News update, upcoming sale

After much thought I have decided to sell huge parts of my collections.

Almost all of it is kept in storage and not seen from one year to the next.

I have far to much and rather someone else has the benefit and enjoyment of my treasures.

This isn’t to say this website will stop, far from it, as I sort out stuff for sale new posts and pictures will be forthcoming.

Most of my sales will be on Ebay or through my groups and page on Facebook.

If you are a Facebook user you can subscribe/like my selling page at https://www.facebook.com/essexcollectors/ for updates on what is up for sale, be the first to see some exciting items.

Or go directly to Ebay and keep a regular eye out at https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/essexcollectors

Be quick though as some of it is selling quickly already


Lone Star show at Whitewebbs museum 2018

Where did the last year go? September 2018 and another exhibition in Enfield for Lone star

As always my small collection was on display.

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A few new additions since last year along with the electric rotating turntable in the centre of the picture below, ran all day without issues.

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The space commanders, construction and farm section is much the same as last year.

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Great show again although did notice a lack of Treblo electric Lone star train layouts, so during the day I decided to build one for next year, to that end I bought my first lot of track and rolling stock for Lone Star Treblo electric.

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This project will be quite secretive as I want the unveiling next September and I know certain people may otherwise see what I’m up to before then, although some updates will be posted.


Brumm steam coach and horse drawn coach

by Peter
Categories: Brumm, Horse drawn carts and wagons, Steam vehicles
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Brumm is a diecast collectible model company that makes cars.

It is based in Oltrona di San Mamette, southwest of Lake Como, Italy, and about 25 miles northwest of Milan.

Models are almost exclusively produced in 1:43 scale.

Brumm have made many cars and car transporters but the more unusual models tend to also interest me.

Firstly the Gurney Steam coach, the original built in 1828

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Secondly the Brum Mail coach, also 1:43, also seen this model in various other colour combinations.

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For the official Brumm website Click Here

 


Lone Star ‘Impy’ supercars

by Peter
Categories: Aveling-Barford, Construction Plant, Diecast models, Euclid, Impy, Lone Star
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Despite the title of this article there are no cars. Impy Supercars was a range of trucks and other commercial vehicles.

Today we are looking at two of the range.

Number 34, Euclid tractor, produced between 1968 to 1972 and again in 1975, 60mm long.

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Number 25, earth dumper/loader, produced 1967 to 1975, 79mm long, possibly modelled on the Aveling Barford loading shovel.

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The real machines

Pictures from https://classicdozers.wordpress.com/

The Euclid Company of Ohio was a company specialized in heavy equipment for earthmoving, namely dump trucks and wheel tractor-scrapers, that operated from the United States of America from the 1920s to the 1950s, then it was purchased and converted into a section of General Motors and later on by Hitachi Construction Machinery.

For more on the Euclid history  Click Here

 

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Aveling Barford

Aveling-Barford came into being in 1933, as the result of the amalgamation of the country’s two leading manufacturers of road rollers, Aveling & Porter and Barford & Perkins, Aveling & Porter known for their steam rollers as well as diesel rollers, Barford known for site dumpers and Perkins of the diesel engine fame.

During the war the company built Bren gun carriers for the army, shell fuse caps and various precision-made components for tanks and submarines.

Finding a picture of the Front end loader shovel proved to be very hard but did find one, but may be a slightly later version as this one has a cab, this one was known as the TS350c.