RECENT new models from Meccano/Dinky include a VW-powered Beach Buggy (No. 227), a Leopard Recovery Tank (No. 699), and a Dinky Kit of 16 pieces for building a Panavia Multi-Role combat aircraft in die-cast metal, with swing-wing interlinked to the retractable undercarriage, in two enamel colours (No. 1045). Airfix have a new 1/25th-scale plastic construction kit covering a 1927 Lincoln roadster, with steerable front wheels, opening bonnet sides and lift-up dickey-seat lid.—W.B.