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  • Durham Classics
    offshore in large production runs using low cost labour our models are made in very small quantities generally 50 250 pieces or less utilizing considerable handskills The very low production quantities maintains their collectability Our models retail for approx 180 00 200 00 each We also continue since 1980 to be the sole producer of handbuilt white metal model automobiles in Canada All our items other than decals and photo

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  • Durham Classics
    to life Boom He was a diecast collector once more and especially sought out Dinky Solido Rio and Minic His colleague John Hall was also into collecting diecast models in a big way John moved to Brooklin Ontario and he and Julian would get together and talk about cars and models Not content with buying other makers models John started making his own resin models and then ultimately white metal models Seeing John create his Brooklin models inspired Julian and he told John he would like to give it a try So he bought some tools and carved a very hard block of Canadian maple into the Brooklin 1932 Packard Light 8 Collectors will note the JS77 initials cast into the baseplate These were removed on later editions and do not bear Stewarts initials Julian has always stated that the pattern maker gets no recognition for the creation of his work So when Julian produced his own models he made a point of placing the creators name on the underside of most of his models Following the issue of the 1932 Packard Light 8 Julian produced the master of the 1934 Chrysler 4 door Airflow The year was 1979 and the Canadian government were not too friendly toward small business So John decided to pack up his toys and to return to England where the Thatcher government were much more encouraging to entrepreneurs Julian had enjoyed seeing his masters produced as handbuilt white metal models so when Brooklin relocated to the U K he missed this excitement Even though Julian had the considerable talent to produce the masters he had never been privy to the molding or casting process This would have to all be learned from trial and error He felt like a chef who couldn t operate a stove Then Julian heard that one of his co workers had done some work in a costume jewellery company and had some experience of white metal casting procedures With the help of this co worker Julian tracked down the company and sought out a no longer used centrifugal casting machine However this machine proved unsuitable for casting model car bodies Ever the engineer Julian began tinkering with designs for producing his own casting machine A lathe and drill press and milling machine were purchased and work on the casting machine began After much trial and error and endless hours of work with alloys molding rubber and melting furnaces a sample body casting was produced This all took place in the basement of Julian and Margaret s house However they were both excited by the results of their first model a 1934 Chrysler Airflow 2 Door Coupe Julian and Margaret took 10 Airflows to the Canadian Toy Collectors Society toy show and listed them for 55 00 each At one show they didn t sell a single piece However now many years later it has been reported that some of those Airflows produced without windows and running on Dinky tires and

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  • Model Listings
    set CS 2 1996 Modelex 96 Set DC 1 1934 Chrysler Airflow 2 Door Coupé DC 2 1953 F 100 Ford Pick Up DC 3 1939 Ford Panel Van DC 4 1938 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe DC 5 1941 Chevrolet 2 Door Coupe DC 6 1953 F 100 Utilities Truck DC 7 1954 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery DC 8 1938 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Top Up DC 9 1938 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Top Down DC 10 1941 Chevrolet Convertible Top Up and Top Down DC 11 1941 Chevrolet Utility Pick Up DC 12 1941 Chevrolet Panel Delivery DC 13 1939 Ford Panel Delivery Van Extended Body Dual Rear DC 14 1951 Ford Monarch DC 15 1941 Ford Coupe DC 16 1953 Chevrolet ¾ Ton Pick Up DC 17 1941 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall DC 19 1941 Chevrolet Ambulance Raised Roof DC 20 1941 Ford Top Down DC 21 1941 Ford Top Up DC 23 1939 Ford Bus DC 24 1954 Ford Wrecker Truck DC 25 1955 Ford Wrecker Truck DC 26 1953 Chevrolet ¾ Ton Pick Up With Duals DC 27 1938 Oldsmobile DC 28 1953 Chevrolet ½ Ton DC 29 1953 Chevrolet ¾ Ton Tanker Duals DC 30 1934 La Salle Convertible

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  • Durham Classics Model Listings -
    rear bumpers in White It is outfitted with a crane tow jib that can be removed and installed easily Additional Photos photo 1 photo 2 DC 30P 1934 La Salle Convertible Coupe Top down Finished in Baby Blue and Silver Individually numbered to only 12 pieces DC 37R 1955 F 100 Ford Panel Van California Bound Series Model is finished in two tone Dove White and Metallic Purple with painted front and rear bumpers and two tone matching surf boards Complete with mag wheels and white wall tires Number produced 60 DC 37S 1955 F 100 Ford Panel Van California Bound Series Model is finished in two tone Hot Pink and Lemon Ice with painted front and rear bumpers and two tone matching surf boards Complete with mag wheels and white wall tires Number produced 60 DC 37T 1955 F 100 Ford Panel Van California Bound Series Model is finished in two tone Silver and Electric Blue with painted front and rear bumpers and two tone matching surf boards Complete with mag wheels and white wall tires Number produced 60 DC 37U 1955 F 100 Ford Panel Van California Bound Series Model is finished in two tone Lime Green and

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  • Durham Classics
    of Durham Classics Waiting to be Boxed 1938 Olds and 1941 Canopy Express Trying to fit in all the orders Rob making sure the baseplates are cast properly Polish them up and Box them out Pic of the Shop Our Painter Glen working hard Our 1941 Plymouths are very popular Models waiting to be assembled Long day of Painting ahead for us LaSalles ready to be boxed Bodies waiting to

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  • Durham Classics - How to Order
    order Visa and Mastercard accepted Or you may order your model from one of our Specialty Dealers listed below Charles Barnett MIDAS MODELS 67 Coniston Avenue Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 2JD ENGLAND Telephone Fax UK 01274 816437 Outside UK 44 1274 816437 Email charles barnett virgin net Notes Duham Classics Premier European Distributor Over 40 years experience VISA Mastercard accepted Worldwide Mail Order a speciality Give Your Collection the

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  • Durham Classics
    New Releases Gallery Newsletter Media How to Order Contact Us Join the Mailing List Enter your name and email address below Name Email Subscribe Unsubscribe 27 1300 King St East Suite 239 Oshawa Ontario L1H 8J4 Canada Telephone 905 244

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  • Durham Classics Model Listings - 1932 Ford Street Rod
    with silver chassis Closed engine hood Number produced 250 CC 1A 1932 Ford Street Rod Finished in metallic purple with purple chassis with closed engine hood Number produced 250 CC 1B 1932 Ford Street Rod Finished in bright yellow with engine detail engine orange Number produced 250 CC 1C 1932 Ford Street Rod Finished in bright red with engine detail engine blue Number produced 250 CC 1D 1932 Ford Street

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