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  • Automodello announces TVR M-Series Turbo models... - Industry Info
    for Martin Lilley owner of TVR Engineering Ltd and the driving force behind the new model The old engine choice was carried over the Ford powered 1600M Triumph powered 2500M mainly for the US market and the Ford V6 powered 3000M All were fixed back coupe models but in 1976 they answered the major criticism of the model by introducing the Taimar which had an opening tailgate In 1978 came the 3000S a convertible version which was very popular but sold for just two years before the entire M Series range was replaced by the angular Tasmin series often referred to as the Wedge at the start of the 1980s In the 1960s TVR had built the Griffith and Tuscan models with Ford V8s and Martin Lilley wanted a performance flagship but without using a heavy American engine The answer came from the small Midlands tuning and racing firm of Broadspeed whose owner Ralph Broad had developed a turbo charger conversion for the Ford V6 engine as used in the Capri and Granada He initially wanted to market this as a modification for Ford owners but the oil crisis of the mid 1970s made this plan unfeasible Martin Lilley saw this as the ideal way to obtain his flagship and provide outstanding performance with very little changes to his current range The 3000M already came with a Ford V6 so it was just a case of offering a turbocharged option When the 3000M Turbo was launched in 1975 it was the first British production turbo charged car and proved devastatingly fast In 1976 it was joined by the Taimar Turbo and in 1978 by the 3000S Turbo and the three ran alongside each other until the end of 1979 In 1978 Motor tested a 3000S Turbo and found that at certain speeds it would out accelerate the new Porsche 911 Turbo and Ferrari s 308GTB both of which were far more expensive It ran a front cover above showing the car with the headline TVR Turbo World s fastest soft top To say that the turbo was a production car is rather optimistic in a little over four years just 63 cars were built 20 3000M turbos 30 Taimar Turbos and 13 3000S Turbos It is reckoned TVR lost money on them but it was a fantastic image builder and helped pave the way for the big engine performance models of the 1980s and 1990s In 1977 a wealthy chemical engineer and sports car fan called Peter Wheeler bought a Taimar Turbo and loved it but it wasn t without its problems He always took the car back to the TVR factory for servicing and when TVR ran into cash flow problems in the early 1980s he ended up buying the company from Martin Lilley He ran TVR for over 20 years and turned TVR into a household name with models such as the Griffith Chimaera Cerbera and Sagaris It is that original red and silver Taimar Turbo which Automodello

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/automodello-announces-tvr-m-series-turbo-models/15466 (2016-02-14)
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  • Mike Richardson 1937-2013... - Industry Info
    life of collecting really began in earnest His best find was a shop in Glasgow which still had some old stock of mint boxed Dinky Toys which he purchased at their original prices As Mike had been working in the garage he was always on the lookout for a new car for himself and in 1960 he saw an advert in Autosport for a 1952 Jaguar C Type at 750 After a phone call and an exchange of cash the car was his and was proudly driven up to Glasgow However life for Mike was not all cars and there were parties and social occasions At one such party he met Sue who was in the Officer Training Corps of the University and was about to celebrate her 21st birthday A romance blossomed and they married in 1964 Not only was this a romance but it was the beginning of a collecting passion shared by both of them One of Mike s first presents to Sue was a Tekno Jaguar E Type and having received the model she decided that if you cannot beat them you should join them and she then started to collect the Matchbox series During 1965 they moved south to Bracknell with Mike starting work for Black Decker Here he worked within various departments including Production Quality Control Maintenance and Research and Development Based in Bracknell Mike was able to visit model shops and meet fellow collectors Amongst the places he visited was Auto Models in London and he went to meetings organised by them where he met other collectors including ones local to him All this led to Mike becoming a founder Member of the Maidenhead Static Model Club and being involved with the very first swapmeets As his interest in model cars continued to increase he was instrumental in starting the first magazine devoted to collectors of model cars This magazine Modellers World first appeared in 1971 and ran for some 14 years As his collecting progressed Mike was becoming disillusioned with his life in industry and so decided in 1974 to leave it and concentrate on his passion for models and model making For a number of years he had already been involved in the white metal kit industry and now wanted to produce more models under the Mikansue name For many years Mike also contributed numerous articles to Model Collector These covered of course Dinky Toys but also other models and toys including more unusual manufacturers products and often rarely seen obsolete toys He was also instrumental in the writing of the definitive book Dinky Toys and Modelled Miniatures published in 1981 which was part of the New Cavendish series about Meccano and its products This was followed later in 2000 by The Great Book of Dinky Toys Following on from the first book it was decided to expand the business from their home to shop premises and so in 1983 the Modellers World shop opened in Eton Wick There was of

