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I have seen a picture of a Leyland fire engine and a Daimler APC, at 1/76 scale, in a Murphy Models box

 

The long-awaited 1916 centenary edition?

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Yes

Got a call yesterday to say they had arrived and should be available by the  weekend 

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Update from Murphy Models
 
Announcing the arrival of our 2 vehicle set, comprising a Leyland Fire Engine and Daimler APC (armoured personel carrier). Available from our usual stockists, deliveries starting later this week.SRP E55.00.
 
In their own way, each vehicle is unique. The fire engine is the first on a Leyland chassis and the first Dublin motorised appliance. It was designed in 1909 by Capt. Purcell, chief fire officer for Dublin. Three examples were built in Scotland. One remained in southern England and the other went to the Indian sub-continent. Nothing further is known about them.The Dublin version was scrapped c.1950.
 
The Daimlers were leased from Guinness by the British Army and fitted with 4 smoke boxes in Inchicore Railway Works. They were welded together, gun ports cut, dummy gun ports painted and rear smoke box door left in situ. The forerunners of the modern day APCs! They were returned to Guinness in due course.
 
The Leyland Fire Engine is supplied with decals (inc. spares) which should be placed on the gold outlined panels forward of the "Dublin Fire Department" plaque (behind the front seat, not on the side of the front seat.)
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We bumped into the man himself at the toy fair in Nuremberg last weekend and he was telling us that these babies were ready to go. Looking forward to seeing the finished articles in the flesh!

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45 minutes ago, Noel said:

Sound interesting. Any photos?

This is the one I saw.

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1 hour ago, Broithe said:

This is the one I saw.

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Ah brilliant and both together in one set. :) Fab

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Hoping to have some at Stillorgan on Sunday
And maybe another new MM model, fingers crossed  :ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:

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1 hour ago, WRENNEIRE said:

Hoping to have some at Stillorgan on Sunday
And maybe another new MM model, fingers crossed  :ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:

Wrennie

Keep me a pack

Eoin

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1 hour ago, WRENNEIRE said:

Hoping to have some at Stillorgan on Sunday
And maybe another new MM model, fingers crossed  :ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:

Pre - prod of the 121 by any chance or a totally new model?

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Not a Pre Production 121 I'm afraid.

New model is an addition to a previous release.

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On 2/8/2018 at 9:49 AM, Broithe said:

This is the one I saw.

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Deadly!  All I need now is the 'Grey Ghost' from the Railway protection repair and maintenance  Corps!.......

Image result for grey ghost armoured rail car pic

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Will that  mm set be available anytime in mark's models?, or only at shows, certainly want a pack 

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On 08/02/2018 at 12:19 PM, WRENNEIRE said:

Hoping to have some at Stillorgan on Sunday
And maybe another new MM model, fingers crossed  :ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:

Any word from Stillorgan show about the Leyland Fire Engine and Daimler APC and new MM model.Cheers.:tumbsup:

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1 hour ago, Northman said:

Any word from Stillorgan show about the Leyland Fire Engine and Daimler APC and new MM model.Cheers.:tumbsup:

Hi Northman

Yes, Mr Murphy paid a visit to the show mid morning, carrying a big box in his hands looking like santa, he stopped off at our table to have a chat about the models, a very nice man, 15mins later I had my pack off Wrennie.......

Eoin

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