Category Archives: From the workshop (Code 3)

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 984 & 985 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 Bedford ‘Jaguar’ Race Support Truck

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This is another experimental Race Track inspired model, based on a Dinky Bedford 555 Fire Engine. I bought a few of these models to turn into Race Car Transporters, however as the Commer Fire Engine conversion seemed to work better … Continue reading

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Dinky Commer Race Car Transporter.

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Having learned a lot from building my first Bedford ‘MG’ Race Car Transporter a while back (see the article on it in this ‘from the workshop section), this Commer was my second experiment in scratch building a Dinky inspired race … Continue reading

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Decal / Transfer Paper, what it is & how to use it.

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Anyone who has had chance to look through the Workshop section of this site, will by now have had an idea of what Code 3 models are about. In short they are models (usually worn out), revamped by hobbyists into … Continue reading

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