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#1 midnightprowler

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 07:12 AM

2 questions, which European countries have left hand drive, and are any of the listened plate decals in Revell's kit German?

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 07:19 AM

In Europe only England uses RHD, worldwide all British Empire countrys, and Japan



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:37 AM

In Europe only England uses RHD, worldwide all British Empire countrys, and Japan

With the exception of Canada, of course--they drive on the right side of the road up there, last I looked.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:41 AM

In Europe only England uses RHD, worldwide all British Empire countrys, and Japan

Ireland is RHD also, as is the rest of the UK (Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland).



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:01 AM

Germany then is lhd? Are any of the license decals German?

Edited by midnightprowler, 15 June 2014 - 10:01 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:04 AM

Germany then is lhd? Are any of the license decals German?

Yes, Germany is LHD.  I would assume some of the plates are German.  



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

Ireland is RHD also, as is the rest of the UK (Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland).

This shows how opinions can influence you, in my mind I rolled all of those countrys into England



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:15 AM

This shows how opinions can influence you, in my mind I rolled all of those countrys into England

 

It's not as much a matter of opinion as the fact that these are different countries :P

But yes... With the exception of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland) and Rep. of Ireland, all of Europe is LHD.

As for German license plates, I have not yet seen a RoG kit of a European car without such an option ;)

Usually they are also period correct to match the production year of the car...


Edited by PowerPlant, 15 June 2014 - 11:20 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:07 PM

Ok. Does anyone know which ones in the kit are German?

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:30 PM

This is an image of the decal sheet from the RoG '68 Beetle (found online)...

 

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There are two German plates... Old, period correct, and contemporary...

The contemporary plate is the top left plate, (LIP-C-969H)...

The old plate is the WD-EZ 60 plate to the top right of the sheet ;)

All plates are next to their international registration code stickers (oval decals with letters on them)...

Top to bottom:

 

D - Germany

F - France

GB - Great Britain

NL - Netherlands

A - Austria

I - Italy

CH  - Switzerland

S - Sweden

B - Belgium

E - Spain

IRL - Rep. of Ireland

DK - Denmark

 

All plates, apart from the new German one, are old, pre EU plates that would have been current in late 60's early 70's, and some even through the 80's and 90's... This is most obvious by lack of a blue stripe to the left of the plate, featuring international registration code letters (replacing the oval stickers), in use since early 2000's... Hope this helps some :)


Edited by PowerPlant, 15 June 2014 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:40 PM

Up through the mid 1960's Sweden was RHD also.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:43 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 03:36 PM

Red=Left

Blue=Right

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Edited by martinfan5, 15 June 2014 - 03:40 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

US Virgin Islands... oddest one yet!   They drive on the left side, but with US LHD cars.   It's a strange feeling.  And when you go into town traffic configurations like circles, always make sure you're following another car.  



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:39 PM

In sweden we DROVE on the left side of the streets until sept 3rd 1967.  However, Swedish cars (even imported ones) typically had the steering Wheel to the left all time, even during all years of DRIVING to the left!



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:53 PM

As my friend Chromecop says, all cars were left hand drive in Sweden, and have always been. There might have been some early right hand drive cars, but that was wayy back... But as far as I can remember, our cars were left hand drive. I have been to the UK, and driven a rental car, and it's kind of weird at first. Sitting on the wrong side driving, and on the wrong side of the road....

 

Oh yeah, the decal sheet is quite clever, as it has the little decal for each country, next to the corresponding license plates!


Edited by Modellpularn, 09 July 2014 - 01:57 PM.