Category:The Spot-On Collection (display)

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The Museum currently has a glorious collection of over three hundred Spot-On models in Arch Two. This has to be by far the largest collection on permanent public display anywhere in the World.

The main body of the museum's Spot-On Models display

History

Spot On Models were first introduced in 1959 as an offshoot of Tri-Ang toys that was determined to compete successfully against Dinky Toys and the newly established Corgi Toys. As a result, the models contained many "features" and were extraordinarily detailed for toys.

They were built in a large modern factory in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to a slightly larger scale of 1/42. Each item in the range was "spot on" to scale with the other items and was issued to the correct specifications of their real life counterparts. In addition, all the early models also included in the box a colour picture of the real model.

The commercial vehicles are particularly noted for their attractive real-life liveries and detailed chassis. Probably the most sought after in this range is the Shell-BP tanker which was produced in the perfect livery of its period and is extremely hard to find today.

One of the rarest of all the post-war spot on commercial vehicles sought by collectors was introduced in 1963 – Model No. 145, the "Ovaltine" AEC Routemaster bus. Another rarity is the gift set No. 806 the "Royal Occasion". This featured HM the Queen and HRH Prince Phillip seated in the rear of the Royal Rolls Royce Phantom V Limousine. Again, the model detail is exceptional for a toy.

Spot-On models were issued for about eight years, during which more than one hundred different basic designs were produced.

Updated display listings (for the display revision, 2015-)

Individual vehicles on display:

