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Author Topic: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles  (Read 269 times)

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Offline RegRail148

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Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:57:40 PM »
Evening All. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of some commercial vehicles that would fit my layout which is based around mid 80's to mid 90's? I've spent hours trawling the internet and everything is either too early or too modern.

Is it that it doesn't exist or am I simply looking in the wrong place?

Grateful for any help. Thank you.
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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 07:05:54 PM »
What have you got in mind

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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 07:18:53 PM »
I've just looked on Oxford's site and if this is anything to go by then yes you are right!  :worried:

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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 07:27:31 PM »
A huge gap in the 80's to early 90's.....just what I'm modelling!

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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 07:27:48 PM »
What have you got in mind

Anything! Iíve got cars and buses but I canít find a single lorry, truck, wagon, van. Not a thing?
« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 07:29:09 PM by RegRail148, Reason: Spelling mistake »

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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 07:41:23 PM »
I am currently working on a Seddon Atkinson 310 lorry cab.

I believe this is the correct time period.

Once done, I will look at releasing it as an articulated lorry, rigid lorry and a few other variations.

I will look at other other styles if this works out.

I already do a number of more modern lorry kits, and a small number of army lorries.

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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 07:42:41 PM »
I cant believe that Oxford haven't even produced the good old Aki in 1:148.  :(

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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 09:17:47 PM »
yeah there isn't much at all.  come on revolution, no more modern wagons until you've made some cars and lorries!!!

lorries - graham farish made some years ago so look on ebay for them. i forget the name they used for them. alternatively look at some japanese lorries and if you buy them you could just change the number plates and they'd look ok.

you can get a transit swb van that will probably do.

what cars have you go so far?


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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 10:05:41 PM »
Intertrains  i think was the Graham Farish brand of lorries, either six or eight varients of articulated lorries. They were quite rare on ebay for a number of years and commanded quite a high price, not sure what the current situation on eBay is.
They are nice models of the prototype and were well modeler by farish i think in the mid to late 1990's.
Hope that's of some help.

Regards Stuart

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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2019, 01:31:28 AM »
Your only option is to look at the Japanese models. Remember that Hino did import trucks to the UK in this time period but they tended to be 8 wheelers and most of the Japanese models are articulated lorries. There are Tomytec six wheeler tippers and concrete mixers available that would be useable

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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2019, 08:28:33 AM »
What about the Dornaplas kit for the Ford Cargo?

would that be right for your era?
http://www.gaugemaster.com/search_results.asp?searchstring=brand~~599~~brand&currentpage=4

several variations available here.

Best wshes
Simon

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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2019, 12:36:15 PM »
Intertrains  i think was the Graham Farish brand of lorries, either six or eight varients of articulated lorries. They were quite rare on ebay for a number of years and commanded quite a high price, not sure what the current situation on eBay is.
They are nice models of the prototype and were well modeler by farish i think in the mid to late 1990's.
Hope that's of some help.

Regards Stuart

Thanks Stuart, very helpful.

Intertrans by the looks of things, there is the odd one listed on ebay for around £20 which isn't too bad when a new Oxford haulage is around £15. I have ordered one to take a look at, this could be what i'm looking for.  :thankyousign:

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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2019, 12:42:22 PM »
What about the Dornaplas kit for the Ford Cargo?

would that be right for your era?
http://www.gaugemaster.com/search_results.asp?searchstring=brand~~599~~brand&currentpage=4

several variations available here.

Best wshes
Simon


These look interesting too. Be good to see a picture if anyone has any of these on their layout. Quick google search doesn't bring up any results

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Re: Mid 1980's to mid 90's commercial vehicles
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2019, 01:25:53 PM »
The Dornaplas Ford Cargo is away under scale, more like 1/160

The kit is also based on a chassis for a 1920s truck, the Thornycroft,  so too short as well

I started building one and gave up due to the above
« Last Edit: January 15, 2019, 01:28:51 PM by Rabbitaway »

 

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