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November Blog

Thanks to everyone that came along to our Autumn Toy & Train Fair. A fine day ensured the hard work put in to advertise our event was rewarded. With a great variety of items for sale from a packed hall and tasty food and drink from the onsite cafe the feed back from everyone we spoke to was really positive. Talking of advertising, we are very grateful to all the different people and organisations that help us spread the word about our events. Thanks are due to Cornerstone Vision for including our event in the Plymouth Chronicle, Antics model shop, Final Frontier and Chris, Crafts & Model Railways,The Jan Cutting Centre and Plymouth Libraries for displaying our posters and flyers. In addition there are the websites that host details of our events including Events Plymouth, The UK Model Shop Directory, The Collectors club of Great Britain and Final Frontier. We must also acknowledge our members who distribute flyers to various outlets. All the above is done FREE of charge so a BIG! thank you from the Plymouth Diecast Model Collectors. Club it is very much appreciated.     

If you read this blog each month then you will know that I am concerned at the way that prices for our models have risen dramatically. Whilst there are still models out there that would be classed as affordable, Oxford diecast and Ixo come to mind, there is a huge number of manufacturers, particularly those producing in resin were the prices are not for the average collector. Whilst I acknowledge that there clearly is a market for the more expensive model, one has to ask were it will end. I ask the question because CMC have announced their latest 1:18 scale model of a Mercedes W100 Pullman 6 Door Limo which will retail at a WHOPPING £829.99. Clearly this model will be big in size as well as price and because its CMC high on quality. A model for the privileged few.   

Is this a step to far ? Another great toy fair A New Model Magazine is launched

The first issue of a brand new magazine covering reviews and news in the world of scale models of trucks, construction equipment, mining machines, lifting equipment and heavy haulage is now available to order.

Single issues and subscriptions can now be purchased from the TPM Magazine website.

The second issue of Truck, Plant & Machinery Model World Magazine is scheduled to go live on the 1st December.

Click the picture above to visit the web site and sample the magazine on Line. Trouble in Toy Town.

Following on from last months article on Model Auto Review, a recent article caught my eye and it seems there is a new brand in town which has caused a bit of bother. Click here to read the article.

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