My little collection of littlies

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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by Chris Sweetman » Sun May 01, 2011 5:06 am

Ozmac wrote:
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The remaining three cars are all 1:64, all made by Oxford Diecast. This is a Jowett Javelin.

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And this 1:64 by Oxford is our family car before I was born, a Morris Minor.

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Last of all, an Austin FX4 London cab, also 1:64 by Oxford.
Hi Ozmac

Great collection of littlies!

Just a note. You mention that the above are 1:64th scale. However,these Oxford Diecast's are actually 1:76th scale. This scale relates to British OO Gauge model railways. And this is the reason why they are so enthusiastically collected! At last railway modellers in this scale can replace their old "Matchbox" models scattered on their layouts with modern die-casts.

Those Kyosho Ferrari's are simply stunning in 1:64th scale.

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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by Ozmac » Sun May 01, 2011 4:45 pm

Oops, you're right. Sorry about that!

Thanks for that, I've corrected the entries back on page 1 now.
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by Ozmac » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:58 am

Two more of those 'blind' Kyosho 1:64 Ferraris came my way when I once again visited my favourite (ie, only) model car shop here in Sydney city, Model Cars Too.

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Ferrari F40

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Ferrari F50

To be quite honest, I probably wouldn't have bought a model of either the F40 or F50, as they are a bit modern for me, and I'm not much of a Ferrari person even if I do rather admire everything about them, but as I have the other, old Ferraris in this series, more to my taste and all in red, I thought I might as well get these two, too.

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In the shop's bargain cabinet was this 1:64 Kyosho Porsche 911 Speedster for $7.50, so it came home too.
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:42 am

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Always looks good, a line-up of the same make in the same (well, OK, similar) colour.
What a nice photo!!! ;)
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by David MG » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:23 am

To say that these models are just over half 1/43 they certainly pack in detail.
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by Ozmac » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:21 am

Just went shopping to my favourite model car shop here in Sydney city, looking for 1:43 models, but while there three nice little 1:64s by Kyosho were there on the $7.50 shelf and so I brought them home too.

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I am a sucker for the mid 50s Alfa Giulietta Sprint. I already have one in red in 1:43, and now I have a silver 1:64 as well now.

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Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale.

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Fire up the V10, and let's burn rubber with a Dodge Viper, one of my favourite Gran Turismo drives.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:27 am

Nice additions! :)
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by Ozmac » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:41 pm

After Scailanj's inspiring posting on his 1:76 Land Rover flatbacks and transporter, (viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4467) I placed my order, only to be told that I could have only three cars, because they had sold out. I wonder who bought all the others?

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Three flatback cars will do me nicely anyway, and it's definitely now one of the star turns in my cabinet of littlies smaller than 1:43.
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by scalainj » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:04 am

Looking very good but i would say that

I think i bought them all. Do you want me to source some more over here?

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Post by Ozmac » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:57 am

Thanks Andy, but three flatbacks look pretty good there, and now I have a nice story on why I have only three!

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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by Ozmac » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:49 am

I can't resist a food van, and at less than $10 this little 1:76 'Happy Plaice' van by Oxford Diecast, found in a railway modelling store, said 'take me home'. It was the 'mushy peas' that really caught my eye.

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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by JSB33 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:00 am

Glad these are 1:76 and not 1:43 :o
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by Ozmac » Sun May 06, 2012 5:24 am

I've always been on the lookout for a 1:43 Jensen CV8, and so far no luck. And so today, when I saw in a railway modeller's shop a 1:76 scale Jensen 541R offered for the princely sum of $6.50, I thought that's as close as I've got so far, and so here it is. The 541 was the CV8's 1950s era predecessor, with a big straight 6 engine; the CV8 (from 1963) had a big block Chrysler V8 and unusual twin headlights set on an angle. The 541 is more of an old style classic beauty. This nice, cheap little model is by Oxford Diecast.

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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by David MG » Sun May 06, 2012 6:03 am

Ozmac wrote:I've always been on the lookout for a 1:43 Jensen CV8, and so far no luck. And so today, when I saw in a railway modeller's shop a 1:76 scale Jensen 541R offered for the princely sum of $6.50, I thought that's as close as I've got so far, and so here it is. The 541 was the CV8's 1950s era predecessor, with a big straight 6 engine; the CV8 (from 1963) had a big block Chrysler V8 and unusual twin headlights set on an angle. The 541 is more of an old style classic beauty. This nice, cheap little model is by Oxford Diecast.

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That's a very tidy model Oz, even for the smaller scale. Don't tempt me down this route as Oxford have a vast range of 1/76 I would love to see in 1/43.
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sun May 06, 2012 1:04 pm

David MG wrote:...Oxford have a vast range of 1/76 I would love to see in 1/43.
x 2 ;)
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by Ozmac » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:55 pm

I had an Image Shack "full" problem recently and lots of photos were deleted (by me) when I shouldn't have, and so about half the pix in this thread went missing. I've tidied all that up now but in so doing realised I had left out one car from my collection of littlies, so here it is.

