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Oxford Diecast Land Rover 80" Flat Back 1/76 & Friends

Post by scalainj » Thu May 19, 2011 2:31 pm

Saw these in an advert and they flipped that switch of want. Justified it on the grounds that they are the same scale as my trains :?

Diecast body, the rest is plastic and just so diddy. And i also tried the screen to see if it flipped up. Ever hopeful

Oxford Diecast - Land Rover 80 inch Flat Back
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Post by scalainj » Thu May 19, 2011 3:30 pm

Friends

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Post by jinx » Thu May 19, 2011 4:44 pm

I can see you'll be getting that Oxford transporter & trailer next - they would look great on it

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Post by CraigyGT » Thu May 19, 2011 5:33 pm

Nice add's mate. Any plans on adding more 1:76's?

Five years ago you had to rely on Cararama for 00 gauge vehicles. Seems theres more than a few knocking out true 1:76 these days.

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Post by scalainj » Fri May 20, 2011 4:49 am

jinx wrote:I can see you'll be getting that Oxford transporter & trailer next - they would look great on it
Funny you should mention those......
CraigyGT wrote:Nice add's mate. Any plans on adding more 1:76's?

Five years ago you had to rely on Cararama for 00 gauge vehicles. Seems theres more than a few knocking out true 1:76 these days.
Thanks fella. I think the short answer is yes but as a sideshow only

OO guage is everywhere now from mnay manufacturers. some of them are still a bit er crap but the standard is increasing all the time.
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Post by scalainj » Fri May 20, 2011 4:54 am

and as if Steve had been reading my mind

To transport the little fellas

Oxford Diecast - Leyland Transporter
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Post by scalainj » Fri May 20, 2011 6:59 am

And being loaded

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Post by JSB33 » Fri May 20, 2011 7:46 am

Now that is neat as hell.
Good thing its not 1:43 or I would have a hook in my mouth.
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Post by scalainj » Fri May 20, 2011 10:23 am

Cheers Jeff

It would also cost an arm and a leg

There's more

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Post by Rat » Fri May 20, 2011 10:30 am

They're multiplying like rats... that's very cool, Andy. I really like the transporter.

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Post by scalainj » Fri May 20, 2011 12:51 pm

Thanks Tom. And there's one more

Oxford Diecast - Rover Car Transporter Trailer
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and being loaded
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Post by scalainj » Sat May 21, 2011 3:38 am

And lastly here they all are hooked up

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Post by JSB33 » Sat May 21, 2011 7:37 am

That is the picture I have been waiting for.

If that was at a store in front of my there would be no way I would be able to leave it their no matter what the scale.
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Post by 69Stang » Sat May 21, 2011 4:07 pm

One word.....WOW! I enjoyed watching the thread grow, that was fun!
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Post by guitardave_1 » Sun May 22, 2011 4:54 am

JSB33 wrote:That is the picture I have been waiting for.
Yep, that's the money shot. Pretty cool watching the set build and build as we went on. What a brilliant set it is once it all comes together.
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Post by scalainj » Sun May 22, 2011 4:59 am

JSB33 wrote:That is the picture I have been waiting for.

If that was at a store in front of my there would be no way I would be able to leave it their no matter what the scale.
Took me a while to get there.

Indeed, i saw, i wanted, i bought. I am weak
69Stang wrote:One word.....WOW! I enjoyed watching the thread grow, that was fun!
Thanks Ward. Had fun putting it all together like that. Ideally i should have popped the ramps off the sprues for better realism but that can wait for when i make display rrom for them.
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JSB33 wrote:That is the picture I have been waiting for.
Yep, that's the money shot. Pretty cool watching the set build and build as we went on. What a brilliant set it is once it all comes together.
I did wonder if i was over egging the pudding a bit by drawing it out but i was having a lot of fun mucking about with them.

First time OD has been in a money shot i'm betting ;)

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Post by CraigyGT » Sun May 22, 2011 7:01 am

Very nice mate. Great when it's all together.

So does this end here? There is also a Ford transporter IIRC? Maybe loaded up with MK1 Cortinas it would look good.

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Post by scalainj » Sun May 22, 2011 7:28 am

Cheers mate

No it doesn't end here but they will be few and far between. Basically i won't be looking for them, but if they come to me well that's a different matter

I was actually looking at some more yesterday as i went to Sandown with Paul where they had loads, but nothing really grabbed me. No hurry of course

I do have a 1/76 bus here as well but it's all sealed in its packet

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Post by CraigyGT » Sun May 22, 2011 7:42 am

Been debating a small collection of them. Some nice modern Scania fire engines from Oxford. Base toys have a few nice trucks too.

The buses by EFE , Corgi omnibus and Creative master are a bottomless pit. Fancy a MK2 Leyland National ( or two ).

What bus do you have mate?

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Post by scalainj » Sun May 22, 2011 8:08 am

I agree there are some nice commercials, which i think if i do collect 1/76 then that is what i would go for.

Type wise i have no idea - but its a Metrobus Farnborough bus in blue and yellow. The company is owned by the son of some of my parents friends

I'll dig it out

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Post by GBOAC002 » Sun May 22, 2011 11:54 am

If only the early Sixties 1:43 Dinky Toys red car transporter had had such a realistic livery! I remember it being hugely expensive and my parents would have certainly said no at that time. However a friend with well off and very indulgent parents had one bought for him so I was able to admire it first hand and play with it.

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Post by zimbo » Mon May 23, 2011 5:02 am

So this is where you have lingering around then :lol: These look awesome, love my Landrovers, these beauties must be really REALLY tiny, smallest models I've got are my 64s and I hate to imagine how small these must look!! There is a very small model shop near where I live that deals in mostly trains and associated stuff and I think I recall seeing loads of these tiny wee vehicles in there.
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Post by Ozmac » Mon May 23, 2011 8:26 am

Wow, I like them so much I've just ordered one each of the Landy flat back and the Transporter. Can't afford any more. I'll just have to accumulate other 1:76 Landies to fill up the transporter whenever I find one.

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