Thunderbird Model News - 015 - Matchbox News


A very brief Newsletter this month as we are into the pre Christmas lull.

Only new model spotted is the Matchbox MB-42 1:63 1957 Mould in another guise, this time as the "USA" car in the 50th birthday series.
Only seems to be available in a 3 pack from Toys R Us, a few have appeared on ebay, but all the sellers are saying "US shipping only" so if you happen to find a spare in your local store ..........

A MB Railway set sneaked through, very few bidders as the set was missing the powerpack ! (they do tend to melt down when connected to UK 240volt power)
I was outbid but then was pleasantly surprised when the buyer mailed me saying he only wanted the Railway Engine and did I want the cars !!!
A new Book on Lone Star - "The Bumper Book of Lone Star Diecast Models and Toys 1948-88"
Sadly both the MiniMarque43 Company and Somerville Models are up for sale following the (unconnected) deaths of their respective founders, Richard Briggs and Doug McHard.
No new pages this month, I have been busy clearing my small collection of Oxford Die Cast, as I need the Wall space for T-Birds !

Good Hunting

Sent: 13 November 2002
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