Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Retro 1-2-3

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Cloud with snow and rain
4 C  39.2 F



Retro 1-2-3

I accidentally found the Retro 1 2 3 company while I was looking for something else. I haven't been able to find much information on the company, but it was a modern-era company producing 1:8 scale models of different old trucks,cars, and busses. These models are not toys, but are for people who collect scale models. The Retro 1 2 3 company made limited edition models for the public, usually in 100 or 125 units. The models were solid metal, with hinged doors that would open, and actual steering of the front wheels. The models were made in China.

If you have information, or find more information about the company, please send me the information, so that I can add it to this blog post.

Retro 1 2 3
Scale Model Cement Mixer Truck
 (H x L x W) 12 1/2" x 24" x 9"  31.8 x 61.0 x 22.9 cm
Steel and Brass
Scale model 1:8

Two 'C-Cab" Scale model trucks by Retro 1 2 3 
10 3/4" x 24" x 9 1/4"  27.3 x 61.0 x 23.5 cm
Steel and Brass
Scale model 1:8


Glacial Park 'Red Jammer' Bus by Retro 1 2 3 
9" x 28 1/2" x 8"    22.9 x 72.4 x 20.3 cm
Steel  and Brass
Scale Model 1:8



Scale Model Pickwick Nite Coach by Retro 1 2 3
Length:  32 1/2"  82.6 cm
Steel Construction
Scale Model 1:8

Scale Model Allied Moving Truck by Retro 1 2 3 
11" x 28" x 8"  27.9 x 71.7 x 20.3 cm
Steel and Brass
Scale model 1:8


 Scale Model Commercial Vehicle Ambulance by Retro 1 2 3 
8 3/4" x 25" x 8"  22.2 x 63.5 x 20.3 cm
Steel and Brass
Scale model 1:8




Scale Model Commercial Vehicle Police Wagon by Retro 1 2 3 
8 3/4" x 25" x 8"  22.2 x 63.5 x 20.3 cm
Weight:  15 pounds   6.66 kilograms  
Steel and Brass
Scale model 1:8

All images courtesy of Liveauctioneers and the respective auctioneers (Heritage Auctions).

Thanks for dropping by,
and have a great day or evening.

Stacey Bindman
toysearcher@gmail.com






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