So Corgi Vanguards Morris J-Type in British Railways livery and Lledo Days Gone Morris LD50 in HP Sauce colours. Not very collectible but rather nice models.
Very foggy autumnal evening. Some bargains available, but not very well attended and some regular sellers still absent. But it makes for a reasonably pleasant way to pass an hour or two.
And here we have; a 1950s Hornby-Dublo cast signal box, a 1960s Airfix 2-6-2 tank loco kit, (both OO scale), a modern Matchbox Yesteryears Citroen H-type van (approx 1/43 scale) and a Majorette 1/60 scale Ford Model A van (McVities livery), which appears to be a copy of the 1980s “Matchbox” casting. Total outlay GBP10, not too bad.
*The one where I thought it was a Bugatti at first too…:P*
I’d missed a couple of toyfair events again due to being a bit “under the weather” so made the effort to visit recently.
It was not well attended & at least 2 regular stall-holders were missing. Not many bargains & only came away with a modern 1/60th scale (approx.) 1933 MG & a 1950s Hornby Dublo 3 rail buffer set. Lovely little items those, die-cast with spring-loaded buffers. My collection of 3 rail stuff is growing slowly & I am close to having an operational layout albeit a small one.
Working model of the old Crystal Palace High Level Station
*The One Where I ask Myself, “What Happened to All the Bargains”? *
The latest visit to the Toyfair wasn’t particularly successful.
However, I was pleased to pick up, for very little money, an early Triang series 4, GWR (regionalised) brake van, in quite good condition. Often they are missing the brake man’s handle, the rear light or the roof vent.
Plus some updated track & a video (VHS!) featuring finescale modelling I do not have the aptitude for & certainly not the patience!
Had some items from this range from the late 1960s, but with 2 trucks & a “toast rack” coach. Excellent little models when you consider that they were produced for the mass-market.
HO scale models of a “narrow gauge” system running on 9mm gauge track.
I sold my examples a few years ago & these item are now becoming quite scarce.