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    Side by side comparison of the VW K-70. Majorette and Schuco. Both really nice, detailed models. Click image for larger version

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    A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

  • #2
    I think I like the Schuco release a little better - might be because of the hub wheels!

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    • #3
      "Should we make them an offer?"

      "I don't know...needs a lot of work. Could turn into a money pit."


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      • #4
        The good, the bad and the ugly....

        I like them all, even though I think someone maybe stood on the first one.

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        • #5
          I've often wondered... was there ever a French coach design that featured an open back end, like a caboose?

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          A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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          • #6
            I guess there were... seems like they would loose (and gain) a lot of passengers this way. Especially at traffic lights.

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            • #7
              Nice buses, I never did get any of the older issue buses like those by Majorette, I do have one or two of the more modern ones, but always hoped to run across the one with the balcony, or whatever that neat little feature is called.
              Doug

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Quog View Post
                Side by side comparison of the VW K-70. Majorette and Schuco. Both really nice, detailed models. Click image for larger version

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                They are both beauties 😍

                Did you know, there was a runnig change on the Majorette one, earlier versions had edgie headlights and later one had round twin headlights.
                Thus reflecting the model years 1970-1972 and 1972-1975. As far as I know Schuco and Polistil only did the earlier version.

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                • #9
                  Occasionally, an old Majorette model still in its original blister pack comes my way.

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                  When I open these little time capsules, I always wonder what I’m releasing when I make the first incision.

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                  This garbage truck would have rolled off the production line in France around 1980, when I was 12 years old, in a world of Jimmy Carter, Thatcher, Rubik’s Cube and The Empire Strikes Back.

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                  So the air has been trapped in that blister pack for 40 years. Probably a heady mixture of machine oil, perfume, cigarette smoke, plastic and stale farts.

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                  But now my little truck has finally been released, into a brave new world! That air must smell pretty sweet! Though there’s still the odd stale fart around.

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                  • #10
                    I’ve never been a fan of Morgans, though if I were a millionaire, I’d definitely have a couple of their old motorcycle engined 3-wheelers in my collection.

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                    As a kid, I always thought Morgan owners had to be university professors wearing tweed caps and driving gloves.

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                    The Majorette versions are of the V8 powered Plus 8 Morgan. The red one was advertised at 99p! I eventually won it for £1.50. The green one cost me eight quid.

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                    The other night, I released them from their plastic prisons where they had been serving time since the early 80’s.

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                    Very happy with these 2 latest additions to the collection.
                    A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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                    • #11
                      Also, the other night in our kitchen, I released two Majorette Saviem trucks, who had been waiting patiently in their plastic blisters since the late 70’s.

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                      When I cut into the red Texaco tanker’s packaging, I got a strong whiff of stale air!

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                      Imagine that – a little pocket of 1970’s French air from the Lyon factory is now floating around in our house!

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                      Mon Dieu!

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                      Two great models – here they are meeting the rest of the team.

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                      • #12
                        NICE! Now what's a quid?

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the comment!

                          A quid just means a British pound. So 8 quid was 8 pound. Between 12 and 14 bucks, depending on where you are from.
                          A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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                          • #14
                            OOOO lots of wants in here!

                            Anyway I do have alot of these Made In France Majos
                            So here is a recent find
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                            I'll look for more
                            course what I needs is those Tow Dollies for my Shell Road Train

                            EDIT: I had that garbage truck in green when I was a kid & do want another

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Quog View Post
                              Thanks for the comment!

                              A quid just means a British pound. So 8 quid was 8 pound. Between 12 and 14 bucks, depending on where you are from.
                              Thank YOU! I am american but I understand multiple different currencies especially euros and Durham I have used durhams since 2014 until 2019 in Morocco then as the consulate helped a little bit it was some woman I ran into on a motorcycle over there a pegout 103 she was mad but then we got to talkin and she was apparently rich yet in a poor area but she knew another woman I knew who I saw alot but she came here every year so she used her car to take us to get our papers (cars cost a fortune there and it was a friend's motor bike) and without her I would be stuck still anyway JESUS I KEEP GETTING OFF TOPIC WHAT THE HECK IS IT WITH ME TODAY? Anyway I used euros in Frankfurt on my way back end of story

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