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The John Ayrey website shows 8 new castings from Base Toys for 00 scale cars due for release in December 2007.

The 8 models announced are:
  • Austin A40 Farina
    Armstrong Siddeley Whitley
    Ford Cortina Mk1
    Hillman Imp
    Riley Pathfinder
    Rover 100 (P4)
    Standard Vanguard Phase 1
    Standard Vanguard Phase 3
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An interesting selection of models, but I hope those pics are of pre production samples. The paint finishes appear hand painted ans the Imp and the A40 have, in my opinion, serious shape problems around the windows.

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Actually I agree with you MMaD, I think they are what the modeller has been crying out for since the demise of the old Minix cars in the late 60's. I should perhaps add that the images i was looking at were something nearer 1/43!

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I hope they are just mock-ups 'cos the paintwork looks like a 10 year old did them. It would seem at the moment we're awash with 1950's and 60's cars and commercials but the only one of that lot that was being made into the 70's would be the imp. Since they've done the ford D series and 80's bedford I suppose there's hope of something from the missing 30 years between these and cararamas range then.
Personally for the money the oxford diecast and classix models look better for the most part.
 

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QUOTE but the only one of that lot that made it into the 70's would be the imp. Since they've done the ford D series and 80's bedford

well, dunno about you lot of perpetual new car buyers, but, in the 70's I OWNED an Austin A 40.....a mk 2, and it wasn't yet 10 years old....neither would a mk 1 Cortina be out of place......
Ford D series, very 60's/70's.....I drove one regularly in late 70's...on the QT of course...and it was OLD.

FOR 60'S AND VERY 70'S, THE...sorry...the Leyland FG is ideal....even saw them in regular use in the 80's...early on, of course.

what's listed as teh ''leyland road train' is in fact a very 80's model......that cab is identical to the one on my primary military training vehicle,

but, please, WHERE is the Bedford?

I don't see one listed.....

of course, a good model of a TK type is useful right up into the 90's......as they were made and sold by AWD.
 

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QUOTE (alastairq @ 16 Nov 2007, 20:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>of course, a good model of a TK type is useful right up into the 90's......as they were made and sold by AWD.

Still quite a few around earning their keep - especially with horsebox bodies on.
 

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I think with Cararama/Schuco covering more the modern era and Base/Pocketbond the transition with value for money items I think things are looking up! No offence to EFE and co but I thought for what they were they were way overpriced. I know the quality overall is better but I for one want to spend most of my budget on the railways themselves.
Let's hope this continues and we can get mk3 Cortinas and Morris Marinas etc.
 

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Sorry it appears it's not only hornby magazine that don't know a Bedford from a Leyland, I thought the 80's roadtrain or whatever its name is was a Bedford. See plenty still running around in military use, The Bedford will be the oxford diecast TK then, and of course the same by efe.
 

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QUOTE (spongebob @ 18 Nov 2007, 00:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sorry it appears it's not only hornby magazine that don't know a Bedford from a Leyland, I thought the 80's roadtrain or whatever its name is was a Bedford. See plenty still running around in military use, The Bedford will be the oxford diecast TK then, and of course the same by efe.

sorry, nope......

the cab is pure Leyland-DAF.

the biggest, last of the Bedfords was the TM.....a very boxy, sqare cab....much loved by Forestry workers for it's toughness and power.

The Army had/has a 4 wheel drive [8 tonne payload] and used to have a 6 wheel drive version [14 tonne payload].

The Leyland -DAf vehicle is still in use with the Army, and will be for some time to come......whilst the 4 wd [4 tonne payload] LeyDAF is currently being superceded by the new MAN SV .... the 6x8 15 tonne payload DROPS Leyland DAF (over 30 tonnes fully loaded.....52 tonnes with its trailer].....is still the primary logistics vehicle within the army...and this is the one that will continue in use for some time to come.....mainly because MAN cannot come up with a 'like-for-like loading system.

I know this 'cos its my job. Sorry
 

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QUOTE (ozwarrior @ 16 Nov 2007, 21:12) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Let's hope this continues and we can get mk3 Cortinas and Morris Marinas etc.

I had a brace of Marinas (both mk 1s) mk2 Escort Estate Mk1 Fiesta Escort XR3 Mk2 Cortina 1600e Bedford J type ambulance (like the Matchbox LCC one) 1972 Hillman Hunter and a Morris J4 with suicide doors - lets see some of that lot modelled!

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I can see it now, the hillman Imp parked up with the bonnet/boot up a small smoke unit underneath and the driver stood scratching his head
I shouldnt say this really as most of our business is building Imp engines!!
 

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QUOTE (Tonyperks @ 22 Nov 2007, 09:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I shouldnt say this really as most of our business is building Imp engines!!

The last Hillman Imp engine I saw was attached to a Godiva portable fire pump.

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 22 Nov 2007, 11:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The last Hillman Imp engine I saw was attached to a Godiva portable fire pump.

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sadly......unless by mistake, you didn't.

The Godiva pump was powered by a Coventry Climax engine.

[From which the Imp engine was derived/copied...but not exactly]

The Climax engine that powered the pumps was/is sought after, when modified, to power /re-power the sundry cars of the 50's and 60's that used them originally....and that also included a Triumph Herald.

I sadly missed an opportunity there, as I am[was] a green Goddess instructor......and I'm POSITIVE no-one would have noticed the absence of one or two of those pumps?
 

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back in the ''so last century'' when I actively modelled US stuff.....I had [and still have] quite a few vehicles of various eras.......some in whitemetal...but quite a few in 'resin'.

These resin vehicles, whilst lacking rotating wheels, and being 'solid' but in 'clear' resin...one painted one's bodywork on, so to speak......were quite presentable.

whilst being 1:87 scale....perhaps there is an opening here for more obscure OO scale stuff?

[easy to mould??]
 

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QUOTE (alastairq @ 22 Nov 2007, 20:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I sadly missed an opportunity there, as I am[was] a green Goddess instructor......and I'm POSITIVE no-one would have noticed the absence of one or two of those pumps?

They probably wouldn't have noticed the trucks missing either........but there's another truck it would be nice to see - the Bedford big S.

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we have 1 imp engine on pump frame with pump and 1 climax engine in frame with pump both runners but imp engine has a cracked exhaust manifold!.
 

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QUOTE (Tonyperks @ 23 Nov 2007, 19:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>but imp engine has a cracked exhaust manifold!.

Ouch!

I take it you have something to do with the fire service. These days it seems that Godiva use the old (Mk1) Nissan Micra engine in the pumps.

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 26 Nov 2007, 11:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ouch!

I take it you have something to do with the fire service. These days it seems that Godiva use the old (Mk1) Nissan Micra engine in the pumps.

RegardsNo nothing to do with fire service, I/ we are engine reconditioners/ engineering, I see what you mean about the shape though of the imp its way out, the sill is too deep, and the roof line way too high, would make an acceptable nsu in my mind!
 
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