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16 hours ago, barrett said:

Let me enlighten you to the joys of the Model T Ford, as you've not experienced one in real life. It can be summed up in my two journeys in a Model T. Journey 1: complete without disaster. Return home, pull slowly into yard, coast along at 15mph, apply brakes. Brakes insufficient to halt progress. Roll gently into fence. Break fence. Lightly bend Model T.

Journey 2: Run a big end.

I'd be remiss not to point at that neither a Model T nor the Beast is a Veteran car, though. Veteran cars are those built prior to 1905 (ie, on 31st December, 1904, or before). The Beast and the early Ts are Edwardians.

If you get a chance, read "Another Fine Mess" by Tim Moore, which is pretty much this. 

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22 hours ago, AndyW201 said:

You definitely struck gold with the Cavalier, you will love it. I noticed earlier that the Turbo being bid up to £21 on eBay is unboxed! Madness! My criticism of the interior was TBH quite half hearted. If they had at least put the correct open headrests in, it would have been so much better. But now I'm going to have to go in the loft this weekend and get mine down for a fondle...

They also did a pretty good job of the late SRi turbine alloys on the police versions. Just wish they'd bring out a 'civilian' SRi with them on. Especially looking at all the Mk2 SRis they've released. Apparently the Merseyside police one is quite sought after.

 

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£41 that went for in the end!

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I'm back from two very warm boot sales, netted a fair few bits at the first and hardly anything at the second.

I don't really "do" motorbikes, but there were a couple of interesting ones and I need a wheel donor for a project 

Majorette, more to follow

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Among others, this St Tropez caravan stood out

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A team van has had a hard life

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Lone Star

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Only a few VWs this week, Connectibles bug

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And a tidy Fastback 

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Three wheelin' Starsky and Hutch Torino

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 A few Matchbox in colours I didn't have, and a Praire I don't think I've laid eyes on before

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A horse box where not all the horses have escaped - mostly because they have broken legs

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Back to bikes

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Britains

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Interesting things I didn't buy include mildly terrifying Mickey Mouse head

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Mildly terrifying 50s medical heater

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A whole bunch of toy cars

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Know your Talbot book

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Del Boy's phone

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Tandy RC truck

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And a trailer with MG Metro wheels

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Stuff I did buy;

Buddy L pickup - there was another one on another table too

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Clean Speed Kings Commuter...

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...with the trailer thrown in

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Jag has the boot adrift, but not broken so can be repaired

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A few Dinkys

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And Corgis

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Comedy Trabant with excellent* panel fit

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This is probably the most interesting find, Mira Chrysler in 1:43

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The Corgi Yogi Bear Jeep was one I'd forgotten about.The Mercedes truck is by Conrad.I nearly didn't buy it,as it was half buried on the top of the stall & I thought it was a Chinese plastic toy.When I picked it up I found that it was all metal so very happy.Shame the screen visor is missing from the roof,but I couldn't complain for a pound 😀

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On 7/1/2022 at 6:55 AM, Split_Pin said:

@Datsuncog I'll take one of the Kadetts please! My local tesco has had a restock and judging by the presence of the backwards/forwards car, its the right case but all the Kadetts have been purged.

It wasn't me that sold you a Cavalier but if anyone has a Vanguards one or a Matchbox one I'd be interested! 

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The paint is a bit flat,but it's yours for the price of postage if you want it.

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I probably should mention at this point that I did get the big box of diecast from @Dick Longbridge after winning the roffle and was intending to show them off, but I've been feeling like I've been hit by a full size (not miniature) bus. So yeah, when I'm better I'll get some photos taken and posted. :)

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I'm sure Mattel's IP lawyers would be very interested in that... I found some 5-packs in The Range a year or two ago which had packaging very similar to Hot Wheels, but didn't actually rip off the name (also some other packs 'inspired' by Majorette too).

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 £17 is rather a lot to ask for a 10-pack, even if it were genuine! Where are such bargains* to be found? Price gun label suggests an independent trader...

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55 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

Found some fake Hot Wheels! If they'd had singles I'd have bought one, but I'm not laying out £17 on Chinese tat just for japes

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‘Fall resistance to play’.

I wasn’t aware that fakes existed! 

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1 hour ago, bunglebus said:

Found some fake Hot Wheels! If they'd had singles I'd have bought one, but I'm not laying out £17 on Chinese tat just for japes

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£17 for that, what a load of tosh. 

How do they get away with making these fakes?

The funniest one I saw was a copy of the Lego 'Builders' London Bus set named Lepin 'BUILERDS'. 

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1 hour ago, Datsuncog said:

I'm sure Mattel's IP lawyers would be very interested in that... I found some 5-packs in The Range a year or two ago which had packaging very similar to Hot Wheels, but didn't actually rip off the name (also some other packs 'inspired' by Majorette too).

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 £17 is rather a lot to ask for a 10-pack, even if it were genuine! Where are such bargains* to be found? Price gun label suggests an independent trader...

Yeah tat shop in Basildon-on-sea AKA Great Yarmouth 

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[FECKIN' FU' AE PHOTIES]

I finally got around to unboxing my roffle winnings since I'm off work today...

