Musings By Joschik
Christian obsesses over collectibles, antiques and toys more than the average person, but (he believes) in a productive way. Documenting collectibles has been a passion since working on a book about his favorite childhood toys from Timpo 41 years ago.
I owned two of these roughly HO-Scale trucks as a child (they transported my Airfix figures) and always wanted more about them –
They only said “E” and “Made in Hong Kong” under them. I had not thought much about them until recently our Squad Coordinator Isaac came for a visit and as a first thing to do showed me all the models he bought on the way – various Hot Wheels, Matchbox, an M2 Machines and one of these Bedfords! Intrigued I looked around and found a lot of them which I bought and then also figured out who was behind that logo! Here is my Bedford haul (the red and orange one on the top left is I believe a color variant of the tipper right below it) –
Empire Toys! I bought these fourteen abd have added them and two more color variants that I found images of online to the Empire Toys’ Bedford Series. Now, of course, I am keen to find out if there are any more? Let me know if you own one (or even better add it to hobbyDB)! I
I only have one of them, I guess an ex stake truck.
They are pretty accurately 1/76 scale, presumably to be used as trackside models for the British 00 Gauge model railways.
I love that hobbyDB covers these esoteric subjects (and got one of them, the tanker).
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