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#1 Busstopprints

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:40

I'm sure i'm not the only one on here who has a wish list of vehicle you wish you could buy in model form.

 

So whats on your list?

 

Here's a couple from me to get the ball rolling:

 

Ford Transit MK2 all variants including Bodied minibus

Bedford CF

Leyland EA

Marina Van

Astra Van

Leyland Terrier (G Cab variants)

 

 

I know that a couple of these are available as kits but it would be nice for some of the more popular commercial vehicles were produces and even better if they were produced in white or red so the modeller could decide what livery instead of having to buy an already liveried vehicle and then repaint it!

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 Merfyn Jones

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:48

I'm sure i'm not the only one on here who has a wish list of vehicle you wish you could buy in model form.

 

So whats on your list?

 

Here's a couple from me to get the ball rolling:

 

Ford Transit MK2 all variants including Bodied minibus

Bedford CF

Leyland EA

Marina Van

Astra Van

Leyland Terrier (G Cab variants)

 

 

I know that a couple of these are available as kits but it would be nice for some of the more popular commercial vehicles were produces and even better if they were produced in white or red so the modeller could decide what livery instead of having to buy an already liveried vehicle and then repaint it!

 

Add to your list the Freight Rover Sherpa 400/LDV Convoy.  I'm happy if it's done as a kit or diecast.


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#3 BG John

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:49

Anything from the early 1900s to late 1920s/early 1930s would be nice, in 4mm and 7mm scales. There's almost nothing available, unlike modern periods when there are just some gaps to fill.


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 11:09

Sierra hatchback - 80's and 90's rep mobiles, so numerous over about 20 years!

 

I know Oxford do the Sapphire with the boot but I think there were many more hatchbacks around.

 

Plus I'd like lorries from the 80's and 90's. Most commercials that are available are either much older or very modern.


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#5 alastairq

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 11:11

Herpa have done a 1:87 scale Tranny2...

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...1gAAOSwAPVZDyFJ

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...yAAAOSwBLlVVb3f

 

The above link is an example only....the casting looks  to me to be a trifle angular? But the basic shape is there?

 

Corgi also did a mk2 Tranny...scale unknown to me.



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 13:55

Sierra hatchback - 80's and 90's rep mobiles, so numerous over about 20 years!
 
I know Oxford do the Sapphire with the boot but I think there were many more hatchbacks around.
 
Plus I'd like lorries from the 80's and 90's. Most commercials that are available are either much older or very modern.


They are available it's finding them that's the problem, for many years I worked in the arcade industry, I came across very well detailed modern trucks and cars made in the far East all plastic sold to the arcade industry in there thousands to be put into 2p and 10p "pushers" to attract children to spend there pennies.

I believe many were marketed under the "Kentoys" brand, there modern trucks are quite well known but in 1/72 scale, they also did modern tractors as well. What they also did was 1/72 modern cars in plastic very detailed I have a few ford serrias, ford 100 pick ups, Mercedes Benz, etc. They also did quite a large range of Japanese 4x4.

1/72 scale can be a bit of a problem, there are ok if left on the road, but not on tierwags as there slightly to big
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#7 PhilJ W

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 16:03

For 1930's prototypes check out some of the military kits. Roden produce an FWD lorry that although of WW1 vintage many survived into the 1930's and beyond. Ace models make a model of the GAZ AA Russian lorry which was a licence built version of the 1929-31 Ford AA lorry. Both these models are to 1/72 scale  but the scale difference is hardly noticable.


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#8 darrel

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 16:36

Bruff road rail lorry
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Posted 08 June 2017 - 17:01

Sierra hatchback - 80's and 90's rep mobiles, so numerous over about 20 years!

 

I know Oxford do the Sapphire with the boot but I think there were many more hatchbacks around.

 

Plus I'd like lorries from the 80's and 90's. Most commercials that are available are either much older or very modern.

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...vsAAOSwal5YF6lW



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 17:23

Motorcycles.
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Posted 08 June 2017 - 18:30

There's an absolute dearth of decent road vehicles in N/2mm for the 1970s to the end of the last millennium. Bog standard private saloon/hatchbacks is a particular problem but for commercials I'd like:

Sherpa van
Mk1 & 2 Transit
Ford Cargo
LT Leyland Titan
Commer Walk thru

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#12 locomad

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 11:54

For 1930's prototypes check out some of the military kits. Roden produce an FWD lorry that although of WW1 vintage many survived into the 1930's and beyond. Ace models make a model of the GAZ AA Russian lorry which was a licence built version of the 1929-31 Ford AA lorry. Both these models are to 1/72 scale  but the scale difference is hardly noticable.


Agree fully with you, there's a lot of Chinese copies of old "Tamiya" 1/72 scale Japanese military WW2 trucks, right hand drive they look very similar to late 1930's UK trucks and don't look out of place, they also do an aircraft ground crew accessories set loads of oil drums, tool boxes etc. They also do ford trucks as well.

I've found them as cheap as 50p in these bucket shops and market stalls excellent value

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 11:58

I would like an Edwardian LNWR Horse drawn omnibus and a parcels van. As it is unlikely anyone else will ever do it, I will probably design my own etched kit.

 

I would have thought that 3D printing would be the answer for all those who can't already get the vehicles they want.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:34

There's an absolute dearth of decent road vehicles in N/2mm for the 1970s to the end of the last millennium. Bog standard private saloon/hatchbacks is a particular problem but for commercials I'd like:

Sherpa van
Mk1 & 2 Transit
Ford Cargo
LT Leyland Titan
Commer Walk thru

G

 

PG Models do a cast pewter Sherpa minibus and van in 1:152 scale. Obviously, they're solid; and I know that the question of whether that should be acceptable these days is one where opinions vary. Personally, I don't regard it as a deal-breaker if the outline is right.

