There are lots of interesting stories told here, from early steam and electric pioneers to the biggest Scottish firms; three A’s and a B. Argyll was said to be second only to Ford of Detroit in output of chassis in 1907, Arrol-Johnston was the fifth largest British car maker in the years before the Great War, and Albion was a leading British commercial vehicle maker for many decades. Beardmore was an engineering colossus, remembered in later years mostly for its London taxis. There are many other makers described in these pages, some of whom had aspirations to greatness, though others had more modest aims. In the postwar years government attempts to deal with unemployment resulted in motor manufacturers setting up new plants in Linwood and Bathgate. Unlike similar ‘directed’ motor vehicle factories in England, these two ventures did not survive. Most other attempts to produce vehicles in Scotland were short-lived, though one success story was that of the Volvo buses built in Irvine. Most enthusiasts will be surprised by the number of companies described here, and by the large quantities of vehicles produced in a country with a population of fewer than five million people. Coverage includes Arrol-Johnston, Galloway, Argyll, Albion, Beardmore, Rootes at Linwood, BMC at Bathgate, Argyle, Cuthbertson, Bruce, Stonefield, Volvo-Ailsa buses, and dozens more smaller manufacturers are also described.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
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Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850