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Published articles by Robert Newson

Some of these articles are available to download as pdf files (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) or can be viewed online - just follow the links where underlined below.
Not yet listed here are my early articles on Matchbox toys published in UK Matchbox and MICA magazines.
Latest articles are at the top.



Articles in Diecast Collector
Back numbers are available from:  http://www.diecast-collector.com/store/backissues.asp

Charbens Pre-war Vehicles, part 1 (Animal Drawn) - Issue 117 July 2007, 3 pages
Charbens Pre-war Vehicles, part 2 (Motor Vehicles) - Issue 118 August 2007, 6 pages

Charbens Post-war Vehicles, part 1 - Issue 109 November 2006, 5 pages
Charbens Post-war Vehicles, part 2 - Issue 110 December 2006, 3 pages
Charbens Post-war Vehicles, part 3 - Issue 111 January 2007, 3 pages
Charbens Post-war Vehicles, part 4 - Issue 112 February 2007, 4 pages

Lone Star Impy, Flyers and Commercials, part 1 - Issue 76 February 2004, 5 pages
Lone Star Impy, Flyers and Commercials, part 2 - Issue 77 March 2004, 5 pages
Lone Star Impy, Flyers and Commercials, part 3 -
Issue 78 April 2004, 4 pages
Lone Star Impy, Flyers and Commercials, part 4 - Issue 80 June 2004, 4 pages

Arro - toys from Yorkshire? - Issue 62 Dec.2002, 1 page View updated HTML version

Moko and Salco Blaw Knox Tractors - Issue 49 Nov.2001, 3 pages

Kembo Castings - Issue 47 Sep.2001, 1 page
Kembo Castings, an update and correction -
Issue 52 Feb.2002, 1 page

Arbur, LDCW, DHE Co. and Rollee (South London manufacturers) - Issue 32 June 2000, 4 pages View updated HTML version

Heavy Haulage - early Lesney and Morestone Scammells - Issue 23 September 1999, 3 pages

Matchbox Toys from Down Under - Tucker Box and Lincoln - Issue 18 April 1999, 3 pages View updated HTML version

Elmont & River Series Tower Wagons - Issue 1 Nov.1997, 1 page



Articles in Model Collector
Back numbers are available from: http://www.mags-uk.com/ipc/
Many older back numbers are available from Vectis: http://www.vectis.co.uk/backissues.php?tit=Model%20Collector

River Series - Vol.13 no.4 April 1999, 7 pages
View updated HTML version

More Timpo Planes (update to an article by Sue Richardson in October 1998) - Vol.12 no.12 Dec.1998, 2 pages

Sentry Box Series (by Kemlows) - Vol.12 no.3 March 1998, 2 pages View updated HTML version

Lone Star Roadmasters 1:50 scale - Vol.10 no.6 June 1996, 6 pages

The First Matchbox Catalogue 1955 (coinciding with a free reproduction given with the magazine) - Vol.10 no.4 April 1996, 1 page View HTML version

Minix (update to an article by Pat Hammond in June & July 1995) - Vol.9 no.11 Nov.1995, 3 pages

Budgie & Morestone - update to the Budgie Models book, part 1 - Vol.9 no.9 Sep.1995, 5 pages
Budgie & Morestone - update to the Budgie Models book, part 2 - Vol.9 no.10 Oct.1995, 4 pages

Lone Star Impy & Flyers, part 1 - Vol.7 no.3 March 1993, 7 pages
Lone Star Impy & Flyers, part 2 - Vol.7 no.4 April 1993, 8 pages
Note these have been superseded by my article in Diecast Collector in 2004.

Pedestrian Electric Vehicles - Charbens, Benbros and Clarke's Toys & Novelties - Vol.5 no.10 Oct.1991, 2 pages Download pdf version

Charbens Old Crocks Miniatures - Vol.4 no.4 May 1990, 6 pages

A 1940s Bus (Agasee, north London) - Vol.3 no.6 Dec.1989/Jan.1990, 2 pages

Brimtoy Sunbeam Talbot & Abraham Vauxhall Coupe - Vol.3 no.3 Aug./Sep.1989, 2 pages

Timpo Toys, part 1 - Vol.2 no.5 Oct./Nov.1988, 4 pages
Timpo Toys, part 2 - Vol.2 no.6 Dec.1988/Jan.1989, 5 pages
Timpo Toys update - Vol.3 no.1 Feb./Mar.1989, 1 page
Download pdf version of parts 1 & 2 and update

DCMT Crescent - Vol.1 no.3 Winter 1987, 3 pages
DCMT Crescent update - Vol.2 no.3 Jun./Jul.1988, 1 page



Articles in Classic Toys
Back numbers of most issues of this magazine are still available from Vectis: http://www.vectis.co.uk/backissues.php?tit=Classic%20Toys

Ten Toys for a Desert Island - Roger Bailey interviews Robert Newson - Issue 12 July/Aug.1996, 5 pages

Kembo Scammell Trucks - Issue 12 July/Aug.1996, 1 page Download pdf version

Unknown Road Sweeper and Agasee Breakdown Lorry - Issue 9 Jan./Feb.1996, 1 page Download pdf version

Scammell Mechanical Horses - TAL and Sundaw - Issue 2 Oct./Nov.1994, 2 pages

Charbens Thornycroft Rocket Transporter - Issue 1 Aug./Sep.1994, 2 pages



Articles in Modellers' World
There is a complete set of these magazines in the MSMClibrary (available to MSMC members only).  I also have many individual back numbers for sale at £1 each plus postage - please e-mail me with your requirements.

Benbros, parts 1, 2, 3 & 4 - TV Series & Mighty Midgets - Vol.12 nos.2, 3 & 4, and Vol.13 no.1, Jan., April, July & Oct. 1983
Note this has been superseded by my Benbros booklet.

Benbros, parts 5, 6 & 7 - other Benbros vehicles including Zebra Toys - Vol.13 nos.2, 3 & 4, Jan., April & July 1984



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