Hi members, the halifax tram i am looking for is from the classic public transport series from 1993 made bye mattel in leicester who bought out corgi for a short time. Is there anyway anyone could help me to purchase this halifax tram or put us on the right track to attain one. Would be deeply in your debt if you can
ps it will be a 972...no i think
Since these these seem to have sparked so much interest, here's some more on them.
I talked to Corgi at length about the range; they tell me that the idea is to produce a high-quality toy that's built to last and have a "chunky feel" to it. (these have 50% more diecast in them than competitors, and axles that are 1/3 thicker) and will focus on European vehicles seen on British and European roads, rather than US vehicles, harking back to the sort of vehicles produced by Corgi Juniors in the old days. They'll also focus on "real" vehicles across the range, ie stuff kids will see driving round every day. The range is designed to be educational too, with vehicles like the Army Jackal licensed and given its proper name.
There are four categories: Military, Construction, Emergency and Agriculture, so the vast majority of vehicles in the range are not cars; there will be a Mini Cooper, a TX4 Taxi and a pain white Discovery and more cars may come later in the range in its second year. If they do, they will also focus on "everyday" cars that a child's parent might drive. Corgi are also considering more category themes, and these may include racing, which would mean some racing cars.
Here's something very new from Corgi - a three-inch (that's 1/64 scale-ish) range of toys!
Of course everybody remembers Corgi Juniors, but they've been history for quite some time and Corgi has been focusing on the collector market. Now, however, they've decided to move back into the small-scale toy market with a new range including models, playsets and multi-packs designed to compete with supermarket-sold stuff like Hot Wheels, Realtoy etc.
Most of the models are trucks, military or construction, with a few tractors etc thrown in. There are only a couple of cars for now (a Mini and a London Taxi) although most of the castings are licensed. The toys have been designed to be chunky and feel heavy and high-quality, and so they have thicker axles and more realistic wheels than some counterparts. There are also trailers with boats etc. Here's a look at what's in the range...
This fantastic Corgi James Bond Gift Set will go under the hammer on 28th January. The cars are all in very good condition and still have their original backing cards. Estimate £1,500 - £2,000.
There is was, 6:30 am and just getting out of bed. Put the coffee on and went into the living room and turned the TV on to the morning news. Roads to the coast were bare and dry so far so my trip was a solid go. Coffee made and a cup in me I got dressed and went out to start the truck. It has been below freezing here overnight for the last couple of weeks. Isn't Mountain life grand?