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Listed under:  Society  >  Culture  >  Recreation  >  Hobbies  >  Scale models
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Model of the Wright Model A aeroplane, 1924-25

This is a 1:16 scale model of the Wright Model A biplane. It was commissioned by Museum Victoria and built by Harold P Wood in 1924-25.

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Model of the Qantas Boeing 707-138 aeroplane

This is a 1:72 scale model of a Qantas Empire Airways Boeing 707-138 passenger transport aeroplane.

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Model of Charles Kingsford Smith's Southern Cross, 1931

This is a 1:16 scale model of Charles Kingsford Smith's aeroplane, Southern Cross - a Fokker F.VII-3m Trimotor passenger plane. The model was made by Harold P Wood in 1931. It measures 90 cm (length) x 135 cm (height) x 23 cm (depth).

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Model of the Sopwith F.1 Camel aeroplane, 1918

This is a highly detailed 1:12 scale model of the Sopwith F.1 Camel military fighter biplane. The wooden framework of the wings and fuselage is shown here without a fabric covering. The model was made in France in 1918 during the First World War by Harold P Wood, who used materials from a crashed aircraft.

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Model of the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Boomerang aeroplane

This is a 1:30 scale model of a Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Boomerang military fighter plane. It is painted in a silver scheme and has a black antiglare panel. There are roundels on the wings and body, each with three concentric rings - red within white within blue.

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Model of the brig 'Rapid', 1942

This is a scale model of the brig 'Rapid', the ship in which Colonel William Light travelled to South Australia in May 1836. The scale of the model is 1:32 and it measures 107 cm x 101 cm x 27 cm.

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Anatomical model of a male silkworm moth, 1884

This is an anatomical model of a male silkworm moth manufactured in France in 1884. The model is constructed of papier-mâché, and the body is bullet-shaped and has a light covering of silk. It has six legs. The two wings on each side of the body are made of copper wire covered with translucent paper. The small head has ...

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Shipbuilder's model of SS South Bulli, 1913

This is a 1913 shipbuilder's model of the SS South Bulli, made by Hall, Russell and Company in Abderdeen, Scotland. It is made of wood with metal trimmings and is mounted in a rectangular glass case. The model comprises masts, aerials, rigging and deck details including anchors, deck rails, companionways, bollards, ventilators, ...

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Britains toy soldiers, 1911-41

These are metal toy soldiers made by W Britain Ltd (better known as Britains) in 1911-41. The soldiers are British Army Coldstream Foot Guards and British Royal Horse Guards and are at a 1:32 scale. Although depicted here in black and white, the models are painted in the appropriate colours of their real counterparts. The ...

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Dinky cars, buses, aircraft and accessories, 1934-40

This is a set of Dinky Toys metal toy cars, buses, aircraft and accessories, manufactured by Meccano, England between 1934 and 1940. They are die-cast miniatures, and painted in a range of bright colours.

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Toy model Native Americans, 1908-35

These are toy model Native Americans and other items, including two groups of chiefs and braves. The full set is not shown, but includes 12 hollow-cast lead figures made by Britains Ltd and another eight figures made by an unknown manufacturer. The figures made by Britains include figures on foot and mounted on horses. ...

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Nomura Toys 'Century Hot Rod', 1950s

This friction-operated tin-printed toy vehicle is a two-seat roadster, with a large engine bay and engine, which is exposed without a bonnet. It was made by Nomura Toys in Japan during the 1950s. The engine is particularly detailed while a pair of oversized engine rockers sit prominently on top. The car has tin-printed ...

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Brick City construction set, 1950s

This is a 1950s Brick City plastic-block toy set, including the cardboard storage cylinder, several white blocks, white picket fences and a green door. The cylinder has a metal lid and an illustration of a woman, man and three children smiling over several completed model buildings. The label on the cylinder reads: 'BRICK ...

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JNF Mercedes-Benz toy car, 1951-62

This is a toy model Mercedes-Benz type 300 Adenauer limousine, made by JNF in West Germany between 1951 and 1962. The car is a four-door sedan (the doors do not open) and the body is white-enamelled tin plate with metal radiator, headlamps, front and rear bumper bars and wheels. In its original condition, the car would ...

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Albula mountain railway tin toy, 1920-35

This is an Albula mountain railway tin toy manufactured between 1920 and 1935. It comprises a two-level railway system on which a clockwork rail motor progresses from one level to the other by means of a pivoting 'rack' rail. The track is finished in green enamel and the stanchions in red, and the rail motor is tin-printed ...

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Schuco 'Kommando Anno 2000' toy car, 1938-41

This 'Kommando Anno 2000' toy four-door sedan was manufactured in Germany by Schuco around 1938-41. It is finished in black enamelled tin, is voice-activated and operates by clockwork. It has a chrome radiator, bumper bars, wheels and a split windscreen. The wing bonnets can be raised to reveal a tin-printed lithographed ...

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Toy clockwork car, 1906

This is a tin toy car that was manufactured from tin plate by Georges Carette and Co in Germany in 1906. The toy features an early automotive body style reminiscent of a horsedrawn vehicle. It has carriage lamps next to the windscreen, no doors, a coal scuttle-shaped louvred bonnet and large artillery wheels with solid ...

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Tipp toy racing car, 1932-39

This is a toy left-hand-drive racing car made of tin plate with tin-printed details and tab-and-slot construction. The toy was manufactured by Tipp and Co in Germany sometime between 1932 and 1939. Tin-printed details include exhaust extractors from the engine, a radiator and a belt across the long bonnet. The wheels are ...

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'Oho' toy car, c1915

This 'Oho' toy car was made in Germany in about 1915 by E P Lehmann. It is an early veteran model with an upright steering wheel and artillery wheels, and is being 'driven' by a chauffeur in a red uniform and cap. A key in the side panel of the car is used to wind up the clockwork mechanism that sits underneath. The car ...

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Toy farm, 1931-45

This is a toy farm manufactured from wood, cellophane plastic, paper, sand, metal, cloth, lace and wax in Australia sometime between 1931 and 1945. The set includes a farmhouse with verandah, outdoor toilet, sheep pen, windmill, chicken run and coop, stables, well, pigpen, cream separator, bails and a rabbit hutch. The ...