Found in the Letterbox
The following are e-mail responses to 'Tales
of Toy Cars' and The Breithaupt Miniature Motorcar
Museum. Your letters are welcome and may be submitted via the 'Guest Book'.
"In the early days I just bought
what I liked & to an extent still do the same. The only difference now
is that I try to get duplicates but only the things I am really intewrested
in, so some of my older stuff is a count of 1. I have bits of Tomica, Playart,
Yatming, Hot Wheels, Matchbox & assorted other names & no names
that took my eye. 4 door sedans, vans and one off items mostly. You can
have only so many Porsches that look the same. So unfortunately I don't
have duplicates of the Wagons I spoke about & I really don't have anything
that I consider esential to a particular set. However if the need arises
I will definitely give you first option at a trade. As a consolation you
might be interested to know that while I was rummaging today I found Yatming
1015 in another form. I missed it in my musings because it came in a set.
Red "Fire Chief" in a set of 9 titled Emergency Force under the
Road Tough brand. Am including a graphic of all 3. The 2 Playarts at the
top and Yatming on the bottom. NOTE The paint off the top 2 is due to them
being loose & being badly stored (I have real problem with that &
no solutions) & the Yatming was missing paint from time of purchase.
The box was first opened today to get the model. The pic is in bmp format
as I don't know what you have software wise. Oh by the way the others in
the set are 2 vans, 3 trucks, 1 Jeep, 2 helicopters & the Dodge Coronet
which is why I bought it in the 1st place. The Dodge interested me &
I made a point of getting as many variants as I could. It still appears
but has been cheapened to the point of nastiness. Cheers,"
Mark Perring, Sydney, Austrailia
Editor's response: Watch for a full review of station wagons in 1:64
scale, next month.