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Casting #17

Postby kerbside » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:10 pm

17a Bedford Removals Van, issued 1955, length 55mm, box type B.
17b Bedford Removals Van, issued 1958, length 55mm, box type B.
17c Austin Metropolitan Taxi, issued 1960, length 60mm, box types B-C and D.
17d Hoveringham Tipper, issued 1964, length 74mm, box types E and F.
17e Horse Box (AEC), issued 1969, length 72mm, box type F.

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With and with-out the rear window casting.

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The main differences of the castings between the 17a and the 17b models.

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The Radiators on the left 17a on the right 17b, also the roof line more flatter on the 17b model.

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Again the different roof line, also the tail gate on the 17b model is a bit bigger in height.

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The Dark Grey and the Light Grey bases and also the interior, and GPW, and SPW fitted.

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The two different colour bases Black and Red.

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With and with-out Silver Trim.

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The different heights of the tipper due to a short and a larger tipper stop, with the short stop the tipper goes higher.

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Re: Casting #17

Postby Brad Pittiful » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:57 pm

this was originally green

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hard to find E type box

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Re: Casting #17

Postby mike » Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:07 pm

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Mike & Nico :D
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Re: Casting #17

Postby Taniwha » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:38 am

I only have a handy picture of this one...

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The furniture vans and taxi are among my favourites of the early castings.

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Re: Casting #17

Postby fintail » Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:19 pm

My 17s:

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Re: Casting #17

Postby numi » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:40 pm

My only specimen.
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Re: Casting #17

Postby nearlymint » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:50 pm

Finally managed to find a code 1 without the body line inside, so hard to tell from most photos. Very pleased to add a new one to the collection. :)
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Re: Casting #17

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:28 pm

Nice find Jason and as you say this detail is rarely seen in online pictures and I expect most sellers are not aware of the casting difference on this model, so that alone hides it from our (your), prying Eyes... :D

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Re: Casting #17

Postby MatchboxFreak » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:05 pm

Nice find Jason!
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Re: Casting #17

Postby Taniwha » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:41 am

Nice find Jason, and thanks for the very useful reference photo - this is one of those variations that even with the benefit of Stannard is hard to know what you're looking for!

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