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Owing to the current ongoing situation, the DTCA 2020 AGM which had been booked for the end of June, cannot now take place.   We will have to try and reschedule for later in the year once matters are clearer.

It is anticipated that the next issue of the DTCA Journal will be posted in the first two weeks of May. 

Production of the DTCA special edition Omnisport model, mentioned in the previous journal, has been postponed.

 

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--38d and 103 Alvis Sports Tourer (1940-55)

A friend of mine recently bought this early post-war Alvis in Denmark. It is a very early post-war issue, with pre-war-style lacquered base, smooth wheels and solid steerig wheel. I should think this is quite a scarce issue - how long did production continue with the lacquered base plate? He bought it from the original owner, and it has always lived in the box shown in the picture. It is clearly not an Alvis trade box, but could it be Dinky in origin? There is no printting apart from that code printed on the base, but one flap is missing. Any further information on the car or box gratefully received!

The early version with the lacquered base is the one on the right with red seats.

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Hi Fred,
Lovely model, very early Post War I would have thought, I've got a 38b with smooth hubs, white tyres, laquered base the lot, the only things proving it isn't Pre War are the thicker axles and the fact it hasn't dropped to bits.
Christmas 1945 or thereabouts?
Chris Warr.

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This is a 38d not a 39d, can you edit your title on this please.

Thanks Dave

Fred7A
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Oops, careless typing there! Corrected now.

Does anyone have any ideas regarding the box?

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I'm pretty sure the box is home made, it doesn't look like anything Meccano would have made. They used to either use a letter followed by 4 digits or a 5 digit code sequence.

This in no way detracts from a lovely model.

Dave

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My models together.

Kind regards

Richard

ps : there is an another topic on the Alvis. Perhaps can we join both ?

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For you, Richard, as a variants collector, there are still some more to go I presume. The ones you own, however, are quite nice already!

Unfortunately, for the time being the two threads in use cannot be joined in an easy way. It is advised for future contributors to this topic, to post in the most recently and most frequently used thread. This one in this case.sad Kind regards Jan 

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The contents of the only post in the previous parallel thread, posted by Dinkycollect, has been copied, deleted and pasted below [Jan W]:

 

 

Here is the Alvis Tourer.

Terry.

Edited by: Dave.Kaun on 09/09/2015 - 05:50

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Very well jan.

Thank you for your coments.

Richard

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Jan
Just to be correct, that was my post on the Alvis, with those photos. Somehow, a few years ago, many of my posts got attributed to Dinkycollect, and I was told then there was no way to fix it......
Best regards,
Terry

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Thanks for your clarification, Terry. It must have been a kind of re-post by Jacques. Things must have got mixed up somehow in the past. Anyway, signed with your name I presume for many of us the source of this post must be evident. I hope to make these kind of smaller relocations every now and then in the future in order to 'streamline' and re-unite some scattered information about the same topic. In this case Richard drew the attention for the multiple posts. Please, do not hesitate to comment if things seem to go wrong. Kind regards, Jan 

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And now, they are three !smileysmileysmiley

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Richard

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 3+1 = 4 enlightenedenlightenedenlightened

Here under, my Alvis n°4 ! 

In fact, it's the n°1 because it is the oldest !

As I wrote in the new arrivals topic, it has a solid steering wheel, smooth hubs and the same coloured base plate as the Fred model he showed above.

Kind regards.

Richard