I have been out on the road a lot in the last few weeks, and saw a Cresta parked up in a service station, several people were looking it over. So I thought as I have 20 minutes free I would post this little update, with the help of Rods' Vauxhall Album from the Auto Review series,
The Vauxhall PA Velox
New for 1957 were the six-cylinder PA Velox and Cresta. The body stying was again US-influenced, with various Buick and Pontiac features scaled down into a harmonious design, influenced by Gerald Palmer, who had scaled down US designs for his previous car projects. Its wrap-around glass, long tail fins and abundant chrome produced an iconic design of its period. The large rear window was made in three sections, later replaced by one piece of curved glass. Proponents of more staid British cars disliked the PA’s candy colours, optional whitewall tyres and a grinning chrome grille. But others saw it as an exciting flash of American style in dull, grey 1950s Britain. The PA was not ‘smart’; your solicitor would never be seen in one, but it was flashy; pop singers loved them (Don Lang of ‘Frantic Five’ fame was an early owner). The PA had the 2262cc ohv engine and three speed gearbox from the E-type, plus independent coil spring front suspension and an anti-roll bar with a rigid axle and semi elliptic leaf springs at the rear. It had bench seats, fitted carpet and a heater as standard. Options included a radio, exterior mirrors, fog lamps, a reversing light, and two tone paintwork. The Cresta was better equipped than the Velox, and had two tone paintwork, but was otherwise mechanically similar. The PA could reach almost 90mph, at 25mpg (not seen as poor consumption at the time) and cost over £1000 including tax. In February 1959 the two millionth Vauxhall was made, a PA Cresta. The PA was facelifted in October 1959 with an enlarged grille (it looked as if the original grille had been turned upside down), a single curved rear window replaced the three piece design, and overdrive was an optional extra. In 1960 the engine grew to 2.6 litres, and Hydramatic automatic transmission was offered as an option. Higher performance was now demanded, and the PA could reach almost 95mph with its new engine. Every Luton-built PA was a four door saloon, but from 1960 Friary of Basingstoke offered a factory-approved conversion to produce the PA estate car. There were optional separate front seats and disc brakes from 1961, and the PA stayed in production until 1962. The PA helped Vauxhall reach two million sales.
Above Image: PA Velox in Red
Above Image: PA Velox Late Type Black DT
Above Image: Velox-Cresta PA pink
Extract from Auto Review 049 Vauxhall Album - available from Oxford Diecast at £5.95 plus postage. 32 packed pages.
The Vauxhall FB Victor
In 1961 the FB Victor was announced, with smoother and more balanced lines than its F-type predecessor. It came as the standard version, Super, De Luxe or estate car, each with the 56bhp 1508cc four cylinder engine. The faster VX Four-Ninety (soon shortened to VX4/90) had twin carbs and a higher compression ratio, increasing the power output by 44%. It also had disc brakes to all four wheels, optional on other Victors. In 1963, the engine grew to 1594cc, giving 69bhp, the VX 4/90 version now capable of over 90mph. A four speed all-synchro box with floor change was now fitted. Many Vauxhall fans think this was the best-balanced of the five Victor designs, and it sold well in the UK and overseas, though US sales were killed by GM’s new home-grown compacts. By 1964 328,642 FBs had been sold.
