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R&L stands for Rosenhain and Lipmann of Melbourne, Australia.
The models listed here were issued in 1966 under the 'Open Road' name and used as cereal gifts in Australia, but have also been available in Sweden
(in the 'Kalaspuffar'
cereal box), Japan, France and the US. R&L also had a plant in England, it is likely the RepLicars (notice spelling)
originated there, since these are all R&L models too. Some R&L products have been available under the Aurora brand as
'Snap-A-Roos' in 1975, these sets normally contained four vehicles. R&L went
out of business around 1977 and the moulds went to Mexico. While the Australian releases were
only available in basic colors like green, blue, red, orange and yellow the Mexicans re-released these models in the wildest
colors (metallic green, purple and chromed models are known) in playsets under
the 'Diko-Rama' name. The Mexican castings suffer a bit from mould wear.
There have also been models in other series that are interesting, several models from the 'Harbour' and 'Airport' series are close to 1/87 and so are the models in the 'Oldtimers' series.
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