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Due to the current ongoing situation, the June 2020 DTCA AGM, did not take place.  We will try to reschedule for later in the year once matters are clearer.

Production of the DTCA special edition Omnisport model has also been postponed.

 

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-975 Ruston Bucyrus Excavator (1963-67)

I have just acquired a very nice example of this excavator, but some of the (original) cords are in a tangle. Does anyone know the correct way to thread the cord for the dipper arm, or, even better, have a scan of the operating instructions that came with the toy?

I will post a photo when the re-stringing is done,

 Thanks,

 Kevin.

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Here is the model in question, repro box and tracks, but all else, including the cord, is original and in near-mint condition. Unfortunately, the re-stringing issue is not yet resolved!

Kevin.

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VARIATIONS - I have recently seen other, slightly different versions of this model. Mine has red pulleys (actually plastic lorry front hubs) at the base of the jib, but a friend has one with green pulleys, and I have seen two examples without any at all. The one that my friend owns also has additional "Ruston Bucyrus" transfers fitted at the top of the rear panel, and on the sloping panel opposite the operator's cabin. He assures me that it was bought new this way in the late 1960's. Are there any other known variations?

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Hi Kevin,

I am aware of the red and green pulleys but not of the transfer on the front pannel. It would be nice if you could provide a close up of the transfer.
                    
                                                                                        green pulleys

 

A readable copy of the stringing notice will not be easy to find as this is quite a rare model probably because of the plastic body and because the bracket at the junction of the two booms is so fragile and breaks very easily. I have a poor scan of this notice and from what I can see, here is a scketch of what you need. I hope that this can help.

                                        

I bought mine from Mike Richardson at the first Windsor swapmeet in the early 70's.

I wander if this unusual model was a promotionnal ordered by Ruston Bucyrus like several other Dinky ?

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Hello Dinky friends,

I just received a second RB excavator.

What a wonderful model.

As TheToyman wrote, the number one model in it's field!

The only difference is the colour of the string used.

I included some pictures to show how all the strings are fitted.

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Dear Kevin,

We have still not seen your friend's digger with RB transfers on the front and rear of the cab. cf. your post # 3 above. This is possibly a promotionnal issue and I would apreciate to include it in the Encyclopaedia. Other members would probably also like to see it.

Kind regards.

Jacques