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British Railway inspired Dinky Toys Code 3.

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One of the themes I first collected when I became interested in diecast was that of British Railway liveried vehicles. It wasn’t a widely covered series and when I couldn’t find any more to buy, my first steps in Code … Continue reading

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Dinky Toys Land Rover, Pullmore & 989 Code 3 Transporters

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One of the more popular Code 3 conversion’s I’ve made is for the Land Rover transporter. I started off with a 989 set that was in need of restoration, and a picture I found on a greeting’s card which bore … Continue reading

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Dinky Toys Bedford ‘Pallet’ Jekta Van

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Possibly one of the most innovative models produced by Dinky was the Bedford Pallet Jekta Van, based as can be seen from the picture above on it’s own company trucks. These lorry’s had a moving floor within to enable the … Continue reading

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Dinky, Mersey Tunnel Land Rover Code 3’s

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One of my favorite Dinky models to code 3 is the Mersey Tunnel Land Rover. It is a simple ‘all in one’  short wheelbase casting with some nice detailing, and can generally be picked up at toy fair’s in playworn … Continue reading

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Dinky 438, Ford D800 Tipper Truck.

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Dinky Toy No 438, Ford D800 Tipper Truck. This model was produced in a variety of colours, and there was also a Snow Plough front added as a ‘delux’ version. This diecast model was produced between 1970 and 1976.

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Dinky Toy 731, SEPCAT Jaguar.

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Dinky Toy No 731, SEPCAT Jaguar. This was part of a range of modern RAF fighter aircraft produced by Dinky in the seventies. This model featured retractable undercarriage, and a push release ejector seat with a small orange plastic pilot. … Continue reading

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Dinky Toy 680, Ferret Armoured Car.

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Dinky Toy No 680, Ferret Armoured Car. One of the simpler models produced by Dinky in the 1970’s. No working features as such, and was available in either Olive Green or Khaki. This model was produced between 1972 and 1977.

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