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--27n and 301 Field Marshall Tractor (1953-66) and the process of renumbering.

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--27n and 301 Field Marshall Tractor (1953-66) and the process of renumbering.

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--27n and 301 Field Marshall Tractor (1953-66) and the process of renumbering.

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--27n and 301 Field Marshall Tractor (1953-66) and the process of renumbering.

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--24e and 524 Renault Dauphine (1957-1959)

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-276 Airport Fire Tender (1962-1970)

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--24c/24cp and 522 Citroën DS 19 (1956-19..) and 530 Citroën DS 19 berline 1963 (1964-70) and DS 23 berline 1969 (1976-78) (2)

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--34b 'Royal Mail' Van (1938-52)

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--34b 'Royal Mail' Van (1938-52)

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--24c/24cp and 522 Citroën DS 19 (1956-19..) and 530 Citroën DS 19 berline 1963 (1964-70) and DS 23 berline 1969 (1976-78) (2)

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--34b 'Royal Mail' Van (1938-52)

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--34b 'Royal Mail' Van (1938-52)

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--24c/24cp and 522 Citroën DS 19 (1956-19..) and 530 Citroën DS 19 berline 1963 (1964-70) and DS 23 berline 1969 (1976-78) (2)

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--24c/24cp and 522 Citroën DS 19 (1956-19..) and 530 Citroën DS 19 berline 1963 (1964-70) and DS 23 berline 1969 (1976-78) (2)

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--34b 'Royal Mail' Van (1938-52)

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Re : New arrivals

More new arrivals, some of which may still fit in my display ...

The ambulance is missing a headlight and a bit scruffy, but I never had an open-window version before!

 


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Another very nice haul my friend! You have found quite a few nice Dinky’s lately, and these just add to it. I love the colorful mix of those tiny Saloon Cars....nice variety there. And that Lincoln looks wonderful. That was one of the models to acquire on my list when I decided to retire from actively collecting.....so tempting! And nice you found an Ambulance with Windows. I think of all the models that Dinky made, with windows later deleted, that is the most extreme example and the one that suffered the most. Putting them side by side, there is just no comparison between the windows and non-windows versions....
Best regards,
Terry


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That is a very nice batch of new additions indeed, Jonathan! As the windows of the Ambulance is concerned: I have a very late example with open windows, as it has ridged hubs already. A closer look at the windows and the condition of the die reveals that there is quite some flash and wear of the die visible. I believe it was both a quality problem and economical problem of Meccano to tackle by switching over to closed windows where they could (blinded windows in the back were no exception for an ambulance after all). Strictly speaking a model with closed windows needed more zamac to produce, but on the other hand the maintenance of the die was less problematic. Kind regards, Jan 


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Re : New arrivals

Hallo Johnny

This is very beautiful models. I have the ambulance in Beidge. Both have the cast in windows. One has the so called "Blackend" windows. Someone once explained to me that it might have been done with a Koki (permanent marker), but I doubt is as it shown some paint loss in one of the windows. Incidently mine with the non painted windows also have a headlight missing and is well chipped. The other one has only a few marks on it.

I am also looking for the grey one with the open windows.

Well done on your aquisitions.

Dirk Bloem

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Thanks for the comments, gentlemen! My "new" ambulance does not look very gray, at least in my photos -- but parked beside my beige sample with closed windows, it is clearly a different color.

As for a sample with closed windows that have been painted black, I have never seen one before and would be among those who think it might have been done by an owner. But who knows? If there are any others of these around and they look similar, one could surmise that the factory experimented with that before abandoning it as too expensive!

 


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Re : New arrivals

Here are 3 new arrivals, all aircraft. Firstly the Dinky 708 Vickers Viscount in BEA livery. Secondly the Dinky Supertoys 998 Bristol Britannia Airliner  and thirdly the Dinky Supertoys 999 D.H.Comet. All are in excellent condition with good boxes. The Britannia has the internal packing in the box.

