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  • Burslem Real Types '58 Chevrolet station wagon

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    And now something blue...

    Difficult to tell if this is meant to be a Yeoman, Brookwood or Nomad (yes, the Nomad name continued into 1958 - as a 4 door model). Since the Hubley version of this casting is done as an Ambulance and Fire Chief, and I do not have an official model list for Burslem, I hesitate to say what trim level, but this is clearly a civilian 58 Chevrolet.

    As is typical of Burslem, made in Canada, metal wheels, no interior or window glazing. After Hubley bought proper wheels were fitted and window glazing was added, along with dome lights on the roof.
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • #2
    Ah, just what we need on a Friday afternoon something blue and wonderful to bring us lots of Those Burslem models are awesome.- so enjoy seeing them.

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    • #3
      jt3! Here's a link with some additional information about the Burslem (Hubley) model line:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/sto...hevrolet-wagon

      Or you can try this authority:

      Hello from an enthusiastic Real Types collector here in Canada. Lindsey asked me to reply to your post and I'm pleased to do so. My first attempt to p

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      • #4
        Love it!

        A time when kids played with toys cars and old people bought toys cars for kids to play with (and not for themselves).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BOB-LO View Post
          jt3! Here's a link with some additional information about the Burslem (Hubley) model line:

          https://www.collectorsweekly.com/sto...hevrolet-wagon

          Or you can try this authority:

          https://www.swiftysgarage.org/real-t...sa-t56576.html
          Thanks for the vote of confidence, but my list then and my list now still do not indicate what trim level this '58 Chevrolet Station Wagon is.
          The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

          Thank you for your understanding.

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          • #6
            Were the tail lights painted red at the toy factory or where they added after purchase Wes? I have some Hubley tractors in large scale as well as some Hubley sourced molds utilized by Scale Models after they bought the castings in the early 1980s but lack any small scale auto or truck models. It's an expensive segment to get into but the subject matter is beyond awesome!

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            • #7
              As far as I understand the taillights are factory correct.

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              There is certainly the possibility that may be a distinction between Burslem and Hubley, it never occurred to me to look.
              The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

              Thank you for your understanding.

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              • #8
                The casting details of the '50s and '60s are unreal. The design and manufacturing techniques we have now result in cheaper looking toy-grade models, while they had very fine badges and such cast right in.


                We see stuff that, today, is usually tampo-printed cast-in, and cast-in quite well. And, these weren't high-end fragile collector models. These were TOYS. I was just looking at a '49 Ford by Tootsietoy I'd been given years ago, and was surprised at how it had a quite finely done Ford badge. Hubley, I consider the high-end brand of the time, and they were even better with their cast details than TOotsietoy or MIdgetoy. I've seen an older version of that schoolbus. Prices seem to have come down a little on Hubley, but some are still nuts.

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                • #9
                  Didn't know of this brand either, reminds me of early Matchbox, but you sure have a nice variety of older, and lesser known diecast Wes, it's always nice to see the unfamiliar brands.
                  Doug

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cody6268 View Post
                    The casting details of the '50s and '60s are unreal. The design and manufacturing techniques we have now result in cheaper looking toy-grade models, while they had very fine badges and such cast right in.


                    We see stuff that, today, is usually tampo-printed cast-in, and cast-in quite well. And, these weren't high-end fragile collector models. These were TOYS. I was just looking at a '49 Ford by Tootsietoy I'd been given years ago, and was surprised at how it had a quite finely done Ford badge. Hubley, I consider the high-end brand of the time, and they were even better with their cast details than Tootsietoy or MIdgetoy. I've seen an older version of that schoolbus. Prices seem to have come down a little on Hubley, but some are still nuts.
                    The Burslem / Hubley Real Types / Real Toys are slightly large for 1/64, perhaps 1/60, but they all scale very well with each other:

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                    Even with what they lacked, the detail is awesome for the time, seldom matched today at least among American makers, and less so with any consistency.
                    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                    Thank you for your understanding.

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