1:43 Ford Truck Collection

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ImageFord Vans of the Early 60's. by Michael, on Flickr

Ford Vans of the Early 60's: Taunus Transit, Thames Freighter, and Econoline Station Bus. This photo confirms how undersized Oxford's Thames is.

ImageFord Vans of the Early 60's. by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Vans of the Early 60's. by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Econolines by Michael, on Flickr

Second and first generation Econolines.

ImageFord Econolines by Michael, on Flickr
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I prefer the first Econoline over the second by a huge margin.

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For some odd thing Vans have always been a favorite of mine. When I was very young I was quite smitten with the 2nd gen Econoline but as time has passed, like Tom I prefer the old.

The Econoline was built close to where I live from the first one and the heavy duty chassis is still being built at Lorain assembly today. The bodies were built in a separate facility and shipped a few miles in giant enclosed Ford Haulers.
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While I'm more a fan of the 1st series, the 2nd series has more of a distinctive 'American' essence to me, whereas the 1st series feels more 'European'.
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I finally got around to lining up my three auto transporters and stocking them with appropriate vehicles.

ImageFords on Transporters by Michael, on Flickr

Ford Cargo (IXO) with a load of early fifties French fords
Ford LTS 9000 (IXO) with a load if mid-Eighties American Fords and
Mercedes-Benz (Schuco) wit a load of early 2000s euro-Fords

ImageFords on Transporters by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFords on Transporters by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFords on Transporters by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFords on Transporters by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFords on Transporters by Michael, on Flickr
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What a great set of cars, a good way to store them to.

I have not seen that many cars on new car transporters since before the Chip shortage :lol:
*Unless you drive around auto plants, then you will see transporters lined up with new cars on them.....with weeds growing up around the trucks.
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Those transporters look amazing!

Absolutely wonderful way to display your models! ;)
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That’s a great way to showcase your collection Michael. You must be pleased with that.
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Really like those, a great way to make your collection come to life.

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ImageEbro C-150 by Michael, on Flickr

1968 Ebro C150 delivering beer in a Spanish version of Holiday Village.

ImageEbro B 45 and C-150 from Salvat's Spanish Truck Part-Work Series by Michael, on Flickr

The two Ebro trucks in my collection. A B-45 fire engine and a C150 beer delivery truck. Notice how small the C150 is.

ImageEuropean Ford Trucks by Michael, on Flickr

European Ford truck line-up.

ImageEuropean Ford Trucks by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Trucks -- Size Comparison by Michael, on Flickr

I was pretty surprised when I realized how small the Ebro C150 is. I trust IXO (I assume this is IXO) to be pretty accurate on scale. I looked it up and the real deal was only 14.5 meters (about 15 feet) long. It also looks like it might have been a bit narrower than the large C-Series and Thames Trader FC versions. I decided to photograph the C150 with other Ford trucks to see what it was comparable with -- size wise.

ImageFord Trucks -- Size Comparison by Michael, on Flickr

Even compact trucks like the modern LCF look large in comparison.

ImageEbro C150 and F-K 1500 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageEbro C150 and F-K 1500 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Trucks - Size Comparison by Michael, on Flickr

ImageEbro C150 and F-K 1500 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageEbro C150 and Ford Cortina by Michael, on Flickr
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These classic trucks are so hard to resist, and your diorama pictures make them look even better.

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Nice images! I would imagine that it was perfect for deliveries in narrow European streets and roads.
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oldirish33 wrote:
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Nice images! I would imagine that it was perfect for deliveries in narrow European streets and roads.
Indeed. And it would have been too small to convert to a race car transporter.
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Here's one rarely seen in 1/43 or any other scale:
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Here's one I found this afternoon while looking for something else. It's still in its original 1992 box, but still it's a pretty good looking big Ford.
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Never have seen that one before, David.
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