UPDATES ARCHIVE

 

 

This site is updated from time to time and this page helps you keep track of every recent changes.

August 16th, 2016

 

 

 

MAJOR PACKS D AND E BOXES ADDED

More Major Packs boxes are now available, with the addition of the MP D and E pages.In this update :

In this update :

MP-1a-C-1a now listed

Major Pack D Box Page; Front/Back view added for the following variations (* indicates that the End Flap was also added):

MP-1b-D-1a
MP-2b-D-1a
MP-3a-D-1a
MP-3a-D-2a
MP-4a-D-1a*
MP-4a-D-2a*
MP-5a-D-1a
MP-5a-D-2a
MP-6a-D-1a*
MP-6a-D-2a*
MP-9a-D-1a*
MP-9a-D-2a*
MP-10a-D-1a*
 

Major Pack E Box Page; Front/Back view added for the following variations (* indicates that the End Flap was also added):

MP-1b-E1-1a
MP-2b-E1-1a*
MP-3a-E1-1a
MP-4b-E2-1a*
MP-5a-E1-1a
MP-6a-E1-1a
MP-6b-E1-1a*
MP-7a-E1-1a
MP-8b-E2-1a*
MP-9a-E2-1a
MP-10a-E1-1a
 

 

July 29th, 2016

 

 

 

THE MAJOR PACKS PAGES ARE STARTING

A new menu is now available so you can see the progress on the Major Pack pages. For now, some B and C boxes are present, with more coming up.

In this update :

Major Pack B Box Page :

MP-1a-B1-1a/1b front/back view
MP-2a-B1-1a/1b/1c front and back view (which slighlty differ from one another)
MP-3a-B1-1a/2a front/back view
MP-5a-B3-1a/1b (Front view only)
MP-6a-B3-1a/1b front and back view (which slighlty differ from one another)
MP-8a-B4-1a front and back view (which slighlty differ from one another)

Major Pack C Box Page :

MP-1b-C-1a front/back view
MP-3a-C-1a front/back view
MP-5a-C-1a (Front view only)
MP-6a-C-1a front/back view
MP-8a-C-1a front and back view (which slighlty differ from one another)

 

 

April 27th, 2016

 

NEW PICTURES ON THE KING SIZE F BOX PAGE

 

Still more images were added to the KING SIZE F Box page.

Again, thanks to Jim Walden for providing many of the pictures added on the page.

In this update :

King Size F Box Page :

- KS-20a-F4-1a : Hang Tag, Front and Back pictures added. End flap and Bottom as well.
- KS-21a-F3-1a: Hang Tag and Back pictures added. End flap as well.
- KS-21a-F5-1a: Hang Tag and Back pictures added. End flap as well.
- KS-22a-F4-1a : Hang Tag and Back pictures added. End flap and Top as well.
- KS-23a-F5-1a : Hang Tag and Back pictures added. End flap and Top as well.
- KS-24a-F5-1a : Hang Tag and Back pictures added.
End flap as well.

 

 

April 12th, 2016

 

KING SIZE F BOX PAGE UPDATE RESUMES

More images were added to the KING SIZE F Box page !

Many thanks to Jim Walden for providing many of the pictures illustrated so far on the page.

In this update :

King Size F Box Page :

- KS-7b-F4-1a : Front and Back pictures added. End flap, Top and Bottom as well.
- KS-8c-F5-1a : Front, Insert and Back pictures added. End flap and Bottom as well.
- KS-9b-F2-1a : Back and End flap added.
- KS-10b-F4-1a : Front, Insert and Back pictures added.Top and Bottom as well.

 

 

April 6th, 2016

 

MORE PICTURES ON THE KING SIZE F BOX PAGE

The pictures are starting to be added on the King Size F Box page. Front, Insert, Top, Bottom, Hang tag, Rear and full back views will illustrate the different colorful boxes of this very interesting type.