  • 100 Ford Zodiac pink – blue box – open axles
  • 100 Ford Zodiac dark tan / grey – blue box – (early big wheels) (early black base)
  • 100SL Ford Zodiac light green / dark green red / black blue box with picture – lights
  • 101 Armstrong Siddeley sea green – blue box – reg transfers
  • 101 Armstrong Siddeley green / black roof – blue box – (early big wheels) (early black base)
  • 101 Armstrong Siddeley grey / blue roof – blue box – v. rare colour
  • 102 Bentley Sports maroon / silver – blue box – (early big wheels) (early black base)
  • 103 Rolls Royce pale metallic green / silver – blue box – (early big wheels) (early black base)
  • 103 Rolls Royce light metallic blue / dark metallic blue – blue box – rare colour
  • 104 MGA Sports yellow – blue box – rare colour
  • 104 MGA Sports metallic greeny blue – blue box – v. rare colour(early big wheels)
  • 104 MGA Sports pale blue – blue box with picture – open axles
  • 105 Austin Healey pale blue – blue box with picture – rare box open axles
  • 105 Austin Healey red – blue box – (early big wheels) (early black base) (large windscreen)
  • 105 / 1 Austin Healey red / cream – blue box – v. rare colour (early big wheels) (large windscreen)
  • 105 / 1 Austin Healey metallic blue / cream – blue box – v. rare colour (early big wheels) (large windscreen)
  • 106A / 1 Austin Prime Mover / Flat Float With Sides orange – blue box
  • 106A / 1C Austin / Flat Float With Sides / White Crate Load red – blue box – v. v. rare colour
  • 106A / 1C Austin / Flat Float With Sides / Black Crate Load blue – blue box – v. rare colour
  • 106A / 0C Austin With Flat Float With “MGA” In Crate Box dark blue – blue box
  • CB106 Four Wheel Trailer red light blue – blue box
  • 107 Jaguar XKSS dark green – blue box
  • 107 Jaguar XKSS metallic green – blue box with picture – rare colour
  • 107 Jaguar XKSS dark red (light blue interior) – blue box – (spun big wheels) v. v. rare colour
  • 107 Jaguar XKSS red – blue box – rare colour
  • 107 Jaguar XKSS mid blue – no box
  • 108 Triumph TR3a green – blue box with picture
  • 108 Triumph TR3a cream (brown interior) – blue box – (early big wheels) (early black base)
  • 108 Triumph TR3a metallic blue – blue box – rare colour
  • 109 / 2 ERF 68g Flat Float maroon – blue box – rare colour
  • 109 / ? ERF Flat Float With Log Load light turquoise – blue box – loose float? pre-production
  • 109 / 2 P ERF Flat Float With Timber Load dark yellow – blue box – v. rare colour
  • 109 / 3 ERF Flat Float With Sides (Metal Diesel Tank) dark yellow – blue box – v. rare colour
  • 109 / 3 ERF Flat Float With Sides (Plastic Diesel Tank) light yellow / black roof – blue box – later plastic tank
  • 109 / 3 B ERF Flat Float With Sides and Barrel Load turquoise – blue box
  • 110 / 2 AEC Flat Float maroon – blue box – v. rare colour
  • 110 / 2 AEC Flat Float maroon / black – blue box
  • 110 / 2 B AEC Flat Float With Brick Load / London Brick Company red – blue box
  • 110 / 3 AEC Flat. Float With Sides / British Road Services orangey-red – blue box
  • 110 / 3 D AEC Flat. Float With Sides & Barrel Load British Road Services red / black – blue box
  • 110 / 3 D AEC Flat. Float With Sides Barrel Load yellow – blue box
  • 110 / 4 AEC Shell / BP Tanker green / red – blue box
  • 110 / 4 AEC Shell / BP Tanker yellow / white – blue box – rare
  • 111A / 1 Ford Thames Flat Float / Sides strawberry / cream – blue box – v. rare colour
  • 111A / 1 Ford Thames Flat Float / Sides “British Railways maroon / cream / silver trailer bed – blue box – early version
  • 111A / 1 Ford Thames Flat Float / Sides “British Railways” maroon / cream / trailer bed – blue box
  • 111A / 1S Ford Thames Flat Float / Sides & Sack Load pale blue – blue box
  • 111A / 1S Ford Thames Flat Float / Sides & Sack Load emerald green – blue box – v. rare colour
  • 111A / 1T Ford Thames Flat Float & Log Load orange – blue box
  • 111A / 30G Ford Thames Flat. Float & Portable Garage Load orange red / black pbox – rare