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/mike-richardson-1937-2013/15692 (2016-02-14)
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  • Mustang I Concept to be modelled... - Industry Info
    Grand Prix on October 7 1962 With Dan Gurney at the wheel demonstrating its capabilities the car proved blisteringly quick recording lap times just shy of the pace set by the Formula 1 racecars competing that year This will be the first scale cross over by Automodello with both 1 43 and 1 24 versions offered 1 43 collectors will be able to opt for either the 119 95 approx 79 50 Standard Edition model up to 999 pieces or the far more exclusive Tribute Edition The Tribute Edition will be limited to just 50 pieces all carrying certificates hand signed Dan Gurney himself and will be priced at 195 approx 129 The larger 1 24 Mustang I Concept costing 350 approx 231 70 will be limited to 150 certificated and Dan Gurney signed examples Packaging for these models will feature the official Ford Mustang 50 Years 1964 2014 logo The 1 43 Standard Edition models will go on general release through all the usual Automodello outlets while the special Dan Gurney signed editions in 1 43 and 1 24 will be available only through Diecasm and the Henry Ford Museum Pre orders are now being taken GOT TO HAVE IT For standard issues contact McLaren Models tel 01324 624102 email bmclcars aol com www mclaren models com Midas Models tel 01274 816437 email charles barnett virgin net Peregrine Models tel 01548 810844 email peter peregrinemodels entadsl com For Tribute Editions contact Automodello direct tel 001 847 274 9645 email sales automodello com or The Henry Ford Museum at www thehenryford org after October 2013 Coming in Model Collector next month Don t miss the first in our exclusive series of articles documenting the conception research licensing design and production in real time of Automodello s Ford Mustang Concept I

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/mustang-i-concept-to-be-modelled/15469 (2016-02-14)
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  • Oxford Diecast model to support Action on Cancer... - Industry Info
    will be available through all outlets that stock Oxford Diecast models including all branches of ModelZone priced at 15 25 As soon as a pre production sample is available we ll bring you an update although for now here s a sneak peek at the cell design We think like us you ll want to applaud Oxford Diecast for getting involved here and of course by ordering purchasing this excellent little Scania you ll not only be getting a great new addition for your collection you ll be helping support this very worthy cause Lindsey Thread Replies Views First Post Oxford Diecast model to support Action on Cancer news for a very worthy cause By Robin Buckland 1 0 663 11 05 2013 18 32 54 by Robin Buckland 1 Email News Join our newsletter Love Collecting Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers Support Our Partners Shopping Partners Model Kits Direct KRW Models More Links Model Collector Offers Social Media Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Pin us on Pinterest Community Sites Model Flying Model Boats Military Modelling Euro Militaire Model Engineering Model Engineer Exhibition Get Woodworking Model Collector Stamp Magazine Popular

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/oxford-diecast-model-to-support-action-on-cancer/15464 (2016-02-14)
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  • Radio 2 set to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Dams Raid... - Industry Info
    their programming for the day have a look here on the BBC website BBC Radio 2 If that isn t enough for you then in addition to the release of a 1 72 model of M Mother one of the Dambuster Lancs by Corgi illustrated above complete with the Upkeep bomb in the adapted bomb bay underneath then there are a couple of other Dambusters related releases that have been featured on our sister site at MilitaryModelling com just recently that might interest some For those who like to have a go at building and painting their own models then this large new 200mm scale figure from Mitches Military Models was recently reviewed on our MilitaryModellling com website and you can read our review here via this link A recent release from Airfix has been an all new kit of a 1 72 Dambuster Lancaster which even includes the bomb trolley that would haave carried the Upkeep weapon out to the aircraft If you are interested in building and painting your own model of a Dambusters Lancaster read what we had to say about it on the MilitaryModelling com website via this link Our thanks to the BBC media team for letting us have the details Robin Thread Replies Views First Post Radio 2 set to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Dams Raid special programming on Friday 17 May By Robin Buckland 1 0 732 07 05 2013 22 14 22 by Robin Buckland 1 Email News Join our newsletter Love Collecting Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers Support Our Partners Shopping Partners Model Kits Direct KRW Models More Links Model Collector Offers Social Media Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Pin us on Pinterest Community Sites Model Flying Model Boats

