Publisher: Crescent Books (May 1997)
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 12.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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This is a magnificent album of gorgeous double page color spreads. Everything from pedal cars, die cast, tinplate, and other materials.A useful feature is the inclusion of the same figure in each spread so that one can immediately see the comparative sizes from one to another. This is especially useful in the case of the early Matchbox which were not made to any consistent scale. Instead they wer made to fit the box!Thus the overall dimensions in inches are given instead.More modern diecast is often made in 1:50 scale (metric O guage) and 1:43 scale is close enough to look well on an O guage model train layout.Not a reference but a dream book: Especially the hard-used timplate Buddy L and pedal cars which were not made as collector's items.I well remember the Doepke line of construction equipment made in the late forties. Twelve fifty then, now extremely collectable and expensive.
Outstanding book for the collector !
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