  • 111A / 30G Ford Thames Flat. Float & Garage Load light blue blue pbox rare box
  • 112 Jenson 541 red – blue box
  • 112 Jenson 541 yellow / black – blue box
  • 113 Aston Martin DB3 dark met green – blue box
  • 113 Aston Martin DB3 mauve – blue box
  • 114 Jaguar Mk1 dark blue – blue box – rare colour
  • 114 Jaguar Mk1 light blue – blue box – (early big wheels)
  • 115 Bristol 406 metallic blue – blue box – open axles
  • 115 Bristol 406 light green – blue box – flexomatic suspension
  • 116 Caterpillar D9 deep yellow / silver – blue box
  • 116 Caterpillar D9 deep yellow / yellow blade - no transfers – blue box – pre-production fresh side rivets
  • 117 Jones Mobile Crane red / black / cream – blue box – without "Jones " on crane
  • 117 Jones Mobile Crane red / grey / cream – blue box – Jones on crane
  • 118 BMW Isetta bright green – blue box
  • 118 BMW Isetta pale yellow – blue box
  • 118 BMW Isetta dark blue – blue box
  • 118 BMW Isetta deep red – blue box
  • 118 BMW Isetta orangey red – blue box
  • 118 BMW Isetta turquoise – blue box
  • 118 BMW Isetta lilac – blue box – with unused transfers
  • 119 Meadows Frísky Sport light blue / cream – blue box
  • 190 Meadows Frisky Sport dark blue / grey – blue box
  • 119 Meadows Frísky Sport mid blue / black – blue box with picture – v. rare box
  • 120 Fiat Multipla lemon – blue box with picture
  • 120 Fiat Multipla light / dark blue – blue box – rare colour, open axles
  • 120 Fiat Multipla maroon – blue box – (early black base) open axles, rare
  • 120 Fiat Multipla pink – no box – open axles
  • 122 United Milk Float red / white – blue box
  • 123 Goggomobil gold – blue box with picture
  • 123 Goggomobil yellow – blue box
  • 123 Goggomobil red / black roof – blue box with picture
  • 135 Sailing Dinghy dark blue / white – blue box
  • L136 Sailing Dinghy brown / white – plas.bag
  • 137 Massey Harris Tractor red / grey – blue box
  • 137 Massey Harris Tractor red / grey with red mudguards – rough box – v. v. v. rare colour
  • 145 AEC Routemaster Bus red – blue box – metal radiator
  • 145 AEC Routemaster Bus red – blue box – decal radiator
  • 154 Austin A40 grey / turquoise roof – blue box with picture – seat shelf
  • 154 Austin A40 cream – blue box – no seat shelf open axles
  • 154 Austin A40 cream / red roof
  • 154 Austin A40 pinky-cream / black roof – weird factory paint error!
  • 154 Austin A40 "Maggi Soups " Promotional red with yellow writing, "Maggi " – promotional box in red / yellow – v. v. rare box
  • 155 Austin Taxi black – blue box – Flexomatic suspension 1 piece seats
  • 155 Austin Taxi black – blue box – open axles, 1 piece seats
  • 155 Austin Taxi black – blue box – open axles, 3 piece blue seats
  • 155 Austin Taxi dark red – blue box – open axles, 3 piece seats, v. v. rare colour
  • 156 Mulliner Coach dark metallic blue body, silver top & red sideflash – blue box – Tri-ang transfer
  • 156 Mulliner Coach yellow body, cream top & red sideflash – blue box – Tri-ang transfer rare colour
  • US Mulliner Coach dark metallic blue body, silver top & no sideflash – no Tri-ang transfer pre-production
  • 157 Rover 3 Litre yellow – blue box
  • 157SL Rover 3 Litre beige – blue box with picture – lights
  • 157SL Rover 3 Litre white red / black pb lights
  • 157SL Rover 3 Litre Police black / maroon roof sign – lights pre-production
  • 158A / 2 Bedford Articulated Tanker turquoise cab / red tank – blue box
  • 158A / 2 Bedford Articulated Tanker green cab / red tank – blue box – rare green cab
  • 158A / 2 Bedford Articulated Tanker yellow / white – blue box – rarer colours
  • 161 Land Rover LWB pale green / white – blue box – v. rare colour
  • 161 Land Rover LWB "duck-egg " blue / white – blue box – v. rare colour
  • 161 Land Rover LWB bronze green (dark) – blue box with picture – v. v. rare colour & pbox
  • 161 Land Rover LWB gold plated
  • 165 Vauxhall PA grey – blue box – wraparound front bumpers
