Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes
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TOPIC: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 3 months ago #106

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<p>Nobleco wrote:
Looks like they have done the car justice with this model. Looks very nice. What makes the real one "almost", color?
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<p>It is not the color or the reg #, which are both correct.</p>
<p>The styling of the real black/green car, although also done by Thrupp and Maberly, is a bit different from the modelcar. The model car is more razor edged than the real car, which is just a sniff more rounded in the roof line etc.</p>
<p>This is because this model car is just a color variant of the previous Thrupp and Maberly 25/30 by O.D.</p>
<p>The previous 25/30 was modelled after this car:</p>
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<p>From which they made this one:</p>
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<p>It is all in the detail. Practically no pre war Rolls Royce, which were all bespoke coach built items are the same, even if done by the same coach builder.</p>
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Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 3 months ago #107

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Thanks, I think I see that in the roof line. Subtle differences that most would not pick up on.

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 3 months ago #108

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Oxford Diecast have been around for sometime now and by the looks of the variety of models they are producing is terrific. I see they have also produced the Corgi Land Rover and Bloodhound set including the launcher. I really like the idea of showing the actual full scale vehicle that the models are styled on for comparison. Many cheers.

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 3 months ago #109

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<p>Got these three models delivered today.</p>
<p>First of all the latest issue from O.D., the green and black Rolls Royce 25/30 HP. I am really fond of this well made model:</p>
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<p>Next this sand over sable colored Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I. This model was issued some 6 months ago. Not an easy model to duplicate but O.D. did very, very well.</p>
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<p>And finally in 1/76th scale, this Rolls Royce Phantom V James Young Limousine, also issued 6 months ago. Another well made model.</p>
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Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 3 months ago #110

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<p>Nice models &amp; great colours</p>
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Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 3 months ago #111

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I agree and I really like the older models the best. Thanks for showing your latest additions to your growing RR collection from OD.

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 3 months ago #112

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Since the bonnet doesn’t open on the Cloud what makes it a 1, is there a difference between 1 & 2 ?

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 3 months ago #113

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<p>Dinkydi wrote:
Since the bonnet doesn’t open on the Cloud what makes it a 1, is there a difference between 1 &amp; 2 ?
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<p>As the panelling was exactly the same and not even a model badge (although considered) had been fitted, all external details are identical between a 1 and 2 Cloud.</p>
<p>The main difference is the engine, Cloud I has a 4,9 ltr. straight 6, Cloud II a 6,2 ltr. V8. So a keen ear could have heard the difference when both cars went past.</p>
<p>Further differences can be found inside the car. The lay out of the facia was somewhat re-arranged, and the diameter of the steering wheel had shrunk from 18 to 17 inches.</p>
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Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 3 months ago #114

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3 great additions, Oxford really knows how to make fantastic replicas

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 2 months ago #115

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<p>Just released at Oxford Diecast</p>
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<p>The real deal:</p>
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<p>James Young PV scale 1/76</p>
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Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 2 months ago #116

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<p>And she arrived today, 1/43 scale Oxford Diecast Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I, Hooper Empress Line</p>
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<p>As well as the 1/76 scale James Young Phantom V</p>
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