Lamley writer Alex Winson sees his interests and hobbies combine beautifully with two Soviet made diecasts.
A very pretty post war IFA is today's Lamley Daily
A Russian rarity.
The mail call is a bit more of a rarity these days in my household. Bills, mortgage, food. Day to day life means the diecast collecting (especially for the more expensive brands) is sporadic at the very best. But sometimes I have a little bit left over to treat myself and given Tomica just released one of my favourite Kei trucks of all time, I decided now was a good time.
When the Lamley team discussed the new Single File series introduced by David Kiley, John joked that myself and fellow contributor Graham Heeps would be all over it, given our rather unique collections. And he was right, this feature is a great opportunity to present to you some truly obscure things. My kind of place entirely then!
Welly have done a fabulous service to Polish and Eastern Bloc vehicles recently, and I'd originally planned to cover them all in one go, but the article sat in my drafts for a while, needing some tweaks to wording and photography. Then the new Single File series came along and gave me a good opportunity to split the cars up as some of them are unique to this scale.
Keen eyed Lamley readers will have seen this before when I introduced you all to the High Speed manufactured models comissioned by German marketing company Grell. The other day I recalled a conversation I had a few years ago in Berlin, and it gave me the idea to take this particular model on my daily walk.
Those who know me will know one of my other big passions in life after cars and travel is history, particularly military history. And as a subsequent offshoot, I collect militaria. It's always nice then when my hobbies combine.