Evening modellers :). Just working on a rear cage for the new @oxforddiecastltd Ford Transit Dropside in 1:76. Frame fits nice. Just got to engrave some mesh and test fit it. #ooscale#oogauge#oxforddiecast#modelrailway
My trucks and a bus I picked up in Hong Kong. Buses are a pretty big deal there. Not sure why, but you can’t walk into a diecast shop and not see any.
Either way, these stood out to me, so here they are in my collection now 😁
I found this oddity the other day. It’s an Oxford Diecast series 2 Land Rover in Army colours and with railway wheels. It’s not a run of the mill model and was commissioned by Golden Valley Hobbies, a model railway importer/wholesaler. The model is a good likeness of the real thing. The British Army have their own railways,mostly within depots and stores. This was a one off experiment, probably in the 60s? Like some Oxford models it needed a bit of fettling to get it to run on 00scale track smoothly. It’s not motorised. Metal body, plastic tilt and wheels. Nice and different. Pictured along side one of the recreated early Matchbox Land Rover series 1. #oxforddiecast#lamleygroup#modelcollector#matchbox#matchboxworld#modelrailway
As well as Matchbox, Tomica etc I also collect 1/76 Oxford Diecasts that take my fancy.
The J4 van has never been modelled in this scale to my knowledge. This is the badge engineered Morris version in Post Office livery.
Great casting, you can even see through the printed rear grilles, rubber tyres, interior etc.
What sold it to me is that the actual original delivered letters to me. This one was based in Matlock, Derbyshire where I lived as a child. The Post Office is as it was in the 60s. The van may still exist although it’s was in a sorry state when the photo was taken. Mano Oxford Diecast models are based on actual ones. #lamleygroup not #matchboxworld#oxforddiecast#aronline#morrisvan#postofficevan