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by N113 fan
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Time line after 1971
Replies: 0
Views: 6283

Time line after 1971

The Tri-ang group of companies were forced to call in the receiver in August 1971 due to losses in the groups overseas subsidiaries. The appointed receiver for the Rovex controlled part of the company wasted no time in creating a new company called Pocketmoney Toys Ltd. Dunbee-combex-marks acquired ...
by N113 fan
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: History
Topic: Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd and Tri-ang Pedigree kits
Replies: 3
Views: 5472

Re: Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd and Tri-ang Pedigree kits

I have contacted the national library in Wellington New Zealand for any information that was published in newspapers regarding the company Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd. However there is no facility to access the records remotely. However a basic search has given the following information: A company magazine ...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: The missing moulds
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 8799

Re: Introduction

It has been a while but I am a bit slow at digging out information these days. However I think that this information should go on record here: On doing a search on Tri-ang Pedigree on the forum site Britmodeller I found a rather intrepid modeller post on building a HP Victor B1 from Linberg. However...
by N113 fan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Newbie Joining - love old kits
Replies: 2
Views: 3864

Re: Newbie Joining - love old kits

Hello and welcome. We have a shared passion or is it an affliction as in my case. I have a number of projects on the go at the minute and one is to convert two or three Meteors using the MPM/ Airfix/ Xtrakit Meteors and a Novo F4. The total mad outcome is to create three things in my modelling life ...
by N113 fan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from me.
Replies: 2
Views: 3288

Re: Hello from me.

Hi Tony Welcome I hope that you enjoy the Frog content and I am enjoying reading your posts so far. May I ask you to have a look into the posts on Everything Frog, What if a new Frog company was started. It would be really interesting to read your thoughts on what might have been. There is also two ...
by N113 fan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: History
Topic: Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd and Tri-ang Pedigree kits
Replies: 3
Views: 5472

Re: Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd and Tri-ang Pedigree kits

Sorry to lower the tone (just kidding railway fans). Here is an illustration of some of the Tri-ang Hornby railway sets that were in production at the New Zealand Panmure factory in Auckland the company was set up in co-operation from Rovex for Lines Brothers (NZ) Ltd. However this illustration come...
by N113 fan
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Everything Frog
Topic: Something completely different
Replies: 0
Views: 6524

Something completely different

A product from another Lines Bros company, Arrow for jigsaws: http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r531/scim10/Jigsaw_lifeboat_zpsc693a831.jpg http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r531/scim10/Jigsaw_lifeboat_box_zps74717139.jpg Have a look in the Meccano Magazine post for the June 1967 magazine, use t...
by N113 fan
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: History
Topic: Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd and Tri-ang Pedigree kits
Replies: 3
Views: 5472

Re: Tri-ang and Tri-ang Pedigree kits

I have had a indirect report of the Tri-ang Pedigree kit of the English Electric P1. The state of the plastic was reported as poor and the moulded colour of Silver/ Grey was heavily streaked. The mouldings also suffered from warping and sink holes. Another P1 kit sourced and made in 2000, the report...
by N113 fan
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd and Tri-ang Pedigree kits
Replies: 3
Views: 5472

Lines Bros (NZ) Ltd and Tri-ang Pedigree kits

I would like to thank the many New Zealand and Australian modellers who had an input to record their story. It still is an evolving story and in the light of more information coming to my notice, this post will be updated. As far as I can tell the information is as accurate as can be expected given ...
by N113 fan
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Everything Frog
Topic: Frogs and the Aviation press
Replies: 13
Views: 8934

Re: Frogs and the Aviation press

IPMS magazine, February 1971, New and inview kits starts off with a in depth review of the Airfix 1/24th Supermarine Spitfire kit running to four pages. The Frog content starts with the latest kit The Westland Wyvern it states that is basically a good kit, but a word of warning check the profile art...
by N113 fan
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 4473

Re: Happy Christmas

Be of good heart and a happy New Year from a very wet Scotland.

All the best to all for 2013
................................and let your voices be heard on this site in 2013.

James

If I may ask how is the kit acquisition coming along.
by N113 fan
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

I noticed an old issue of RT on Ebay featuring the Hotspur glider, was just wondering how good it was. If I have the money I will have a go at biding for a copy if the price is right. As for the Tri-ang NZ Frog kits I have had no indication that they were advertised in the UK modelling magazines as ...
by N113 fan
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

Hi dogsbody You will find my post on kiwi modeller under the name Historyman, the nearest I got to the old Frogs was the Canberra B(I)8. The guys just did not seem to get it and I was glad to tell them what little I kmow about Tri-ang Pedigree kits, some never realised the kits were manufactured and...
by N113 fan
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

Martin To be honest the key person to help track down the missing New Zealand kits is a member we do not have. I have a large-ish collection of UK modelling magazines of the right period, but it is New Zealand mags that will hold the key the real work has to come from someone that has a collection i...
by N113 fan
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Everything Frog
Topic: Hornby Visitor Centre - Margate
Replies: 3
Views: 4985

