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Re: Real v diecast

Postby keefyd » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:07 pm

dmet wrote:OK, a couple more then.

Land Rover forward control.

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Such a cool model Dave - one of reasons that made MB so distinctly British -

If only they made models like that these days with Kent Fire Brigade rather than the generic rubbish them come up with.
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Re: Real v diecast

Postby dmet » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:09 pm

The Siku pictures keep disappearing? I shall wave to you in a few weeks when I drive by on my way to Kaikoura! Anything I should see on my way past?

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Re: Real v diecast

Postby adbutler » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:12 pm

dmet wrote:The Siku pictures keep disappearing? I shall wave to you in a few weeks when I drive by on my way to Kaikoura! Anything I should see on my way past?

If you get a chance head inland to Hanmer Springs and have a soak in the hot pools, it's only about an hour off State Highway 1.
http://www.hanmersprings.co.nz/
MAJORETTE..... this is how a 3inch diecast vehicle is made Mattel!

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Re: Real v diecast

Postby adbutler » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:25 pm

dmet wrote:The Siku pictures keep disappearing? I shall wave to you in a few weeks when I drive by on my way to Kaikoura! Anything I should see on my way past?

Also these guys are based in Waikuku at the old brick mill, well worth a look. They are moving a few minutes north to Leithfield beach in march but they're still at Waikuku at the moment.
http://www.bains.co.nz/
MAJORETTE..... this is how a 3inch diecast vehicle is made Mattel!

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Re: Real v diecast

Postby carmagreviews » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:03 pm

adbutler Siku makes a 1/50 scale model of this same one as the picture ie uses a Cab & Chassis

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Re: Real v diecast

Postby carmagreviews » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:02 am

Years ago in the Wairarapa NZ I saw a Dodge Kew Cab 6 wheel Crane - maybe the English one was based on what was running in New Zealand at the time and it was yellow - Bugger i did not take a photo - I think it was in a workshop getting restored!

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Re: Real v diecast

Postby dmet » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:14 pm

Here is my absolute favourite real vehicle. Probably because I have travelled a few miles in it as my dad restored it and owned it for a few years. I now speak with the current owner as it disappeared for a few years. I was at a Lledo show at Duxford when Lledo took the pictures to make the model. We didn't get anything for it, not even a free one!

The model has D4 on the side, it was originally stationed at D4 but Cheshire never had the number on a plate on the side although my dad put one on. The current owner has taken it off.

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Re: Real v diecast

Postby dmet » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:36 pm

Here is another one if anyone else wants to play?

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Re: Real v diecast

Postby ems90 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:32 am

Here's a real Bedford J1 Lomas Ambulance in Birmingham City Livery

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...and here's the 1/76 scale Oxford Diecast version

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Re: Real v diecast

Postby ems90 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:30 pm

Here's a combination picture of a "Real v Diecast" comparison. An early 1976 (1of 2 prototypes) Metropolitan Toronto Department of Ambulance Services Superior converted Chevrolet "Type II" widened van Ambulance and the Corgi 1/43 scale custom version of the same Ambulance. We didn't go with these prototypes, instead we built our own Type II's based on Dodge Tradesman Vans.

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