User login

Club News

 

New Comments

-676 Engin Blindé Daimler (1972)

2 hours 7 min ago

--47y Robot (Two Face - Back to back) (1948-48)

1 day 18 hours ago

Trade Boxes

3 days 2 hours ago

--47y Robot (Two Face - Back to back) (1948-48)

3 days 13 hours ago

New arrivals

5 days 19 hours ago

New arrivals

5 days 19 hours ago

New arrivals

5 days 20 hours ago

-577 Berliet GAK bétaillère (1965-71)

6 days 18 hours ago

New arrivals

1 week 2 days ago

New arrivals

1 week 2 days ago

New arrivals

1 week 2 days ago

-449 Johnston Road Sweeper (1977-80)

1 week 4 days ago

-512, 912 and 432 Guy Flat Truck (1947-57)

1 week 5 days ago

-511, 911 and 431 Guy 4 ton Lorry (1947-58)

1 week 5 days ago

-162 Ford Zephyr Saloon (1956-60)

1 week 5 days ago

-674 Austin Champ (1954-71)

1 week 6 days ago

New arrivals

1 week 6 days ago

-295 Atlas Kenebrake Bus (1960-65)

2 weeks 9 hours ago

-295 Atlas Kenebrake Bus (1960-65)

2 weeks 10 hours ago

-295 Atlas Kenebrake Bus (1960-65)

2 weeks 10 hours ago

-504 and 941 Foden 14-Ton Tanker 'Mobilgas' (1953-56)

2 weeks 11 hours ago

New arrivals

2 weeks 1 day ago

-105 Triumph TR2 Touring Finish (1957-60)

2 weeks 1 day ago

-504 and 941 Foden 14-Ton Tanker 'Mobilgas' (1953-56)

2 weeks 3 days ago

-504 and 941 Foden 14-Ton Tanker 'Mobilgas' (1953-56)

2 weeks 3 days ago

-105 Triumph TR2 Touring Finish (1957-60)

2 weeks 5 days ago

-674 Austin Champ (1954-71)

3 weeks 1 day ago

-626 Military Ambulance (1956-65)

3 weeks 1 day ago

David Cooke

3 weeks 2 days ago

New arrivals

3 weeks 2 days ago

Talkmodeltoys

3 weeks 3 days ago

--39d Buick Viceroy Saloon (1939-50)

3 weeks 3 days ago

-105 Triumph TR2 Touring Finish (1957-60)

3 weeks 4 days ago

Talkmodeltoys

3 weeks 4 days ago

-887 Muir-Hill basculeur automoteur [Muir-Hill Dumper Truck] (French assembly, 1959-1961)

3 weeks 5 days ago

Visitors

  • Total Visitors: 1651475
  • Registered Users: 265
  • Published Nodes: 1551
  • Since: 04/06/2021 - 17:45
6 posts / 0 new
Last post

Chris1
Offline
AustraliaDTCA Member

-735 Gloster Javelin Delta Wing Fighter (1956-1966)

This Gloster Javelin arrived today - not a particularly difficult item to find in good, boxed, condition. Perhaps more interesting are the 2 Indian Nicky toys of the same model, both in really good condition, though the boxes are a little worn.

One of the Nicky toys is silver and the other a light gray. The light gray version has small black wheels with fine ribbing while the silver version has silver wheels which are the same size as the Dinky version. Compared with some Nicky toys they are very well made and it is difficult to see any differences between them and the Dinky version, apart from the colour and the angle of the markings on the tail. I have also just noticed that the 2 main wheels on the silver version are on the outside of the wheel stands instead of the inside. 

I have never seen these before so was very please to be able to acquire them.

Chris.

Jan Oldenhuis's picture
Jan Oldenhuis
Offline
DTCA MemberNetherlands

I don't have these models, but what struck me when reading your contribution: Although most Nicky Toys do not look so good, these aircraft models look good anyway. The Nicky boxes, like the Dinky Toys box, show a camouflaged model. It is a pity that Nicky Toys did not camouflage them, like the DT model.

Jan Oldenhuis

hoort's picture
hoort
Offline
DTCA MemberNetherlands

Hello Jan,

Before the brand name Nicky Toys was introduced, the Dinky Toys brand name was used under license by S. Kumar Ltd. in Calcutta. I have a camouflaged Indian made Gloster Javelin. The camouflage is grey/black in stead of the grey/green used on the British made model.

Kind regards,

Rob

Jan Oldenhuis's picture
Jan Oldenhuis
Offline
DTCA MemberNetherlands

Hello Rob.

You have a very nice acquisition with this Indian made example in grey/black camouflage. I think it is a very scarce variation. I even didn't see it at Vectis. Definitely a very nice addition.

Kind regards, Jan O.

janwerner's picture
janwerner
Offline
DTCA MemberNetherlands

Nice additions, Chris! The Nicky Toys are not bad at all, the wheels seem to be even more firmly - albeit in a cruder way - fixed than for the Dinky. And even the positioning of the tail decals for the Dinky isn't fully correct, as the photo added of the real one may demonstrate. 

Nice opportunity to post the b/w publicity picture of this model. It was used by the Dutch agent for Dinky Toys. I have some admiration for the manual detailing of artwork like this - see detail added. Kind regards, Jan  

P.S.: for an optimal listing arrangement the header for this thread should preferably read like this (preceded by one dash without subsequent space for a 3 digit reference number): 

-735 Gloster Javelin Delta Wing Fighter (1955-1966)

 

janwerner's picture
janwerner
Offline
DTCA MemberNetherlands

Dinky Rhymes (from Meccano Magazine of January 1960).