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Scale Model Manufacturer List (2)
25-10-2011, 05:24 PM
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Scale Model Manufacturer List (2)
Hello Guys!

With reference to my last thread, I hereby continue the list starting from H:

Hartoys - Precision diecast trucks made in China, reminiscent of Lledo. Hasbro - Now owns Tonka. Many different series. Battery operated slot cars called Record Breakers.
Hasegawa - Japanese plastic model manufacturer.
Heco - handbuilt 1:43 resin cars (incl. various related brands such as Challange), specializing in French cars of the classic streamlined era
Herpa - for railway modelling, primarily 1:87 plastic
High Speed - a Hong Kong based diecast vehicle maker.
Hi Speed - Diecast maker of old Fire Engines - cars too.
Hobbycar - Swiss company that makes Eligor.
Hongwell - manufacturer of Cararama brand.
Hot Bodies - brand of HPI Racing
Hot Wheels and Hot Wheels Elite - an upgraded version of 1:18 Hot Wheels, mostly replicas of Ferrari.
HPI Racing
Hubley Manufacturing Company - American producer of metal kits, diecast cars, and plastic promotional models.
Husky Toys - Corgi's smaller line that competed with Matchbox.

Ideal Models - original name for Jo-Han promotionals.
Ideal Toy Company - Now defunct American toy company that manufactured and sold toys, slot cars, etc.
Igra models - Plastic model maker from Czechoslovakia similar to Minialuxe specializing in classic Chech makes.
Ilario - makers of hand-built 1:43-scale models of classic luxury cars - included related brand Chromes.
Illustra - British White Metal manufacturer, recently resurrected the Minimarque Range.
Italeri - Italian aircraft, military and civil kit manufacturer.
IMC (Industro-Motive Corporation) - US manufacturer kits, notably Ford products. Bought by Hawk Models in early seventies, then purchased by Testors, later merged with Lindberg, owned by parent company RPM, now part of Lindberg again.
Impy - line of Lone Star toys made by DCMT.
Ites - Czech maker of larger Tatra and other vehicles.
Ixo - part of a conglomerate of brands from the Far East, with Altaya, Atlas, del Prado, Yat Ming

Jada Toys - Modern hip diecast cars with bling!
Jadi - 1:18 scale diecast (like a Triumph Stag).
Joal - Sometimes called 'Joal Compact'. Diecast from Spain since the 1980s, mainly 1:50.
Jo-Han - American producer of plastic promotional models and kits.
Johnny Lightning - Hot Wheels like cars whether made by early Topper or Playing Mantis.
Jouef - French manufacturer of slot cars in 1:36 scale, some of which were also produced and sold in the UK by Mettoy-Corgiunder the Playcraft brand. Jouefevolution - Jouef's 1990s line of diecast cars in 1:43 and 1:18 scale in bright yellow boxes.
JRD - French manufacturer of 1:43 die-cast models up to about 1950s. Norev announced they are bringing back the line.

Kaden models - Czech firm making mainly Škoda and Tatra models.
KDN - Short for Kovodružstvo Náchod, later called Kaden models, see above. Kellerman - German quality pressed steel cars and trucks, later taken over by Czech firm Kovap.
Kenna Models British Manufacturer of 1:43 White Metal. * Kenner - Variety of plastic & diecast vehicles, particularly the Hot Wheels-like Fast 111s.
Kidco - Smaller Matchbox sized cars.
Kingmaker Coal - British company, mainly models of British cars, trains and trucks. All models are made from British Coal.
K-Line - Different scales/makes of cars like Welly made for Railroad sets. Korris - American cheaper plastic 1:25 scale toys.
Kosuge - Japanese pressed tin maker.
Kovap Náchod - Took over German firm Kellerman CKO and associated with Kovodružstvo Náchod / Kaden
Kovodružstvo Náchod - Name of Czech firm shortened to KDN, and later Kaden models. Later associated with Kovap Náchod * Kyosho - Japanese diecast and RC manufacturer.

La Mini Miniera - French race cars.
Lanard - Mostly cord action plastic toy cars and trucks, many very realistic. Lansdowne Models - the branch of Brooklin Models which deals specifically with British marques, as opposed to American cars.
Liberty Models - Spin-off of Ertl - made many pickup trucks.
Lindberg Models - American maker of plastic kits and some promotional models.
Lion Car - Dutch diecast truck and car producer. Corgi-like.
Lionel - Iconic American toy train company that created the first slot cars (1912), an HO line in the 1960s, as well as toy racing cars that ran on railroad tracks.
Lledo (Days Gone, Vanguards) - It's the name Odell backwards. Former designer of Matchbox Models of Yesteryear. Product line now absorbed into Corgi Lone Star Toys - British diecast maker, made by DCMT.
Losi - American manufacturer of remote control vehicles
LS - Bankrupt in 1992