Above Image: Vauxhall Victor FB De Luxe 2 tone
Above Image: Vauxhall Victor FB Estate
Above Image: Vauxhall Victor FB De Luxe
Extract from Auto Review 049 Vauxhall Album - available from Oxford Diecast at £5.95 plus postage
Product Description Release Retail Bodyshape Scale Barcode Quantity Picture 1:148 Oxford Automobile NAP004 Austin Princess (Late) Black/Royal Claret Q1/2018 £4.35 Austin Princess 1:148 5055530119956 NCOR3002 Cortina MkIII Daytona Yellow Q1/2018 £4.35 Ford Cortina Mk1 1:148 5055530120037 NCT006 Citroen 2CV Charleston Two Tone Grey Q1/2018 £4.35 Citroen 2CV 1:148 5055530124394 NMGB002 MGB Roadster Pale Primrose Q1/2018 £4.35 MGB 1:148 5055530120228 NNMN002 New Mini Pepper White Q1/2018 £4.65 New Mini Cooper S 1:148 5055530120280 1:148 Oxford Commercials NDEF002 Land Rover Defender Royal Mail Q1/2018 £4.35 Land Rover Defender 1:148 5055530124400 NMA002 Mercedes Ambulance London Q1/2018 £6.75 Mercedes Ambulance 1:148 5055530120174 1:148 Oxford Military NDSC002 Daimler Dingo 10th Mounted Rifles Q1/2018 £4.65 Daimler Dingo 1:148 5055530120068 NLRL002 Land Rover Lightweight Military Police Q1/2018 £4.35 Land Rover Lightweight 1:148 5055530124578 1:148 Oxford Omnibus NWFL001 Weymann Fanfare Southdown Q1/2018 £7.45 Weymann Fanfare 1:148 5055530120518 1:18 Oxford Automobile 18HE002 Heinkel Kabine Spartan Red Q1/2018 £28.95 Heinkel Trojan/Kabine 1:18 5055530129962 18MBC006 Messerschmitt KR200 Convertible Royal Blue Q1/2018 £28.95 Messerschmitt Bubble Car 1:18 5055530122437 1:43 Oxford Automobile 43AMVT003 Aston Martin Vantage S Sunburst Yellow Q1/2018 £24.95 Aston Martin Vantage 1:43 5055530122482 43JAG5002 Jaguar MkV DHC Closed British Racing Green Q1/2018 £24.95 Jaguar Mk V 1:43 5055530122550 43JAG8004 Jaguar MkVIII Carmen Red Q1/2018 £23.95 Jaguar Mk 9 1:43 5055530122567 43JSS007 SS Jaguar Gunmetal Q1/2018 £23.95 Jaguar 2.5 Litre 1:43 5055530122574 43JUP001 Jowett Jupiter SA Green Q2/2018 £24.95 Jowett Jupiter 1:43 5055530126299 43R25002 Rolls Royce 25/30 - Thrupp & Maberley Two Tone Blue Q1/2018 £24.95 Rolls Royce 25/30 1:43 5055530122697 VF004 Vauxhall Firenza Sport SL Sunspot Q1/2018 £23.95 Vauxhall Firenza 1:43 5055530120587 1:43 Oxford Military 43LRL004 Land Rover Lightweight Canvas Berlin Scheme Q1/2018 £16.95 Land Rover Lightweight 1:43 5055530122659 1:43 Oxford Omnibus 43WFA001 Weymann Fanfare South Wales - Oxford 25 years Special Box Q3/2018 £39.95 Weymann Fanfare 1:43 5055530129276 1:72 History of Flight 72SW003 Supermarine Walrus N19 Irish air Corps Q1/2018 £34.95 Supermarine Walrus 1:72 5055530122826 1:72 Oxford Aviation AC082 Brewster Buffalo USS Saratoga 1939 Q1/2018 £15.95 Brewster Buffalo 1:72 5055530124349 AC083 Henschel 123A Unit 3/SFGr 50 Lt. Hamann Q1/2018 £15.95 Henschel 123A 1:72 5055530124356 1:76 Oxford Automobile 76ETYP013 E Type Jaguar White Q1/2018 £5.45 Jaguar E Type Jag 1:76 5055530130173 76FCC001 Ford Consul Capri Lime Green/Ermine White Q1/2018 £5.95 Ford Consul Capri 1:76 5055530127043 76HE001 Heinkel Trojan Roman Blue Q1/2018 £5.45 Heinkel Trojan/Kabine 1:76 5055530127227 76M3002 BMW M3 Coupe E92 Jerez Black Q1/2018 £5.75 BMW M3 1:76 5055530123526 76MCS005 Mini Hong Kong Police Q4/2017 £5.45 Mini Cooper S MKII 1:76 5055530129825 76MCS006 Pink Mini Q4/2017 £5.45 Mini Cooper S MKII 1:76 5055530129832 76ME006 Morris Eight E Series Tourer Dark Blue Q1/2018 £5.45 Morris Eight Open 1:76 5055530123557 76MN011 Austin Mini Cooper White Union Jack Q4/2017 £5.25 Mini Car 1:76 5055530129801 76NQ2001 Nissan Qashqai J11 Storm White Q1/2018 £5.75 Nissan Qashqai J11 1:76 5055530127784 76RRP3002 Rolls Royce Phantom III Fawn/Black Q1/2018 £6.95 Rolls Royce Phantom III 1:76 5055530123687 76RRP5002 Rolls Royce Phantom V Burgundy/Silver Sand Q1/2018 £6.95 Rolls Royce Phantom V 1:76 5055530123700 76SOM001 Austin Somerset Black Q1/2018 £5.75 Austin