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« on: April 29, 2013, 07:18:14 PM »

Hi All,

I am looking for civilian vehicles that would look ok next to my 1/56 military vehicle, and am hoping someone could offer advice.  It seems most of what I have found is 1/48 or larger, which I think will dwarf everything I currently own.   I know people are using some of the Yesteryear toy cars, but it seems the scales can very, so I hesitate to buy unseen.  Can anyone who currently owns them comment on if any specific vehicles are at 1/56 or close to it?

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 07:41:54 PM »

I have a selection of maybe 5 or 6 different Yesteryear vehicles and they all seem fine scale wise. I can post a photo of them side by side later if you want.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 08:16:53 PM »

Hi Just John,

If you'd be willing to photograph them next to a 1/56 vehicle, that would be much appreciated!  If you could list the model as well, that would be a great help in trying to locate them on ebay.

Again, thank you for the help!

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 08:36:50 PM »

I only use Lledo, which I buy of ebay. They have a good selection of vans and trucks, but not cars. They are not expensive, costing about 1-4 each. Sometimes you can buy a load for a good price.

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 06:40:51 AM »

Thanks for the idea Rob - your cars are looking good!
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 07:06:26 AM »

the idea with the racing cars is so cool  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 08:50:44 AM »

Hi Chris -  I'll take some photos later today. I'm not sure I have any 1/56 vehicles but I could put a Musketeer mini beside them for scale if that helps.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 04:50:19 PM »

That would be great - thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2013, 07:43:58 PM »

I have 6 different vehicles. Hope this helps.

Crossley


1909 Opel Coupe


1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall


1918 Crossley Tender


1928 Bugatti Coupe


1912 Ford Model T

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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2013, 07:50:19 PM »

what make are those cars?
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2013, 08:18:00 PM »

Oh yes that would help wouldn't it! They are all Matchbox/Yesteryear.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2013, 10:27:22 PM »

This is really helpful John! Thanks!

Based on what I can find online, the scale for each car is as follows:
Crossley 1/47
Opel 1/38
Vauxhall 1/47
Bugatti 1/38
Ford 1/35

It looks like the 1/47 kits or smaller might work, but I think the larger ones will dwarf my armoured car. I'll have to start trolling Ebay for some options then.  I'll post what I get here for others' reference.
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2013, 11:39:06 PM »

Those Crossleys are the best vehicles you can get for this period. I have dozens myself, have bought dozens for the guys at the club,  and they go really well with all of our figures. They can be cheap as chips on ebay if you're prepared to be patient. I have seen idiots bidding them up and up, but have seldom paid more than 99p for one myself.

They convert easily, they are perfect for ICW, VBCW, can be used for other periods too. They can be military or civilian,

Other than those, but much more expensive, are the Rio Fiat trucks. fabulous detail, and great to own, but if you want just lots of vehicles which are spot on, go for the Yesteryear Crossleys every time.
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 12:21:42 PM »

I'd second the recommendation of the Matchbox Crossleys - I picked up a job-lot of the RAF version (as Just John has on his pictures) with tilts for the rear as well for not a lot at a local toy fair. With an "army green" paintjob they're now the standard ride for all my Bristol TA units.
I've also got a file box full of assorted Lledo vans and trucks - I think they're nearer 1/64, but they work for me.
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2013, 05:01:58 PM »

Thanks Everyone,

  I've decided to start with a 1931 Morris Courier from Matchbox, which is supposed to be 1/59 scale. I'll post some photos when it arrives.

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I've also got a file box full of assorted Lledo vans and trucks - I think they're nearer 1/64, but they work for me.
Does anyone know if there is an online listing of the Lledo cars with approximate scales?  I've found a site for Matchbox http://www.matchbox.3kom.ru/index_e.htm, but am struggling with Lledo.

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