In this update :

King Size F Box Page :

- KS-1b-F2-1a : Front, Insert and Back pictures added. End flap, Top and Bottom as well
- KS-1c-F5-1a : Front, Hang tag and Back pictures added. End flap, and Top as well
- KS-2c-F4-1a : Back and End flap pictures added
- KS-3b-F2-1a : End flap picture added
- KS-5b-F5-1a : Front, Insert and Back pictures added. End flap, Top and Bottom as well
- KS-10b-F4-1a : End flap picture added
- KS-12b-F5-1a : End flap picture added

 

April 3rd, 2016

 

Small change to update Christian Falkensteiner web site address.
 

 

March 31st, 2016

 

AT LAST ! THE KING SIZE F BOX PAGE IS UP !

The KING SIZE F Box page is not up and so far, the complete list has been release and images will start appearing soon. It's no less than 72 different variations ! 
 

 

February 5th, 2016

 

MORE THAN JUST SHADES - CONTINUED !

To resume the work on the "shades" variations, 5 new variations were inserted in the E box paes, to illustrate the 5 cases discussed in the previous update (see this article).

- 7C : Red cab (for the "New Model" E4 box) + Orange Cab (No New model, E4 and E4R) :
Now inserted as 7C-E4-1a. The two other variations are now 7C-E4-2a and 7C-E4-2b

- 30C : Dark green (for the "New Model" E2 box) +  Light Green (for other types w/o "New Model")
Now inserted as 30C-E2-1a. 30C-E2-1b is now 30C-E2-2a, 30C-E2-1c is now 30C-E2-2b, 30C-E2-1d is now 30C-E2-2c, 30C-E2-1e is now 30C-E2-2d and 30C-E2-1f is now 30C-E2-2e

- 33B : Blue or Green (both for E3 and E4 boxes)
The green variation remains as the 33B-E3-1a and 33B-E3-1b while the blue blue model has also two variations (33B-E3-2a and 33B-E3-2b)

- 53C : Green or Blue (both for E4 and E4R boxes)
The green variation remains as the 53C-E4-1a and 53C-E4-1b while the blue blue model has also two variations (53C-E4-2a and 53C-E4-2b)

- 66C : Silver-gray body with light blue labels (E4 "New Model" box) + Grey body and bright blue label (E4 and E4R w/o "New Model")
The New Box remains 66C-E4-1a and the E4 and E4R w/o New model are now respectively 66C-E4-2a and 66C-E4-2b

In the next update, 50B and 51B will analyzed as George T (kerbside from the Vintage British Diecast Forum) provided pictures that illustrate light and dark green models. Thanks to George, who also provided the 7C red cab box.
 

In addition to the new E box variations:
 

- A new 27C-D2-2a, that show small number with serifs for a D1 box. 27C-D2-2a is now 27C-D2-3a and 27C-D2-2b is now 27C-D2-3b
 

 

 

January  31st, 2016

 

MORE THAN JUST SHADES

In this update, an important decision was made to include new RW E Box variations. As 46C and 31C have both variations that are a little more than just shades, 5 other models can also be considered as such. Supported by the listing in both John Hanchet & Nigel Cooper "The Matchbox Picture Boxes" as well as Christian Falkensteiner, I pushed the research a little further and realized that indeed, some variations have been overlooked on this web site. By comparing several pictures, I came to the conclusion that 5 models can already have a new variation. Those model are:

- 7C : Red cab (for the "New Model" E4 box) + Orange Cab (No New model, E4 and E4R)
- 30C : Dark green (for the "New Model" E2 box) +  Light Green (for other types w/o "New Model")
- 33B : Blue or Green (both for E3 and E4 boxes)
- 53C : Green or Blue (both for E4 and E4R boxes)
- 66C : Silver-gray body with light blue labels (E4 "New Model" box) + Grey body and bright blue label (E4 and E4R w/o "New Model")

 

January  7th, 2016

 

KING SIZE E BOXES ADDED

More work has been done on the King Size pages, especially the E Box page, as front/back views as well as end flaps have been added. More to come !