Somerset 1:76 5055530128132 76TR6002 Triumph TR6 Signal Red Q1/2018 £5.45 Triumph TR6 1:76 5055530123922 76VL002 Volvo 544 Yellow Q1/2018 £5.45 Volvo 544 1:76 5055530123960 1:76 Oxford Commercials 76CWT002 Commer Walk Thru British Rail (Yellow) Q1/2018 £9.95 Commer Walk Thru 1:76 5055530123052 76FT029 Ford Transit Mk5 LWB High Docklands Light Railway Q1/2018 £5.75 Ford Transit MK 5 1:76 5055530125766 76TPU001 Ford Transit Dropside Stobart Rail Q1/2018 £11.95 Ford Transit Pickup 1:76 5055530128279 1:76 Oxford Construction 763CX002 JCB 3CX Eco Backhoe Loader Union Jack livery Q1/2018 £23.95 JCB 3CX Eco Backhoe Loader 1:76 5055530122833 76CHV001 Combine Harvester Red Q2/2018 £15.95 Combine Harvester 1:76 5055530126756 76JCB7001 JCB 7 Q1/2018 £19.95 JCB 7 1:76 5055530127302 1:76 Oxford Emergency 76CWT003 Commer Walk Thru London Fire Brigade Q1/2018 £9.95 Commer Walk Thru 1:76 5055530123069 76LAN180006 Land Rover Series I 80" Hard Top RAC Q1/2018 £5.45 Land Rover Series 1 1:76 5055530123380 1:76 Oxford Haulage 76SCT004 Scania Car Transporter Green Tiger Q1/2018 £35.45 Scania P Transporter 1:76 5055530123762 76TCAB010 Scania T Cab Short Curtainside Stuart Nicol Transport Q1/2018 £23.95 Scania T Cab 1:76 5055530123861 1:76 Oxford Military 76BD023 Bedford OYD 15th Scottish Infantry Div UK 1943 Q1/2018 £12.95 Bedford OX OY OW 1:76 5055530122925 76CHT003 Churchill Tank 142 RAC Tunisia 1943 Q1/2018 £12.95 Churchill Tank 1:76 5055530122987 76HST003 Humber Snipe Tourer Old Faithful - Tripoli 1943 Q1/2018 £6.45 Humber Super Snipe Tourer 1:76 5055530123298 76LRFCS001 Land Rover FC Signals Nato Green Camouflage Q1/2018 £9.95 Land Rover Forward Control 1:76 5055530127494 76LRL003 Land Rover 1/2 Ton Lightweight RAF - Red Arrows Q1/2018 £5.75 Land Rover Lightweight 1:76 5055530118508 76WMB002 Willys MB US Navy Seebees Q4/2017 £5.75 Willy MB 1:76 5055530124042 76WOT001 Ford WOT1 Crash Tender Mickey Mouse (Scampton) Q2/2018 £14.95 Ford WOT1 1:76 5055530128507 1:76 Oxford Omnibus 76COM007 Commer Commando Skyways Q1/2018 £16.45 Commer Commando 1:76 5055530122994 76MW6003 Bristol MW6G Eastern Counties NBC £18.75 Bristol MW6G 1:76 5055530129795 76OWB013 Bedford OWB Belfast Q1/2018 £15.45 Bedford OWB 1:76 5055530123618 76PAN007 Plaxton Panorama Ribble Q1/2018 £18.75 Plaxton Panorama I 1:76 5055530118782 76SB002 Saro Bus Maidstone & District Q1/2018 £18.75 Saro Bus 1:76 5055530123724 1:87 Oxford Automobile 87BC55004 Buick Century 1955 New York Taxi Q1/2018 £5.95 Buick Century 1955 1:87 5055530124080 87BS36004 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 1936 Balmoral Green Q1/2018 £5.95 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 1936 1:87 5055530124127 87CI61002 Chevrolet Impala 1961 Convertible Roman Red/White Q1/2018 £5.95 Chevrolet Impala 1961 1:87 5055530124103 87CN57004 Chevrolet Nomad 1957 Colonial Cream/India Ivory Q1/2018 £5.95 Chevrolet Nomad 1957 1:87 5055530124141 87CP65004 Chevrolet Stepside Pick Up 1965 Red/White Q1/2018 £5.95 Chevrolet Stepside Pickup 1955 1:87 5055530124165 87CSD61002 Cadillac Sedan DeVille 1961 Aspen Gold Metallic Q1/2018 £5.95 Cadillac Sedan DeVille 1961 1:87 5055530124189 87OR50002 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Coupe 1950 Crest Blue/Black Q1/2018 £5.95 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Coupe 1950 1:87 5055530124202 87PB59002 Pontiac Bonneville Coupe 1959 Sunrise Coral Q1/2018 £5.95 Pontiac Bonneville 1959 1:87 5055530124226 ALL Oxford Specials 76SET58 RAF Centenary Set Q1/2018 £49.95 Sets ALL 5055530121850
Amazingly I spoke to Charles last week. He is well and despite what many said he is alive - he was unwell, which is why for three years he was not contactable. When I spoke to him he was in China, he was preparing to work. So our search for him has finished - we look forward to an exciting future......
