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44 minutes ago, TripleRich said:

I might have made the odd scene with shite...

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That is brilliant. It's not just the cars, its the seats & various other bits strewn about. However for me the best bit is the ground that looks like mud  & oil mixed, god I remember that shit from scrappy's back in the day.

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That scrap yard scene is brilliant. Is that a multi story car park being built to the left? 

I'm going to have to catch up on youtube.

 

5 hours ago, sierraman said:

How much are they?

£1.50.  25p more than Tescos annoyingly. But hopefully it's a way of getting older stock that we never got or missed.

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13 minutes ago, morrisoxide said:

That scrap yard scene is brilliant. Is that a multi story car park being built to the left? 

I'm going to have to catch up on youtube.

 

£1.50.  25p more than Tescos annoyingly. But hopefully it's a way of getting older stock that we never got or missed.

Did they have much stock? Might have to have a look Sunday when I get some time. 

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24 minutes ago, sierraman said:

Did they have much stock? Might have to have a look Sunday when I get some time. 

Not many maybe 8 ish, but that type of shop can be hit or miss.

Are you after anything in particular?

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On 17/10/2021 at 22:03, flat4alfa said:

Scammell Pipe Trucks weren't even in that condition, forty years ago!

I was rummaging to find my other one to sling on eBay, but then I noticed wheel variation

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18 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

I was rummaging to find my other one to sling on eBay, but then I noticed wheel variation

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The bottom one is the earlier issue IIRC. I’d looked for one but they always are missing the front or the back or are absolutely fucked. Or a million quid still in the box. 

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Well now... I promised you some pictures.  Let's begin with the big yellow garage that's away upthread somewhere, that I restored a few years ago.

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It's turned into a busy forecourt!  All the cars are my own restorations too.  There's also a village garage...

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Keen eyes will recognise some Matchbox and Hot Wheels here.  The red Bentley is an old MB Silver Spirit with some slight resculpting.  This was in a charity shop in Ulverston and would have gone to the tip if I hadn't dug a quid out of my pocket.

And after a village garage, let's head to the big city...

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Remember I alluded to bringing something back from Down South?  I spotted this on Facebook, being offered FOC to anyone who could collect quickly, or it would be going to the tip.  I messaged former Shiter Mercrocker, who lives down that way, and he kindly collected it and stored it for me, and brought it to our Solent meetup last month.  It's a little bit warped, but I think I can straighten it up, and when I have, there's a verandah to go back on, over the main doors.  It's supposed to be Sun Hill police station!  It's huge, there's another piece of road that won't even fit on my antique table.

@paulplom said very recently he had sent me a little present... here it is.

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Yes, the Dinky Vega Major coach!

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Still with the opening bootlid too!

He posted this up ages ago on TDW and I expressed an interest.  We both then forgot about it, until this week, when he kindly sent it to me.

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It's in remarkably good condition for a 50 year old toy!  There isn't a battery cover but there is a little barrier that swings across the battery space, so maybe that's all it's supposed to have.  I haven't put a battery in to test it yet.  This is one of those Dinky Toys I never had when I was a kid, so I'm especially delighted to have it now.

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17 hours ago, sierraman said:

That’s superb. What scale are the cars and what did you base them on? 

 

17 hours ago, morrisoxide said:

That scrap yard scene is brilliant. Is that a multi story car park being built to the left? 

I'm going to have to catch up on youtube.

 

£1.50.  25p more than Tescos annoyingly. But hopefully it's a way of getting older stock that we never got or missed.

 

3 hours ago, Dick Longbridge said:

That's fantastic! Build photos or video?

Pick your way through this lot.

https://www.youtube.com/user/everardjunction

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On 10/24/2020 at 8:23 PM, flat4alfa said:

Pretty sure Stompers and Rough Riders were different manufacturers, it was just the later Riders that had roof 'shifter' on/off/speed switch.  Stompers had their switch underneath

Would be great if you can find remains though as any motorised chassis I can try and get working again and reuse.  I have a pile of working motors, many sizes and voltages.  At the very least worth pulling the gearing and motor off to use again

Schafer Stompers / Corgi Trekkers

Approx what scale were they, anyone?

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5 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Schafer Stompers / Corgi Trekkers

Approx what scale were they, anyone?

I had a Stomper track, with  what I believe was a Chevrolet Blazer on it.

I'd estimate about 1/40-ish scale - bigger than 1/43, for sure, but smaller than Corgi's 1/36 range.

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Called in at the lazybones boot sale today instead of getting up a stupid o'clock to go to the normal one.

Not a lot to chose from really, picked up a few bags of 4 for £1 cars for a few interesting ones

This Scimitar is better than my current one but the slot that retains the rear of the base is broken

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Early Matchbox Course Hair

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High Speed 911

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Hot Wheels version of the Corgi Carrera

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This Maisto was in there and looks suspiciously like the Kenner/Matchbox thing

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Oh and a skateboard 

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11 minutes ago, RoadworkUK said:

Again, fresh from import from Norn Iron courtesy of @Datsuncog, I had reason to take an Eastern European car for a trip into the woods.

 

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These DeAgostini partwork-type models really are spectacular for the outlay.

Would you like the TdF version to match? 

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19 hours ago, Datsuncog said:

I had a Stomper track, with  what I believe was a Chevrolet Blazer on it.

I'd estimate about 1/40-ish scale - bigger than 1/43, for sure, but smaller than Corgi's 1/36 range.

Thanks

There was one that ended this evening, a Cherokee that was loose, worn chrome and decals, chipped wheels.  So I put a fiver on it...  but it ran to ....£21 !

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It's not even guaranteed to be working!  A trick has been missed.  The 'wrong' - I'm doing it.

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31 minutes ago, RoadworkUK said:

I would, actually, and I can say that with a refreshing absence of guilt, having come to terms with my efforts to go cold turkey on collecting coming to a resounding NOWT.

You've reached the point where it's better to just accept /embrace it. This is to be encouraged. At least, I think so. 

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I don't remember whether you've seen these before. A fruitless search for some clamps yesterday caused me to root out my old toolbox, disturbing these along with all the badges off my first PC Cresta and some documents from my Toledo, all unseen or thought about since 1998.  Predating that would be the cack-handed "detailing" on the Golf and R25. 

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