Miniatures news, December 1961

Apart from books, what better gifts for Xmas than motor-car miniatures? Meccano have a fine version of the latest Austin Healey Sprite (Dinky Toy No. 112, 4s.), with screen, bucket seats, gear-lever, etc. Of great appeal to motor-racing enthusiasts is the Ecurie Ecosse Racing Car Transporter No. 1126 in the Corgi Major Series. Complete with openable doors, workbench, vice, sleeping compartment, loading ramp, etc. It is 7 3/4 in. long and costs 17s. 6d., or as a gift set with B.R.M., Lotus Eleven, and Vanwall racing cars 29s. 11d. Corgi also have a fine Triumph Herald coupé model in which the bonnet lifts to reveal a 2-carburetter engine, etc. (No. 231, 5s.), while new Corgi kits enable you to make scale reproductions of the Silverstone pits and Press box. These cost, respectively, 5s. and 3s. Look for them in the toy shops now!