I have been asked by many ,what this post is about.
It's about my past. I have found my roots and where I came from - I wasn't really sure until quite recently. On the one side of my family I knew a lot, as I spent a lot of early years with my grandfather (maternal side), he was a great man and was awarded the MBE, but I never knew my own father, as he died when I was very young - I have no memories of him, which has always been difficult. Recently finding out about my fathers history and where he came from in the Rhondda Valley has created a lot of energy in me. Finding a history in the coal industry - Colliery Firemen, Engine Drivers, Coal Weighers and Colliery Cashiers - shouldn't have surprised me. Everyday I discover more about the hardship of those times, I reflect on the inequality that exists in our lives today.
I have a distant memory of a Davy Lamp with 1909 engraved upon, it celebrated the birth of my father, a tradition in those times. I draw strength from this memory.
It has created Hwyl in my heart - I fear nothing for the times ahead.
The Past Is Hidden From Me NowHis past is hidden from me now.
But be quite clear I make this vow.
To find the truth of why he went.
Those buried thoughts that he has sent.
The coal, the sweat, that made him cry.
The heat, the smoke, which made him die.
Oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why...
Who is this man who lives in me?
His life was short and didn't last.
An engine driver from the past.
Did he die, or am I wrong?
The truth is there for me to find.
And so this story will unwind.
The orphan son I didn't see.
The past unknown for far too long
So now I'll try to right that wrong
I bare my soul to all of you.
For all these things that I will do.
To bring to you these things in me.
From both these men I'll never see.
Here is an update to our release programme Q2/2017 (June-September 2017). The catalogue will be released around mid June 2017
The 1:18 Heinkel is not too far away and here’s the latest image of 18HE001 in Roman Blue, along with the 18MBC005 in Polar White.
148 N ScaleMany will be aware that we were are late on a whole group of products in the N Scale range. It will be quiet over the next 4/6 weeks, but then they will all progressively become available over the next 3/4 months.
Here are some updates of already announced N Scale vehicles.
There is a perfect storm brewing for N scale enthusiasts, not just due to the arrival of those late items, but because we didn’t stop the development of further products. There are new further items being announced today, you will see a further 5 ½ items – the tanker being an addition to the haulage range, which I call a ½ model. We also have the Burlingham Seagull which technically makes it 6 ½ as I forgot to mention this in the past releases. The new items are all fully tooled – I didn’t want to announce these until the previous items were imminent so no hold ups with these.
1:148 Oxford Automobile
Hillman Imp Willow Green
Jaguar XF Carnelian Red
1:148 Oxford Commercials
Ford 400E Van British Rail
Ford Transit Mk5 Network Rail Response Unit
Commer PB Royal Mail
Fordson Tractor Matt Grey
Mobile Trailer Buns on Wheels
1:148 Oxford Fire
Scania Pump Ladder Surrey F & R
1:148 Oxford Haulage
Mercedes Actros Curtainside Sparks
Scania Highline Tanker Eddie Stobart
Scania T Cab Tipper Tinnelly
Volvo FH4 Curtainside Knowles
1:148 Oxford Military
Motorbike & Sidecar RAF Blue
Churchill Tank Kingforce
Land Rover Series I 88" Canvas REME
Land Rover Lightweight United Nations
1:148 Oxford Omnibus
New Routemaster Propercorn
Burlingham Seagull Wallace Arnold
These are the 1st shots of the new N scale, all fully approved so please don’t worry about a delay with these. I sprayed some of these with primer so they will show up a litle better.
Also the 1st sample we have for the Weymann at N part of the delayed NSET003.
Here are some updated images of items that are scheduled for release.
The 1:43rd Austin Ruby had a small problem with the suitcase on the rear, the original CAD looked OK, but I overlooked the detail required. On the decorated samples, it was very apparent that it was not good enough. So what we had to make a modification, not only to the look, but also the componentry, as it was a both visual and structural problem. This is what I approved on the original CAD for the Ruby. The CAD looks sort of OK.
