with that reg.
  8. A lot of crap tankers have variations of POO, BOG, LOO etc. but this has to be the single best reg of all for such a vehicle.
  9. There's some really nice stuff about but some of it is a tad overdone and must be impractical. This local firm is as close to perfection as it gets for me - customised but not in your face, an eye-catching livery and no roo bars because as you so rightly said they'd look stupid in Milton Keynes.
  10. Even better would be MRS 6C. You could put that on anything post-1965 so almost anything in the collection, but which one would you choose? It's not on a vehicle and has probably never been issued.
  11. Good spotting session today, decent weather and plenty of trucks. I was just thinking of wandering home when this beast rolled up - LHD V8 Scania T-cab of 1988 vintage with upright pipes, looking and sounding glorious. Definitely my best ever spot!
  12. I recall Woolworths selling a lot of Maisto/MC Toys stuff under their Chad Valley brand - Chad Valley on the packaging but the real manufacturer's name on the base of the toys. Edocar also did some sort of deal on everyone's favourite* collectable* diecasts, Lledo Days Gone in weird colours that were never part of Lledo's own range.
  13. My first reaction was that it must be a Chinese knock-off of a Volvo S80. The South American motor industry continues to surprise and fascinate.
  14. Wasn't that the other one (RAR49R?) that was scrapped in the 1980s? It still strikes me as extremely strange that they would scrap an unused and effectively brand new car less than 10 years old but keep the other one for another decade and then scrap it too. Maybe it got damaged in storage?
  15. Also, is that a REV next to FPD167B? Looks like it might be and I'd love to think it was the mythical never-used REV453R. It's strange seeing the older carriages side by side with Model 70s in colour and they look so much more antiquated.
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