Saturday, July 1, 2017

Catching Up.

My blog has been a bit neglected lately as I've been busy looking after my wife, who smashed up her ankle badly on her birthday in May. But here is a catch up.
Here's the ankle causing all the trouble. This is after one lot of stitches being removed and the second cast about to go on.

I have been photographing a few of my die cast model collection lately.
Chevrolet Corvette.
1950 Chev sedan

Matchbox BMW R1200RTs in various liveries.

Cessna 310Q which was at our local aerodrome overnight recently. Belongs to a survey company.
Sporty Norton parked on the street near my work.

Mack dropping off a roadmaking machine on a Sunday, ready for Monday start.

Kenworth picking up a digger which has been involved in demolishing some of our local Countdown supermarket which is in the process of extensive renovations.

Paul in Queensland has sent a few more truck photos.
Early Freightliner Argosy.

Later model Argosy.

Back to my own photos.
Western Star tanker puts a load into Caltex Solway.

One of my favourite die casts and I think I would like to own the real thing.
Lexus GS.

Ford Capri.

Foden 8 wheeler in 1:76 scale.
1:76 scale Atkinson with a load of cars of the same era. The Sunbeam Rapier at the back on top is the same model and colour as my first car.
Other cars are VW, Ford Capri and Morgan.
The latest addition to my collection, a Leyland Octopus Esso tanker.
Atlas Editions make replicas of the 1950s Dinky Toys.
A mint example of the genuine thing would be in excess of $600, but this exact replica was less than $40 including shipping.

 Watson and Sons (who make Manuka Honey) has a yard that looks like an Isuzu dealership.
Last ride of the season , before I put my bike to bed for the winter, was in Autumn tones.

More from Paul in Aussie.
International Navistar tanker.

Flat top cab Kenworth with bulk body.

Conventional Kenworth straight truck with draw bar trailer and tipper bodies.

Aerodyne Kenworth with twist-lock compatible tank.

Kenworth 6 wheeler with drawbar trailer hauling Mobil fuels.

New model Kenworth conventional in Lindsay Bros colours.

Paul also sent photos of this "Pusher" which they use to make fire breaks through the sugar cane plantations before they are burnt off.

The pusher doing its work.

A completed fire break.

Some more trucks from Paul.
An R series Mack tipper.

A trio....


.....Western Stars.

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