Oxford Diecast's new small-scale range is all set to make the big time

22 November 2022
Axford Diecast Austin Low Loader Taxi black, Dennis F12 Pump Escape London Fire, Land Rover Series 2 LWB Hard Top British Railways, Scammell Mechanical Horse Flat Trailer GWR, Morris 1000 British Railways, Bedford OB Coach British Railways
Oxford Diecast's new small-scale range is all set to make the big time Images

PRICE: £7.45 - £7.95
REF NO: 120AT001, 120DEN001, 120LAN2001, 120MH003, 120MM059, 120OB001
SCALE: 1/120

Oxford Diecast's superb brand new range of 1/120 scale vehicles, announced in conjunction with Hornby's new TT:120 line, are wonderfully-engineered models, made from both diecast and plastic components.

These six brand new releases have all been modelled by Oxford in its other scales, such as N (1/148) and OO (1/76), so the company knows that they will be popular with rail enthusiasts. Oxford will no doubt be adding to this line-up on a continuous basis.

Austin Low Loader Taxi - black (120AT001, £7.45):

This Low Loader first appeared in 1934 and became an instant success, due mainly to its very attractive price, as well as being very reliable. Taxi fleets often had their own paint scheme and the Austin LL taxi-cab appeared in several colours, but the most popular was black.

Dennis F12 Pump Escape - London Fire Brigade (120DEN001, £7.95):

Dennis started producing the F series of fire engines in 1946, with the F12 being the most popular. In those days, its construction comprised a wooden frame with an aluminium skin. It was used widely throughout the UK.

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Land Rover Series 2 LWB Hard Top - British Rail (120LAN2001, £7.45):

The Series II Land Rover was manufactured from 1958 until 1961. Coming in short (SWB) and long wheelbases (LWB) with numerous body combinations including fixed roofs, canvas roofs, open tops, station wagons.

Scammell Mechanical Horse Flat Trailer - GWR (120MH003, £7.95):

Scammell first introduced its 'Mechanical Horse' in the UK in 1934. From the late 1920s, railway companies had been searching for a vehicle to replace the horse-drawn carriage. The mechanical horse was operated by all the major railways (such as GWR, modelled here).

Morris 1000 - British Rail (120MM059, £7.45):

The ubiquitous Morris 1000 Van makes its latest appearance in the very popular British Railways crimson and cream colour scheme. The British Railways totem features on the sides and front of the van.

Bedford OB Coach - British Rail (120OB001, £7.95):

The Bedford OB Coach chassis was introduced in 1939. Only 73 were built prior to World War II, but it reappeared in an unchanged form at the end of the war. Production ran until 1950, during which time over 12,500 were made, making it one of the most popular buses of its type.