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#1 paulhooft

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Posted 02 March 2002 - 14:54

I know this is the TNF but perhaps not every one knows that the Merit kits of the 1950-51 1 1/2 litre Alfa Romeo Alfetta and the 4 1/2 litre Talbot Lago are still for sale..
They are now made as inexpensive kits by SMER and an unique piece of model hobby history, 45 years old..
Paul

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#2 oldtimer

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Posted 02 March 2002 - 22:31

And both kits make nice models, though the Lago-Tabot nose cone doesn't look quite right. Need a good,steady hand and eyesight to paint those wheels!

#3 paulhooft

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Posted 02 March 2002 - 22:36

as they are more then 40 years old, and even have engines inside:
they are little gems..
Paul

#4 dmj

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Posted 04 March 2002 - 17:54

They're nice. I built mine few years ago and I still adore Talbot Lago. Sadly I lent Alfetta for an exhibition in Zagreb Fair and it was returned to me in such a shape that I almost cried... It was a hard way to learn that I never nd my models to anyone...
And don't ask me about these damn wheels - I never had it right!

#5 Bloggsworth

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 20:42

They were still available on Ebay last week.

In the 50s and early 60s I had them all, from the Cooper 500 to the BRM P51.

#6 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 05:12

They were still available on Ebay last week.

In the 50s and early 60s I had them all, from the Cooper 500 to the BRM P51.


I think it was the BRM P25. I have them all...still my favorites.

Vince H.


#7 Bloggsworth

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 20:47

I think it was the BRM P25. I have them all...still my favorites.

Vince H.


Me and numbers, I always remember them incorrectly.

#8 D-Type

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:54

The original 1:24 Merit range comprised

Aston Martin DB3s
BRM P25
Connaught Syracuse
Cooper 500
Ferrari (or if you prefer Lancia Ferrari)
Gordini
Jaguar D type
Lotus XI
Maserati 4CLT
Maserati 250F
Mercedes Benz W196
Vanwall
all in 1955-56 form

and the two later additions that included engine detail
Alfa Romep "Alfetta"
Talbot Lago

Have I missed any?

#9 yulzari

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:37

We know where the Alfetta and Talbot-Lago moulds went but does anyone know where the others are?


#10 Rob Miller

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 18:31

I have a D-Type, a Lotus XI and a Cooper 500, average build quality and not painted. What I would rather have are a Lancia-Ferrari, a BRM and a Gordini.

#11 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:53

If you haven't got them, you can now acquire the pair (They didn't sell first time round at this price)
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item256bb1ee9f

#12 David Lawson

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 14:32

I was at a Toy Fair today and a dealer had some built and nicely painted Merit kits for £10 each so you don't need to pay that much for them, sadly he had sold the Cooper 500 and the Gordini before I got there. I assume collectors only want boxed unbuilt examples and will pay more for those.

David