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 3’ing started. I have moved on to other diecast collections over the years, but here are some of my favourite home revamped British Rail Dinky models.
Leyland Mini Clubman
I made this model for a Code 3 forum competition and am glad to say it won. The Clubman may not have been the most fashionable mini but it was from my era, and the model I think has some very nice detail.
British Rail Vega Coach
Being a seventies child I still have dim memories of the Rail strikes of the days, and seem to remember British Rail coaches on news reels ferrying passengers from closed stations. This was my attempt at restoring that memory, a Dinky Vega Major in British Rail seventies colours. It was one large model to restore, and to date is the only one I’ve done.
Mersey Tunnel Land Rover
One of my favorite Dinky models and one I’ve remade in many versions ( see my other article in this Code 3 section).
Guy Flatbed Lorry in GWR & British Railways Livery’s.
Various Other British Rail Code 3 Models.