While scrolling through the 23 pages of the Forum, I discovered a forgotten thread on the same subject, the 25x/430 Commer Breakdown Lorry created by Chris two years and three months ago!
To bring that Thread back from its slumber I have copied each submission, and here are all the posts with some exceptions. The exceptions are those posts that offer comments etc. as it was developing into a lengthy copy process. For those wishing to read the Thread in its entirety, it can be found on Page 17, although this page number will increase in time as more and more Threads are added at least until the redefined website comes online.
It is advisable to make any further contributions to this Thread and not to the older one on page 17 plus.
I also did a little "tweaking" of the pictorial content, so I hope the original authors do not mind!!
This is a special request to "townie54"- can you edit your first post of this Thread, and change the subject line to how I have changed the subject line for this Post? (I think it can be done!! ;)) And Chris, you brought out some interesting stuff with your older Thread that was followed by others and it is a shame that your original Thread was sitting in the dark like a little mushroom!!
I was pleased to get this one today.......
With his Brothers...
What a shame Dinky didn't make more use of the lovely Commer, especially as it's virtually interchangable with the Bedford.
"Some more about the Commer now, if you like.
This is my Commer duo. I have always liked the grey/blue one too. Especially I like the early orange lid-boxes, of which I hope to acquire at least one in the future. I found a picture of the real one too. This confirms what I always thought: the front window is so low, so narrow compared with the real one. This model begs for a play scene which you can also see below.
Finally, it is regretted that the model was not adopted for more variants. An unusual variant is of course the c. 10 years ago produced version for the never made Articulated Streamlined Petrol Tanker. Nice speculation, but it was meant to be coupled to a Bedford truck, making it a Bedford Articulated Streamline Petrol Tanker, like the version shown all below.
Kind regards, Jan"
"Wonderful pictures Jan, I remember the real Superpoise well, in fact I have a picture somewhere of me as a child sitting on the bumper of a 4x4 Army Superpoise Radio wagon, what a Dinky THAT would have made!
Picked up this one this week, no where near as good condition as the others, and no box this time, but it still looks good on display......
Has anybody got the cream cab / light blue rear version? I've been looking for years.......
"Since this photo of 2010 I got 2 new ones but I did not take the photo of the complete family yet !
It will come soon but here are 6 of them !
"No Chris I don't have it yet !
Just a photo
There is an another one missing !
This one :"
Wait and see !"
"It's done ! all my Commer Breakdown family together on a photo !
I think that we have there a lot of variations :
Letters white or black
Tyres smooth or scratched
Windows or not
Blue-green or green tips
All the beige schemes !