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3 minutes ago, ianmacc said:

Got to say these Z models are a potential boon!

 

I ordered the Renault 4 and BMW E30 from another site yesterday. Some places market them as 1/87 but having had 1/87 models they are significantly and very visibly smaller, which these are not.

 

if nothing else I’ve acquired a snazzy collection of key rings! I’ll check them on the layout before removing the chain!

I've sold a lot more that I expected, I'll get some of the Renaults too, the BMW is out of stock but I've ordered one elsewhere too just because I like the E30

 

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Just now, Richard Croft said:

I've sold a lot more that I expected, I'll get some of the Renaults too, the BMW is out of stock but I've ordered one else too just because I like the E30

 

Richard

Good luck. Master stroke finding them and I know well all appreciate them 

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1 hour ago, locomad2 said:

 

Agree not the old airfix quality nor the JB military quality which I found was the best, still for £1 not bad and they look the 30's part. Notice LMS type 2 coal hopper drawing got the badge for that now working on LMS type 2 ash plant made up from sectional steel

 

Bit off topic, but that drawing is actually a very approximate one for the coaling plant that was at Ipswich (32B), worked out from photographs. The loco shed, Inspection building and admin block on my layout are all based, rather loosely on the 1950's Ipswich MPD though rather a lot of liberties have been taken.

The Admin Block is about half the length it should be, but gives an impression of the original style....

 

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Still a work in progress though

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Richard Croft said:

its about 48mm.

 

My initial thought was that it might be smaller but I've just checked and a real mk1 clio is 3709mm long, an original A110 is 3850, a lot smaller than you'd think from looking at it

 

Richard

 

That's brilliant, Richard, thank you so much; that makes it, by my calculations, barely 3mm shy of correct, so it won't look out of place using the normal conventions of careful placement, especially as 'scenery.'* 

 

 

 

*  I say this as cartrains are not so forgiving, and devilishly difficult to recreate convincingly, in terms of vehicle finish as well as scale; which is why I have focused on Minix cars en masse for the BLMC, Vauxhall and Ford block trains essential for the Waverley route.

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1 hour ago, locomad2 said:

Hongwell ? Ford Capri and Series Landy, really like this manufacturer, better detail, looks the part, compare Landy to all others and this is best for both quality and price

 

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They were another range that Poundland used to stock, though I'm sure they were marketed as Cararama on the boxes.  I picked up 9 different Landrovers at the time!

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31 minutes ago, 'CHARD said:

 

That's brilliant, Richard, thank you so much; that makes it, by my calculations, barely 3mm shy of correct, so it won't look out of place using the normal conventions of careful placement, especially as 'scenery.'* 

 

 

 

*  I say this as cartrains are not so forgiving, and devilishly difficult to recreate convincingly, in terms of vehicle finish as well as scale; which is why I have focused on Minix cars en masse for the BLMC, Vauxhall and Ford block trains essential for the Waverley route.

I haven’t seen an update on the car trains project for a good while. Progressing well?

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7 minutes ago, ianmacc said:

I haven’t seen an update on the car trains project for a good while. Progressing well?

 

I had, like many others, I expect, a bit of a hit to my modelling mojo as the weirdness of lockdown 1 sunk in, and I also wasn't furloughed or working at home. 

 

It wasn't for quite a while that I started to get a feel for anything recreational or creative; then at some point I did sort out an interim payload for two trains' worth, principally using die-cast Mini pick-ups and vans (photos of this sub-project went on Facebook).   I also sold a quantity of Thames vans (the Anglia based 105E) to a fellow Waverley route modeler; I've generally used any available die-cast as placeholders - in this instance, until the Minix Anglias were available in quantity.

 

A bit mysteriously, I couldn't find the bulk of the Austin 1100s for ages, and then they suddenly appeared last week, all 44 of the type, which has kick-started the project once again, and as I write, they, along with sundry Vivas, Morris Oxfords and Austin 1800s are crowded on the workbench for detailing and reuniting with their glazing.

 

Sorry for the thread hijack!

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2 hours ago, locomad2 said:

Hongwell ? Ford Capri and Series Landy, really like this manufacturer, better detail, looks the part, compare Landy to all others and this is best for both quality and price

The Hongwell Cararama models are well done but you have to watch the scales as they vary a lot more than you might expect, from about 1:61 to 1:77.

 

2 hours ago, Richard Croft said:

its about 48mm.

My initial thought was that it might be smaller but I've just checked and a real mk1 clio is 3709mm long, an original A110 is 3850, a lot smaller than you'd think from looking at it

So about 1:80 scale, but it is interesting that it does reflect the relative narrowness of the older car. A lot of 'toy' diecasts are made too wide.

