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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...

  • janihudi
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    that would be great, dooing whatever i want, not thinking of what it al cost

  • wherrygirl
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    Ye gods and little fishes!!! You're an encyclopedia of trucks. Name any truck of any year and you will describe it in all the exact details. You're wasted sitting behind the wheel, you should put all your knowledge into a book, publish it and then retire on the proceeds.
    OK, OK, I know which you prefer! But think of all the ship chasing you could do, as and when you like......

  • janihudi
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    they used the original daf mirrors instead of American style mirrors ,also they made them silvergrey instead of Chrome.
    They made the bumper aswel of the corner spoilers silvergrey instead of chrome. The handle behind the doors should have been longer, and the panel behind the doorwindow were the handle is placed should have been a flat panel.
    But this was the only model with a flat panel, because of the demo model. The older cabs of this model had also Windows there ,aswel at the backside of the cab

  • wherrygirl
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    Smart one, the DAF truck, I like the livery. What was the imperfection with it, Thijs?
    But now you have these models you are HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY again, eh?

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  • janihudi
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    also bought this one.

    a mack truck



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  • janihudi
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    though not 100% perfect ,i'm happy with it



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  • janihudi
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    it was a long time ago that i was happy

    https://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com...096#post215096

    about 2 weeks back i got the mail from tekno that i could pick them up ,or let them send them to me, after paying the last 200 euro's
    wanted saterday a week ago to get them, but just a few km's on our way we found out that i couldend drive that fast befoere closing of the museum
    today we went early, and got them

    the DAF 3300 demo truck





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  • 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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