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Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 11:14:30 AM
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Guy the Jags look nice, when did Corgi produce those.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 12:35:22 PM
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Steve,

The saloon car was produced in 1960 and is supposed to be in a 1/47 scale(*).
The cabriolet was issued 2 years later and is assumed to be in a 1/46 scale (*)

Note (*): scales above as per "The Great Book of Corgi" from M.R. van Cleemput.
The scales I have found somewhere else are respectively 1/49 and 1/47.

Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 2:08:54 PM
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Guy thanks for the information have you had them in your possession for a while, because I check eBay up and down and can not find anything in 1/50 scale for cars or SUV’s which we are now seeing more and more of on the road.
Steve
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 3:17:40 PM
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Steve,

Most of the people think that model cars are all in a 1/43 scale, which is wrong for old models produced late 50s, early 60s. At that time, scale was mainly 1/48 with variations around it, based on available tires size which often dictated the real scale.
Corgi Toys Drawing Dept even used at that time a diagram showing that the smaller a model was, the larger it had to be, as far as scale is concerned (and opposite).

Later on, most of models producers moved effectively to a true 1/43 scale for cars, while and plant equipment were standardized on a 1/50 scale, mainly due to German producers, while British favored the 1/48 scale.

So, don't care about the scale indicated in any offer for old model cars, as it is often wrong.

I hope it helps.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:16:31 AM
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Tractor equipped for forestry works:



John Deere 8430 4x4/2 tractor fitted with front and rear winches and a Palfinger PK 11502 knuckleboom crane (modified Siku models)







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:21:09 AM
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CoGeBat fleet (Monaco) displayed on some Jean-Jacques' dioramas:









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Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:31:25 AM
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In the 60s, transport to the Bovington Tank Museum (Dorset - England) of a restored armored car, contemporary of Lawrence of Arabia campaigns in Middle-East:





Austin FE Series 3 4x2/2 flatbed truck (modified Corgi model) carrying a 4.7 tonnes Rolls-Royce 1920 Pattern Mk1 4x2/2 armored car (Matchbox model)





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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:15:04 PM
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Guy I never knew of Rolls Royce making an armored car, very interesting.
Thanks
Steve
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 5:53:12 AM
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We are still in the United Kingdom, but in the 70s this time, with an equipment being loaded for export in the Grantham (Lincolnshire) Aveling-Barford factory:







Foden 4 AX B6/41 4x2/2 tractor + Taskers Little Giant 19T 1-axle low bed semi-trailer (modified Corgi models) loading a 12.94 tonnes Aveling-Barford GDO 4x2/1 3-wheeled road roller (modified Dinky Toys model)



To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 5:58:23 AM
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The Aveling-Barford GDO road roller in the Invicta factory (Grantham) before its transport by Munton, a local haulage company:









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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 11:57:52 PM
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Guy nice set up with Lowbed and roller, the color combination on the truck and Lowbed is different.
Thanks
Steve
D3xter
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:40:28 PM
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Guy, you made me fall in love with trucks all over again. Now you have me scrambling all over the Internet searching for trucks I never knew existed. Thanks for the fresh breath of life in the forum. If there is anything I love more than models, it is dioramas. Keep them coming.
A query for you. Where can I find Minicam sets.? The only thing that pops up when I search for Minicams is camera parts. Thanks in anticipation.
I have to say that the wealth of information, especially of the load weights is very welcoming. Rarely do we get so much information and any such detail, however small is always welcome and appreciated.
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:20:55 PM
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D3xter,

MiniCams is a 1-man company building 1/50 model trucks and repainting existing models for its clients. It is very flexible and tries to tailor models to your specific requirements.
As there is not enough volume of work to provide a regular and sufficient income, Norbert (who runs that company) works part-time as a truck driver: he has therefore very little time left for models production. They are not sold in shops but have to be ordered directly from him.
- The link to his blog: https://minicamionsdetp.skyrock.com/
- His e.mail address: n.danchaud@orange.fr

I hope it helps.
Guy
D3xter
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:05:33 PM
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Thanks Guy. Looks like I am going to be very busy for the next few days while I go through his site.
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 6:35:14 AM
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GuyM wrote:
End of the 50s in West-Germany, transport of agricultural tractors for export: [...] Magirus-Deutz S 6500 4x2/2 dropside truck (modified Wiking model) [...] towing a Lindner 1+1-axle dropside drawbar trailer (homemade from a Wiking dropside bed) [...]


The Magirus-Deutz truck which donated its dropside bed to build the Lindner trailer, now enjoying a new life in refrigerated products transport:







Magirus-Deutz S 6500 4x2/2 truck with Blumhardt reefer box (modified Wiking chassis-cab and Lion Car box van models) and Blumhardt 1+1-axle reefer drawbar trailer (modified Lion Car box trailer model)



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Guy
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 6:44:31 AM
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Beginning of the 70s in West-Germany, departure for a delivery to a local O&K equipment dealer:



Hanomag F76 4x2/2 tractor and Schröder 1-axle dropside body semi-trailer (modified RW Modell models) loaded with 2 O&K Motrak S8 4x2/2 mini-dumpers (NZG models)







Regards.
Guy

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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:25:23 AM
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D3xter wrote:
[...] I have to say that the wealth of information, especially of the load weights is very welcoming. Rarely do we get so much information and any such detail [...]


D3xter,

Many thanks for your positive comments.
I have to say that my model pictures, which were originally posted on a French forum dedicated to trucks, are provided with more information than here, such as truck/tractor engine horsepower, Gross Vehicle and Combination Weights, trailer/semi-trailer GVW and payload, plant equipment engine horsepower, weight, capacity, etc, when I can find them, together with original item dimensions.

For example, my last post:
"Hanomag F76 4x2/2 tractor and Schröder 1-axle dropside body semi-trailer (modified RW Modell models) loaded with 2 O&K Motrak S8 4x2/2 mini-dumpers (NZG models)"
was on the French forum:
"- Hanomag F76 4x2/2 tractor (100hp, GVW: 7.49 tonnes, GCW: 12.4 tonnes): modified RW Modell model,
- Schröder 1-axle dropside bed semi-trailer (unknown technical data): modified RW Modell model,
- 2 O&K Motrak S8 4x2/2 mini-dumpers (each: 9hp engine, 0.82 tonnes empty weight and 1.3 tonnes or 0.8 m3 capacity): NZG models
"

I didn't think that all these details were of any interest here.

I hope it helps.
Guy

modelmaniac
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 11:42:00 AM

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All I can say is,the more details,the better!For me,it is most interesting,to have facts about any 1/1 vehicle,that has been modelled,then changed(for the better)with pieces that add much more.Horsepower is vital,as are modifications to enhance functionallity.
P.S It's good that Jean-Jacque had the same idea as me!Putting the dump bed of a sixwheeler,on an eight wheel chassis.Both models being Conrad.A very easy upgrade.With an excellent result!
D3xter
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:05:11 PM
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I will echo what model maniac said. This thread is a treasure trove of information and the little extra details go a long way in helping people like me to get a better understanding of what is being displayed.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:19:45 PM
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Guy what modelmaniac and D3xter have said goes the same for me, it is very informative of trucks that I have never seen before. I love the refrigeration units on your custom trailers they look great.
Thanks
Steve
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