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89cxsport
Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:49:24 PM

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Haven't purchased any models in awhile but in the last week and a half I've added four. I bought the two new Vermeer models form our host. These two are so unique that I had to have them.


The other two I found in a local antique shop. The first is a Corgi Mack LJ oddly it was done for Starbucks as a Christmas promo in 2003, first time seeing one and since it was in 1/50th scale I had to have it I figure it would be good base for a future custom piece or I may leave it as is I don't know yet.


The final model is a Corgi Major Warner Swasey Crane. I am curious what scale it is, several places online say 1/50th but it looks bigger than my other models. I have seen one sight refer to it as 1/48th scale.


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modelmaniac
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2021 10:26:54 AM

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Teeth Excelllent additions.I had that Corgi crane,years ago.Love the functionallity.Boom and winch controls,very well engineered.In those days Corgi made some exceptionally functional models.I think that crane was first released in 1976,it has been re-released in K.S.plant colours,although K.S.never had any cranes,they only had a fleet of road sweepers.K.S meant Kent Sweepers.That chipper,looks really good.Is that a Christmas tree load,in that truck?
dain555
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2021 12:19:14 PM

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The Corgi crane model was actually released around 1974 and it was supposed to be in 1:48 scale. I had one that I got in 1976 and it wasn't too bad, I used it as a load for a Mack DM600 with a Fruehauf flatbed model that was in 1:25 scale.

Yes, many Corgi models from back in those days had quite a lot of functionality and detail, part of that was due to their competition with Lesney who made all the Matchbox vehicles!!!

Dain

I'm a kid at heart, so I will play with any model construction vehicle from 1:87 scale to 1:1 scale!!!!

Age is a state of time NOT a state of mind!!
89cxsport
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2021 9:38:22 PM

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modelmaniac wrote:
Teeth Excelllent additions.I had that Corgi crane,years ago.Love the functionallity.Boom and winch controls,very well engineered.In those days Corgi made some exceptionally functional models.I think that crane was first released in 1976,it has been re-released in K.S.plant colours,although K.S.never had any cranes,they only had a fleet of road sweepers.K.S meant Kent Sweepers.That chipper,looks really good.Is that a Christmas tree load,in that truck?


Yes it is a Christmas tree load, although I'm not sure many people would transport trees already decorated. I'm really impressed with the chipper, it has some good detail for such small item. Really wish there more items like this modeled in this scale.

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Ross Fowlie
Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:32:18 PM
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I picked up those Vermeer models as well. They are pretty cool little models but a bit over priced. I was wondering about the International Truck that is in the plastic case on top of your novels in your last picture. Where and when did you get it and what scale is it ? I did a quick ebay search when I saw it but no luck. Thanks.

Ross
89cxsport
Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:33:29 PM

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Ross,

The International CTX is 1/64th scale, I bought it at a farm toy show about 10 years or so ago. It is stamped Malibu International LTD on the chassis of the model. It is fairly well detailed, has a full interior and fairly decent chassis detail, only real downside is no opening hood or engine, just the molded oil pan and transmission detail underneath.

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