Updates :

On the King Size D box page :

- KS-6a-D-1a (EF)
- KS-8a -D-1a/b (EF)

On the King Size E box page :
- The four End Flap styles in the text
- KS-1b-E1-1a and KS-1b-E3-1a (Front/Back)
- KS-1b-E3-1a (EF)
- KS-2b-E2-1a (EF)
- KS-4b-E4-1a (Front/Back + EF)
- KS-5a-E1-1a (Front/Back + EF)
- KS-6a-E1-1a and KS-6a-E3-1a (Front/Back)

 

January  3rd, 2016

 

NEW B BOXES FOR THE 34A

Taniwa from the Vintage British Diecast Froum brought to light unnoticed variations of B boxes for 34A. Unlike the variation for size 3 B4 and B5 boxes, which feature a background and plain sides on the model drawing, the new variation has no background and some unreadable writings on the model side. By looking closer to different images of the 34A boxes, each of these two variations come with differences in the "N" of the right number as well as position of the model against the left end of the scroll. This is also noticeable on the C box. Pages for the B and C boxes have been updated to reflect those changes.

On the B and C box pages :

- 34A-B4-3a
- 34A-B5-3b
- 34A-B4-4a
- 34A-B5-4b
- 34A-B4-5a
- 34A-B5-5b

- 34A-C-2a

 

November  23rd, 2015

 

ALL FRONT PICTURES NOW ON THE KING SIZE D BOX PAGE

The King Size D Box page is complete as far as front pictures go. Some end flaps will be added soon. Now, let's start adding pictures on the King Size E Box page !

On the King Size D Box page :

KS-1b-D-1a: Front/Back
KS-2a-D-1a: Front/Back
KS-3a-D-1a: Front/Back
KS-5a-D-1a: Front/Back
KS-6a-D-1a: Front/Back
KS-7a-D-1a: Front/Back
KS-8a-D-1a: Front/Back (2 variations)
KS-11a-D-1a: Front/Back
KS-14a-D-1a: Front/Back
 

 

November  19th, 2015

 

NEW PICTURES ON THE KING SIZE D BOX PAGE

Some new pictures were added as well as measurements for a few King Size D boxes. Stay tuned for more King Size D and E boxes !

On the King Size D Box page :

KS-1a-D-1a: Front/Back
KS-4a-D-1a: Front/Back, End flap
KS-9a-D-1a: Front/Back, End flap
KS-10a-D-1a: Front/Back, End flap
KS-12a-D-1a: Front/Back, End flap
KS-13a-D-1a: Front/Back, End flap
 

 

September  17th, 2015

 

KING SIZE E BOX PAGE ADDED

One more page was added to the King Size section: the E Box page. All the variations, hopefully are now listed on that page. Picture will be added in the next update, for this type and also D type for King Size.
 

 

August  17th, 2015

 

KING SIZE D BOX PAGE ADDED

One more page was added to the King Size section: the D Box page. It lists the 15 different boxes available in that type. Pictures will be added soon. Work has already begun on the E Type page and more will be added shortly.
 

 

June 29th, 2015

 

The new section dedicated to King Size is resuming ! You can browse in the C Box page and see all the variations documented. If you want to have all the explanations on the C box style, make sure to consult the C Boxes Index . Simply go to the "KING SIZE" MENU at the top of the page.

Your comments are welcomed.

 

 

June 11th, 2015

 

The new section dedicated to Accessory Packs is now completed ! You can browse in the B Box, C Box or D&E Box pages and see all the variations documented. If you want to have all the explanations on the different Accessory Pack box styles, make sure to consult the B & C Boxes Index as well as the D & E Boxes Index. Simply go to the "ACCESSORY / MAJOR" MENU at the top of the page.

 

 

May 27th, 2015

 

The new section dedicated to Accessory Packs continue to grow and the B Box page is complete !Thanks to fellow collector John Lee, you can now consult the full list of B Boxes. If you find anything that is missing or wrong, let me know !