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/radio-2-set-to-commemorate-the-70th-anniversary-of-the-dams-raid/15500 (2016-02-14)
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  • Marcel van Cleemput - 2/5/1926 - 15/3/2013... - Industry Info
    was the man behind this pioneering new feature As Mettoy locked into battle to challenge then market leader Dinky Toys Marcel kept the innovations coming thick and fast The name Mettoy may have been printedon every Corgi box but in many respects the choice of models and creation of so many novel features was down to Marcel alone We re sure everyone in the toy model industry all those children who grew up almost certainly not knowing his name but enjoying the fruits of his incredible and imaginative talent and of course the global fraternity of classic toy collectors will agree his legacy is an achievement beyond compare As well as being a legend in his own lifetime Marcel was also a very dear man as any of you who may have had the privilege of meeting him will be aware At Model Collector we had the pleasure of talking with Marcel on a number of occasions an interview with Marcel appeared in the July 2011 issue of MC and you also can watch video footage shot during one of our discussions with online at www modelcollector com But while his loss will be felt by all familiar with his wonderful work it is of course his much loved family who our heartfelt condolences really go out especially his life long sweetheart and devoted wife Molly Lindsey Thread Replies Views First Post Marcel van Cleemput 2 5 1926 15 3 2013 a farewell tribute to an absolute genius By Robin Buckland 1 0 568 05 05 2013 16 52 22 by Robin Buckland 1 Email News Join our newsletter Love Collecting Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers Support Our Partners Shopping Partners Model Kits Direct KRW Models More Links Model Collector Offers Social Media

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/marcel-van-cleemput--2-5-1926--15-3-2013/15468 (2016-02-14)
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  • Must-watch documentary for Stirling Moss fans! - Industry Info
    offers Support Our Partners Shopping Partners Model Kits Direct KRW Models More Links Model Collector Offers Social Media Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Pin us on Pinterest Community Sites Model Flying Model Boats Military Modelling Euro Militaire Model Engineering Model Engineer Exhibition Get Woodworking Model Collector Stamp Magazine Popular Patchwork Horse Magazine Shopping Sites MyHobbyStore Dolls House Emporium 2013 MyTimeMedia Ltd About Us Terms Conditions Privacy Policy

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/must-watch-documentary-for-stirling-moss-fans/14186 (2016-02-14)
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  • A new Ultimate Dragon Armor Poster... - Industry Info
    Panther based Flak tanks an unsuccessful Tiger design another Panther but disguised in US markings as used during the Ardennes offensive in the winter of 1944 and a prototype Landwasserschlepper All some interesting looking models set to tempt us Our thanks to Dragon Models for the news For full information on all Dragon products please see their website Dragon Models Ltd Thread Replies Views First Post A new Ultimate Dragon Armor Poster shows some interesting 1 72 models still to come By Robin Buckland 1 0 757 11 10 2012 19 12 02 by Robin Buckland 1 Email News Join our newsletter Love Collecting Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers Support Our Partners Shopping Partners Model Kits Direct KRW Models More Links Model Collector Offers Social Media Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Pin us on Pinterest Community Sites Model Flying Model Boats Military Modelling Euro Militaire Model Engineering Model Engineer Exhibition Get Woodworking Model Collector Stamp Magazine Popular Patchwork Horse Magazine Shopping Sites MyHobbyStore Dolls House Emporium 2013 MyTimeMedia Ltd About Us Terms Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Advertising Sitemap Register Log in Online Archive Exclusive Print Digital and Digital subscriber

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/a-new-ultimate-dragon-armor-poster/13503 (2016-02-14)
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