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Very nice Jeff , the Stobart livery looks good on that one .

Heres a pic of my BRS liveried Transit Diesel

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I see you installed your mirrors, I never bother :lol:
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This one and my British Rail petrol version already came with the mirrors fitted as they were in the later plexi glass cases , not the earlier boxes like the Stobart one ;)
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A couple of mine

Vanguards : Evening News

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Ixo / Altaya : Michelin lwb

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The Michelin sure is cute :P
Is it a different version than the Evening News? The front end looks different.
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JSB33 wrote:The Michelin sure is cute :P
Is it a different version than the Evening News? The front end looks different.
I think the colours are a bit deceiving Jeff - both are models of the early Mk I Transit front end - Vanguards also do the later front end style.

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I was looking at the News version having the Ford lettering where the Michelin doesn't.
Must be the paint.
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Comparison between IXO and Minichamps Mk I Transits

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Ford Transit by IXO & Minichamps by IFHP97, on Flickr

The Minichamps is larger than the IXO and has better details, but I think the IXO may be closer to true 1:43 scale. The IXO model is an early MK I (1965-70), the Minichamps is a facelift Mk I (1971-77).

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Ford Transit by IXO & Minichamps by IFHP97, on Flickr

The difference in detail is most obvious in the back. Its almost like the IXO people ran out of time or budget when designing this. The IXO is a LWB model and the Minichamps is a SWB.

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IXO Ford Transit Rally Support Van

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Mk I Ford Transit by IXO by IFHP97, on Flickr

This model appears to be a very cool looking van that never was. The Transit is a 1965-70 model with the paint scheme of Ford's rally cars for 1979. The photo behind the models shows Ford's fleet of rallying Escorts in 1979 plus a fleet of Boreham's support vans. Note that the vans in th picture are different in a number of ways from the model. They are MK IIs with dual rear tires and a different paint scheme.

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Can you imagine towing anything with a van powered by either a 1.7 or a 2.0 V4? In real life I expect towing was left to the diesel Transits. In the case of Ford's Works support vans, I have read that these Transits were powered by the 3.0 Essex V6 in the Seventies. The V6 was a special order option for police and emergency vehicle use begining in about 1972.
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1997-2005 JMC-Ford Transit by Collectors Model

The VE83 generation Transit is built in China in a partnership with Jiangling Motor Corp (JMC). Engines were sourced from Mitsubishi (petrol) and Isuzu (diesel). The JMC Transit received a facelift for 2006.

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Ford Cargo and Transit

I'm delighted with this French Ford Cargo in moving van form. The Transit is from a company -- "Collector's Model" that I've not heard of before. The VE83 generation Transit is built in China in a partnership with Jaingling Motor Corp (JMC). Engines were sourced from Mitsubishi (petrol) and Isuzu (diesel).
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Normally I steer clear of Cararama models, but I had to have this commemorative model to mark the 40th anniversary of Transit production at Southampton. Later in 2012 Ford announced that the Southampton plant would be closed.
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Very nice Transit, volks :D

Here is mine! A Swedish policecar from 1969. I used Vanguard´s groundmodell and repainted it. Really nice :)

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Here is mine! A Swedish policecar from 1969. I used Vanguard´s groundmodell and repainted it. Really nice
Regent -- nice work on the Transit police van. Do you have any more pictures of that cool looking garage in the back ground?

Jeff, As I've mentioned before I really like both your diorama setting and this particular version of Sparks' Mk I Transit rally support van. There is a Japanese e-bay seller that has two of theses at the Buy It Now price of $125 + $25. shipping. This seems high compared to other Sparks Transit vans, do you think it is the true market value?
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Many thanks, IFHP :D

You can read more about the garage here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7344

And here: http://ovp.forum24.se/ovp-about12131.html

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IFHP wrote:
Jeff, As I've mentioned before I really like both your diorama setting and this particular version of Sparks' Mk I Transit rally support van. There is a Japanese e-bay seller that has two of theses at the Buy It Now price of $125 + $25. shipping. This seems high compared to other Sparks Transit vans, do you think it is the true market value?
Unsure as to what the current market is on this as i bought it upon release, thinking it was about half of the one you have located.
I know I have not seen one for sale in a long time.
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Ford Transit Mk3 WRC Rally support van
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Spark Ford Transit Mk1 Supervan
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Last three are my favourite of the bunch :D
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1969 Ford Transit by Norev

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Only the second Norev to join my collection and it is a real beauty. The Ford Oldtimer and Motorsport Club decal is a cool touch.

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Its a real car club founded by German Ford employees in Cologne. http://www.fomcc.de/start.htm

There are pictures of a 1:1 version of this van on their Facebook page. The scratch on the back of the Transit isn't visible to my naked eye (probably a factory defect).

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You must do a lot of searching on ebay because you always come up with something cool and unseen.
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Spark : Mk I Castrol

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Vanguards : Mk I Nottinghamshire Police

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You must do a lot of searching on ebay because you always come up with something cool and unseen.
Thanks Jeff, for better or worse this is true.
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Mk I Transits by Norev and Minichamps Compared

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The blue Norev is a 1965-70 model and the green Minichamp is a 1971-77 model. If I have on quibble with the Norev, I think that the inset behind the "FORD" letters should have been painted black.

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