The N Scale mobile trailer decorated in the livery of the Automobile Association, appearing in their signature bright yellow and black.
Here the mobile trailer is promoting its purpose as a mobile traffic information unit on the sides and across the rear and also features a slide-effect hatch through which its officers address enquiries, particularly to monitor the traffic conditions on the roads - anything from traffic jams to accidents to adverse weather conditions, while to the right is a non-opening porthole windowed door. The wheels echo the bright yellow of the body while the chassis and jockey wheel are moulded in black. The interior is moulded in black. The classic AA badge is printed on the trailer sides and rear in black, alongside a stretched stylised version of the badge running down the rear edges of the trailer. Finally the eye-catching roofboard stretches the length of the trailer, also in AA colours and easily spotted by those in need.
The AA badge originated as far back as 1906 when it was used as identification by the AA cycle outriders of the age. Motorists were also issued with an annual metal AA membership badge to fix to their vehicle and in those days it also carried the expiry date of their membership. You also received a salute from the AA patrolmen stationed by the side of the road in their jodhpurs and knee high shiny leather boots. In the modern age, your membership number and expiry date is detailed on your membership card and there are far too many of us to expect a salute, although the AA man is always most courteous, smart in a more appropriate set of overalls, still ready to sort out our motoring problems!
The first winged badges appeared in 1911 following the amalgamation of the Motor Union with the AA. A further streamlining/straightening of the wings occurred in the 1930s, after which very little changed for the next 50 years apart from the metal which varied between brass, nickel and chrome, depending on the era. Some rare badges are quite collectable these days, particularly those issued briefly during the two world wars.
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
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
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