Started by McColm, January 11, 2012, 02:51:10 AM
Quote from: McColm on September 04, 2012, 10:53:57 AMCrayford on the other hand beat the main UK car manufactures on the convertible or 3/5 door estate (as the word hatchback, wasn't in use at the time). I never knew you could buy a Austin 1800 5 door or the Morris equivialant. I know that there are diecast models of the Wolseley Six, based on the Austin 1800. Different rear light cluster, grill and wood veneer trim. Leather seats weren't an option at the time, but the Woseley did have a top speed of 120mph and was the fastest of the three. The Austrailians had a Ute version. As to the Land Lobster, the Austin 3 L. This also comes in a diecast model, but I haven't seen the estate advertised. There was a V8 Wolseley version built but this never made it onto the sales forecourt of any dealer, but the garage at BL as it kept breaking down!!There are no 1/24 or 1/25 plastic kits of the Austin Princess. I've got a 1/43 kit that I've started to create a fifth door and there are plenty of diecast models.This now begs the question could the Rover V8 engine have fitted into the the '1800 series' or Austin Princess?As the ride qualtity of the Austin 3 Litre straight six was on the boarderline of the Rolls Royce, would the 4 litre engine from RR have been the better choice of engine. Austin were to rebadge this the Rover, however sales were poor and the 3L engine drank petrol at an alarming rate. Hence the V8 alternitive and then there is the front grill, maybe they could have copied Bentley and got the appeal of Ministers or the Daimler buyer. Well several Police forces bought it and an ambulance version built.
Quote from: McColm on October 20, 2012, 10:02:22 PM I've just got to take a ride on the cable car crossing and getting up close and personal to London City Airport,
Quote from: McColm on March 17, 2013, 04:13:23 AMOne has used the HH-54 Skycrane as a basis and the parts from the Revell Rotordyne added, with extended wings from the Airfix rotordyne kit. Making the total aircraft engines four instead of the usual two. Its' cargo is the Revell Rotordyne without the main rotor or rear stabilisers.
Quote from: McColm on March 20, 2013, 02:07:26 AMThe Revell kit is 1/64 scale.
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