CORGI

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MACK R Type

with Container Trailer

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MACK R Type

Container Trailer

CORGI


 
 
 
 
These are really rather good photographs, taken by my 13 year old son Phil. They are really dramatic and a model this big is very hard to photograph well.

The model - the bonnet lifts, but during the photo shoot would not stay down. It has a plastic catch to hold it down against a spring. The truth was that the bonnet hinge and the catch were made to such poor tolerances that it was never going to work. Compare this to some of the engineering excellence that Corgi was putting out ten years before. In the end I lost patience with it and took the pliers to the spring. Now it closes quite well.

One thing I do like about this model though is the stickers put on by a previous owner. The child who owned this also owned a Dymo labeller - and I'm not sure where that Ferrari badge on the front bumper came from

 
 
 
 
 
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