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Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:11:00 PM
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Guy are your cars a true 50 scale, because I can not find any over here that are even worth putting in a diorama especially American brands. I have to fill my dios with all F250s, not everyone drives a p/u.
Steve
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:56:18 PM
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Steve,

The cars shown on the recent Azur Modelisme diorama above are smaller than 1/50: they are Majorette cars, probably 1/55 or even smaller (1/60).
There are today very few true 1/50 scale cars, a large majority of them being Sword pick-up trucks, Conrad vans or a few Siku models.
Here-below some vintage cars I have modified, which were originally built, either by Dinky Toys or by Corgi Toys, in a 1/48-1/50 scale in the fifties/sixties:







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Guy
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FTF F-7.20D 6x4/2 tractor with a removable ballast box (WSI model), representative of the Floor Truck Fabriek production, a small Dutch company having produced heavy trucks during the period 1966-1995.



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The same FTF tractor, assigned the task of moving - from the Rotterdam harbour to the Dutch importer premises - an automotive 4x4/4 P&H Omega 60 hydraulic telescopic crane on a 2+2-line Scheuerle T 3541S drawbar lowloader (NZG models):









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Guy
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Road haulage of Vestas nacelle supports for transport by a WMT Nooteboom (WSI elements), from the final installation site back to the Danish fabrication plant. The transport is made by an IVECO AS 440 S56 T/P 4x2/2 tractor (modified Universal Hobbies model) and its 3-axle unknown brand flatbed semi-trailer (modified Tekno model):





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Guy
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Willème TG 180 6x4/2 ballasted tow truck and Willème TG 200 8x4/4 ballasted pusher (Minitrucks models for Virus) + 15-line Nicolas modular trailer (built from various Corgi modules) moving a 174 tonnes Poclain 1000 CK tracked hydraulic excavator (modified CEJ model).
The starting point of this combination:





Pictures issued from "Charge Utile Hors Serie" French magazine (No37).

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Guy
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The 2 escort/support Citroen vans are a HY 1200CK 4x2/2 (modified Dinky Toys model, in grey) and a newer C32 4x2/2 (modified Solido model - orange)





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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:42:56 AM
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Guy I don’t understand why some manufacturer does not make them, because a nice 50 scale car or suv would make the dioramas that much more believable and I think they would sell. Your Dinky and Corgi customized cars look as good as your customized trucks. Like how you have all the “high end” cars in the mix, Volvo, Jag, Mercedes and of course the Rolls lineup.
Thanks for the response.
Steve
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:54:20 AM
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Steve,

As car collectors concentrate these days on the 1/43 scale, I suppose that producers don't see a market large enough in a 1/50 scale and don't want to take a financial risk, while pick-ups and vans are associated with trucks and plant equipment and are developed in the smaller scale.
I see an opposite trend in France, where recently a lot of trucks are being produced in a 1/43 scale (in particular Altaya and Hachette products - often made by Ixo - sold in newspapers retails and bookshops).

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Guy
Exkvate3140
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Guy thanks for the information.
Steve
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 12:53:32 AM
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Guy I don’t understand why some manufacturer does not make them, because a nice 50 scale car or suv would make the dioramas that much more believable and I think they would sell. Your Dinky and Corgi customized cars look as good as your customized trucks. Like how you have all the “high end” cars in the mix, Volvo, Jag, Mercedes and of course the Rolls lineup.
Thanks for the response.
Steve


For Exkvate3140, a road delivery of luxury cars in the nineties in Monaco (work in progress):





All 4 cars at front are in 1/48-1/50 scale with from left to right: Bentley/Mulliner Continental S2 cabriolet and Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith limousine (modified Dinky Toys models), Bentley Continental S1 coupe (modified Corgi Toys model) and Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine (modified Dinky Toys model),

At rear, DAF FA 1900 DNT 4x2/2 truck with unknown brand car transport body (modified Lion Car model with modified Siku body) and 2-axle car transport trailer (modified Siku model).

To be continued.
Guy

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On the left: Volvo Amazon 122S (modified Atlas/Dinky Toys model) and Wincheon 1-axle boat trailer (modified Corgi Toys model) loaded with a Brooklands Aviation Ltd Dolphin 20 boat equipped with an Evinrude motor (modified Corgi Toys model),
On the right: Jaguar Mk2 3.4L (modified Dinky Toys model) + unknown brand 1-axle boat trailer (modified Dinky Toys model) carrying a Healey Marine 55 speedboat (modified Dinky Toys model).

To be continued.
Guy


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The British-Scandinavian combination, perfectly suited for trips in Norwegian fjords:





The 100% British proposal, noticeably more "speedy":





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Guy
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 2:22:58 AM
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A few other 1/48-1/50 scale vintage cars:





- On the left, a British combination made of a Mercedes-Benz 220 SE W111 car towing a Sprite Musketeer 16' caravan (modified Dinky Toys models),
- Center combination is French with a Mercedes-Benz 220 SE coupe (modified Corgi Toys model) and a Henon EH 500-4 caravan (modified Dinky Toys model, internal fitting of the caravan to be completedl),
- On the right, a typical US combination: Chevrolet El Camino 1280/1960 pick-up (modified Dinky Toys model) and Airstream Trade Wind 25' caravan (Minicirque kit).

To be continued.
Guy
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The British Mercedes-Benz/Sprite combination:









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The French tourist with his combination:









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Guy
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The North American combination and its legendary caravan:









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Guy
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To complete that series of 1/48-1/50 vintage cars:







Jaguar Mk10 limousine towing a Jaguar Type E-FHC coupe (modified Corgi Toys models) loaded on an Ifor-Williams LM 167/B car trailer (homemade from ex-Solido ramps)



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Guy

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