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--40j and 161 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon (1953-59)

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--40j and 161 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon (1953-59)

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-943 Leyland Octopus Tanker 'Esso' (1958-64)

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Mini Dinky

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--14c and 401Coventry Climax Fork Lift Truck (1949-54)

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-434 Atlas Bedford TK Crash Truck

To follow the mini triumph of the Guy Lyons copy, Atlas quickly sent their rendition of a 434 TK crash truck.  Since we had two Octopus, I suppose it makes sense that we get another Bedford.  If they can get the typeface right, I could probably stand for a TK Castrol too.

Here again the reproduction is very close.  There is more curvature in the top edge of the windscreen, but otherwise just about a match.

The box is outsize to include a couple of plastic packing pieces.  Actually I'm using one of my very own repro boxes to make a comparison here, but I promise mine is the right size.   Also Altas had difficulty again in copying the subtleties of the old image which they've redrawn or overdrawn to make it reprintable.

 


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Re : -434 Atlas Bedford TK Crash Truck

Here is my TK Crash Truck, light green interior and dark green wheels. Price 7/11.


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Re : -434 Atlas Bedford TK Crash Truck

That's a nice one Pat.  Now you need a coal/castrol/cola/dropside to complement it!   I notice that Atlas are treading the path of casting recycling with the issue of cab or back combos - two otter, two foden, two bedford, two vixen.   This week an Isobloc arrived, which bodes a move into french dinky territory with this supertoys subscription.  I expect they will start to send Berliet trucks and various buses as the months progress.  Some of their french reissues have been very elaborate models - thinking of the circus set particularly - so it will be interesting to see if that turns up.


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Re : -434 Atlas Bedford TK Crash Truck

Well I had the Top Rank, the coal lorry and the dustbin lorry with solid green cab from new. Never really liked these later Dinky trucks and the coal lorry went a long time ago as the sacks and scales had no chains to stop them falling off! Still have the dustbin truck with its little bins. I bought the yellow tipper recently mint boxed for £45 but it soon found its way on to eBay, closely followed by the Atlas orange one. I kept the Top Rank as I was given a red 589 with the same base back in the day and kept them as a pair, now joined by the Atlas Autoroutes version.