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Oxford Diecast: A Journey Through Time

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Author/s Taff
Type of Media Paperback
No. of Pages 98
Publishing Date 2006
Publisher Benjamin Smith Ltd.
Language/s English
ISBN-13 978-1-905063-02-4

The life and times of the founder of the highly-successful Oxford Diecast model company.

Softback, full colour book with 98 pages and Oxford Diecast checklists.

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The Great Book of Oxford Diecast!

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A Journey Through Time tells the story of the author's life, from growing up in Wales near the Mettoy/Corgi factory to his time working for Mettoy, delving deep into the offices and production lines where he worked his way up from trainee, and goes on to cover the story of how he founded Oxford Diecast, covering the period up to 2007, including the introduction of the very popular 1/43 range.

Packed with anecdotes, sidebars, insights and behind-the-scenes at Mettoy and Corgi in its first half, this provides us with a fascinating (and far more gritty!) take on the Corgi story than The Great Book of Corgi, making this book a very interesting counterpoint to that one! The rise of Oxford Diecast is also covered in a wealth of detail, with photos of prototypes, drawings and more, providing the reader with a great sense of what went into making one of the UK's most successful modern diecast manufacturers. There's also a checklist of OD vans with production numbers.

All in all, this is a great read - very entertaining, often eye-opening, and jam-packed with little tidbits of information, trivia and factoids that make it ideal for a winter night!
 
 


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