Maclovell Huon Pine Racing Cars - Tasmanian hand carved wood models
Ma Collection - Swiss hand-built 1:43-scale models, primarily of classic French cars.
MacGregor - Mexican reproductions of Italian Politoys.
Madison (see Conquest Models)
Maisto - American-owned, Thailand made conglomerate of May Cheong and May Tat.
Majorette - French-owned maker of Matchbox-style toys, acquired Solido. Mandarin - Matchbox sized cars made in Singapore.
Märklin - Classic German manufacturer in various scales. Known for trains. Marks - German manufacturer in 1:87 and 1:160
Marqueart - Suppliers of high quality hand built 1:43 scale model cars. Martoys - Larger 1:24 scale line made 1975-1976, then became Bburago. Marushin - Japan, diecast cars, airplanes, and other toys.
Louis Marx and Company - American toy maker, usually plastic, some diecast zamac, made '48 Hudson promotional.
Matchbox - Originally, English producer of small diecast vehicles. Models of Yesteryear. King Size. Later owned by Universal Toys, then Tyco. Then Mattel. Mattel - Mainly Hot Wheels in various forms - other vehicles earlier than that. Mebetoys - Italian 1:43 scale producer started by Besana brothers who later started Martoys and Bburago.
Meboto - Crude Turkish reproductions of 1:43 scale Italian Ediltoys.
Mercury - Italian 1:43 scale manufacturer.
Metosul - Portuguese diecast manufacturer like Corgi or Dinky; used some of Dinky's dies?
Mettoy - Manufacturer of the first HO slot car line (Playcraft Electric Highways), which was later manufactured and developed byAurora.
Micro Models - New Zealand maker of Australian marketed vehicles. Midgetoy - Tootsietoy-like single body castings late '60s early '70s - Rockford, IL.
Milestone Models - South African 1:43 scale white metal models, mainly of Chrysler products.
Milton Toys - Dinky reproductions and other toys made in India.
Minialuxe - French precision plastic models, similar to Cursor or early Brumm.
Miniature Model Planning or MMP - Japanese makers of Ebbro.
Minic - Tin models made by Triang in Britain, 1930s.
Minichamps - German manufacturer of highly detailed models, primarily 1:43 Miniatures du Mont-blanc - French manufacturer 1:43 (Berliet, Chevrolet, Saviem, Renault, Citroën, Jeep...)
Minimarque 43- handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars.
Minex - British, 1:76 plastic car models.
Mira - Spanish manufacturer of die-cast models in 1:64, 1:43, and 1:18 scales. Makes Carmania.
Mitsuwa Model - Miniature pull back model cars
Model Factory Hiro - Japanese resin kit manufacturer.
Model Power - Usually 1:87 scale HO trucks and cars.
MPC - American producer of promotional models and kits in plastic. Monogram models - American producer of plastic model kits, now under Revell Group of Hobbico.
Morestone - British diecast models similar to early Matchbox.
Motor City USA - Expensive handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars (incl. related brands Design Studio, American Models, USA Models).
Motormax - Chinese producer of a wide variety of different budget scale die cast models, 1:64 scale to 1;12 scale. Descendent of Zylmex.
Muovo - Finnish plastic car maker, about 1:50 scale.
Muky - Argentine reproductions of certain earlier Hot Wheels dies.

Nacoral Intercars - Spanish diecast model producer - also plastic.
Neo - Dutch manufacturer of high quality models, mostly 1:43 scale.
New-Ray - Hong Kong manufacturer of die-cast cars, motorbikes, trucks Ninco - Spanish maker of 1:32 slot cars, track and digital control equipment Norev - French manufacturer of models in 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:87 scales. Initially plastic, though now Diecast. Circa 2010 now has brought back makers CIJ, Spot-On, and supposedly, JRD.
Novacar - Portuguese producer of Matchbox size cars; acquired by Majorette. Novoexport - Russian export organization for Russian diecast.
NP (Norddeutsche Plastikfabrik) - German brand of 1:43 scale soft plastic toy cars
Nylint - Tonka like trucks of mostly pressed steel or plastic.
Nyrhinen Kyosho - Finnish 1:22 scale plastic promotional producer.
NZG - German diecast maker of promotional trucks and some cars.

One43 - collectible limited edition fine scale model cars in 1:43 scale
Onyx - Portuquese maker of 1:43 scale Indy and other racing cars.
Otaki Model Toy Company - defunct Japanese plastic model manufacturer OttOmobile - Mostly 1:18 scale French makes in Resin.
Oxford Diecast - Swansea based UK company coming to prominence in early 3rd millennium

Pathfinder - British manufacturer of 1:43 scale White Metal models of British cars from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Paul's Model Art - Formerly Danhausen, makes Minichamps, purchased AMR, associated with UT Models.
PMC - see Product Miniature Company.
Protar, mostly specialized in Italian racing cars, absorbed into Italeri
Penn Line - American model train manufacturer briefly producing 1:52 slot sets endorsed by A. J. Foyt
Penny - Matchbox sized cars made by Polistil.
Pilen - see Auto Pilen
Plasto - Finnish producer of plastic toys, but also some promotional quality cars.
Playart - Hong Kong manufacturer of Matchbox sized diecast.
Playcraft - see Mettoy.
Pocher Model Cars - Italian manufacturer, famous for its large sized (1:8), highly detailed car kits.
Polfi Toys - Greek plastic and diecast toy maker. Many scales.
Polistil - Italian (later name for Politoys)
Politoys - Italian (earlier name of Polistil)
Product Miniatures Company - American promotional model maker from 1947 until about 1965. Mostly Chevrolets.
Provence Moulage - handbuilt 1:43 cars, most often made of resin.
Pyro - American plastic kit producer in the early 1960s.
PR - French diecast manufacturer.
Premier - American plastic producer of kits.
Progetto K

QuarterMile - Handbuilt 1/43 scale models of American dragsters
Quiralu - French manufacturer of the early 1960s of 1:43 models.

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