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#301 Barry Boor

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 18:04

I haven't got it but it looks quite nice in the pictures.

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#302 Mal9444

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 18:17

I haven't got it but it looks quite nice in the pictures.

Indeed, Barry, which is why I'm tempted. On the other hand, we 've had so much trouble with faux Vanwalls and Cooper T51s masquerading as cars in which SCM did this, that or the other thing that I thought it wise to ask. Wheels and exhausts seem to be the big difficulty, not least because The Boy spent so much of his time fiddling with the machinery.



#303 D-Type

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 21:16

I've had a look at the Grand Prix Models and Diecast Legends sites.  Neither lists this particular model but they both speak favourably of True Scale models so I would think this should be OK. 

As Porsche basically lent a works car to Rob Walker, SCM didn't have much opportunity to fiddle with it so a blue painted works car should be accurate.



#304 Mal9444

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 06:51

Ordered. I'll post some pics.



#305 Mal9444

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 14:14

Ordered. I'll post some pics.

Arrived this morning. A very nice little model, beautifuly detailed. I would have posted some pictures but upon so attempting discover that Imageshack (the which I have used, albeit infequently and only ever to post to TNF, for all the time I've been posting) is no longer free and they want my to buy a premium account. So, sorry - no pictures.

 

Incidentally - prices seem to vary widely: £67.99 is the highest I've seen on Amazon with other sellers at £57.99, £55.99, £36.99 and £32.99. I bought mine for £26.99 inc p&p driect from TrueScale using eBay.

 

Moss raced the car in 1960 at varying events with varying degrees of success: this model is numbered for the newly-established non-championship Austrian GP in October '60, which he won.

 

Sorry about the lack of photos.



#306 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 06:43

Postimage should work:

 

http://postimage.org

 

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#307 Roger Clark

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 08:28

 

Moss raced the car in 1960 at varying events with varying degrees of success: this model is numbered for the newly-established non-championship Austrian GP in October '60, which he won.

 

 

Also numbered for the Aintree 200?

 

The Austrian race was in September and I don't think it had the Austrian GP title.



#308 D-Type

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:36

According to "All My Races" the Porsche sported number 7 in the Lavant Cup, Aintree 200, and the Austrian GP.  The photos don't show the car at all 3 races so it isn't possible to identify it more precisely.  It was also number 7 in the Cape GP and SA GP but the photo shows it was silver there. 

If I can find the time, I'll plough through the Motor Sport DVD for further clues.



#309 Roger Clark

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 14:39

Moss was number 21 in the Lavant Cup.  There are photographs in My Cars, My Career and in Autosport.



#310 D-Type

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 16:46

:o Whoops! Dunno how I misread that! - Maybe because his Cooper was No. 7 in the Glover Trophy.



#311 Mal9444

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 18:14

Postimage should work:

 

http://postimage.org

 

Vince H.

http://s16.postimg.o...18_Austria1.jpg

 

http://s16.postimg.o...18_Austria2.jpg

 

http://s16.postimg.o...18_Austria3.jpg

 

Thanks, Vince. Though I cannot seem to get it to post thumbnails. The first link is the model itself, the next two is it nestling among all those confusing Coopers. I hope!


Edited by Mal9444, 19 November 2014 - 18:19.


#312 Mal9444

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 18:47

According to "All My Races" the Porsche sported number 7 in the Lavant Cup, Aintree 200, and the Austrian GP.  The photos don't show the car at all 3 races so it isn't possible to identify it more precisely.  It was also number 7 in the Cape GP and SA GP but the photo shows it was silver there. 

If I can find the time, I'll plough through the Motor Sport DVD for further clues.

And I wonder why.  As D-type remarked earlier and as recorded in MCMC this was essentially a works car painted blue and entered by Rob Walker for Moss to drive. Although Alf Francis does seem to have fettled it, including swapping the factory gear change for an old 250F gear change because Moss didn't like the Porsche version (and had fluffed a couple of changes because of it) the car, according to AMR, was definitely factory-prepared for Austria (which was indeed in September - 18th to be precise - my careless error).  And presumably for South Africa. All My Races has a photo from SA which shows the car apparently silver (certainly not blue) but it clearly stated R C Walker as entrant in both cases. And of curse, Moss drove works-enterd Porsche sports cars several times.

 

It's intriguing that the Moss/Porsche/Walker arrangement seems to presage precisely the arrangement Moss came to, but never got to fulfil, with Enzo Ferrari just a year later.

 

Anyway - I'm quite pleased with my latest acquisition - the first new purchase for quite some time. A Certain Person well-known to all here has built for me the SMTS kit of the 1961 air-conditioned Lotus 18 the which I have yet to see - but I'm told it will be with me soon. Can't wait and will post a pic or two. I'm sure it will be anything but A Load of Old Rubbish - know what I mean?



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 07:02

I believe I have now cracked putting thumbnails up:

 

60_Porsche_F2_718_Austria1.jpg

 

60_Porsche_F2_718_Austria3.jpg
image upload

 

I'm afraid my faithful Sony Cybershot is, these days, just that: shot. It keeps making funny noises and can't seem to focus properly. Santa has been infomed...



#314 D-Type

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:52

That looks a nice model with a lot of detail for 1:43.  :up:



#315 Rob Miller

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 14:39

However, as with most historic racing cars these days, the tires look a little wide.