Hobbyist Forums banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Administrator
Joined
·
25,945 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Industrias Galgo was located in Argentina. In the 1970s and 1980s, they made 1:43, 1:64 and 1:87 scale diecast and plastic models - rather poorly. Most were pull back friction type castings based on the Matchbox Superfast line up. Zinc pest, poor paint and poorly executed window pieces were just a few issues known to them. Their wheels sets though simple are well executed. Casting production quality did improve slightly over time.

Castings were available in both blister card and window box packages. A logo of a dog - behind the wheel - could be found on both type of offerings.

Their Scania cab based commercial vehicles are noteworthy in 1:87 scale as it was one of the first examples available of this truck. Car castings were mostly racing vehicles from GT and Rally series. Their Rally cars were often covered with large labels over their thin body design.

Diecast production is believed to have stopped in the 1990s, but Motormax has recently revived the brand name and logo to distribute their own castings in Argentina.

Galgo is thought to have been another company that had Buby make some of their castings, but no specific relationship is given.



Sourced references

https://www.hobbydb.com/subjects/galgo-brand
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,034 Posts
Thinking this is the only Galgo model left in my collection - one of the Scania Tractor Trailer units - Fargo is a brand of bread in Argentina. :) The paper labels on the plastic trailer and fairly well detailed but do not wear well especially around the edges.










 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top