Re: Hornby Visitor Centre - Margate

Another issue did the trade name of Frog, was it not sold when Lines went under. I seem to remember a ship kit with both Frog and Airfix titles coming out of the far east ? I think it may have been Singapore but I am not that sure, but at the time the trade name I am sure was owned by someone else o...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1980

Dunbee-Combex-Marx liquidate. Rovex in receivership.
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1979
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1978
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1977

Frog and Big Big tools sent to USSR.
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1976 Rovex Models and Hobbies Ltd Kit list from Frog 1976 International Catalogue De Lux Aircraft F172 Avro Shackelton Mk 3 F201 Heinkel HE 111 F207 Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley Mk V/ Mk VII F213 Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress F215 Avro Lancaster B Mk.1 Black series F192 Messerschmitt Bf 109f F196 Nor...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1975 Rovex Models and Hobbies Ltd Frog 1975 International Catalogue Blue Series Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 Macchi C.202 Folgore Hawker Hurricane IIc Hawker Tempest Mk II Supermarine Spitfire Mk 8 or Mk 9 Republic P-47D-20 Thunderbolt Mitsubishi Zero Sen Foche-Wulf 190 A-4 Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1A or M...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1974 Rovex Models and Hobbies Ltd January New kits: Canberra B(I)8, Maryland and Sea Venom FAW 22. March - Britain in this month was subject to a three day week, with shortage of raw materials and powercuts. Fairey Swordfish Mk 1, New Kit, Scale Models magazine April Tade fair Frog Rovex Blue Serie...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1973 Rovex Ltd June Grumman Avenger, New Kit, Airfix magazine. Grumman Hellcat 1/32nd, New kit review, Airfix magazine. Messerchmitt Bf109 1/32nd, New kit review, Airfix magazine. Twin kit Spitfire I a and Junkers JU 88 + seperate buy 2 x Spin-a-prop motors for the JU 88 kit, Advert Airfix magazine...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1972 Rovex Ltd Rovex bought by Dunbee-Combex-Marx. Possible date for the Tri-ang/Pedigree kits to be in manufacture in New Zealand. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June New kits Heinkel HE 111-H1. Chance Vou...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

Rovex Tri-ang Ltd

Lines Bros. in receivership.

January

Airfix magazine Classifiied Adverts, wants: Quantas 707, SAS Douglas DC 7C, Bristol Britannia and KLM Viscount.
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1970 Rovex Tri-ang Ltd Frog kit re-boxed kits deal with UPC in the USA. Re-boxed Hasegawa kits and double kits with a tie in with the Battle of Britain feature film feature this year. February Spitfire F1 & Junkers JU 88, Scale Models magazine, New to you: Double kits. Bristol Blenheim & Me...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1969 Rovex Industries Ltd. Frog kit re-boxed kits deal with UPC in the USA. January BAC Lightning F6/ F53, Airfix magazine, New kits and models review. Canadair Sabre 6/ CAC Sabre 32, Airfix magazine, New kits and models review. Focke Wulf FW190A, reissue Airfix magazine, New kits and models review...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1968 Rovex Industries Ltd Frog kit re-boxed kits deal with UPC in the USA. February Lockheed P-38 J/ L Lightning, Airfix Magazine New Kit. Frog kits in adverts in February BMW Model Mail Order House Frog kits on sale: Black series: F.152 GAL Hotspur II F.153 Miles Magister I F.154 Hawker Sea Fury F...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

Rovex Scale Models Ltd to Rovex Industries Ltd.

Frog kit re-boxed kits deal with UPC in the USA.
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

Rovex Scale Models Ltd

Rovex absorb Frog kit production.

Frog kit production deal with Air lines in the USA.

Air lines kit range:

Hawker Typhoon 1B
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Curtiss P-40E
Misubishi A6M Zero
Focke-Wulf FW190A
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1965 International Model Aircraft Ltd At the end of this year the Gold token scheme was withdrawn. Meccano and Tri-ang get-together, Meccano magazine for August and in June the last publication of the Tri-ang magazine with features being added into the Meccano magazine. Frog kit production deal wit...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1964 International Model Aircraft Ltd Introduction of the new kit numbering system using the letter F all surviving kits were reclassified and if you had not guessed F stands for Frog. From the middle of this year the Gold token scheme was introduced. Frog kit production deal with Air lines in the ...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1963 International Model Aircraft Ltd This is the year of the big issue of the new range of model kits and ships. The old range of shelf heads must not have been selling in competition with the Revell and Airfix kits. The Calais plant in France was in production of early Frog kits. Airspeed Oxford ...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1962 International Model Aircraft Ltd Preparation for production in the Tri-ang Calais factory, France. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- French Tri-ang Advertisment for a wide range of Tri-ang toys in two pa...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1961 International Model Aircraft Ltd Tri-ang factory opens in Calais. Costal Tanker, Shell Welder HMS Tiger Printed on the instruction sheet was this kit list: HMS Tiger RN Battle class Destroyer De Lux S series 1/500th Scale North Carolina Battleship USS Shangri-la carrier Aircraft 1/96th Avro Vu...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1960 International Model Aircraft Ltd Battle class Destroyer (HMS Armada, HMS Cadiz and HMS Trafalgar) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Frog model kits listings from the Gamages 1960 Book of Model Trains, Ships, Aircraft, Cars etc…c...
by N113 fan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1959 International Model Aircraft Ltd January February V Bomber kits Avro Vulcan B1 ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Advertisment . HP Victor B1 ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Advertisment. Vickers Valiant B1 ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Advertisment. Boeing 707 BOAC ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Adve...
by N113 fan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: **SPAM ATTACK** And a Request
Replies: 1
Views: 3236