Next : C and D boxes ! 

 

April 30th, 2015

 

The new section dedicated to Accessory Packs continue to grow with the addition of A-2. With the great help of fellow collector John Lee, stay tuned for more !
 

 

March 29th, 2015

 

New accessory Pack pages added, including page dedicated to B Boxes. A-1 is added.
 

 

March 15th, 2015

 

THE LAST D BOX IS ADDED !

The very last D box missing picture is now added, meaning that each D box is now illustrated on the website. Furthermore, another B box has been found and is now added, leaving the list of missing B boxes to only four.

Also new, clearer picture of 22A-B2-4a

Other additions :

End flaps :
17B-B4
17C-B5
18C-B5
21B-B2
23B-B2
23B-B5
29A-B2
29A-B4
32AB2(Size 1)
35A-B2
43A-B5
56A-B3
57A-B4
58A-B5
62A-B5
68A-B5
 

 

March 8th, 2015

 

In this update, many missing pictures from B box pages are now included, reducing the missing picture list for this type to 5 !

Boxes :
3A-B5-7a
4C-B5-1a
14B-B4-6a
18B-B2-2a
22B-B3-1a
23B-B4-4a
27B-B4-3a
35A-B3-2a
36A-B2-2a
41A-B3-3a

Also new, clearer picture of 22A-B2-4a
 

 

February 21st, 2015

 

In the search for the missing 10B B box picture, Martin Berger provided me with what was thought to be the missing one. Instead, it turned out that the box is an unlisted variation. Luckily, I was able to also get the missing picture. As for many B Box variations, the difference is subtle. The new variation has the model number closer to the drawing and also a tiny bit higher. As shown, here, you can see the new variation (listed as 10B-B2-5a) above the what was the missing one (10B-B2-4a).

Already listed B4 boxes are now renumbered 10B-B4-6a and 10B-B4-7a

New pictures added :
 

Boxes :
2B-B4-5a (provided also by Martin)

End flaps:
2B-B4-5a (provided also by Martin)
10B-B2-5a (provided also by Martin)

 

 

February 2nd, 2015

 

In addition to the picture of the then missing 43A-B4-3a/43A-B5-3b, a new variation came up. This one has the numbers and model slightly to the left of the picture. Using the "N" of the right N43, we clearly see the position of the end of the scroll between the two "legs" of the letter "N" in the second picture, while the last one, the new variation, has the end of scroll directly under the second leg of the "N".

The new variation is on a B4 box, so it will be identified as 43A-B4-2a. 43A-B4-3a/43A-B5-3b will become 43A-B4-4a/43A-B5-4b  and 43A-B4-2a/43A-B5-2b will become 43A-B4-3a/43A-B5-3b. And there is now more missing picture fir the 43A ! Note that the end flap has Hillman "Minx".

New pictures added :
5B-B4-5a
20B-B3-1a
24B-B5-4a
46A-BBoxB4
72A-B5-3a

 

 

January 18th, 2015

 

A new variation for 58A! B3 type box with blue square. The right "No 58" is slightly to the left of the picture, almost touching the tree of the background.  The picture is actually the same used for the second B5 box illustrated in the B Box page (#51 to #75)

Because it's one of the first box variation, it will be put as the last of the 3 B3 boxes and will be numbered 58A-B3-3a.

The B4 and B5 boxes will renumbered accordingly. 

New pictures added :
5B-B4-5a
20B-B3-1a
24B-B5-4a
46A-BBoxB4
72A-B5-3a

 

 

January 4th, 2015

 

One more finding from Kerry Croxton ! 62A B5 box having the model number at right closer to the model while the one at left is slightly more the left of the picture. See new variation (62A-B5-5a) comparing to 62A-B5-3a. Both have the red hubs with background. Image of the new variation is actually identical to the image 62A-B3-1a (blue square B3 box).

