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  • Paul Cobb
    started a topic Any model vehicle collectors out there?

    Any model vehicle collectors out there?

    Enthusiasts of the car/truck/bike/train and all things wheeled people accessing this site may well be, but it is not to say that all can afford their own Porsche, Ferrari, Curtain Sider or Chieftain Tank! So, here is the question: is anybody out there also a model vehicle collecting enthusiast?

    a) Do you have a scale model collection, eg Corgi or others? If so, do you specialise in collecting any area like WWII and military, Trucks & commercial, vintage, F1, buses & trams or bikes?

    b) Do you prefer to model make, eg Airfix or equivalent?

    c) Do you RUN your own model cars, eg radio controlled? A skill all of its own!

    The choice available is phenomenal.


    Personally I collect vehicles from WWII, and I have a resonable no of models now, from armoured vehicles and tanks to staff cars and trucks. There is a large choice available so I have to be selective as I do not have museum sized display space whatsoever! I also save models of American cars from the 50s, I have some models of steam driven trucks and have a good collection of model Harley Davidson bikes.

    Am I the only 'big kid' on here that has never grown up?

    Or are you all 'big boys and girls' who only like 'the real thing' - and we aren't talking Pepsi here!

    I adore strolling around toy and model collectors fairs - both from the point of view of seeing what new models are out and also to see which models I can recognise as being one I owned or saw as a child. I am always staggered at the huge number of people who attend these fairs - it is big business.


    OR, quite separately, are you a closet model railway enthusiast? If so, what scale, where do you run your railway, do you make all your own layouts and scenery and do you run trains to timetables?!!! Reveal all!

    Over to others...

  • wherrygirl
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    Oh, so I was completely wrong about the bike bars, anyway!

  • janihudi
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    the mudscreens arn't broken ,but the suspention point looks as they where bent,the screens are somewhat tilted
    those whole silver collored pieces are the mudscreens of stainless steel,the went over all of the axles as one piece.
    those tubing between the wheels is the cycle underdrive protections bars. the first and third axle are steeringaxles
    if the trucks of Eddy Stobart can deliver goods at the building company near your house,then this type of trucks cn also get there.
    in fact they are even shorter than ''normal'' trucks.manure have a high specific weight of it's own.
    they load the manure at farms,and that are not Always the places with the most of spaces

  • wherrygirl
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    You know, that does look smart! Did you have much trouble repairing the mudflaps, for they look fine now. At first I was puzzled at to what the pieces between the rear wheels were, because the way the light shone on the flap ends it looked as if they were just pieces of angled tubing and I couldn't work out what they were. But then in later photos it was clear that they were just the ends of the mudflaps caught by the light and the rest of each flap showed more clearly.
    If I see a trailler like that I'll know all about it now, but I doubt whether anything that big will come through Bungay - it would soon get stuck somewhere!
    Good work, Thijs, and it's lovely to see you busy on your great models again.

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  • janihudi
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    also some small things to do at the back



    ready in big lines


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  • janihudi
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    also the ladder was broken, so i had to make some extra anchorages.
    the gleu on the spots where to tiny to fit, so it would never fastened.
    i had made some brackets halfway ,and now i had mm's of extra to gleu

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  • janihudi
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    truck is finished, on a few little spots of paint that is to do




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  • janihudi
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    the cab went wel, everything fitted well



    the trailer became a disaster

    a lot of part, those iny tinyparts just broke so quickly ,so week.
    the big mud screens did'nt fit well, maybe that it had to stored to long and those fitting points bent or something


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  • janihudi
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    not that i had done notthing the past time at the model
    but already started to finish the cab




    sprayed the last parts of the manure trailer in the clear paint.


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  • wherrygirl
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    Centuries.... eternity, and as you said "long long time ago". In popular language it just means "ages", which can be weeks, months or years. My dictionary suggests "eeuwigheid" in Nederlands.

  • janihudi
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    the meaning of aeons??

  • wherrygirl
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    Yes, aeons ago! Thanks for finding it for me, Thijs.

  • janihudi
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    Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
    That's a smart one. Have you shown it before? I don't remember it.
    long long tima ago in a differend Galaxy it started here

    https://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com...132#post168132

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