ABC Magazine

ABC is a fortnightly magazine published in the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) since the 1950s. It is aimed at young people, and each issue contains a number of short articles on scientific and technological subjects. There are also usually two or three paper models of varying complexity and widely varying subjects, though my impression (perhaps false) is that the number and complexity has been declining in recent years.

A very important figure in the history of ABC magazine has been the architect and model designer Richard Vyškovský, who has contributed a huge number of models over the years. In 2007 ABC published a book of 35 models by Vyškovský, to celebrate its 50th anniversary - Zlatá Kniha Vystřihovánek (The Golden Book of Paper Models). One of these was a K-type London bus.

More recently, I have obtained a selection of other ABC models extracted from the magazine, including several old cars of which I have constructed three.

Group 5 K-Type Bus

Group 4 Laurin & Klement Typ E Mercedes Simplex Rolls Royce 1912