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Old 05-29-2020, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody got information about this model manufacturer/ age etc. Aer Lingus DH86 Express EI-ABK?
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Old 05-30-2020, 06:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not much to find out there. It looks like Croyden models were made several years ago... a google search pulled up a now defunct dealer in Australia for Hobbymaster and Dragon Models who stocked about 7 different Croyden models back in 2012.

Most likely at one time they were a small specialty model company UK or Australia based. Nevertheless highly detailed and quite rare..
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around 20-25 years old at least. used to have a Bristol brabazon by them many years ago. obviously not around anymore. and as said quite rare now.


Adrian, or Agentx20 show know more as been around lot longer!
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Old 06-01-2020, 12:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info was finding it hard to find anything about the manufacturer. Absolutely love the model and you’re right very detailed. Great to have the original box and it is in very good condition
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They used to have their own website. Can't find it now. Models weren't cheap. Around £200-300!! also sold through CAM who were at the Sheraton hotel near LHR till they closed in 2007 I think.

Found some pics of their Brabazon.

I believe ARD now have their moulds and release them under Sky Classics now.


hey Russ, thought you had one of their Brabazons too??????
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FOUND their old website. it was under CRESCENT MODELS. bottom of page says 2005.


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yes Robert I did have the diecast version of the Brabazon but someone made me an offer I could not refuse and let it go..dumb move...
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Wow it looks super cool!
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Anybody got information about this model manufacturer/ age etc. Aer Lingus DH86 Express EI-ABK?

One of the many UK made brands that were available from Collector’s Aircraft Models at the Sheraton during the 2000s. Croydon Classics were models of a/c
that visited Croydon Aerodrome in the 1920/30s. They did the HP.42, FW Condor, Ensign, DH Albatros & the Junkers G.38.

There were 3 D.H.86A/Bs, Aer Lingus, Imperial & RAF.

There were 1/200 Brabazons & SARO Princesses done as Farnborough Classics whereas the Crescent ones were 1/144.

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yes Robert I did have the diecast version of the Brabazon but someone made me an offer I could not refuse and let it go..dumb move...
Yeah, been there a few times over the years.

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