|The Talbot and Models of Yesteryear|
The Lesney Matchbox ‘Models of Yesteryear’ were the flagship range of the company. The name ‘Matchbox’ came from the original packaging that resembled a matchbox in size. The scale of each model wasn’t of concern .. no attempt to make the models to a consistent scale; instead they were built to a size that fitted into a standard box, irrespective of their subject.
The 1927 Talbot is 1:47 scale – which works great in a 1:48 layout. The minor difference between the scales can be safely ignored – 1 inch in 1:48 is 0.0208″ while that same 1 inch in 1:47 is 0.0212″ – only a 0.003″ difference.
The one thing that jumps out at me when looking at this photo are the wheels and tires. They are way too modern for 1927. The following is my attempt to model something better.
|Here are the results. The photo is a composite created in Helicon Focus using 19 photos. The focal point goes from just in front of the tire bumpers to the backdrop. Camera is set to A priority, ISO 100 and f/8. Shutter speed is set by the camera.|