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GuyM
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 6:03:06 AM
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The Brockhouse car transporter had a fixed top level requiring an external access ramp for loading and unloading, a rather complicated and restrictive mean for car builders and dealers. Pictures of the real unit are difficult to find on the web, here below, one of the few that I used for my mods:



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Guy
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 12:55:11 AM
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Guy are those pull down tarps on the real trailer. Great pictures of the trailer that will look good when painted.
Steve
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 5:13:28 AM
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Three Siku recent products having the double advantage of being cheap and in a 1/50 scale (cars modeled in that scale are not that many on the collector market):





From left to right: Mercedes-Benz/AMG G65 4x4/2 car, Dodge RAM Laramie 1500 4x4/2 pick-up and Manitou MHT 10230 4x4/4 forklift equipped with a telescopic boom.

To be continued.
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The powerful German 4WD car:





The American 4WD pick-up, in Police livery:





To be continued.
Guy


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The only improvement made to the Siku large forklift was to replace its single hydraulic ram by a homemade double unit, as on the real unit:









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Guy
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Guy the MB-G looks great where can you get those, and are they a true 50 scale.
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Steve,

Models are sold by Siku as being 1/50 (and are different from their normal 1/55 scale models range) and as far as I could verify, yes they are true 1/50.
Siku started producing in the 1/50 scale with some Fendt, John Deere and New Holland farm tractors plus farming equipment, together with some MAN, Mercedes-Benz and Scania road tractors, and so on.
The main interest of that range (even if trucks have a lot of "toyish" parts) is their low price: they can be easily upgraded at minimum cost.

I hope it helps.
Guy
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:21:11 PM
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Guy thanks for the information and glad to hear they are a true 50 scale. Now comes the hunt to pick up a few.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:35:41 AM
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In the 50s/60s, on a parking lot somewhere in Great Britain:





From left to right: Foden FG 6/24 8x4/4 dropside truck carrying a sheeted load (Corgi model), Hispano-Suiza J12-1938 4x2/2 coupe and Mercedes-Benz 770 W07 4x2/2 car (Lesney and Matchbox models) plus ERF 6.8G 8x4/4 flatbed truck loaded with sheeted ERF parts boxes (Corgi model).

To be continued.
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Closer views of both cars, 2 "monsters" produced during the thirties:









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Foden and ERF road carriers, representative of conventional haulage heavy means in UK at that time, when one could move 22 tonnes on 4 axles and 32 tonnes with a drawbar trailer in addition. To say the least, at that time truck cabs were rather cramped and difficult to access (you had to put a foot on the front wheel ring to pass through cab narrow doors):









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Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:27:12 AM
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Guy those trucks are kool looking and the history associated with them is Very good. The cars are fantastic, you have the best 1/50 scale or close to it car collection I have ever seen.
Thanks for the pictures.
Steve
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I have wanted that Siku Manitou,for a while now.Looks really nice.Big wheels,nice size,but those forks!d'oh! I am sure you can make them look better.I know I would if I got one,straightaway.
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:00:49 AM
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Guy [...] you have the best 1/50 scale or close to it car collection I have ever seen.
Thanks for the pictures.
Steve


Steve,

Both cars are 1/48.
Just for info, in the Lesney/Matchbox Models of Yesteryear range, I have noted at least 19 models ranging from 1/48 to 1/52. The only problem is that all original vehicles were produced in the 1930s or earlier: not very easy to display with recent models.
Except for these 2, the other Models of Yesteryear I have are mainly "transported" to/from vintage vehicles gatherings or museums (cf the 1918 armored Rolls-Royce presented some time ago): that eases a lot the mixing of different periods.

All MoY models produced until 1972 are shown here: http://robbinsplace.com/moy/index.htm
In the "Models" chapter, there is a list by scale.

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Guy
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Asfor those step treads on the wheels...you have not lived unless you have slipped on one of those ....man oh man they hurt.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:44:34 PM
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Guy as usual I appreciate the information and history you keep in that mind of yours.
Thanks
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 4:46:12 AM
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Scales (France) heavy haulage combination made of a Volvo F 1233S 6x4/2 tractor and a Nooteboom MCO 121-08(V) 8-axle extendable low bed semi-trailer (IMC models) carrying a 62.26 tonnes Manitowoc 4100W Vicon lattice boom crane superstructure with foot boom section (TWH model elements)



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:04:19 AM
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Modifications in progress on 2 vintage British Dinky Toys models, issued in the 40s and 50s. Cabs internal fitting and glazing still need to be "engineered" and installed plus models painted:





- NCB/Smith 4x2/2 electric van mainly used for urban milk delivery (modified Dinky Toys model on the left) loaded with milk bottles racks (Dinky Toys France elements),
- Karrier Colt 3x2/1 3-wheeler dropside carrier (modified Dinky Toys model on the right) carrying coal sacks (Corgi elements).

Both 1/48 original models, pictured here on the British auctions site Vectis. Mine were found worn-out on e... at a very low price:





To be continued.
Guy


GuyM
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:11:58 AM
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The distribution electric van, widely used to bring milk to British towns consumers and appreciated for its ability to move silently in sleepy city streets:





The original unit:



To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:24:44 AM
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The Karrier Colt 3-wheeler was developed in UK before WW2 for railroad companies, to ensure transport of goods between railway stations and end-consumers or production sites. Early tractor versions were able to tow any horse cart by simply lifting its front axle over their rear axle:



My modified Dinky Toys model (a second one is waiting to be turned into a Cob 3 tonnes tractor unit):





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Guy
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