Kerry also provided the missing picture for 63A-B4-2a.

End flaps for E3 boxes (also provided by Kerry):

- 45B
- 70B
- 75B

 

 

July 11th, 2013

 

This picture provided by George Marshall shows a C box variation for the 45A. Similar to 33A, the car is lower and model number are closer to the model. Many thanks to George for this find. The second variation, 45A-C-2a, is now listed on the C box page.

The following end flaps were also added :

- 60A-B5-3a

- 60A-B5-4a

 

 

April 25th, 2013

 

Thanks to Kerry again, new images for 12B and 13C :

- 12B-B5-3a

- 13C-B5-2a

Plus, Kerry Croxton provided an unexpected finding with a variation for an A box ! The 3A mixer clearly has a second A box.

- Light background : 3A-A-1a

- Dark background and #3 to left of picture : 3A-A-2a

 

 

February 24th, 2013

 

The latest update includes some end flaps additions, with some B and C end flaps introduced at last.

B Boxes

- 5B-B4-5a (and 5B-B4-6a)

- 13B-B3-2b (and 13B-B3-3a)

- 23B-B4-3a

- 35A-B2-1a

- 43A-B3-1b

- 44A-B2-1a

- 44A-B3-1b

- 45A-B2-1a

- 46A-B3-1b

- 46B-B5-1a

- 53A-B4-2a (and 53A-B4-3a)

C Boxes

- 26A-C-1a

- 26B-C-1a

Other End flaps :

- 28B-D1-1a

- 31B-D1-1a

- 33B-D2-1a

 

 

February 6th, 2013

 

The King Size boxes are now part of the main menu of the site. But before it can be as complete as the regular wheels pages, your help is needed !

First, the main page is ready and available. It  explains the box classification as it will be structured on the site.

Then, a first page is made available to help build the future detailed pages for every type, with the same approach as with the RW. This page covers the C and D type King Size boxes. To be as accurate as possible and to make sure all pictures are in scale, your help to provide the box measurements is needed. So if you can help, please provide the 3 mains measures required to present the pictures as accurate as possible. The page also provides a list of missing pictures that, of course, would complete the reference guide if someone is kind enough to provide them.

- Addition of the Rodger Darkens pages in the link page

- 64A-B5-3a added (credits to Martin Berger)

 

January 23rd, 2013

 

- Addition of variation 3C-F2-1c (Bottom = LPC)

- Change of listing of variations for 4D : current image now belongs to second set of variations; addition of darker cab with "ALP" as 4D-F2-1a; 4D-F2-1b and 4D-F2-1c now become 4D-F2-2a and 4D-F2-2b.

- For 37C, 37C-F2-1c is renumbered 37C-F2-2a.

- 33A-C-2a variation added, along with the picture.

- All links are now updated.

- Correction to the boxes cross reference grid, removing C boxes for 2C and 47A !

- Addition of the Martin Berger collection in the link page

 

 

January 16th, 2013

 

Again Bill Connelly came up with this more subtile variation of the 33A C Box. Read the article to read more.

End flaps :

39C-E4-1c
48C-E4-1a
52B-E1-1b
53C-E4-1b
74B-E4-1f
3B-D1-1a

- A clean up in dead links in the Dealers US and UK (rest will come soon!)

- Also added "HOT LINKS" at bottom of main page.

 

January 2nd, 2013

 

Bill Connelly sent a new variation for the 37B. By comparing with the only one documented on this site so far, we clearly see that the new one provided by Bill (above) has a darker load and the model numbers are closer to the model. The left tree is also quite different from the one below ! This becomes variation 37B-C-2a.

- End flap for 70B-F2-1a added.
- Info for End Flap Closers for 16D-F1-1c and 71C-F1-2b
- End flap for 66C-E4-1b added.
- End flap for 52B-E1-1a added.
- End flap for 71B-D2-1b (also applies for both 71B-D2-2a and 71B-D2-2b) added.
- End flap for 68A-D2-2a added.
- End flap for 64A-D2-2a added (also applies for 64A-D2-2b).
- New variation for 37C added : 37C-E4-3b
- End flap for 37C-E4-3b added.