Changing this suitcase after the tools had been cut is not the easiest and didn’t make me the most popular person. Another lesson in spending just a bit longer reviewing the CAD.
So this was the Ruby updated suitcase CAD.
These are the updated shots, I also show a picture of the sprue, with the recut components, so more cost for us, but it needed to be right.
These are the new 1:43rd models that are added to the programme.
1:43 Oxford Automobile
Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Red
Austin Seven RN Saloon Light Grey
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud/Hooper Empress Two Tone Blue
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Black
Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Two Tone Grey
Austin Ruby Saloon Dark Blue
TX5 Taxi Black
1:43 Oxford Commercials
Austin Threeway Van Civil Service Stores
Ford 400E Van Lotus
1:43 Oxford Emergency
Land Rover Series III SWB Hard Top AA
You will see the TX5 taxi as a new casting – this is a 2D of the original CAD for the car.
This then is our CAD interpretation of the original TX5 CAD.
These are some of the latest pictures from the 1:72nd History of Flight range. The Dragon is releasing later this month.
These are the new releases in the 1:72 History “Blue Box” range.
1:72 History of Flight
Twin Beech G-BKGM - Bristol Airways
DH89 Dragon Rapide X7454 USAAF - Wee Wullie
DH104 Devon WB534 RAF Transport Command
As you will see this includes the Twin Beech. These are some images taken whilst we were scanning along with a Scan dump and a bit of our CAD.
72nd Scale Aviation some updated pictures from the 1:72 Aviation range.
These are the new codings that are added to the Aviation range.
1:72 Oxford Aviation
Mustang P51D Sweet Arlene - 2nd Lt Arthur Reed Bowers
Arado AR196 D-IHQI Prototype 1938
Me163b Komet White 54 - 14JG 400 Niemcy 1945
Junkers Ju87 T6+DP 6 St.G2 Immelmann Libya 1941
Spitfire 1A N3277 Luftwaafe
Some updated picture in the 1:76 Automobile range.
These are the latest additions to the 76 scale Automobile Range
1:76 Oxford Automobile
Austin Healey 3000 Metallic Golden Beige
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe Cobalt Blue
Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe Quantum Silver
Austin Seven Saloon Light Grey
Vauxhall Cavalier China Blue
Citroen DS19 Monte Carlo Blue/Aubergine
Ford Cortina MkI Lombard Grey/Red
Ford Cortina MkIII Strato Silver
Vauxhall Cresta Venetian Red/Polar White
Citroen 2CV Charleston Cormorant Grey/Midnight Grey
Jaguar E Type Coupe Bluebird Blue (Donald Campbell)
Vauxhall FB Victor Cactus Green
Ford Fiesta Mk1 Terracotta
Hillman Imp Firebrand Red
BMW Isetta Signal Red
Land Rover Discovery 3 Rimini Red Metallic
BMW M3 Coupe E92 Mineral White
MGB Roadster Mineral Blue
Mini Surf Blue/Old English White
Triple Morris Minor
Triumph 2500 Russet Brown
Triumph TR4 New White
Triumph TR7 Convertible Triton Green
VW Bay Window Camper Savannah Beige/White
VW Bay Window Bus/Surfboards Lime Green/White
VW Beetle Lotus White
Vauxhall Wyvern Metallichrome Green
Wolseley 18/85 Black/Ivory
Ford Zephyr Purbeck Grey
A lot of interest in the 1:76 Range Rover Classic and the P38 which are not far away
As a link to Oxford Rail, this may interest you the 1:76 Carflat in BR livery which releases later in the month (along with the Dean Goods). You can get more details of the Oxford Rail website in the coming days.
76 Construction Latest 1:76 Construction images.
The 3CX from the 1980’s is added to the range.
1:76 Oxford Construction
JCB 3CX (1980s) JCB
We went back to our traditional way of making a handmade pattern for this 1:76 JCB 3CX. We did this as we couldn’t find a surviving vehicle, so we have used diagrams, drawings etc.
As explained on our last release, we are combining future releases of Fire, Police and Ambulance and Emergency vehicles into the Emergency range. New items added are:
1:76 Oxford Emergency
Bedford J1 Ambulance Dundalk Fire Service
Land Rover Series I 80" Open Top AA
Land Rover Series II LWB Hard Top RAC Radio Patrol
Bedford QLD Wiltshire Fire Brigade
New sets added are as follows:
1:76 Oxford Gift
5 Piece Jaguar Collection
Land Rover 5 Piece Set
VW Bay Window Set Van/Bus/Camper
3 Piece Rolls Royce Set
5 Piece Volvo Set
I was sent a copy of a review of one our gift sets. It went along the lines of ‘I am not sure why anyone would want to buy sets like this which include vehicles that have already been released in the past’. Not everyone understands the market we are in and the customers who buy our products. Also for Coca Cola, these are some updated images.
