Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A trip to the Toy Motorcycle musuem.

These charming models at the virtual Motomini museum come from Britains co. An old (est. 1860) English Company specializing in toy soldiers. Their motorcycles are in the traditional 54mm (1:32) a scale common to the toy soldiers they create. The early pieces were made from lead alloys and mainly featured military motorcycles. Starting in the 1970s, common bikes-along with Cafe Racers-were represented along with popular American style choppers.

Britains is still active today and have issued few military style bikes, - thier models have until very recently still been made in England.

BMW Racing-chrome version

Triumph Thunderbird

Triumph 500cc Speed Twin

BMW-chrome version

Racing Norton

MV Agusta

My personal favorite: the BMW sidecar combination
(Note the handsome packaging Britians always had with thier models...)

Here are some great 1/24 scale toys from Godi of Italy:

MV Agusta Corsa

Yamaha 250cc Corsa

A rather generic cafe racer..with garish flames.

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