Re: **SPAM ATTACK** And a Request

I would like to say that this is a dam good site and hope the content will spark fellow modellers and collectors interest and contributions.
by N113 fan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Everything Frog
Topic: Hornby Visitor Centre - Margate
Replies: 3
Views: 4985

Re: Hornby Visitor Centre - Margate

What a shame, at least some kind of Frog reference would only make the story of the current Airfix story more complete.
by N113 fan
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1958 International Model Aircraft Ltd Another great year for the early Frog kits and a few classics were making a depute as new kits. The majority of Frog models this year were the new Comet series and just what the deal with the American Comet manufacturer was is not known a mix of USAF front line...
by N113 fan
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Everything Frog
Topic: Early Aero Modeller Magazines a treasure trove
Replies: 2
Views: 4676

Re: Early Aero Modeller Magazines a treasure trove

Many thanks go to the author of this web site - http://www.fuelsoaked.me.uk/ - it is here that all the good works are made so that we can enjoy these old magazines once again. Thanks for the effort.
by N113 fan
Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1957 International Model Aircraft Ltd From the magazine Model Aircraft the feature article 'Over the Counter' has a paragraph telling the reader that International Model Aircraft (IMA) has introduced a range of new model kits called the Comet range. The six kits are stated as being near 1/96th scal...
by N113 fan
Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

1956 International Model Aircraft Ltd The first noted mention of the new Frog range that I have found was in the January 1956 issue of Model Aircraft magazine and the announcement was made that seven kits were to be introduced into the new range. At the time it seems that although the kits were a m...
by N113 fan
Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

Re: The Frog kits Time Line

no record of any kits being sold, the Lines and Helstrom book states the project was started by IMA and a year later after the tools, artwork and packaging were made the company announced the new range of kits in January 1956. To date I have not found any reference to the kits in the year 1955.
by N113 fan
Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Frog kits Time Line
Replies: 33
Views: 19479

The Frog kits Time Line

The Frog kits time line I have agonised about starting this post for some months as the work involved to get anywhere near completing it will be considerable. I also do not know if anyone out there would be willing to help as the more enthusiasts involved, if properly organised would make the task m...
by N113 fan
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Everything Frog
Topic: What new decals on old kits ?
Replies: 0
Views: 6480

What new decals on old kits ?

Please post what you think. What if the Frog moulds stayed in England or if Novo got all the Frog moulds, what new markings / decals could have been applied to the original Frog kits and what extra parts could have been added to change the kit to a new version. Remember that the old Frog company wer...
by N113 fan
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Everything Frog
Topic: What if a new Frog company was started today ?
Replies: 0
Views: 6282

What if a new Frog company was started today ?

What if a new Frog company was started today what new kits would be in the first catalouge. Please post what you think. For me : Fairey Gannet AEW 3 RN FAA 1/72 scale. Avro Shackelton MR 2 and optional parts for a AEW 2 with this version 8 sqn markings and no rivets. Up-dated Supermarine Spitfire Mk...
by N113 fan
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Everything Frog
Topic: What kit was missing from the Frog range ?
Replies: 0
Views: 6483

What kit was missing from the Frog range ?

Over the years, that the company was in business what kit should Frog have added to their kit list ? Please post what you think. The idea for this post is to look at aircraft, cars and ships of the era that may be in your opinion should have been added to the Frog range. For example a Grumman F-14 T...
by N113 fan
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Everything Frog
Topic: 1930's Popular Flying Magazine Covers
Replies: 0
Views: 6294

1930's Popular Flying Magazine Covers

1930's Popular Flying Magazine Covers in colour of topical aircraft of the day. Given the subject matter the covers of the magazine that are showing makes this a very interesting web page to visit. Lots of aircraft types modelled by both Penguin and Frog kits are shown. Also look out for the colour,...
by N113 fan
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Frog Spawn
Topic: Two from New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 5814

Re: Two from New Zealand

Ebay yellow box Tri-ang posts this week has a number of post dated 1964.

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