Friday 2 August 2013

Norev Peugeot 204

Whilst up the attic trying to stem the flow of rain through the roof, came across a cardboard box of miscellaneous old toys, including the 1/43 scale plastic model of a Peugeot 204 by the French toy manufacturer, Norev.

Obviously, twice the size of HO scale but still of personal interest to me.

As a child, I found it disappointing that Norev manufactured their model cars from plastic as opposed to the die cast metal cars that I loved from Dinky, Corgi and Spot On. But now I see the charm of French plastic model cars.

Norev was founded by the Veron brothers, in the suburb of Villeurbanne, near Lyon, France, in 1946 (Rixon 2005, p. 54). Norev is the family name Veron, spelled backwards.

They introduced die cast metal models in 1971. The Wikipedia article on Norev is quite interesting.

The real thing.
Currently listening to:

Boards of Canada - "In a Beautiful Place out in the Country."

I purchased a second hand copy of the CD this afternoon from Oxfam along with the autobiography of Prince Rupert Loewenstein, the financial manager of the Rolling Stones.

Last night's dinner:

Scallops, squid, spinach and carrots in tomato and onions with Parmesan.


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