I thought it would be good to start a blog about the originals. there are many subjects we could discuss including restoration, the rare ones, and variations of course. also I love the great stories of receiving them as a child. if you collect these, feel free to contact me.
I will try to put some pics of my collection soon. I have been busy this past year and a half educating myself on Lesneys. I look forward to hearing from some of you soon. until next time....
Unlike the bigger scales, especially in small scale we have seen historically many vehicles that tow trailers. In the early days of SIKU, when they were making miniature cars out of plastic, we already had vehicles with trailers. Oter manufacturers too always seemed to like towing. Brands like Majorette, Edocar, Matchbox but also the "Made in China" variety always seemed to have liked selling these.
Greenlight recently released a set of 1:64 cars with trailers.
The founder of Johnny Lightning in the 1990's sold his business and founded a new company. A couple of years ago he started a new company and not so long ago the first 1:64 diecast cars appeared. The cars offered are sometimes surprising and all in the same scale. They often feature nice details, like a roofrack as in the car below
Technopark is a Russian brand of diecast, which is being supplied by Chinese factories. I am not 100% sure which factories are their suppliers, to the Technopark logo seems a bit like a Motormax-logo. The range features Russian vehicles only, but that makes their line-up so interesting. It seems that up to now, all small scale diecast cars of Russian cars are made for the Russian market (with the exception of Grell). For example, Welly too is marketing a series of Russian diecast, under the banner Autotime. Hongwell is doing the same using the Bauer-brand.
GAZ 66 - GAZ is the Gorki Automobile Plant and is located in Gorki. The 66 is a a truck made from 1966 up to 1999. Quite interesting Technopark decided to take a vehicle on sale that in real life is out of production for 15 years. We will see more surprise though!
As 2014 is now confined to the History Books, let's take a look at the best that 2014 had to offer in terms of small scale diecast cars.
Welly surprised us with a number of nice new vehicles, like the pictured Ford Mustang, a Trabant and an Audi Q5.
Recently, a new series of Majorette cars appeared in Germany. They're sold in a special packaging and contain 6 differently coloured Opel Adam's.