  • 166 Renault Floride pale yellow – blue box
  • 166 Renault Floride orange – window box with black surround – v. rare colour
  • 183 Humber Estate white / blue roof – blue box with picture – rackluggage with mirrors
  • 183 Humber Estate gold – blue box with picture – rackluggage with mirrors
  • 184 Austin A60 red – blue box with picture – rack & skis / poles
  • 184 Austin A60 bright green – blue box with picture – rack & skis / poles
  • 184 Austin A60 light blue, cream sidestripe! – blue box with picture – rack & skis / poles v. rare
  • 185 Fiat 500 red – blue box
  • 185 Fiat 500 pale grey with red stripes and no. 5 – blue box with picture – factory trial … from employee! hlamp missing
  • 185 Fiat 500 white – blue box
  • 191 Sunbeam Convertible white – blue box with picture
  • 191 Sunbeam Hardtop yellow / black roof – blue box
  • 193 NSU Prinz red – window box with black surround
  • 193 NSU Prinz white – blue box with picture
  • 195 Volkswagen Rallye metallic red – blue box with picture – box rough
  • 195 Volkswagen Rallye orange / red – blue box with picture – no numbers
  • 195 Volkswagen Rallye light blue – blue box with picture – front number plate on bumpers, mint box
  • 207 Wadham Ambulance cream – blue box – stretcher
  • 207 Wadham Ambulance white + red crosses on sides / rear doors – blue box – rarer colour stretcher
  • 207 Wadham Ambulance white + red crosses only on rear doors – box torn – v. rare crosses, stretcher
  • 210 Unissued Morris Mini Van Box In Perfect Condition! (No Car) Unique? – probable third van shown on picture card?
  • 210 / 1 Morris Mini Van Royal Mail red – blue box
  • 210 / 1 Morris Mini Van Royal Mail red – blue box with picture
  • 210 / 2 Morris Mini Van Po Telephones dark green – blue box
  • 210 / 2 Morris Mini Van Po Telephones dark green – blue box with picture
  • 211 Austin Seven Mini dark blue – blue box
  • 211 Austin Seven Mini pale yellow – blue box with picture – rare colour, yellow base
  • 211 Austin Seven Mini red – blue box with picture – red base
  • 211 Austin Seven Mini grey – blue box with picture
  • 211 Austin Seven Mini bright green – blue box with picture
  • 211 Austin Seven Mini mid blue – no box
  • 212 Vauxhall PA + Trailer Dinghy white / red boat – blue window box – blue interior v. rare
  • 212 / 1 Sunbeam Alpine + Trailer Dinghy deep pink / blue boat – blue window box – v. v. rare toy "sunbeam " printed on box end flap
  • 213 Ford Anglia light blue / grey roof – blue box – v. rare colour
  • 213 Ford Anglia light blue / dark blue roof – blue box – v. rare colour
  • 213 Ford Anglia green – blue box with picture
  • 213 Ford Anglia pink – window box with black surround – v. rare box
  • 213 Ford Anglia cream / red roof – no box
  • 215 Daimler Dart bright yellow – blue box
  • 215 Daimler Dart maroon – blue box with picture
  • 216 Volvo 122S Amazon yellow – blue box with picture
  • 217 Jaguar XK 'E' dark green – blue box with picture
  • 217 Jaguar XK 'E' red – window box with black surround – rare box
  • 217 Jaguar XK 'E' yellow with race numbers (18) – no box – promo for "807 pit-stop set"?
  • 218 Jaguar Mk10 gold – blue box with picture
  • 219 Austin Healey Sprite red (no driver) – window box with black surround – no driver = v. rare
  • 219 Austin Healey Sprite pale beige – window box with black surround
  • 229 Lambretta Scooter blue / red covers – blue box with picture – black seats
  • 229 Lambretta Scooter grey / red covers – blue box with picture – v. v. rare colour black seats
  • 229 Lambretta Scooter blue / white covers – blue box with picture – black seats
  • 229 Lambretta Scooter blue / red covers – blue box with picture – white seats
  • 256 Jaguar Mk1 Police black police on boot – blue box with picture – roof signs / aerial
  • 256 Jaguar Mk1 Police white – blue box with picture – roof signs / aerial
  • 258 Land Rover "RAC " blue – red / black pb
  • 259 Ford Classic Capri grey – blue box with picture
