The vehicle section is a bit like busses – none for ages then several all at once! If there are none in stock here you can always browse the selection of past makes in the GALLERY. I am an opportunist buyer of them as they are no longer produced, therefore the supply is irregular, although I do have about four vehicles in stock to do (including a fire engine I am dying to start!) its just having enough hours in the day!

After buying I evaluate each one to decide what I should do with it. My favourite options are: Geoffreys Bric a Brac – an old man who ‘buys tat and sells antiques’ according to his name boards on the his vehicle which has seen better days (like its owner!) it is packed with all his latest finds including a mystery sack on the running board. I also regularly produce trucks – usually packed with food and household provisions, Other styles include a broken down car with mechanic doing a restoration on it, a smart car with young man off for a weekend at a country house with luggage and gun cases, and a woman and her little girl being chauffeured home from a shopping expedition. It really depends on the vehicles available.

As most of the the vehicles (apart from the new 1886 Tricycle) are cast metal collectables they are incredibly heavy, and, as they were originally sold as collectables are incredibly detailed. For example the bonnet/hood opens to show a replica engine, and the back doors of the truck open. These models are 1:16 in scale but are dressed with 1:12 scale people and items so the difference in scale is minimised.

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