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A modded 1957 Chevy Bel-Air, 1:64 model, made by Castline. It was one of only two model cars I bought while driving across America last year. The doors open and close, and do so nicer than lots of movable doors on 1:43s.

This model was found in an amazing antique shop in Swainsboro, Georgia (midway between Macon and Savannah). The shop owner, Michael Bright, was quite a guy. For starters his office was filled with show trophies for his modded PT Cruiser, plus lots of photos of the Cruiser (Google 'Michael Bright PT Cruiser' and you can find a YouTube vid about it, if modded PT Cruisers are your thing).

One part of his shop is called "Pieces of Elvis" which specialises in all sorts of Elvis memorabilia, from weird stuff like authenticated pieces of curtain from Elvis's folks' home in Tupelo, Mississippi, through to more normal things like pairs of shoes worn by Elvis, etc etc. A whole room full of it, each with authentication documents or tags, all for sale at Elvis-fan prices.

The rest of the shop was a general secondhand store, which had a fair few model cars and metal car and garage signs. But to top all that, the owner is a Christian recording artist, a singer with CDs to sell (not my music style, sorry) and lots of photos of him performing in venues both in the US and overseas. Here's a linky to the shop and the dude himself: http://www.swainsboroantiques.com/elvismuseum.html

If you're in the area, drop in, it's worth a visit. Nice town, too, Swainsboro.

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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by JSB33 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:00 am

Really cool that you have such a good story to go along with the car.
Bet you think of that shop every time you see it.
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by Ozmac » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:27 am

OK, some 1:87 scale two-stroke muscle from East Germany, folks, made by German outfit, Bubmobil

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Wartburg 311 Coupe towing a Trabant P50 on a trailer.

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Wartburg towing muscle: three-cylinder 992cc three-cylinder two-stroke engine.

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Traby towed lack of muscle: twin-cylinder 500cc twin-cylinder two-stroke engine.

I like to think that Bubmobil has a subtle sense of humour, and some affectionate memories of these cars in at least some of their model-makers. In case you're wondering, neither car has glass/plastic windows/windscreens (like the BMW Isetta and VW Kombi set I also have by them). I have other 1:87s by them with windscreens (Mini Cooper S and Le Mans Ford GT40s), so I guess they make up their mind on that issue, model by model.

Anyway, I'm off to the 'towed' items thread in the themed photos dept with these guys next....

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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by grinbergs » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:49 am

I guess the word that comes to my head is: Cute! :)

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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:16 pm

grinbergs wrote:I guess the word that comes to my head is: Cute! :)
...that's the same word that comes to my head! :)
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by Ozmac » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:40 pm

A rare addition to the Ozmac littlies thread, a holiday purchase while out on the road for the New Year break...

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BMW Isetta 250, I think it's 1:72 scale, made by Cararama, so you know it's cheap: $4.99. The box doesn't bother to say what scale it is, but the level of detail is pretty good for a 1:72. I really like the suitcase on the rack at the back.

It seems that Aussie retailers haven't been told that you don't sell model cars from shops anymore, so there I was in a big country town called Goulburn, about 2 hours south of Sydney, and there's the magic word 'Toyworld' in front of the parking spot where I pulled in (angle parking here, that's the sign you're out in the country here in Australia)

Wander in and there's a couple of small cabinets of cars, 1:18s, 1:43s mostly (Minichamps and Auto Art), and quite a few Aussie muscle cars and V8 Supercars, but the 1:72 Cararama box had several cheap delights, including a Lotus Europa (wrong colour, silver, I need a yellow one), plus several other Loti, and this cute little Isetta. So I bagged a souvenir of my road trip for the price of a fob pocket of coins.
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by JSB33 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:01 am

Love the color. This has to be very tiny in this scale (in any scale :lol: )
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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by Ozmac » Mon May 06, 2013 4:21 am

I know this thread is meant to be 1:64 and smaller, but the only place I can park this latest discovery, at 1:55 scale, is here. And it is little.

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It's a Subaru Samber Noodle Truck, made by Takara Tomy.

I wasn't shopping for models either. I was shopping for lunch, in the city, in Chinatown. And I spotted a toy store there with a cabinet full of models, all this size. As I have a bit of a thing for food-selling vans, it was easy to lose a chunk of this week's lunch money budget on a Monday. The little awning and shelf fold in and out, and though it's impossible to photograph, there's a menu up on the wall inside.

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Re: My little collection of littlies

Post by David MG » Mon May 06, 2013 4:28 am

Velly sushi !
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