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16 hours ago, Richard Croft said:

I emailed them and they said they would pass my details on to a different dept, that was the last I heard, I need to chase it up! Thanks for the order

 

Richard

I do hope you hear from them. They seem to be making some of their models in UK liveries now. The Mk. II Transit ambulance in St. Johns Ambulance livery and the Sprinter van in TfL buses livery (The same as the CMNL one but the correct SWB model).

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2 hours ago, PhilJ W said:

I do hope you hear from them. They seem to be making some of their models in UK liveries now. The Mk. II Transit ambulance in St. Johns Ambulance livery and the Sprinter van in TfL buses livery (The same as the CMNL one but the correct SWB model).

I’ll send you a private message once I have it sorted, they do look to have some nice stuff, I shouldn’t have any problem getting an account with them, it looks like my last email to them had bounced back so I’ve tried again 

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I notice from their advert. in the latest BRM that SR (Shedring) Hobbies are stocking Tiny Hong Kong models. If that is already common knowledge hereabouts I am a bit late to post this!

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2 hours ago, phil_sutters said:

I notice from their advert. in the latest BRM that SR (Shedring) Hobbies are stocking Tiny Hong Kong models. If that is already common knowledge hereabouts I am a bit late to post this!

He has a very limited supply and I don't think that he is an official importer. His prices are not unreasonable, comparable to the prices of the Hong Kong traders.

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Received today my Peugeot 205 and Volkswagen Golf mark two. Very good. Look about 1/80 so can get away with 00 unlike 1/87. Shown next to similar cars for comparison. Will have to make two posts as file size constraints.

 

They don’t seem to be GTI spec and look like standard specification? For me and most railway modellers that’s a huge plus point as they are more ubiquitous!

 

The chain is attached to the tow bar and prises off easily. 
 

Windows are cast solid but this  doesn’t look too bad. Just sneed number-plates. 

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The 205 looks better as the Mk.2 Golf should really be bigger than the Mk.1 rather than vice versa. Having said that, put towards the back of a scene, perhaps parked down a side road or cul-de-sac (not next to a Mk.1) it would probably look alright.

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56 minutes ago, BernardTPM said:

The 205 looks better as the Mk.2 Golf should really be bigger than the Mk.1 rather than vice versa. Having said that, put towards the back of a scene, perhaps parked down a side road or cul-de-sac (not next to a Mk.1) it would probably look alright.

I agree.

 

not helped by the fact the Oxford golf sits on agricultural tractor tyres!! 
 

I reckon the mark two golf is not much bigger than H0. Estimate 1/82 or so 

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5 hours ago, BernardTPM said:

The 205 looks better as the Mk.2 Golf should really be bigger than the Mk.1 rather than vice versa. Having said that, put towards the back of a scene, perhaps parked down a side road or cul-de-sac (not next to a Mk.1) it would probably look alright.

Something I use a lot, put the 1:80-87 scale vehicles in the background and you get a sense of depth, I used this technique in military modeling using an excellent range of vehicles from Micromodels ? HO scale plastic models from Austria 

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5 hours ago, locomad2 said:

Something I use a lot, put the 1:80-87 scale vehicles in the background and you get a sense of depth, I used this technique in military modeling using an excellent range of vehicles from Micromodels ? HO scale plastic models from Austria 

Another effective technique is to paint undersize models in light colours, and oversize ones dark, it's an optical illusion that works to a certain extent.

(The Austrian military range would be Roco Minitanks)

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Has anyone mentioned the cars from Yat Ming and Real-X. Yat Ming has produced a few cars in 1/72 scale including a Jaguar X-type. Real-X are very good, far superior to other oriental models IMHO and the level of detail is amazing. 

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Received the Renault ; and the BMW E30 this morning from Z cars. 
 

The Renault 4 is probably near 1/76 At about 4.7cm or so.

 

Sadly the E30 which I would have preferred is barely H0 by the looks of it. 
 

Heads up for buyers. 
 

Looks like I have three unusual 00 cars and a nice key ring anyway! 

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16 minutes ago, ianmacc said:

Received the Renault ; and the BMW E30 this morning from Z cars. 
 

The Renault 4 is probably near 1/76 At about 4.7cm or so.

 

Sadly the E30 which I would have preferred is barely H0 by the looks of it. 
 

Heads up for buyers. 
 

Looks like I have three unusual 00 cars and a nice key ring anyway! 

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I have a “Lucky Cornish Pisky” on my key ring too! 

 

steve

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26 minutes ago, steve1 said:

 

I have a “Lucky Cornish Pisky” on my key ring too! 

 

steve

It belonged to my late grandad, was bought on a railway holiday, and dates back to when the Cornish branch lines were still open! 

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1 hour ago, PhilJ W said:

Has anyone mentioned the cars from Yat Ming and Real-X. Yat Ming has produced a few cars in 1/72 scale including a Jaguar X-type.

Yat Ming were more consistently 1:72 scale than Hongwell Cararama.

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