Royal Mail Vans

I have a soft spot for Royal Mail vehicles, I worked for Royal Mail from 1999 to 2009. I like the distinctive red livery with yellow lettering and crown logo. I didn’t work in deliveries but in the Worcester Sorting Office, so I didn’t actually drive a van. These three vans are all produced by…

More Pick-Ups

When I posted earlier in July 2013 about Pick-Ups, I had just six. Now I have picked up a few more. This month in addition to Fig Rig, I bought a Hot Wheels ’72 Ford Ranchero, a low sleek Pick-Up. Recent additions (all Hot Wheels) include a Jeep Scrambler, Custom ’69 Chevy Pick-Up (with flame tampos), Fig Rig…

Vans

I generally prefer cars to vans but I have picked up a few vans lately. Vans can be used by diecast manufcaturers to advertise various products (the Matchbox Ford A Vans came in many liveries). That doesn’t interest me, I did pick up a couple of food trucks, it is interesting to compare Matchbox and…

Car Transporters

When I posted about Tow Trucks, marcboz commented “Car haulers are fun for displaying models too, Jim.”  Today, I found a Car Transporter that can accommodate six Hot Wheels cars comfortably. On the box it states “Die Cast metal with plastic parts”…actually the cab is the only part which is diecast the trailer is plastic, also “Italian…

Tow Trucks

I bought a Matchbox Tow Truck today, one of the non-licensed vehicles found throughout the 2014 range …this was called MBX T.O.W. 50T (MB2) on the packaging or Urban Tow Truck (MB839) on the base. I was disappointed that there were no moving parts…the towing mechanism is fixed. I have a much older Matchbox Dodge Wreck Truck from…

Pick-Ups

I don’t have many Pick-Ups in my collection. A Pick-Up is a small truck with an enclosed cab and open back. In my childhood my idea of a Pick-Up was the Ford Pick-Up from the Matchbox range which came with a white canopy. Growing up in South East England, I didn’t see too many Pick-Ups about. I use…

Vans

Vans are popular as promotional items. They don’t really interest me. I have a couple of  Corgi Royal Mail vans for nostalgic reasons as I worked for Royal Mail from 1999 to 2009. The vans I found at Drybridge Market In Tbilisi, a long way from the standard Royal Mail delivery route. Also a couple of…