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Produced from 1971 through to 1974, Corgi records show the company released 287,000 of the 807 ‘Dougal’s Car. It was the first to be produced from the “Magic Roundabout” set, which I’m sure we can all remember from our childhood.

I have a friend in Holland and he is a diecast restorer and builder. He has done this project of the Octopussy Range Rover with Horse trailer and the Acrostar aeroplane hidden inside. Here is his post from another site. I have full permission from him to post and edit this article.

Ideas and text and Photos belong to the author, Keesie25.

The Octopussy Acrostar opening scene

In the opening scene of Octopussy, James Bond and his partner Bianca drive somewhere in Cuba, in an open Range Rover, pulling an enormous horsebox. In it the smallest plane ever, a Bede-Acrostar, which unfolds its wings coming out of the fake-horsebox. With the Acrostar James completes his mission to destroy a big military hangar.

It is one of my favorite opening-scenes, although the horsebox is far too big to be left unnoticed by the ever present military......

Because Corgi Toys made a lot of James Bond vehicles, I always wished they would have done this one, but the company went down in 1983, the same year Octopussy appeared. Corgi did make a small 1:64 version, but the ‘real’ 1:43 never showed up.

During the years there always was a lot of speculation on James Bond forums if the Range Rover-horsebox-Acrostar would ever see the light of day. I even had a discussion once in which I said a 1:43 model DID exist......

Only recently the Universal hobbies company made the Range Rover, and surprise, the Acrostar. Those models are always ‘fixed’, and there are no gadgets actually ‘moving’. So the wings of the Acrostar are folded upwards and do not move.

Well, if it isn’t for sale, I will make it myself........not available in Holland, I managed to get a Range Rover and two Acrostars from someone in GB. (thanks Giz)


Only part of the base plate had to go, otherwise the towing-eye of the horsebox would not fit. 75 pictures are attached

Car Driving as an Art & some vintage diecast

by ModelCarFreak

Bought this lovely book called "Car Driving as an Art", a guide for learners from the early 50s.  It has lots of images and I scanned the ones with diecast.  Do you know what they are?

Howdens Joinery Co. 7v Truck

by CorgiPremiums

7v Truck - Howdens Joinery Co.

Model Number: LP06530
Tooling: DG100
Year produced: 2010
Quantity: 25,000 pieces, limited edition
Scale: Fit the Box
Distribution: Trade sales initiative
How to buy: N/A

2010 Releases... Royal Mail Morris Minor Van

by CorgiPremiums

Morris Minor Van - Royal Mail

Model Number: LP06533
Tooling: VA011
Year produced: 2010
Quantity: 2,000 pieces, non-limited
Scale: 1:43
Distribution: Atlas Editions Partworks test product for UK territory
How to buy: More information at www.atlaseditions.co.uk

Railton Mobil Special - Enfield Pageant 2010

Model Number: LP06529
Tooling: PM110
Year produced: 2010
Quantity: 1,250 pieces, non-limited
Scale: Fit the Box
Distribution: Sold via Enfield website and at 2010 Pageant event
How to buy: Email [email protected] or visit www.whitewebbsmuseum.co.uk