We'll start with the bigger stuff. This is all the Matchbox stuff that came out of the box.

Lesney/Matchbox Selection

Then the Corgi selection...

Corgi Stuff

And the... uhhhh... everything else... I must confess that I do like Darth Mater. The 'FIRE Rescue' was DOA, but I've rebuilt the little red fucker.

Assorted Selection

There was also this little Popeye boat, which made me laugh far too much for far too long...

Popeye Boat

This Corgi Jeep is a wonderful thing, too.

Corgi Jeep

This Maltese Bus also appealed to me, massively. Not because I used to have one, but because I'm of Maltese descent, too. Also featuring in this image is my Mum's personalised glass. I probably should find somewhere better for taking photos that isn't a couple of work surfaces in the kitchen.

Malta Bus

I really dig this Norev Renner van. It's rather cool. :)

 

Norev Renner Van

The following are definitely my favourites from this selection...

I've always wanted a Sierra diecast of some sort. This hits the spot.

Big Sierra

The doors open too, to show a rather cool interior.

Big Sierra interior

Now, for some peak AutoShite content... a fucking Matra Rancho!

Matra Rancho

A pink-ish Lotus Europa...

Pink-ish Lotus Europa

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A set of smoll Minis. Sweet.

Smol Minis

Now time to move over to the French shite... starting with this little yella 2CV6 with opening doors. Snazzy as 'eck, this is.

Little Yella 2CV6

And finally, the main reason I spent some dosh that I didn't have at the time on the roffle... a delightfully one-eyed and battered BX Break.

Battered BX - 2

 

Battered BX

Anyways, that's all. I'm very happy though. Once again, thanks to @Dick Longbridge for sending these over after I won the roffle. :)

[/FECKIN' FU' AE PHOTIES]

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On 7/1/2022 at 2:10 PM, Split_Pin said:

the red SRi isn't on the road any more either.

I think I've got one of these somewhere that's a little bit battered and bruised... and minus the windscreen.

On 7/1/2022 at 12:20 PM, Datsuncog said:

Sure thing! Will set one of the Kadetts aside for you...

And, since there'll be a parcel going over anyway, do you fancy taking the Cav off my hands?

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I'm not sure who I got it off if it wasn't you - it was maybe four or so years back, and I don't think it was all that expensive (I wouldn't have bought it otherwise!) It's a very nice model, but I've never really bonded with it - maybe if it was a boggo 1.6 Envoy I'd feel a bit different?

Box is a wee bit tatty in places, but what would you say to £15 all-in for the Cavalier and Kadett, including post?

(And never fear, I'll give it a dust beforehand - looks way worse in the pics than it does in front of me.)

I've also got the Opel equivalent of this, but missing a mirror. Bought it for £22 in a shop in Windsor, maybe about 2014/15?

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Recent Hot Wheels selection beautifully* displayed in Lidl last night.

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Think these are 2022 releases?

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I tried to walk away. I really did.

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But I bought the red 850 last year and then got rid of it without even opening it, to my chagrin.

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So it's out now.

As is the Jeep.

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Ooo-er...

See the source image

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5 hours ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

[FECKIN' FU' AE PHOTIES]

I finally got around to unboxing my roffle winnings since I'm off work today...

We'll start with the bigger stuff. This is all the Matchbox stuff that came out of the box.

Lesney/Matchbox Selection

Then the Corgi selection...

Corgi Stuff

And the... uhhhh... everything else... I must confess that I do like Darth Mater. The 'FIRE Rescue' was DOA, but I've rebuilt the little red fucker.

Assorted Selection

There was also this little Popeye boat, which made me laugh far too much for far too long...

Popeye Boat

This Corgi Jeep is a wonderful thing, too.

Corgi Jeep

This Maltese Bus also appealed to me, massively. Not because I used to have one, but because I'm of Maltese descent, too. Also featuring in this image is my Mum's personalised glass. I probably should find somewhere better for taking photos that isn't a couple of work surfaces in the kitchen.

Malta Bus

I really dig this Norev Renner van. It's rather cool. :)

 

Norev Renner Van

The following are definitely my favourites from this selection...

I've always wanted a Sierra diecast of some sort. This hits the spot.

Big Sierra

The doors open too, to show a rather cool interior.

Big Sierra interior

Now, for some peak AutoShite content... a fucking Matra Rancho!

Matra Rancho

A pink-ish Lotus Europa...

Pink-ish Lotus Europa

nice-good.gif

A set of smoll Minis. Sweet.

Smol Minis

Now time to move over to the French shite... starting with this little yella 2CV6 with opening doors. Snazzy as 'eck, this is.

Little Yella 2CV6

And finally, the main reason I spent some dosh that I didn't have at the time on the roffle... a delightfully one-eyed and battered BX Break.

Battered BX - 2

 

Battered BX

Anyways, that's all. I'm very happy though. Once again, thanks to @Dick Longbridge for sending these over after I won the roffle. :)

[/FECKIN' FU' AE PHOTIES]

No worries and glad you're pleased with them. Bargain of the century!

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1 minute ago, bunglebus said:

I really do feel like I've gone through a wormhole.

You have. It's Thursday, the 5th of July, 2012. Welcome (back) to ten years ago. :)

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