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Author Topic: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s NOW WITH POLL  (Read 1484 times)

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Re: British Built Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2020, 08:17:57 AM »
I'd just love a Mk 1 Transit but it is a little early for you chaps.
I would want a lot for my Carflats, though, as well as the model.

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Re: British Built Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2020, 12:40:56 AM »
Shouldn't the title of this thread be changed to 'British outline /scale cars?' In the time period covered, imported cars were increasingly commonplace.

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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2020, 04:38:23 PM »
I have just had a crude look at the runners and riders for the poll using data over 10 year periods from 1980 to 1999.

I was not surprised by most of the entries, except for the penetration of the 1990s market by the VW Golf, Nissan Micra and Renault Clio. This prompted me to change the scope of the topic title, as suggested by @Bornin1980something .

1980-89 best sellers

Ford Escort Mk3/Mk4     1.6million
Ford Fiesta                   1.2 million
Vauxhall Cavalier          1.0 million
Ford Sierra                   0.98million
Metro                           0.91million
Vauxhall Astra               0.65million
Ford Cortina Mk             0.5million
Ford Orion                     0.38million
Vauxhall Nova               0.36million
Austin Maestro              0.32 million

1990-1999  best sellers

Ford Fiesta               1.21million
Ford Escort              1.16million
Vauxhall Astra          0.92million
Ford Mondeo            0.72million
Rover 200               0.66million
Vauxhall Cavalier     0.63million
Vauxhall Corsa        0.52million
VW Golf Mk3/4        0.44milliion
Nissan Micra           0.42million
Renault Clio            0.41million


One notable contender is the last version of the Ford Cortina (discontinued in 1983), and the combined market share of the Sierra which replaced it, and the Ford Orion which was meant to appeal to people who disliked the Sierra shape and would have preferred a Cortina lookalike.

Initial observations invited.
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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2020, 05:05:47 PM »
Just proves what we all know.

FORD were always top dog!!!  :claphappy: :claphappy:





This is not a political or factual statement. I am well aware of their business history in Britain so dont need a lecture.



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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2020, 12:47:38 PM »
If it helps from 1984-1986 I had an Austin Princess 1.7 HL, in beige ......... I know but the twin headlamps looked good  :D

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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2020, 12:58:38 PM »
I had one of those in the 80's but mine was red.
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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2020, 04:07:24 PM »
Did you ever try filling them up with water?

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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2020, 04:45:39 PM »
The princess can hold her drink very well!!!  :D

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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2020, 08:09:47 PM »
No, but it proved tougher than the Marina I hit   :P

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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2020, 02:13:03 PM »
Coming soon from Kato - 1986-1990 Nissan Sunny (in the UK) and 1987-91 Cedric (not sold here but possibly a grey import?).
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10682359

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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2020, 03:05:55 PM »
Hi everyone.

Stumbled on this topic while searching the forum as this is a time period I will be looking at modelling.

Did anybody think about doing some home-designed 3D models and having them printed and assembled? Maybe a joint venture by some like-minded modellers working together to produce the end result for the other ngageforum users?

I would offer my services but sadly I am not in posession of a 3D printer.
IT Geek looking to break out of the digital world and create something physical.

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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2020, 04:05:12 PM »
2 comments to mention -

Kato nissan sunny - useful addition and the Cedric, defo seen those around but rare!

the big issues with 3D prints of vehicles are getting a smooth finish with the layered prints, resin ones are far better, and the price. There are a few ranges of 3D printed cars but are very pricey.

Add this to the fact that so few people are prepared to make and paint models themselves these days would make it quite a risk.

On a positive note, I would happily acquire some should they become available!

best wishes
Simon

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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2020, 04:41:51 PM »
Maybe have a look at alex at oxford diecast ngauge cars. Nick @njee20 may have a better idea on 3d printing alex

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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2020, 05:04:23 PM »
Thanks Chris. Thingiverse has loads of car designs for download, one of the first things I printed when I got my printer was a VW Golf. It came out fine, I didn't do anything with it, but the shape was good, details like wing mirrors printed out fine. Most models are solid, so you'd need to just paint windows black. I'm not sure how well they'd really sit alongside Oxford (or similar) models, without a level of effort I'm not prepared to put in!

Edit: here is is with no post-processing at all, 30 seconds with some sandpaper would deal with that 'pip' on the front and improve the finish I'm sure:

Untitled by njee20, on Flickr

I did print a OO gauge Ford Focus for a friend which was just a body, but that brings its own challenges as you then need a chassis, wheels etc.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2020, 05:07:57 PM by njee20 »

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Re: British Outline Cars 1980s -1990s
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2020, 06:49:33 PM »
So is now the time to set up the survey promised by me back in Jan/Feb (2020 for the avoidance of doubt)? Who is good at organising surveys based on the best sellers list in my post on 9 February?
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