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Old 16th November 2009, 23:45   #5866
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Ravi, i had two of those doubledecker buses as a kid. I have no idea what came of them, though. I remember taking of the roof of one of them and transporting little animal and armymen models in it, while playing.
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Those are some great models
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Ravi, i had two of those doubledecker buses as a kid. I have no idea what came of them, though. I remember taking of the roof of one of them and transporting little animal and armymen models in it, while playing.
Yup the roof does come of.. I too used to cram the bus with all sorts of tiny animals !!
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my R34 and the baby BULL.
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@SuperSelect: Nice models there, love the routemaster bus

@amit: Nice pics, BTW what scale are these Lambo and GT-R?
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Old 17th November 2009, 12:54   #5870
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Here's the 1:18 Scale, SWB pajero from Autoart.

PS:I had posted this earlier in a different thread, thought it would be more appropriate here.
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@siddvi: Wow, lovely detailing on the Pajero.
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Here's the 1:18 Scale, SWB pajero from Autoart.

PS:I had posted this earlier in a different thread, thought it would be more appropriate here.
Nice Pajero. This seems to be the Jap version, RHD with the extra side view mirror.
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@amit: Nice pics, BTW what scale are these Lambo and GT-R?
they are 1:32 kinsmart models.
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Old 18th November 2009, 09:40   #5874
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My god! I completely forgot about MILTON!!
What a lovely set of snaps of those old toys - I also had a Double Decker, a fire Engine and a Shell Oil Tanker (before Mr George Fernandes chucked out all the international companies from here in the '70's)
Also MAXWELL - I remember their Amby's and Fiats which I used to make my Grand-dad buy me from India's Hobby Centre in Park Street Calcutta.
Also the earlier Matchbox Diecast - Made in England Lesney Toys cars which we used to pick up in Newmarket in Cal other than the ones that were brought from abroad of course.
India's Hobby Centre in Madras Mount Road also deserves a mention here as also a little shop called Toyland in Coimbatore!
Thanks for the memories!!
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Thanks all for the nice comments.
Milton toys brings back a flood of memories. They were the only manufacturer of scale models in India in those days, and boy, for us kids back then they were real rockstas !
I recently found an old catalogue of the original milton range, will post it soon.
Milton had mostly foreign models in their line up. Then came Maxwell, with the Premier and Amby models, and they were an instant success - every boy in the neighbourhood hankered for a Maxwell !
I have a large collection of old Miltons, which need restoration. Time permitting, and with TBHPians' help, I'll start soon.
Meanwhile, check these out:
The "Mobilgas" tanker was bought before I was born. It's at least Forty years old, in mint condition.
The "Routemaster" bus dates back to 1974. will be restored soon.
And in between, is a sneak pic of the Premier President (Taxi version). She too is in very bad shape. I intend painting her in the original "Natina Blue" sometime soon !!

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Thanks Shankar ! Matchbox and Milton have a special place in my heart, I still have loads of them in the attic.
Glad they're getting the admiration they deserve , will post more of them soon.
Meanwhile, here's my DAF car transporter. Matchbox, made in England, by Lesney. Dates back to 1972.
Unfortunately I haven't found my 'period' matchbox cars to fill it up, so I've used newer models !
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Wow that pajero really looks awesome true to life.Autoart has done a real good job on the detailing for example look at the wood finish look alike on the dash .Real good.Looks neatly finished too.
The plastics used for headlights also look good.
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@SuperSelect - Nice auto carrier there. 1972 Wow! that's just priceless today

Here's the 1:25 scale Dodge Caravan Minivan
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@SuperSelect - Nice auto carrier there. 1972 Wow! that's just priceless today

Here's the 1:25 scale Dodge Caravan Minivan
Wow, sliding doors amazing.
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lucky chap you are
Around the tender age of 2-6 I succeeded quite brilliantly at investigating the innards of each and every single toy car that I had by taking them apart in a somewhat crude surgical manner. Other than of course, the ones that I merrily donated to friends etc.
Pity, because it is only now that I realize the value of what I literally threw away (like the Red Indian in the poem, who cast away a pearl richer than all his tribe.)
But one can take solace from the fact that there seems to be a huge sort of revivalist movement on the scale model front in the last few years - all those old brands seem to be getting resurrected - vanguard, minichamps,solido, matchbox etc etc etc. I for one am happy at that!

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Thanks Shankar ! Matchbox and Milton have a special place in my heart, I still have loads of them in the attic.
Glad they're getting the admiration they deserve , will post more of them soon.
Meanwhile, here's my DAF car transporter. Matchbox, made in England, by Lesney. Dates back to 1972.
Unfortunately I haven't found my 'period' matchbox cars to fill it up, so I've used newer models !
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@SuperSelect - Nice auto carrier there. 1972 Wow! that's just priceless today

Here's the 1:25 scale Dodge Caravan Minivan
Nice Caravan ! Sliding doors look neat. Hey 1:25 is a scale one never really gets to see.
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