Today we’re going wayyyy back in time - to when Moses was playing half-back for the South Sydney Rabittohs and even I was still a few years away from being born.

These models have been in my family since new, and as you can expect, they have a few miles on them. They must have been bought for my older brother, as they date from the early 60s - though even he was only very small then. Above is the Karrier Bantam 2-Ton Coca-Cola Truck - with Grey Plastic Wheels. Below is the Ford Thames Wrecker - also with GPW:

This one would have had some decals on the side, but they are long gone. But it still does have the original tow hook, which is a bit of a miracle. I do remember “recovering” crashed cars off the orange Hot Wheels track with it!

The last one for today is the Scammel Snow Plough. Much loved, but still amazingly inctact - a tribute to the sturdy construction of these models. What but really saved them from total distruction was something else - the introduction of Hot Wheels and Superfast models.

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They rolled! They had suspension! You could race them down the track! As soon as these were out, the old regular wheels disappeared into a box and were hardly used again.

There’s not much value in them in this condition, but what price family memories?