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 a striking similarity. It was a success and I went on to make more, pairing them up with Mersey Tunnel Land Rover’s to provide a reasonable load.
Having produced a few of these and having trouble finding further ‘donor’ models, this being a fairly valuable Dinky set in any condition, I started applying the same colour scheme to Pullmore trailers. To give the sets a little something extra, I swapped the original Bedford OB tractor unit for a Guy tractor, a cut down conversion of the regular Dinky Guy lorry. I also added Dinky Mersey Tunnel Land Rovers to this set, and a friend who is a rather good box maker worked his magic to help produce a colourful Code 3 set.