Miniatures News, January 1958

Merit have added to their range of plastic racing car kits a realistic Cooper 500 Mk. Xl. This model is exceedingly pleasing, because the engine, suspension units, drive-shafts, etc., are all most realistically included. Rally-driver Ian Walker designs these kits, which are made by J. & L. Randall, and are obtainable by post from, Westway Models, Ltd., 15/17, Brunel Road, London, W.3. The Cooper kit costs 7s. 11d., plus 1s. postage, which is sufficient for three kits.

Corgi introduced last month an excellent miniature of the Citroen DS19, 4 in. in length, available in yellow with red roof or in polychromatic green and black, at 3s. 6d. from all good toy and sports dealers. It will be remembered that Corgi miniatures have proper windows, and these, and the wrap-round screen and rear window, are particularly realistic in this DS19 replica. Another recent Corgi model was the Bedford “Utilicon” ambulance, at 3s. 2d.—just the job for the model race circuit! The Corgi Model Club Magazine for December contains articles by Stirling Moss, Raymond Baxter and William Boddy. It is obtainable at 1s. for four issues, together with the Corgi model-car catalogue, from the Corgi Model Club, 120, Moorgate, London, E.C.2, on mentioning Motor Sport. Another fascinating Corgi model is their Commer Carrimore car transporter, with double loading ramps, working ramp lifts and hinged tailboard. They also make a platform trailer and a Rice’s pony trailer for attachment to the Corgi Land Rover.

Scalextric racing circuits are all the rage and the Scalextric Bulletin is now available front Minimodels Ltd., New Lane, Havant, Hampshire, on referring to Motor Sport. The winter issue contains details of a Scalextric Aintree Circuit. — W. B.