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Post  Marty B on Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:59 pm





Here are a pair of vans from the Michelin collection, which were sold cheaply through Modelzone. I added UK plates myself. These are on self adhesive paper, and the original French plates are underneath. They are a Citroen Arcadiane van, and a Peugeot J7 long wheelbase.
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Post  Builder dave on Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:00 am

Yes, I bought some of these locally last summer, I treated myself to the LWB Peugeot like yours and at least one of the Citroen H type vans, a Renault Galion boxvan and a Citroen U23. They were nicely detailed and so cheap I could not resist! I will take photos if anyone wants to see what they are like.
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Post  Marty B on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:37 am

I would love to see photos of them Dave.
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Post  Builder dave on Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:08 pm


First one of my Michelin collection is the wonderful Citroen H type.
The detailing is good, the wheels look right, and the icing on the cake is the man perched above the windscreen!
Another to follow tonight, then I will wait for some daylight for the others....
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Post  Builder dave on Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:28 pm



Last one for tonight is a Renault 'Galion' from the Michelin collection.
This and lots of others were being sold by a Yorkshire chain of shops on the same shelf as children's cheap plastic toys, I don't think the shop knew what they were dealing with here!
Anyway, I just had to get one of each type into my basket quickly and confirm I was over 14 years old.
I am still short of one or two to make up the full set, (can anyone confirm what is the full Michelin set please?).
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Post  Marty B on Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:31 pm

I got mine from Beatties in disguise...aka Modelzone!
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Post  keb1 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:59 pm

They really are great models for the price. Did you get any of the magazines that go with them ? If not, I'll look through mine and try to find out what the complete collection consists of. I know there is a Citroen DS and another H van without the Greek lettering as I have both.

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Post  Builder dave on Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:41 pm

I have the white Citroen ID estate or 'break' and 3 or 4 other dark coloured vans/lorries which are nowhere near as eye-catching as the bright yellow models.
I will have a list of what I have up to now & some more photos in the morning.
There was a full set for sale on ebay a while ago but I didn't take too much notice then, there may have been 18 in the set but not sure.
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Post  Marty B on Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:49 pm

I know there is a Mk1 Transit in the range too.My mate Mike has one. They turn up on Ebay from time to time. Also there seems to be a blue VW bay window van turn up occasionally..
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Post  keb1 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:47 pm

There was also a six wheel Citroen DS test car which I rather fancied. However, it seems to go for about 20 quid which seems a lot when you consider how much you can get the others for.

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Post  Marty B on Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:43 am

I've just added to my collection. Finally got a VW Kombi bay window van in Michelin Germany livery.

Picked it up at Ipswich Toyfair for just over £5.
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Post  Builder dave on Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:10 am



I like your VW, I will have to look out for that one.
A couple more from my Michelin collection, a Citroen U 23 and a Morris Cowley commercial.
Bought for 2.99 each in a Yorkshire hardware store two weeks ago.
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Post  Marty B on Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:16 am

Cheers Dave..A hardware store you say? Blimey..The VW Combi is a nice model, but needs the rear lights altering with a bit of Humbrol, as they are just clear red lenses. It isnt seen about much. There are a few on a certain auction site at the mo.
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Post  Marty B on Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:21 am

Does anyone know where I can get a set of screwdrivers to get these swines off their bases? The annoying triangular heads on them....Argh..Ruining my flat blade screwdrivers as they keep slipping when trying to get them off their plinths.
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Post  Builder dave on Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:51 am

@Marty B wrote:Does anyone know where I can get a set of screwdrivers to get these swines off their bases? The annoying triangular heads on them....Argh..Ruining my flat blade screwdrivers as they keep slipping when trying to get them off their plinths.
Screwfix sell a security bit set for about a fiver which should have one of them pesky three cornered bits!
Item reference 96872.
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Post  Marty B on Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:09 pm

Need to find a local branch Smile Cheers Dave. Not sure why Altaya use those screws..A right royal pain in the...
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Post  Marty B on Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:26 pm

I've just noticed Altaya have cheated with the Veedub. It has the microbus interior, complete with seats and spare wheel holder
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Post  Gauge 0 on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:00 pm

I love that H series Citroen.

Shame I can't use it on my North East layout - I wish i could Sad

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Post  Marty B on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:05 pm

I honestly do not know why Altaya haven't done a British range of models yet. They would sell, of that I'm certain. I've already modded my Austin j4 van to right hand drive and the interior moulding allows for right hand drive...Hmmm Sad
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Post  keb1 on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:17 pm

Wish they would ! If they gave the same treatment they did with the French Stuff, it would be heaven. Very Happy

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Post  Marty B on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:20 pm

If they did British outline 70s & 80s cars, well, erm.. Very Happy I will just have to be happy with the Vanguards choice at the mo..

I just wish someone would do a model of the Bedford CF..We have the Transit, so come on Oxford...
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Post  105E on Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:35 am

Hi, saw this today obviously not 1:43 but could'nt resist



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Post  Marty B on Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:37 am

Good spot Smile
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Post  keb1 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:49 am

Great catch.

I know they did a pickup but that is a weird one. The indicators are in the bumper, not the wings and there is a little quarter window behind the doors. I wonder if it has been converted from a van ? I have seen some wonderful conversions in the past including a double deck camper and a RR lookalike but this this looks like a production vehicle. A bit more research is required I think.
It's a good excuse to post my Norev 1:43 prototype 2CV pickup....

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Post  Marty B on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:35 am

Yup it is a weird one, but that rear body has a 'factory look'. I'm wondering if that pickup is a lot older than the X plate that it carries, as it has the early high mount indicators? It's certainly an oddbod
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