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What’s new? NEWS & UPDATES

TRUCK NEWS Introducing Tekno’s new TRI-Nations Collection THE NEW TRI-NATIONS (England, Scotland and Wales) Collection of 1:50 scale trucks from Tekno, exclusive to Collectors Toys Eire, has gotten off to a roaring start, with the first Scots release, a limited edition (205 pieces)

Scania R560 6x2 with 4-deck Parkhouse Houghton livestock trailer liveried for Aberdeenshire based haulier Thomson of Sauchen) now almost sold out. The new collection will be based on the same principles

as the extremely successful Irish Tekno Collection but each of the TRI-Nations models will packaged according to their origins. English trucks will carry the flag of St George, boxes for Scots trucks will be adorned with the Scottish Thistle and boxes for Welsh trucks will feature the country’s legendary Dragon. Models will then be further divided into the following sub-categories: Livestock; Show Trucks; Modern Trucks; Historic Trucks and an as yet unrevealed

category that will be announced towards the end of this year. Here's a taster, but to learn more about this exciting new range, don't miss our interview with Collectors Toys in next month's issue.

GOT TO HAVE IT? Visit www.collectors-toy.com or call 00 353 21 4775218 to order.

above: The Thomson of Sauchen Scania R560 6x2 with 4-deck Parkhouse Houghton livestock trailer. left: The W. Walker Scania Scania R580 6x2 tag axle 4-deck Parkhouse Houghton Livestock trailer right: The S&N Caravans Scania R Topline 4x2 with Only Fools and Horses artwork.

DCTA NEWS

FORWARD MODELS

New Patron for the DTCA A clear improvement THE DINKY TOYS Collectors Association has announced that Bryan Goodall of Vectis Auctions has become its new Patron. Bryan, a collector himself, has for

many years had a keen interest in both Dinky Toys and other classic toys. Former Patrons of the DCTA have bee been the late Carla Hopkinson, dau daughter of Frank Hornby, and the th highly respected collector and c co-author of The Great Book of Dinky Toys, the late Mike R Richardson. The DTCA was wa founded in 2003 for collectors o of Dinky Toys and associated Mec Meccano products. Over the years it has increased its membership and publishes a quarterly Journal. Jou Its website also includes a Dinky Toys forum. To find out m more about the DTCA visit dtcawebsite.com dtca

The DCTA is delighted to announce it has a new Patron: of Vectis Auctions. Bryan Goodall Goo

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IN RESPONSE TO requests from both retailers and collectors alike, Forward Models has re-designed its packaging, incorporating a clear acrylic window so that models can be viewed without having to remove the box lid. The new logo will also featured prominently. The base packaging, however, will remain the same, so that at models can easily be removed ved for display and replaced for storage/transit. The new Forward Models box design incorporates a clear acrylicc window so that the contents can be viewed without having to remove the lid. A surprising and immediate revelation, in this instance, is the inclusion of that Gold Leaf/Players side strip ad!

The 1:76 Manchester and Glasgow liveried Daimlers scheduled for release later this year in Forward Models new ‘Glory Days’ of British Buses series will be presented in the new style of packaging. For more information about the Forward Models range, visit www.forwardmodels.net

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