My only criticism of the Comet is that the engine intakes are not big enough when compared with the real thing.

Chris.


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Re : New arrivals

Hi Guys.

Very nice models you received all of you.

For my part, I slow down a little bit, because now, parking places are missing !frown

Anyway, my postwoman is so kind, that she brings me some packets with :

-airport fire engine with mat painted baseplate instead of gloss and "orange" light instead of red.

-Ford Thunderbird

-Ford GT

-Chrysler Airflow Streamlined tourer 22g. Probably repainted with a new wind-screen

-Armstrong Siddeley 24b with french baseplate. Wheels and radiator grille have been changed !

I am waiting for 4 others , but it's an another story, and will be the subject for a new message !

Kind regards.

Richard


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Very nice Airflow Tourer.....you don’t see these very often.....nice!
Best regards,
Terry


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Re : New arrivals

Hello Richard, striking to see that uncommon maroon all-metal wheel no. 24b Conduite intérieure 7 places. Is this a post-war (1948-49?) production? Kind regards, Jan 


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Hello Jan.

Yes, I suppose that it's a post-war production.

Kind regards

Richard


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Re : New arrivals

Hello Richard,

The french 24b is a interesting model. In fact it is the UK 24b Limousine, later 36a Armstrong Siddeley. Were Roulet used the  names Conduite interieur 7 places and Limousine 7 places, it is just Conduite interieur in all the Meccano catalogues and pricelists. Three varieties can be found.

1 1934-1936  Dunlop tyres, no indicator lights on french based chassis.

2  1936-1939 Dunlop tyres, indicator lights at front mudgards.

3  1940-1948 Metal wheels.

So your model is a 1940-1948 model.

Regards John.


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Re : New arrivals

Two arrivals -- oddly I never had the plain Citroen van before, only the Cibie version and the two Gervais versions. An omission rectified. Meanwhile the 512, with an (acknowledged) repro box, is almost certainly someone's restoration, complete with odd copper-look axles, but I still find it pleasant.

 


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A very nice Citroën van. The grey finish was the only colour available from Citroën. All the other colours were repaints.


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Arrived this morning, a no. 252 Refuse Wagon and a no. 29h/282 Duple Roadmaster Coach.

The Refuse Wagon is the earlier version without windows for which I have been waiting so long. I started with my brother's later example with windows and yellow/red plain box, which he bought in 1961. Then, in the 1980s he withdrew his models from my collection and I had to buy a replacement, exactly 30 years ago now. The first one I could find was an example with windows too, whereas I have always preferred the models without windows. Subsequently, some twenty yers later, my brother returned his models to add them to my collection and I suddenly had two examples with windows in my display - albeit with different boxes. So now, at last, I had the opportunity to add the old desideratum - without windows.

The green/cream export Duple Roadmaster is a variant of an example with mid-green hubs which I acquired three years ago. Not a fiercely chased item, with its cream hubs and without box, but it was so cheap that I could not let it escape. Kind regards, Jan  


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Re : New arrivals

No diecast today, but a big A3 size parcel containing my new 2019 private Dinky Toys calendar, delivered by the postman. 

Incredible how easy and quickly nowadays: pictures gathered and assembled last weekend, checked and uploaded on Monday and delivered on Wednesday! And very satisfied with the quality and service. A quick snapshot of the title page below. Kind regards, Jan 

 


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Re : New arrivals

Nice work Jan, as usual.

From my part, no work !no

Just three new arrivals :

One Rolls Royce 198 with light blue inside and two Studebaker 39f in variations of dark blue.

With this Rolls Royce, I discover that it were 3 different insides colors : red, light blue and light grey

Kind regards

Richard


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Hi my friends.

Today, these two items arrived.

I was waiting for the Studebaker with cream hubs since a very, very long time !smiley

I am also lucky, to get a "Ford laitier", complete, in box and in a very fair condition.

The first law for a collector is to be  :   p a t i e n t 

Kind regards

Richard


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