  • 260 Royal Rolls Royce royal maroon with highlights – plastic box – palace picture & card cover
  • 261 Volvo P1800 dark red – window box with black surround – opening bonnet
  • 261 Volvo P1800 beige – blue box with picture – opening bonnet and boot / tyre
  • 262 Morris 1100 dark red – blue box with picture
  • 262 Morris 1100 dark blue – window box with black surround
  • 263 Bentley Supercharged bright green – blue window box – no.27
  • 263 Bentley Supercharged bright green (chrome wheels) – blue window box – no.15 (v. rare wheels)
  • 264 Tourist Caravan mid blue – blue window box
  • 265 Tonibell Ice Cream Van turquoise – blue window box
  • 266 Morris Cowley Bullnose red – window box with black surround
  • 267 MG 1100 beige / cream – window box with black surround
  • 267 MG 1100 beige / cream – blue window box – rarer box
  • 269 Ford Zephyr / Caravan red / pale yellow caravan – window box with black surround – rare toy
  • 270 Ford Zephyr 6 cream – window box with black surround
  • 270 Ford Zephyr 6 fawn / cream – blue box with picture – rare box
  • 271 Express Milk Float dark blue – blue box
  • 273 Commer Money Box dark green – window box with black surround
  • 274 Morris 1100 / Canoe red – window box with black surround
  • 276 Jaguar "S " Type metallic green – window box with black surround – rare colour
  • 278 Mercedes metallic red – window box with black surround
  • 278 Mercedes metallic blue – no box – chassis holes?
  • 279 MG PB 1935 red – window box with black surround
  • 280 Vauxhall PB cream / red – window box with black surround
  • 281 MG Midget Mk2 red – window box with black surround
  • 286 Austin 1800 dark blue – window box with black surround
  • 287 Hillman Minx pale green – window box with black surround – rack / luggage
  • 287 Hillman Minx red – window box with black surround – no rack
  • 289 Morris 1000 light blue – window box with black surround
  • 289 Morris 1000 metallic green – window box with black surround
  • 289 Morris 1000 red – window box with black surround – rare / early bonnet casting
  • 306 Humber Estate red – window box with black surround – rack / luggage mirrors
  • 306 Humber Estate gold – window box with black surround – rack / luggage no mirrors
  • 307 Volkwagen Beetle metallic blue – window box with black surround – rare toy
  • 307 Volkwagen Beetle metallic red – window box with black surround – rarer colour
  • 308 Land Rover / Trailer dark green / dark green – window box with black surround
  • 309 Ford Zephyr Police white – window box with black surround – "Z Cars " box
  • 315 Commer Window Cleaner's Van light blue – window box with black surround
  • 316 Land Rover Fire Dept. red – window box with black surround
  • 401 Volkswagen Variant light blue, chrome roof-rack – window box with black surround – chrome roof with red skis and poles, v. v. rare toy
  • 402 Land Rover Crash Truck orange – window box with black surround
  • 404 Morris Mini Van yellow / with ladder – window box with black surround – rare toy
  • 404 / 1 Morris Mini Van yellow shell – window box with black surround – Shell adverts on sides, v. v. rare toy
  • 404 / 1 Morris Mini Van yellow shell – window box with black surround – Shell adverts on sides and rear doors, v. v. rare toy
  • 405 Vauxhall PB "BEA " Aircrew mid-green – window box with black surround
  • 406 Hillman Minx + Trailer Dinghy pale green / red boat – window box with black surround
  • 410 Austin 1800 / Rowboat fawn – window box with black surround
  • 415 Land Rover RAF dark blue – window box with black surround
  • 417 Military Field Kitchen dark green – window box with black surround
  • 419 Land Rover With Trailer / Rocket Launcher dark green – window box with black surround – rockets with metal tips
  • 420 Ford Zephyr Police white – window box with black surround – "POLICE" on doors, unrecorded toy, "420" on box ends
  • ??? Land Rover Pickup bright white - no box – promo model for "Tioxide Electro Deposition", little chipped

