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So I found another Tomica retailer yesterday, apologies for the amount of pictures in advance! Still no sighting of number 51 the Toyota Crown taxi though. Each window box pulls out on a draw and supposedly the models are behind - can be a bit hit and miss however. Scales vary widely too. Despite my (broken) self imposed ban, I may have picked up some FJ cruisers...

 

Have a bonus shonky video too:

 

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wotchooonabout? 10th row down with the cement mixer! below the two aldi r8s

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Would anyone be interested in any of these(apart from the Ford Puma)?.Ebay seller says they're 1/64,but I reckon they might be a bit smaller.I was thinking of buying them & selling the rest on,they wouldn't be very expensive :-)

 

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Think all these Cararama are 1/72 scale - nice wee models, I have the red Puma myself.

 

What's the silver one in the very middle, out of interest? Some sort of septic?

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Think all these Cararama are 1/72 scale - nice wee models, I have the red Puma myself.

 

What's the silver one in the very middle, out of interest? Some sort of septic?

Dodge Intrepid,didn't know they were Cararama,thanks for the info  :-)

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Would anyone be interested in any of these(apart from the Ford Puma)?.Ebay seller says they're 1/64,but I reckon they might be a bit smaller.I was thinking of buying them & selling the rest on,they wouldn't be very expensive  :-)

 

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I'd be interested in the Dodge Intrepid. I also want a Puma so if you change your mind...

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It's a very nice model, tempted to have it in bits and fit 'curtains'. It's got a reasonable interior with a silvered 2 ring cooker, only the cab is diecast, everything else is placcy, the sklirts on the rear all all separate pieces as well surprisingly

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i wouldn't mind one of them FJ Land Curiser's cos i really like 'em shame that the real ones are silly money in this country....

 

some further Bedford fiddling has occured, completing phase 1.

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the french blue isn't that close a match, but once the bottom deck is painted it'll look ace

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ah, so thats what its going to look like, nice.....

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and Kerry has been buying some diecast too, it seems my naughty habits are brushing off on her. 

 

now i know there isn't much love on here for Hardly Dangerous (Harley Davidson) motorcycles, but to Kerry the only real motor bike is a Harley. Myself i think only Trumphs (Triumph) or Bits Scraps an Allsorts (BSA) count, but each to their own. BUT this model is such a fine detailled thing i thought the collective would enjoy it anyway.

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its got a soft feel seat, moveing clutch and brake levers, clutch change rods move, the plug leads and clutch and brake lines are present and its got full suspension. The model is a Harley Fat Bob, as ridden by Arnie in Terminator 2.

 

it was one of a series issued through the dealerships. well i like it!

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I won't show my latest arrival, as it is a gift for someone, I also got a DePrado Mini as well, base says 1970 Cooper, but it looks more like a 1980s Mini to me, and it is right hand drive, but has no left hand side front window. Weird

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I picked a few 50p specials at a car show in Otley a few weeks ago.

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Stripped the paint off the Landy. Then I made a luggage rack out of cable ties, cocktail sticks and other crud I had laying about.  

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I tied a bit of cotton around to look like rope. I'm not sure if the Fiat needs painting I quite like it the way it is.

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Then if that wasn't sad enough. I made a trailer out of scrap plastic & bits and bobs. Then I painted the Landy In Wilkos finest cheapo paint.

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I have more geeky tales on the Victor Estates.  :-D

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Some more stuff from Oxford Diecast

 

Don't like Dubs but do like Auf Wiedersehen, Pet so I had to have this model of Dennis's van

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Auf Wiedersehen, Pet by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Darien Gap Rangey is nice but should be LHD

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The Darien Gap by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Console Crapi. Thinking out loud, I wonder if I could graft the roof of an Anglia on to make a Classic.

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Consul Capri by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

One of Triumph's best colours

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Persian Aqua TR7 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

A miniature moneypit

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Monte Carlo P38 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Some Commers from the fire brigade

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LFB Commer 1 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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LFB Commer 2 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

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Man Maths!!!.....Just been up to Blackpool for an annual rocking weekend.  I usually take the T25 so that when we miss breakfast at the hotel through not getting up early enough, we can go down the sea front and cook something up for ourselves.   Also more room for Mrs Rocker's frocks and my drapes.   However I calculated a fuel saving of approx. £40 by using the 190E instead this time, intending to use the "saving" to buy some more records on the stalls in the ballroom. 

 

However, I didn't find any records that I wanted other than three or four £1 cheapies.  It meant I had a theoretical £40 quid burning a hole in my theoretical wallet.   We stopped at a vintage shop on the way home and I quickly justified my purchase of This - A long-term Holy Grail that I could never afford or justify buying before.....

 

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Box is cacked but model isn't too bad and you can't find these for reasonable money anywhere now.  I had to make up the purchase price by foregoing tea and cake in the shop next door but I can bank those calories for another beer next time out.....Man Maths!

 

 

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How to do diecast.

You buy this for £1.

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You wash it.

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You paint the wheels.

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You try removing scratches with G3 to limited effect.

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You realise you never wanted it anyway and offer it for cost of postage on here (£3.00).

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Yaay! Matchbox Superkings K-27 (Ford A-series box van) has arrived safely!

 

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Thanks so much - it's been many a long year since I've had one of these in my hot little hands (without ending up cut, anyway).

 

I hadn't even realised that it's the exact same casting as the articulated version; just with a big plastic box on the back.

 

It's great. I love it!

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Latest addition my 'cars wot I've owned' shelf. The repro Dinky is a bit more accurate, but this repro Quiralu is more unusual, and it was very cheap. Still looking for a cheap Norev 406, Spot On Minor and Dinky Singer Vogue (the closest thing to a Sceptre) if anyone sees them going for pennies...

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This old barge has almost everything wrong, missing sunroof, warped glass, loose front axle (mounting snapped), broken front and rear number plates, rivets snapped off (car has been opened up), roof snapped in front of the sunroof, and was almost entirely de-chromed before I got my pen on it. Still, didn't pay too much for it...it can stay in my Norev retirement home for a while.

 

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