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Interesting Budgie lot!

Postby starni999 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:39 pm

Hi all,
Here's an oddity that turned up for £7.00 (!), a load of unused Budgie castings.....

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The Leyland cab is for the Horse box, not the coal truck, as it has the two chassis holes, the second hole being fully open on some.

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The Renault Fresh Fruit lorry cab.

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The US Rental GMC body.

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And, the Leyland Coal truck insert.

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I did wonder if these were a white metal knock off, but no, they are the right weight to be original.

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Re: Interesting Budgie lot!

Postby Idris » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:37 pm

A very interesting and unusual find. Well done!
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Re: Interesting Budgie lot!

Postby MOKOSEX » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:54 pm

The last lot i saw /bought like this was from astons and i think it came originally from kinver,theres a company there trading (or was) from a private house and i think thats the current home of budgie toys amongst a couple of others
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Re: Interesting Budgie lot!

Postby Ewan » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:21 am

I seem to remember reading that someone was in the process of purchasing all the Budgie tooling but before the deal had been completed a fire destroyed most of it. I think the main exception was the VWs which you can still buy new (in kit form?) on ebay.
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Re: Interesting Budgie lot!

Postby Idris » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:45 am

Ewan wrote:I seem to remember reading that someone was in the process of purchasing all the Budgie tooling but before the deal had been completed a fire destroyed most of it.


I've read that too. It's in Rob Newson's "Budgie Models" book (an excellent read if you can find a copy!). After the company went into receivership in 1966, the tooling (from the Hoddesdon factory only) ended up with a scrapman who stored it in a Luton-type van whilst advertising it for sale. Unfortunately, whilst the tooling was in the process of being sold, the scrapyard was hit by a fire and the tooling was irreparably damaged by the combined effects of heat and water.
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Re: Interesting Budgie lot!

Postby MOKOSEX » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:13 pm

The casting i had were the police car ,a wolseley,there were bodies ,bases tyres ,wheels etc,a friend sold some in a shop then a customer of his came to my house and bought the rest,they were all new shiny castings,which i got from astons in dudley,i would guess they came originally from here.
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Re: Interesting Budgie lot!

Postby Tinman » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:51 pm

Wow, Nice! What fun I could have putting that lot to use.
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Re: Interesting Budgie lot!

Postby matchboxtom » Fri May 12, 2017 10:20 pm

Wow. Would love to have one of each.

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