 

December 30th, 2012

 

Tony Panther provided this image of a E4 box for the white cows, double #37 variation. This becomes  variation 37C-E4-3b. Thanks Tony !

- End flap for 70B-F2-1a added.
- Info for End Flap Closers for 16D-F1-1c and 71C-F1-2b
- End flap for 66C-E4-1b added.
- End flap for 52B-E1-1a added.
- End flap for 71B-D2-1b (also applies for both 71B-D2-2a and 71B-D2-2b) added.
- End flap for 68A-D2-2a added.
- End flap for 64A-D2-2a added (also applies for 64A-D2-2b).
- New variation for 37C added : 37C-E4-3b
- End flap for 37C-E4-3b added.

 

December 29th, 2012

 

2 new variations :
16D-F1-1c
71C-F1-2b

 

December 27th, 2012

 

Article on the "no white stripe" end flaps for Autosteer models made available on the main page.

 

August 7th, 2011

 

The following end flaps were added on the E boxes pages : (Provided by Mike Lenart)

56B : E4-1f
68B : E4-2b
69B : E4-3b
74B : E3-1c

 

July 25th, 2011

 

The following end flaps were added on the E boxes pages : (Provided by Mike Lenart)

2D : E4-1c
23D : E3-2b
37C : E4-3a
49B : E4-2b
55D : E4-1b

The following B Box was added to the B boxes page (1-13)

10B : B4-6a

 

December  11th, 2008

 

Correction for D Box 53 D2-3a, b and c. "PORTIERES OUVRANTES LICENCE SOLIDO" instead of "PORTIERES OUVRANTES SOLIDO" , Thanks to Bruce Carlson for the heads up.
 

 

February  13th, 2006

 

Marbleapple added to the UK dealers page.

MICA added to the Links page.

 

February  5th, 2006

 

This update contains the following :

- New variation for the 26B C box : C-1b (No new model on end flap)
- New C box variation for the 75A
- Various new links on the links page
- New look and design for the entire web site !

 

 

June  2nd, 2005

 

The following end flaps were added on the D boxes pages :

27C (D2)
29B (D2)
36B (D2)
39B (D2)
41B (D1)
41B (D2)
42A (D1)
45A (D2)
50A (D2)
52A (D1)
54A (D1)
55A (D2)
53A (D1)
53B (D1)
58B (D2)
62B (D2 New)
62B (D2)
65B (D1)
66B (D1 New)
69A (D2)
70A (D2)
71B (D2 New)
72A (D2)
73B (D1 New)
73B (D1)
73B (D2)
74A (D1)
74A (D2)
75A (D1)
75A (D2)

The follwing changes occured on D boxes pages :

D boxes page 1-25:
- D1-2a and D1-3a added to 13C, making 4 major variations for this model

D boxes page 51-75:
- 54A D1 box and 65B D1 box added !
- D1-2a added to 69A, the old D1-2a becomes D2-3a
- D1-2a added to 73B, the old D1-2a becomes D2-3a

 

 

May 22nd, 2005

 

The following end flaps were added on the D boxes pages :

2C (D1 New Model)
4C (D1)
4C (D2 Error)
4C (D2)
9C (D1)
9C (D2)
12B (D1)
15A (D1)
17C (D1)
17C (D2)
19C (D1)
19C (D2)
22B (D2)
25B (D1)
25B (D2)
 

 

February 15th, 2005

 

The following end flaps were added on the D boxes pages :

49A (D2)
50A (D1)
51A (D1)
55B (D2)
56A (D2)
59B (D2)
60B (D2)
61A (D2)
62A (D1)
63A (D1)
65B (D2)
66B (D2)
67A (D2)
68A (D1)
69A (D1)
 