 

The Transit (1994 and 2000 versions) would be great. 

 

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 13:22

I'd love to be able to get 1980s/90s trucks in 2,3 and 4 axle rigid chassis with tipper, tanker, flat and box bodies

Foden, ERF, LeylandDaf, Volvo and Scania from 80s and 90s

Leyland roadrunner 7.5 tonner box, tipper and flatbed

freight rover/ LDV400 long, short, crewcab and tipper

mk2 transit, Bedford CF

astra max, ford escort, maestro, metro and ital. vans

ford sierra and P200

mk1 landrover discovery

Lada Riva saloon and estate cars


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#16 grahame

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 14:35

PG Models do a cast pewter Sherpa minibus and van in 1:152 scale.


Yes, thanks. I was aware, but their solid nature is an anathema in this day and age and doesn't cut it for me. Its also the later Sherpa K2 or possibly Freight Rover version. Has anyone tried drilling/cutting out the windows? Perhaps I'll have to have a go.

P&D Marsh do an 'open' cast white metal version of the early original but it's rather a fanciful interpretation. Just a shame there isn't a modern quality model in N/2mm.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 15:50

I'd like to see some 1970's car's . Fiat 124/132. Skoda 120's Citroen BX./ AX. renault 5.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 16:17

I'd like to see some 1970's car's . Fiat 124/132. Skoda 120's Citroen BX./ AX. renault 5.

They'd rust instantly on your layout!


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 16:18

I'd like to see some 1970's car's . Fiat 124/132. Skoda 120's Citroen BX./ AX. renault 5.

 

RailNScale do a 3D printed Skoda 105/120: https://railnscale.c...p-carousel-9233 and Renault 5: https://railnscale.c...p-carousel-3622 and they will produce them in 1:148 scale if asked for. Check out: https://railnscale.c...cles-british-n/ for others.

 

Apparently the top selling cars in the UK in the 1970s were:

 

Ford Cortina

Ford Escort

Morris Marina

Mini

Vauxhall Viva

Austin Allegro

Ford Capri

Austin 1100/1300

Ford Granada

Hillman Avenger

 

Some of those, and also some from the 1980s below, in N/2mm would do for me.

 

1980s top sellers:

 

Ford Escort

Fort Fiesta

Vauxhall Cavalier

Ford Sierra

Austin Metro

Vauxhall Astra

Ford Cortina

Ford Orion

Vauxhall Nova

Austin Maestro

 

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 18:25

They'd rust instantly on your layout!

Only the (fiat's) Fix It Again Tomorrow models :haha:


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 20:14

Saab 9-5 Estate
Saab 96
Saab 900 ' Classic' (3 & 5 door)
Saab 900 & 9-3 Cabriolet
Skoda Yeti
Lotus Super 7

All in 4mm scale

steve

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 20:17

A great opportunity to present your wish lists, but who's listening?



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 20:24

PG Models do a cast pewter Sherpa minibus and van in 1:152 scale. Obviously, they're solid; and I know that the question of whether that should be acceptable these days is one where opinions vary. Personally, I don't regard it as a deal-breaker if the outline is right.

 

The Transit (1994 and 2000 versions) would be great. 

 

Jim

 

 

Yes, thanks. I was aware, but their solid nature is an anathema in this day and age and doesn't cut it for me. Its also the later Sherpa K2 or possibly Freight Rover version. Has anyone tried drilling/cutting out the windows? Perhaps I'll have to have a go.

P&D Marsh do an 'open' cast white metal version of the early original but it's rather a fanciful interpretation. Just a shame there isn't a modern quality model in N/2mm.

G.

Oxford have a N scale Sherpa coming out next year.



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 21:01

Oxford have a N scale Sherpa coming out next year.

 

That would be good. But is there any confirmation of such an announcement? - I've not seen anything. The latest announcements had the following for future ODC N gauge vehicles:

 

1:148 Oxford Automobile
NHI001 Hillman Imp Willow Green
NXF001 Jaguar XF Carnelian Red
1:148 Oxford Commercials
NFDE001 Ford 400E Van British Rail
NFT022 Ford Transit Mk5 Network Rail Response Unit
NPB008 Commer PB Royal Mail
NTRAC004 Fordson Tractor Matt Grey
NTRAIL006 Mobile Trailer Buns on Wheels
1:148 Oxford Fire
NSFE007 Scania Pump Ladder Surrey F & R
1:148 Oxford Haulage
NMB006 Mercedes Actros Curtainside Sparks
NSHL03TK Scania Highline Tanker Eddie Stobart
NTCAB005 Scania T Cab Tipper Tinnelly
NVOL4003 Volvo FH4 Curtainside Knowles
1:148 Oxford Military
NBSA008 Motorbike & Sidecar RAF Blue
NCHT001 Churchill Tank Kingforce
NLAN188020 Land Rover Series I 88" Canvas REME
NLRL001 Land Rover Lightweight United Nations
1:148 Oxford Omnibus
NNR005 New Routemaster Propercorn
NSEA001 Burlingham Seagull Wallace Arnold

 

And we're still waiting for previously announced new items such as the Ford Cortina and MGB Roadster.

 

G. 



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:10

I'd like to see some 1970's car's . Fiat 124/132. Skoda 120's Citroen BX./ AX. renault 5.

 

 

Saab 9-5 Estate
Saab 96
Saab 900 ' Classic' (3 & 5 door)
Saab 900 & 9-3 Cabriolet
Skoda Yeti
Lotus Super 7

All in 4mm scale

steve

 

Abrex do pretty much the full range of Skoda from the 50s to current in 1:43 and 1:72.


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