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Down At The Agency

I love doll houses. I love dioramas. I love model train layouts…and toy airports. I love miniature villages. And I love scale model garages.

We had them as a kid – Sears, Eatons, Hudson’s Bay, Montgomery Ward – they all sold tinplate model garages that had brightly coloured lithography on the walls and a variety of ramps, lifts and spirals to park your Dinky Toy or Matchbox models on top. 659 more words


Ruben Likes Pickups

Can you tell?

The recent Model Car Sunday at Malaga was filled with some pretty fantastical models. All that the modeller’s art and packs of accessories could produce. 103 more words



I have never met the owner of this utility. I am too shy to talk to most of the exhibitors at car shows, and I think it would probably be an intrusion on their time –  I merely content myself with taking well-exposed images of their cars and then snipping off a piece of the upholstery or unbolting a fender to take as a souvenir. 392 more words


" Just Built For Flash "

Today’s little car show at the Oakover Winery in the Swan Valley was a mixed affair. The price was reasonable – free. The venue had good  parking space and marshals to organise the arrivals. 425 more words


Aaaaarrrrrgh! Born Too Late!

Oh never mind me. I say this all the time…whenever there’s a wonderful new toy on the market that I wish I had when I was a kid. 347 more words


Austin Power? Oh Baby...

One of the most lasting memories of my first trip to Australia in 1964 is the Austin A30. The other lasting memory is the taste of the roast chicken at the Raffles Hotel in Applecross. 440 more words


The Flat Face Of Fifty Nine

Australian car enthusiasts sometimes confuse me when they speak about 1950’s and 60’s cars that have a direct link to models that I saw in Canada and the USA in that era. 473 more words