 

February 7th, 2005

 

The following end flaps were added on the D boxes pages :

35A (D2)
37B (D2)
38B (D2)
40B (D2)
42A (D2)
43B (D2)
44A (D1)
44B (D2 New Model)
47A (D1)
47B (D2)
 

 

January 9th, 2005

 

The following end flaps were added on the D boxes pages :

2C (D2)
3B (D2)
17D (D2 New Model)
17D (D2)
18C (D1)
21C (D2)
22B (D1)
23C (D2)
24B (D2) (updated)
26B (D2)
27C (D1)
29B (D1)
30B (D2)
31B (D2)
32B (D1)
33A (D1)
33B (D2, with larger "33" (first box variation without New Model))
 

 

January 3rd, 2005

 

The following end flaps were added on the D boxes pages :

1D (D2)
5C (D2)
6C (D2)
7B (D2)
14C (D2)
15C (D2)
16C (D2 New Model)
24B (D2)
32B (D1 New Model)
32B (D2)
33B (D2)
34B (D1)
34B (D2)
36B (D1)
38B (D1 New Model)
40B (D1)
46B (D2)
47B (D1 (New Model)
48B (D2)
51A (D2)
53B (D2)
55B (D1 New Model)
 

 

October 3rd, 2004

 

All the sides for the F boxes are now on the Transitional pages. Also, the  last missing 6A B box is now onthe B box page (1-13).

 

September 13th, 2004

 

Jim Kelleher provided two missing pictures in the B box pages : the 4B showing a small hole in engine and the 57A showing the larger #57 and the model slightly to right of picture. Also added to the B box pages is the 9B showing the smaller picture.

 

August 2nd, 2004

 

A new picture added for the 62A. The all red and no background variation (B5-4a) is now added to the site. Thanks to Brian Magoo for this one.

Some corrections to the site include :
- typo for the 49A (D boxes) : the sides were mixed up.
- 57C (E boxes) : typo for the E4-1d, listed as the E4-1c
- typo for the 61A (D boxes) : the sides were mixed up.
- 62B (E boxes) : all box sizes were size 3 instead of size 4
- 62C (E boxes) : box size was listed 4 instead of 5
- 65C (E boxes) : variation names were not listed correctly.

Thanks to Jim Kelleher for the help.

 

March 22nd, 2004

 

A B5, size 3 box for the 9C Fire Engine, showing the model with a yellow grille and no background. Actually, this variation is listed on Christian Falkensteiner's list, but was omitted on this site ! This variation is now known as 9C-B5-3a. Also, Nigel greatfully provided the missing picture for the 64A first box variation, with the blue square.

Also, Bill Connelly brought the missing C box list to just one, sharing this beautiful picture of the 56A C box showing side/front view. The image was taken from a recent Vectis Auction.

 

February 16th, 2004

 

The latest update of the website is the addition of all the end flaps for the transitional F boxes !

 

September 16th, 2003

 

After a long summer break, I am back with two new additions including an unlisted B2 box for the 50A, courtersy of Detlef Wehram. I will continue working on the F box pages in the next few weeks.

Changes :
B Box 38-50 page :
Picture added for the 42A : variation B4-6a and B5-6b.
New variation for the 50A : what used to be B3-2a becomes B3-2b.
B2-2a is added as a previously unlisted variation.

 

June 26th, 2003

 

They are all there. All the front pictures, end flaps and sides. Well almost all of them. The 6D Ford Pick Up truck is missing the size 6 F2 type sides and end flap. All the rest is there ! Now, I will be working on the trnsitionnal F boxes.

 

June 17th, 2003

 

With only the size 6 end flap of the 6D-Ford Pickup Truck missing, the work on the F boxes pages is well advanced ! In the next update, much of the boxes sides will be added, and the transitionnal F boxes will be next.

 

June 5th, 2003

 

Trevor Bannister sent a very interesting D box, the 43B D1 showing the very small model number. This one is a scarce box, and a few other models, such as 40B, 53B and 58B have the same kind of pattern.

