Tuesday, August 22, 2017

China (Unknown Mfr) Diecast B-52 Stratofortress

Here's a nifty little diecast B-52 to help round out the USAF planes collection. I bought it precisely because it is not a highly detailed scale fidelity model but rather is obviously a toy. The B-52 is one of my favorite real life aircraft and we see them flying over the house from time-to-time as evidenced by Bettina's photos. The toy has a friction motor with two huge wheels in front and two much smaller ones in the back (I told you it was just a toy hahahaha) and measures 7 1/2" (19.05cm) L x 8 3/8" (21.27cm) wingspan x 1 5/8" (4.12cm) H. Unlike several recent acquisitions of toy USAF planes made in China, this one does not have lights or sound. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Monday, August 21, 2017

Uncle Milton's 'Moon In My Room' Decor Light

Now here's a nifty accessory I bought a few years back and always meant to blog but just never got around to it. With the Solar Eclipse coming up I thought now would be a good time to feature this light. I had originally intended to hang it up as part of the train layout's backdrop but that little idea has been shelved for now. The 12" diamter light features a 3D sculpted relief of the Moon's surface and cycles through 12 lunar phases. The remote control allows you to turn it on-&-off, cycle through the phases, or just leave it on as a night light and the enclosed CD gives you a guided tour of the Moon. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Lido Army Trailer - OD SP

Here's the last of the three small Lido Army vehicle set, the utility trailer measuring 2 1/8" (5.39cm) L x 1 5/8" (4.01cm) W x 3/4" (1.90cm) H. My trailer isn't color-matched to the jeep but I like that because military vehicles in real life aren't totally color matched either and wear and tear in the field takes its toll on them. Lido made a Jeep and two tanks even smaller than the few items we've shown the past few days and I believe those teeny tiny vehicles were included in the Swadar X120 Pack Plane (somewhere in The Cave I have the teeny tiny Jeep and one of the tanks and one of these years I'll find them and blog them). Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina