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I might have mentioned in an earlier posting that I've discovered a model stall on the indoor market in Ulverston.  Well I went back, and shot the contents of his scrap boxes for you all.

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These three above are from the 50p box.

The following are all from the second box; not 50p items but still cheap (his words).

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If you see anything you fancy, I'm quite happy to be the middleman and postage depot.

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...And then there was the toy fair two days ago at Haydock Park.  I met my sister in the car park and we strolled around the stalls for a couple of hours, spending (by my standards) as if there was no tomorrow.  First, the keepers...

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I've already got a civilian version of this, painted to match the real one I had when I picked up Huggy.  I knew there was a Polis issue and for a fiver I wasn't going to turn it down.

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These two were in a 50p tub so they came home with me.  The minibus (ideally needing a chop in the wheelbase) will represent the one used in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, while the Corvette just needs a coat of white to become Face's Vette from the A Team.

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Three for a tenner?  Don't mind if I do!  ERF is just a nice little truck and has gone on my shelves as-is.  Rover... I probably will strip and paint.  Cortina, well how often do you find one with an intact tailgate?  It's been apart before and been painted, so I'll strip it and do it again.

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Horseboxes!  Both intact, but no horses came with them.  The green TK needs a pair of tyres on the drive axle, and while I might strip and paint the unit, the trailer is fine as it is.  I'm not going to do anything to the Lesney Dodge, it's fine.  These were part of a cheap job lot, the rest of which follows (and most of which will be available).

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The blue Scammell has made it to my shelves because of its intactness, but can go if someone wants it.  The Albion mixer at the back needs a bit of researching as it seems to be a Dinky; I already have a Joal which is clearly a direct copy but has no drum.  May or may not be available.

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Transporters, anyone?

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Trailers!  The green low-loader is a Lone Star; that's all it tells me.  The repainted trailer behind it may be a Dinky.  Behind that, a Muir Hill tipping trailer marked K6, definitely Matchbox.  Coming forward down the other side we have a couple of Corgi Junior transporters, one of which has a front bogie for drawbar use.  The plastic shipping container is most likely staying, to make a box-body at a later date.  The wide blue trailer has no markings at all.  I suspect it might be Cararama or similar.  The painted trailer and the container are staying, the rest is available.

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Here are the two transporters again; I found a couple of old Whizzwheels Ford D series cabs for them in my stock.  The white dropside body is probably staying.  It's marked Corgi Farm Trailer so would have had a chassis once.  Finally the little yellow flat trailer is just marked Hong Kong.

If there's anything you fancy, shout up, deals can be done!

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30 minutes ago, eddyramrod said:

I might have mentioned in an earlier posting that I've discovered a model stall on the indoor market in Ulverston.  Well I went back, and shot the contents of his scrap boxes for you all.

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These three above are from the 50p box.

The following are all from the second box; not 50p items but still cheap (his words).

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If you see anything you fancy, I'm quite happy to be the middleman and postage depot.

I'd be interested in the DAF car transporter & the plastic Peugeot 403 if he didn't want much more than a fiver for the pair.Probably be interested in some of the transporters from your other post too.

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Thats's quite a haul you've found there - some great stuff!

The last thing I need right now is more diecast, but always good to see what's still out there.

22 minutes ago, eddyramrod said:

The wide blue trailer has no markings at all.  I suspect it might be Cararama or similar.

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I think the blue trailer might be a Britains 9555 Salop Low-Sided Trailer, missing some of its bits - or possibly a copy of one.

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It looks very familiar to me as I owned one as a kid - and I still had the tailboard kicking round until fairly recently.

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18 hours ago, Jon said:

Hey @MiniMinorMk3, I've got an identical Solido Peugeot 104 with even worse wheels, which I think is a reaction between the hub and tyre materials. Funny that it only seems to affect a few models - the rims on my Solido Citroen LN are unaffected, so it's not a size issue relating to smaller hubs, etc. 

I know it's a factor on the wheels of some exotica @barrett is involved in (not) collecting but I thought Solido would be beyond all that nonsense.

I guess they must have experimented with different formulas. If you look at the Renault 12 Estate I posted the rears have gone but the fronts are OK. There are a few other manufactures that suffer these problems.

Also some modern diecasts have problems with the tyres reacting with the presentation base. I've had MiniChamps that have left four tyre marks on their bases.

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A bit of a change today. Here's some rubbery plastic Minis from the Swedish company Galanite. Along with Tomte from Norway, they produced various different cars and trucks in the 1960s and '70s.

I've yet to find a yellow version of the Mini.

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Here's an old auction picture that shows the type of stuff that Galanite and Tomte produced.

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17 minutes ago, MiniMinorMk3 said:

This was my Yellow bug in 1987. Mildly Cal-Look with lowered front end, dechromed and painted Ford Signal Yellow.

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And mine 

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Yours looks a lot like one that used to live opposite my local shops when I was a kid in the late 80s

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20 minutes ago, MiniMinorMk3 said:

Here's an old auction picture that shows the type of stuff that Galanite and Tomte produced.

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I've said it before but I'm not collecting Galanite. However one or two (and a couple of Vikings) have sneaked in when I wasn't looking

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A recent Autojumble find was this Majorette Honda Prelude 3rd gen,in a rather fetching shade of purple,but ruined by the pink wheels,yellow interior and the hieroglyphs.

A scrub with some cutting compound and solvent removes the graphics,a squirt of satin black solved the yellow,and some new wheels solved the pink.

Looks much improved. 

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Also picked up this fairly unusual Hot wheels, A Renault Le car or Renner 5 to us.

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Mint,this must be at least dating from the early to mid 80's!

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3 hours ago, MiniMinorMk3 said:

A bit of a change today. Here's some rubbery plastic Minis from the Swedish company Galanite. Along with Tomte from Norway, they produced various different cars and trucks in the 1960s and '70s.

I've yet to find a yellow version of the Mini.

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Here's an old auction picture that shows the type of stuff that Galanite and Tomte produced.

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Thanks for that. As a kid I had the red Mercedes 190SL that's at the front of that group pic. I never knew who made it.

Rather an odd bendy thing, god knows where it went.

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6 hours ago, Datsuncog said:

Thats's quite a haul you've found there - some great stuff!

The last thing I need right now is more diecast, but always good to see what's still out there.

I think the blue trailer might be a Britains 9555 Salop Low-Sided Trailer, missing some of its bits - or possibly a copy of one.

See the source image

It looks very familiar to me as I owned one as a kid - and I still had the tailboard kicking round until fairly recently.

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I’ve got a very used/battered version of the light blue one up in the loft somewhere. These were the dogs danglies back in the day, I was in smyths toys the other day and they had some britains stuff. But not much. And all pretty crap now. Shame. 

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Went in Tesco for essentials (beer, bacon). Saw new Matchbox had been put on the pegs including the MGB. No Capri. Asked the nice chap putting stock out if they had any more out the back. After a long wait he reappeared with the rest of the box!

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Oh yes. But what's this?

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A single red Mister Two! As before there will be four variants so it's a bit odd there was only the one, unless the others had been bought 

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8 hours ago, eddyramrod said:

I might have mentioned in an earlier posting that I've discovered a model stall on the indoor market in Ulverston.  Well I went back, and shot the contents of his scrap boxes for you all.

Should you ever be there again, I'd interested in this Majorette caravan please:

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Thanks!

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3 hours ago, bunglebus said:

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A single red Mister Two! As before there will be four variants so it's a bit odd there was only the one, unless the others had been bought 

Daughter and her Mk2 MR2-owning boyfriend found one in Loughborough last week, not sure which variant. Does make me wonder if the Capri was up there too......

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