Detlef Wehram also provided some unknown variations now added to this site. First of all, the 50A B3 type, showing the model with line underneath. The blue square box is the third variation and the second major one. Then comes 69A D1 box, showing the same kind of model numbering as the D2 box. It seems that more and more variations like this one will show up, since the "D1 end flap/ model number without serifs" is not 100% accurate! Detlef also sent a clearer pic of tge 6B C Box with lines underneath model.

 

May 29th, 2003

 

A very nice addition from Detlef Wehram from Germany : the 23C C box showing the 23B model. We are now only two boxes short of having all the C boxes. The 33A (model at the far left of the picture, the front bumper just above the back of the scroll) and the 56 A (side view) are the only boxes still not illlustrated on the C boxes pages.

Also new on the website, three D boxes : 40B (D1 type, model number without serifs, near model), 56A (D1 type) and 67A (D1 type). 

And at last but not least, I began the F boxes pages ! So far, models 1 through 25 are included, showing end flaps and sides pictures. Most of the info is there, but I am missing a few variations (6D and 9D size 7). More F boxes will be added on the next update !

Finally, I mispelled Joe Keppler's name on the last update. It's not Jeppler, of course ! Sorry Joe !

 

May 25th, 2003

 

Joe Keppler sent some E boxes end flaps and Steve Beckett sent the C box for the 72A (no lines). There are only two C boxes missing, the 23C (showing 23B) and 56A (side view). We are also looking for a variation for the 33A. This particular variation shows the model at the far left of the picture, the front bumper just above the back of the scroll. 

Also, a new page was added : the list for missing end flaps for E boxes.

 

May 11th, 2003

 

Christian Falkensteiner very kindly sent several end flaps for E boxes, and we now have most of the different end flaps for this box type. However, about 45 to 50 are still missing !

 

May 5th, 2003

 

Several end flaps for e boxes have been added to the E boxes pages ! Some are still missing and if you would like to send some updates, don't hesitate to do so ! matchbopat@yahoo.com.

A very special thanks to Steve Beckett for providing tons of end flap pics !

 

April 24th, 2003

 

C box updates :

- 11B : Front view variation added (from Bill Connlly)
- 13B : The variation showing a background sent by Bill Connelly is now added.
- 24B : Large model variation added (Bill Connelly)
- 35A : Nigel Clarke sent a variation not part of my listing. This variation shows a slightly different picture and the model numbers are far from the model.


The three missing boxes are 23C (model 23B shown), 56A (side view) and 72A (no lines underneath model. Thanks to Nigel Clarke, a new variation for the 35A is now added. This variation does not have a background and the model number is farther from the model than the other variation. The model picture is also slightly different. Bill Connelly also added 11B (front view), 13C (with background) and 24B (large model).

 

April 21st, 2003

 

Several updates in the B box pages :

- 14A : B2-4A is added, thanks to Nigel Clarke
- 19A : Another find by Nigel, the 19A B2-3b, previously listed as B2-4a, is also available in B1 sub type. So a new entry now can be found, the B1-3a. The B2-3a is now renamed as B2-4a.
- 20A : A fourth major variation added. The light background available in size 1, B1 type only. Previously listed as the first minor variation of what is now the fourth major variation (B2-4a and B3-4b). New major variation is listed as B1-3a. Thanks to Nigel !
- 22A : Nigel does it again with the picture for the B2-4a .
- 32A : B3-3a now has a picture, thanks - again ! - to Nigel !
- 41B : Variation B3-1a no longer without picture, with Nigel's help.
- 42A : Picture added for B4-5a, another find by Nigel.
- 47A : Error found for the first major variation : comes in B2 type also.
- 52A : B2-1a added. Actually, the major variation was omitted. The two other major variations now listed 2 and 3.
- 70A : Nigel Clarke also sent the missing picture for B5-2a.