these pages, I will show many of the unmade models I and a few
others have gathered over the years. Given unlimited modelling
time, I would convert all mine to slot operation, alas, I have
to go to work every now and then..
the 60s most UK manufacturers were busy making diecast models,
but many other countries were unable to compete with Dinky, Corgi
et all. Instead, they catered for the low end of the market by
making toy cars out of plastic, luckily for us, many chose 1/32nd.
In Europe, Cle, Minialuxe and BS from France, Paya from Spain,
Osul from Portugal, and Ingap from Italy. But by far the most
prolific country was Hong Kong, where Roxy toys, Hoda, Zee toys,
Cragstan, Lucky toys (still trading), Telsalda, Clifford, NFIC,
and many others . As you will see in the following pages, they
generally made copies of UK diecast, sometimes unbranded cars
can be found and they are copies of the copies! In order to avaoid
copyright problems, they usualy chose larger and sometimes smaller
scales. Often they are scaled to fit the box, but there are plenty
near to 1/32nd.
note, I am always on the look out for more stuff, or simply information,
so if you have something unusual, don't hide it, send me a picture
and as usual I will include it.
hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much as we have enjoyed
collecting the cars.
models shown in these pages are 1/32nd class unless indicated
truck is either an Albion or a Leyland Comet, just a bit small
stunning Bedford TK tow truck by Clifford from Hong Kong, copy
of a British toy, real 1/32nd as well.
BS model, a Renault Floride. Hopefully, the Floride will soon
be available from Traffic models.
is 1/24th scale, a copy of the Criterion Ambulance (Dinky copy).
late model by Cle of France, it is a Simca Aronde, not of very
good quality either.
Austin A35 in fibreglass, by an unkown maker. It is crude in some
way, but quite accurate.
by Cle, as you can see, although cute, it is not as good as the
BS one further up the page.
of the fibreglass bodies made by Derek Cooper a few years ago.
The car is a Bugatti Atalante.