The Lighter Side of a Collection

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The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:03 am

We have acquired a few liveried trucks and vans which we find unique, interesting, and sometimes humorous.

It's unfortunate for us that there are relatively few American liveried vehicles in 1:43 scale. The products advertised on the sides of the vehicles are often foreign products that we have never heard of. Usually we just like the graphics. :roll: However, some of them have some personal relevance. And you'll see several ice cream and milk trucks – a favorite topic.

When I say "us" I mean me and my girlfriend. The models featured below belong to my girlfriend unless indicated otherwise.

Our collections in alphabetical order:

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Oxford.

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Kinsmart. (may be 1:50) This one's mine.

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Road Champs. This was my first 1:43 model – a gift to me before I had ever heard of 1:43 scale.

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Norev.
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Eligor. The bed can be tipped.

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Norev.

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Norev.

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Altaya.

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Eligor.
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American Heritage Models. This one comes with the figure (which is not attached to the vehicle). Doors can be opened or closed.
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Lledo. Although this one is made by Lledo, the dairy company is headquartered just a few miles from us in Minnesota.
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Brooklin.

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Brumm.

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Corgi. Mine. Yes, Flxible is the correct spelling :!:

More to come...

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by GarageOnAWall » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:22 am

They are ALL just lovely...you are so lucky to have a girlfriend that enjoys the hobby 8-)

If I had to pick just one, it would be this!

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Keep them coming...and by the way, the photography on these trucks is top rate!

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Ozmac » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:24 am

Fantastic, I like all of them, as I have just a few food-sellers vans (mostly French) in my collection as well. I really like the Citroen Type H van selling the ice-cream. The detailing inside of the stainless steel compartments etc is just lovely.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by sheepCrusher » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:54 am

Great, fun collection. Especially like the ice cream truck.
The dog wet on the picnic basket
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:20 am

Lovely collection! ;)

A fellow Scale143er, David "MG", recently started a similar theme.
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Post by scalainj » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:49 am

Nice

Mister Softee vans are still to be found plying there trade on our roads today. Not in Bedford CAs
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Post by zimbo » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:36 am

I love the look of that Greyhound bus 8-)
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Post by guitardave_1 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:30 am

Excellent selection. These are always interesting. I think my favourite is also the Citroen ice cream van.
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Jager » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:57 am

Even though my main collecting interests are racing cars, I admit to having a weakness for these interesting commercial vehicles as well. I've picked up a couple of the Altaya food vans for possible use in a racing paddock diorama one day (working on the theory that wherever the Ferrari team were, there would have been a travelling pizza van close by to keep them fed !).

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by David MG » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:05 am

A few of mine. I find the theme fascinating although I have British vans I particlularly like French ones...................

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I have a sub theme Booze Vans. Freixenet, Watneys, San Miguel and Stella Artois so far.
Cheers,
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Post by JSB33 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:26 am

Enjoyed seeing those. I also have a weakness for these types of trucks. For the American side, Matchbox makes a great series of liveried pickups.
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Post by Ozmac » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:52 am

Oh what the hell, let's pile on with some more...

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Subaru noodle truck

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Peugeot 203 Cheese person

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Citroen Type H Route Bleue ice-cream van

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Bob's Hot Dog van

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Citroen Type H Fruit and Vegie van

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Citroen Type H Charcuterie van

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Ford Anglia ice-cream van

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Happy Plaice "British death by junk food" van

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Another Peugeot 203 cheese van

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Peugeot J7 "Friterie" van

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by David MG » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:00 am

This has turned into a lively thread. Will do my 'Boozers' soon !
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:22 am

WOW :o :D . I'm totally surprised by the response I've gotten to my post – and so quickly, too! Thanks so much for the compliments. :D

Thanks for sending pictures of your models. We've enjoyed looking at them and will be looking for them.

But there's a "down" side – my girlfriend loves the trucks in the pics you guys sent and wants me to buy her some! She especially likes your ice cream and milk trucks. And also the vendors trucks and trailers. That's OK – she buys roadsters for me. :)

But wait, there's more...

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Brooklin.

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Matchbox. I bought one of the Matchbox series that Jeff mentioned. A good value, and so appropriate for Minnesota. There's bags marked "sand" in the bed and chains on the rear wheels. That's what ya need.

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Gearbox. I had to have this one since I once worked for Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Corgi.

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Corgi. The ad says "New This Month" but I don't know what year. Must have been a while ago judging by how much playtime the truck has endured. I had to buy the man separately. Didn't get the boy. I like the text above the cab: "Stop Me Buy One" – unambiguous instructions for the kids.
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Ertl. Another one I had to have. The U of I is my alma mater. The truck is made by Ertl which, I believe, is (or was) headquartered in Iowa.

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Ertl. More of the Iowa connection – note the map on the door. Although the truck is an old model, Crouse Cartage still plies the highways.

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Corgi. No connection to Iowa here. In fact, this bus is like nothing I've ever seen. The half cab is very unusual and I love the slope of the roof over the rear. I'm wondering if the roof would open on the 1:1. How cool would that be?
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Vitesse. In case you can't read the text, it says "Selected California and Arizona Vegetables in Season." This one isn't mine, but I bought it because I love the graphics. I mean the combination of black and red with chrome trim of course. ;)

More to come...

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:34 am

David MG wrote:I have a sub theme Booze Vans. Freixenet, Watneys, San Miguel and Stella Artois so far.
Bring 'em on, David!
Ozmac wrote:I have just a few food-sellers vans (mostly French) in my collection as well.
You, too, Ozmac.

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Post by JSB33 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:02 pm

I have a few trucks to share.

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Post by JSB33 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:08 pm

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by scalainj » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:27 pm

Jeff

You have a lot. Far more than i thought
Andy

British roads have history. Some were built by the Romans. British road investment being what it is, they have only been re-surfaced a few times since.

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Post by JSB33 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:28 pm

There is more, I just got tired of finding pics of them :lol:
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:26 pm

Thanks for sharing Jeff. Quite the variety.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:16 pm

What a thread! :o


scalainj wrote:Jeff

You have a lot. Far more than i thought
x 2 :)
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:24 pm

Are you ready for more?? :shock: I thought not.

But here we go anyway :arrow:

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Vitesse. If not ice cream then chocolate!

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Vitesse.

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City. More chocolate.

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Corgi.

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Altaya. Again chocolate.

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Universal Hobbies.

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Cheese.

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Corgi. There's a knob on top that allows you to pivot Joe and help him make those snacks.

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Corgi.

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Minichamps. I got this one and the next one because of my family's connection to Denmark.

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Minichamps.

Finally, I've seen several transporters on this Forum. We only have one and it's not 1:43, but it's a cutie.
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by grinbergs » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:47 pm

The charm factor is gigantic on these cars, thanks for sharing. I think ice cream trucks will be my favorites if I would ever start this track in my collection. I do like ice cream...

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:01 pm

grinbergs wrote:The charm factor is gigantic on these cars, thanks for sharing...
x 2 :)

Indeed!!!
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