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Model & Toy Cars (2018)

Seasonal Scale: Every year, I put three Christmas-themed vehicles on my O-gauge model train layout:

A red 1930 Ahrens Fox fire engine has green Christmas wreath on front, Santa shares the top with a dalmatian dog, riding among cases of Coke while holding a six-ounce bottle in his hand. The Coca-Cola signboards on each side have been modified to read: 'Seasons Greetings from the Sherlocks'. I purchased this 1:43 scale Matchbox Yesteryear diecast model in November 2002.

This green 1932 Ford Model AA pickup truck model is emblazoned with 'Happy Holidays from Clayton Grain & Feed'. Made by Matchbox as part of its limited edition Models of Yesteryear collectibles, this 1:43 scale diecast was one of 9,500 produced. It features carolers and a snowman in the pickup bed with a hand-lettered Noel sign. Matchbox produced this model in 1997, I purchased it at a closeout sale in mid-2002.

A sunglasses-wearing Santa is hauling gifts in a red 1953 Lincoln Capri convertible. This heavy (13.9 ounces) 1:43 hand-cast white metal model was made in California by Precision Miniatures. Only 350 were manufactured in 1986; I purchased mine new from the late, great Autofanatics Ltd. in Sherman Oaks, CA. Decals on each door proclaim 'Santa World Tour 1986'. (posted 1/x/18, permalink)


Mmm, Mmm, Good: Campbell's is the top selling soup brand in North America. It has been so for over 70 years.

This 1:43 scale Matchbox 1932 Ford AA truck carries the Campbell's Soup livery with the slogan: 'The Most Famous Tomato Soup In The World'. And it now is, although 25 years ago, it was outsold by Heinz in Great Britain.

I purchased this model in 2001 from the late, sometimes-great KayBee Toys for only $4. (posted 1/8/18, permalink)


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