"Windowed" box sets

  • 701 His/Hers/Juniors, Vauxhall Pb, Mg1100, Healey Sprite cream / red, blue / white, red – window box with black surround – no driver, in sprite, v.v. rare set
  • 702 Ford Zephyr, Morris 1100/Canoe, Austin 1800, Dinghy red, light blue / red, dark blue, grey – window box with black surround
  • ??? Jaguar XK "E", Volvo 1800, Volkswagen Rallye, Hillman Minx dark green, red, beige, pale green – window box with black surround – no number on box
  • 703 Jaguar S Type, Vauxhall Cresta PB, Ford Zephyr, Morris 1100 / Canoe gold, cream / red, pale green, light blue / red and blue – window box with black surround
  • 703 Ford Zephyr, Morris 1100 / Canoe, Humber Super Snipe, Dinghy And Trailer dark red, light blue, light blue, yellow / dark blue and white – window box with black surround – 703 in biro-pen

"Tommy Spot" Sets (with panoramic view):

  • 801 "Home" – Hillman, Ford Zephyr – window box with black surround
  • 802 "Cops 'n' Robbers" – Jaguar S Type, Mercedes – window box with black surround
  • 803 "Service" – Austin 1800, Austin Healey Sprite MkIII – window box with black surround
  • 804 "Sailing" – Vauxhall Cresta PB, Dinghy – window box with black surround
  • 805 "Fire" – Landrover, Pump – window box with black surround
  • 806 "Royal Occasion" – Royal Rolls Royce – window box with black surround
  • 807 "Pit Stop" – Jaguar S Type, Mercedes – window box with black surround

"Spot-On" Sets

  • SPORTS CAR Triumph TR3, Jaguar XKSS, Austin Healey, MGA Sports light blue, pink, light yellow, red box – (spun big wheels)
  • 0 Austin Prime Mover, Flat Float With Sides, Ford Zodiac, Rolls Royce, MGA Sports, Aston Martin light blue, lilac, metallic blue/silver, green – box – (early black base)
  • A Bentley Sports, Triumph TR3, Jaguar Mk1, BMW Isetta, Austin A40 metallic blue/silver, lilac, pink, mid blue, bright green – box
  • PS5 "Pocket": Meadows Frisky Sport, BMW Isetta, Goggomobil blue/grey, beige, green – window box with black surround
  • PS6 "Miniature Set": Fiat 500, Goggomobil, Austin Mini, Minivan Royal Mail beige, red, white, red – window box with black surround
  • PS8 "Shell Pump": RAC Land Rover, Volvo 122S, Sunbeam Alpine, Rover 3 Litre, Ford Anglia blue, light blue, red, beige, greeny blue – window box with black surround – Shell pumps etc.

Spot-On Accessories

  • - Pillar Box red / black
  • 257 Portable Garage cream red / black – pbox
  • - Road Signs Presentation Set – box – 18 signs
  • R129 Slow Road/Ahead Signals – box
  • - Road Signs Set – plastic bag 8 signs
  • - 10× Road Signs, Various – wrapped in cellophane – box
  • L205 GPO Pillar Boxes ×6 red / black – box
  • L172A Shell Petrol Pumps Set red / yellow – photo on box
  • 172B BP Petrol Pumps Set green / yellow – photo on box
  • - BP Petrol Pumps Set – no box
  • - Police Box blue – no box
  • - Telephone ×2 red – no boxes
  • L121 Traffic Lights black – no box
  • L208/B Road Construction Set – box
  • - Road Workmen Set – no box
  • L162 B BP Filling Station red / yellow (Shell) – picture box
  • L147 6× Shell Forecourt Lamp Standards grey – box
  • L148 6× Shell Petrol Pumps red / yellow – box – not at all mint
  • L149 6× Oil Rack Dispensers white / red – box
  • L163 6× BP Petrol Pumps white / yellow / green – box

Spot-On Extras

  • Dealers' Cardboard Display Three-Tiered Garage (grey With Tri-Ang Spot-On logo) "The only complete highways system" – mint
  • Shopkeeper's Glass Sales Cabinet
  • "Spot-On" Counter/Desk Advertising Plaque – (about 6")
  • 1959 leaflet
  • Catalogues 1 to 7
  • Club Picture Catalogue dark blue – plastic wallet-style
  • Club Picture Catalogue pale blue – plastic wallet-style
  • Club Badge – first type
  • Club Badge – second type (with better fastener)

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