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  MARLIN-RAMBLER SPORTS FASTBACK WITH OTTERSPORT KAYAK, FIGURE AND CAMPING TRAILER

         page last updated: 22 February 2017

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RAMBLER MARLIN, KAYAKS AND CAMPING TRAILER

CORGI

GS10


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The kayaks have been lost and the suspension has collapsed on the car, otherwise not too bad. The missing bits can be replaced, originals do come up for sale sometimes, or you can get replacements. I'm going to have a go at the suspension using the same technique I used on my MGB and my Batmobile. There are a number of models where the suspension was provided by plastic tongues moulded on to either the plated bumpers or to the interior unit. In almost all cases they collapse like this one has done as the plastic tongues break off.
 

The models which made up the Rambler Marlin, Kayaks and Camping Trailer Set- GS10 were:

  •  263 Rambler Marlin

  •  109 Pennyburn Trailer

  •  2 x Kyaks

With a bit of luck and ingenuity traditional Corgi spring wires can be introduced and at the time of writing I have some on order from Steve Flowers. What I've not been able to get though is a replacement door liner for the car.

Does it work as a model? I always think the Marlin is a bit of a weird looking car anyway, this trailer is obviously a workman's trailer, usually the sort that contains temporary traffic lights at road works, add to that the mismatch in scale then the answer is no -  not really.

GS10 was introduced in 1968 and deleted the following year with fairly modest sales of 123,000 units. There are no variations and prices are pretty high as it is scarce and had a very elaborate display box which tends not to survive.


DIE-CAST MODEL WITH OPENING DOORS  DETAILED SEATS AND INTERIOR TILTING SEAT BACKS PLATED BUMPERS TOW HOOK SPRING SUSPENSION

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