Wednesday, 22 August 2007

An Austin 101 in 00 model railway scale

I was having an idle search on ebay on Sunday and spotted three J Types in 00 scale (1:76)! Fantastic!

They are Classix, by Pocketbond. Diecast with nicely proportioned wheels (unlike the Corgi ones, by the way), there is a green fruit and veg van, a British Railways one (of course!) and the 101 is a Home Dairies Ltd van with a Milk logo on the side.

I ordered all three from Les (known on ebay as toy444). But what really delighted me about the 101, when it arrived, is that it isn't just a J Type van which has been painted to look the part, but actually has the correct front grille.


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