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GuyM
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What is that police car?It looks like a Morris Minor.Is that Australian police colours?
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modelmaniac wrote:
What is that police car?It looks like a Morris Minor.Is that Australian police colours?


It has a Renault emblem on the front. Off the top of my head, I'm guessing it's a 4CV.
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modelmaniac wrote:
What is that police car?It looks like a Morris Minor.Is that Australian police colours?


modelmaniac,

The small car - looking a little bit like a Volkswagen "Beetle" - is a Renault 4CV, here in Monaco Police livery.
It was produced by Renault from 1946 (and sold from 1947) to 1961, with over a million units sold. It was nicknamed "the lump of butter" because of his shape and of German Army Afrika Korps surplus paint used on first models.

Link to Renault 4CV Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_4CV

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So Guy: It's looks so much like Dinky Toys' Morris Minor, Was Morris Minor a car company as well?
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Quinella wrote:
So Guy: It's looks so much like Dinky Toys' Morris Minor, Was Morris Minor a car company as well?


Craig,

Morris Motors Ltd was a British car company and Minor one of their models produced after WW2: launched in 1948, it was sold over a million units to 1972.
Like other members of the British car industry, Morris merged several time until British Leyland selected in 1984 to concentrate on the Austin brand and to drop the Morris name. Today, their Oxford manufacturing premises are owned by the BMW Group and produce the New Mini, with the Morris trademark being owned by a Chinese company.
As opposed to the Renault 4CV, its engine was conventionally placed at front but I agree, they look similar.

Link to the Morris Minor Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Minor

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Guy: What's the pull behind trailer on the "Heidelberg" bus? Luggage? Craig
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Craig,

Both Mercedes-Benz and Kässbohrer buses ("Heidelberg line" posted last Friday and the "M-HS 7104' registration posted today) tow a trailer used for extra luggage, a combination common here in Europe.

I hope this helps.
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Recent Hachette production for press stands, an electrically-driven 1924 Berliet VTB hearse:









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GuyM
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Another Hachette production, the Berliet VPD 6x4 truck used to cross the Sahara desert from Algeria to Niger in 1926:









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In order to get their models known, Berliet organized several missions across the Sahara desert.
The magic of modelling: the VPD truck alongside another Berliet truck, involved in a later mission (1932):









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Berliet 620 KB truck equipped with a scissor-type access platform used for the maintenance of trolleybuses aerial electrical lines (Hachette):









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Principaute de Monaco Berliet PLR 10 bus:









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Guy: I love that Berliet 620 KB truck. Very unusual. What years were they used? CAW
GuyM
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Hello Craig,

The Lyon CTL bus company used late seventies that Berliet 620 KB truck. It is now part of the "Fondation Berliet" and is visible in their premises, near Lyon:



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GuyM
Posted: Friday, July 24, 2020 5:15:49 AM
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Berliet not only produced trucks but also - in early years - cars and railway equipment (hence their logo showing from 1906 an American locomotive, following some car sales to Alco in the USA).
Below is a 1924 40hp RLCB loco-tractor, part of Hachette Collection:









Link to Berliet logo history through time (in French, sorry): https://www.fondationberliet.org/ressources-documentaires/archive-article-dossier-camion-berliet/evolution-logo-berliet/

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A few vintage fire-fighting vehicles in 1/43 scale:









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