Also we add this Coca Cola 1:76 scale addition, some would argue that I missed it on the last release – I don’t think so, I am far too organised for that…
1:76 Coca Cola
Scania 94D 6 Wheel Curtainside Coca Cola
These are updated images that we have.
These are new items added to the range.
1:76 Oxford Haulage
Atkinson Cattle Truck J Haydon & Sons
Diamond T Ballast Wynns
DAF XF Euro 6 Curtainside Wrefords
DAF XF William Armstrong Livestock Trailer
Leyland Octopus Box Trailer Tesco
So at last a 1:76 scale cattle truck is added to the range – something we have been asked quite a few times over the last few years.
For those of you who prefer modern you will note the addition of 1:76 Houghton Parkhouse 'Professional' Livestock Transporter.
Updated pictures of items already announced in the 1:76 Military Range:
New items added to the 1:76 Military range are here:
1:76 Oxford Military
Bedford MWD 2 Corps 1/7th Middlesex Reg France 1940
Sherpa Van RAF
Sherman Tank MK III 10th Armoured Division 1942
Sherman Tank MK III Royal Scots Greys Italy 1943
TACR2 RAF St.Mawgan
Those of you who follow Oxford Rail will be aware that we are tooling the Sherman as a companion for the Warwell, in the Oxford Rail range it comes as it arrived into the UK during World War II as new. In the Diecast range they are liveried up with authentic markings. So the Rail version has a large box on the back.
Some updated pictures of the 1:76 Omnibus range.
New additions to the 1:76 Omnibus Range are as below, we have a little catching up to do here as we have the IR6, Beadle Integral and Saro still to release. So, no new tooling announcements.
1:76 Oxford Omnibus
Beadle Integral East Yorkshire
Irizar i6 The Kings Ferry
I mentioned on my last visit that we would be adding the 1:76 Living Wagon to the Showtime range and you can see here the latest picture. The ladder will be bagged separately as it can be posed as shown, or in the rear bracket. This Steam Roller - City of Truro - is added to the 76 Showtime range.
The latest Steam Roller – City of Truro
1:76 Oxford Showtime
Fowler Steam Roller No.18873 City of Truro
Here are some updated pictures in the 1:76 Oxford Commercial range.
New additions to the 1:76 Commercial range are as follows.
1:76 Oxford Commercials
Pallet/Loads Reckitts Starch * 4
Pallet/Loads Pratts Motor Oil * 4
Morris J4 Van Royal Mail
Morris 1000 Van British Rail
Sherpa Minibus Wynns
Again, as a crossover to Oxford Rail, the Road Rail Discoveries are shown here. The Railtrack colour is slghtly off and needs updating
The latest images from the 1:87 Oxford Automobile range.
New images for items added to 1:87 Oxford Automobile range.
1:87 Oxford Automobile
Buick Century 1955 California Highway Patrol
Buick Special Convertible Coupe 1936 Cardinal Maroon
Chevrolet Nomad 1957 Surf Green/India Ivory
Chevrolet Stepside Pick Up 1965 Maroon Metallic
Just a note now on Oxford Structures The new and initially modest range of buildings offers the modeller a selection of finely detailed resin moulded buildings that are painted to a truly exacting standard. This new Oxford Structures range of buildings has been separated into two distinct groups. The first could be simply described as domestic buildings and grouped under the Oxford Structures heading of Town and Country. The initial range will consist of two shops, a 1930’s style bungalow, plus a thatched cottage. Also included is a beautifully styled country church and of course the obligatory Pub! Closer to the railway tracks we have sought inspiration from the Great Western Railway with superb model example of a characteristic Station as well as suitable platform sections. There is a Signal Box, a truly impressive Water Tower and a Goods Shed. And what collection of railway buildings would not be without a single track Engine Shed. All these models carry the distinctive design DNA of the GWR and each detailed model has been carefully crafted to capture the real essence of ‘Gods Wonderful Railway’. You can get more information in the coming days from the Oxford Rail website.
As an example this is the OS76R005 Water Tower/Crane GWR – Oxford Structures
This is Hazel Cottage OS76T006 - Oxford Structures