Latest diecast and resin models to collect

Posted by Chris Graham on 8th March 2023

Mike Neale assesses another batch of recently-released and collectable diecast and resin models of tractors and light commercials.

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Diecast and resin models: New Holland T7 HD tractor and horse box from Bburago.

In 1/32 scale is Bburago’s diecast and plastic New Holland T7 HD tractor in dark blue with a horse trailer, priced at £27.99. The tractor model has a removable cab, whilst the trailer has an opening side door and drop-down tailgate. The T7 Heavy-Duty has a 313 horsepower, 6.7 litre FPT Industrial NEF engine and a 166-gallon fuel tank to keep all that running.

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County 1174 tractor in 1/32 scale by Universal Hobbies.

Universal Hobbies 1/32 scale diecast and plastic County 1174 tractor has an RRP of £59.99. They were built by County Commercial Cars Ltd of Fleet in Hampshire from 1977 to 1979, with a Ford 7600 rear end and a Ford six-cylinder 6.6 litre diesel engine.  They had 16 forward and 4 reverse gears. There was also a forward-control version, the County FC 1174, popular as a drill rig base and for lime spreading.

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The County 1474 tractor also in 1/32 scale by Universal Hobbies.

In the same range is their County 1474 tractor, priced at £60. The County 1474 was built from 1978 to 1987, based on the Ford TW series of tractors with an equal-wheeled design, one of the last designed by County Commercial Cars Ltd before they went out of business. At launch it had a 149hp turbo-charged Ford six-cylinder diesel engine. From 1979 the Ford TW-20 engine was fitted and from 1981 the Ford TW-25 engine. Again there were 16 forward and 4 reverse gears.

A 1923 Renault Type MH six-wheeler expedition vehicle by Autocult, 1/43 scale.

New from Autocult is a 1/43 scale 1923 Renault Type MH six-wheeler, with an RRP of £122.99. In response to rival Citroen’s expeditions crossing the desert in North Africa as a sales-promoting performance test, Renault developed these six-wheeled trucks with double tyres. The first two-day test drive took place in December 1923 in the desert sections from the Algerian Touggourt to the Tunisian El Qued-Tozeur. The wheeled Renaults were considered superior to Citroen’s tracked vehicles in terms of speed and crossing rough terrain.

The 1918 Tribelhorn 3-ton Chain Wagon was an early electric vehicle, by Autocult.

Also in 1/43 scale is their 1918 Tribelhorn 3-ton electric Chain Wagon in grey, for £146.99. The vehicle manufacturer Tribelhorn is little known outside its native Switzerland.  Johan Albert Tribelhorn began producing electrically powered boats in 1902 and soon afterwards began production of electric vehicles. After the First World War, electric trucks from 2.9 to 5-tons were built. Customers could customise the battery arrangement, depending on the intended use, mileage and load. If the vehicle was mainly used on inclines, a special transmission was installed, which was advertised with the name “Duplex” or “Mountain Gearbox” in the sales brochure.

The latest version of Corgi’s 1/43 scale Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) panel van is in Foxon Park livery, selling for £35.99.  The van modelled was built in Wolfsburg in 1957 in factory colour L31 Dove Blue and despatched to Ohio, USA. It was adorned with the livery of Connecticut-based drinks company Foxon Park in the early 21st century by a later owner, before being imported to the UK in 2008. It has since been restored in its original colour and the livery reapplied, as well as being fitted with a hydraulic height adjustable suspension system, hence the lower stance.

Corgi’s 1/43 Foxon Park-liveried VW splitscreen van.

The models illustrated here can be found online and at various model shops, such as Hattons

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