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Dinky Toys photography specials (cont...)

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Al.....many thanks again for all the recent improvements....we do appreciate all that you have done are continuing to work; the site is much improved already compared to when it first opened. And Jan, I wholeheartedly agree......this is what we have and we all need to get onboard as their is no alternative, and I am not yet ready to retire from posting with like-minded Dinky friends.
Regards, Terry

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Thanks for the kind words, Terry.

What happened was that I heard from John that he was having trouble adding content to the site because of the state of the installation.  Plus the planned migration wasn't happening and there didn't seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel.  

As you probably know, I'm just a dtca member, but I have some experience in this field, so I contacted DaveK in the middle of last month, to see if I could help out and together with Justin and Gary from Tucker, we've managed to get the key ambitions realised. 

Going forward, there will need to be some more tweaks to iron out the remaining wrinkles.  It's great to have some feedback pointers and hope the site experience is enjoyable for everyone.

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Hello Terry, Al and all others,

Nice you enjoy the new site and I hope many others will do. After some initial troubles we now can add comment and pictures as before at the Forum. This thanks to the huge work of Dave and Al.

Improvements are always possible but we just need a nice Forum were we can post what we think is of value for other collectors. Despite some critics from a well known user, I am pleased with the new site and will continue providing information. I am not a IT expert, just collector of pre war Dinky toys and this is what I enjoy. Anyone who has questions on pre war Dinky Toys can always contact me!

John Beugels.

 

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Al--On the old site, we had a forum or topic for "Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes", or something similar.  It was not separated into French or English....just one forum for posting images and descriptions of Dinky Toys and their real world counterparts.  I do not see a forum or topic for this, unless I am missing it.  If not, we need to recreate it and have it available, as it is an important and interesting feature.

       Regards,  Terry

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Hi Terry, you'll probably mean the 'Where it came from' thread, which is included in the folder 'Dinky Toys General Discussions'. I just noticed that many of your photobucket pictures seem to have dropped out.

By the way, 'Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes' is a thread in the Planet Diecast Forum, a thread which I happen to have initiated many years ago - the reason why I know what you mean.

Kind regards, Jan

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Jan--Thanks....I found that, and you are right, I was looking under the wrong topic...the one I remembered was from Planet Diecast!  Also, I did notice that many of my earlier photos from Photobucket have dropped out.  I was wondering if there is any way to delete the message shown by Photobucket about the image being moved, etc., and replacing it with a newer one, not from Photobucket.  It would not allow me to delete or cut the old image or message from Photobucket.  It would seem to be nice to be able to delete or change an image if you are in the edit mode...........Jan or Al, do you have any ideas on how to do this?

       Regards, Terry

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Old forum postings are editable by their original authors.  Terry, if you want to delete photobucket placecard images, edit a relevant post, click the image and backspace it away.  You can add new images inside the text editor itself, using the Image icon from the editor menu (second row, second icon) - or use the multi-image uploader panel just below the text editor window.  

Incidentally, if you click on Manage Content from the User Menu (the thing where you logged in), you will see a list of all the forum topics that you have posted.

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Three pictures not initially meant to be 'photo specials' but just quick snap shots of proof layouts for the Namac exhibition. Still, odd enough to show them here in my opinion:

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Al---Thanks again for your very prompt reply; I want to go back and try to re-post those missing photos from some of those threads.
Regards, Terry

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Al---Thanks again for your instructions on deleting images.....it worked just great, and I was able to go back and fix some of my old postings that had dropped images from Photobucket.
And Jan, thank you for bringing to my attention those older posts, with missing images. I went back in today and re-posted photos that were appropriate, so I think they are properly restored now.
Regards, Terry

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23D AUTO UNION RACING CAR / LARGE CLOSED RACING CAR (1936-1950)

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As soon as the last quarter of the year has come I start selecting nice pictures and photographs for my private Dinky Toys calendar for the next year. So I started gathering images from my files last week and - using the omnipresent software for making albums, cards, calendars etc. - I composed my new private calendar for the year to come, 2016. I got a surprisingly quick message that the copies I ordered were waiting for me and they arrived this afternoon. It is always exciting to see how the results from the computer screen have materialized on paper, and I must say that I am not disappointed. I made some quick photos and thought you might like them to be shared with you. In fact they are photos from photos, so this extra step introduces some noise in the quality of the pictures. All about 'the making of' my annual private calendar in an article published by Model Collector, the January issue of this year, 2015, pp 48-53. Enjoy and kind regards, Jan

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Always lovely images Jan....very nicely done; I can only imagine how nice the actual calendar must be.
Regards, Terry

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FIRE ENGINE ART

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Jan---A most striking effect.....not your ordinary photo, but something special!
Regards, Terry

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That is fascinating Jan - well done

Dave

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Dog cakes are not everyone's favourites!

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New additions, new photo favourites ...

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A photography special celebrating the latest major acquisition

505 FODEN FLAT TRUCK WITH CHAINS

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1 STATION STAFF

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This one deserves a place in the photography specials corner in my opinion. Done with my new camera, and I am quite happy with the result:

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MECCANO MAGAZINE LIVE

January 1954 issue

(photo by Dave Busfield 23 November 2008)

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What a superb photograph!

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Mark

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I happened to come across this MM advertisement/toyman story, and remembered that this scene was one of the many photos that Dave took while staying with me in November 2008. They were made for the composition of the DTCA Dinky Toys 75th anniversary calendar that Dave and I produced. Over 150 photos were taken, but unfortunately there are only 12 months in a year ... Kind regards, Jan 

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What a wonderful earlier and later photograph of the same scene. That turned out so nice, and makes a nice black & white vs color comparison....
Best regards, Terry

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NOT A DINKY GARAGE, BUT A NICE ONE TOO

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Because I simply love this photograph ...

(and the model, no. 34a Royal Air Mail Service Car, of course).

Anyone else willing to post and share some special Dinky pictures? It's so lonely here ...

Kind regards, Jan 

 

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Such a lovely photo Jan, and of course, it helps when you have such an interesting, unusual, and iconic model to work with. I always wanted one of these, and you scored a very nice one. Thanks again for posting a classic photo!
Best regards, Terry

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Greetings from the Southern Hemisphere!

I have just spent an interesting 30 minutes or so, reading through the 569 Posts and 19 pages that comprise this Topic to enure that I was not repeating myself by downloading the image below.

Terry - While going through each page, I was absolutely shattered to see that about 32 of your Posts have lost the images that you spent considerable time downloading, resizing, etc, as the notice where the photographs once occupied contains a message from "photobucket".  Crikey if that were me, I would be ditching that mob like the plague!  Reading subsequent comments from others in addition to the occasional comment you made on each Post, it is a terrible shame that all has now been lost and I and others only have something of which we have no idea what your Post was all about.  And of course, it is most lilkely that you also have no idea what each blank image once contained, otherwise what a job for you on a rainy afternoon, night, and day for you to reconstruct all those Posts!

Anyway, here is that image I wrote about earlier and I think parts of the slide have been used in other Topics.  I have severely cropped the slide as 50% of it was grass! The slide was not taken using artificial light, nor was a tripod used, and the camera was not one of those latest super-duper wonders of modern technology, nor was it taken in an environment where everyone seems to gladly "tolerate" one's hobby, nor was it taken to ensure that the image is perfect or as close to perfection as one could get.  But, and this would most likely be a very big BUT, it was taken 60 years ago, approaching 61 years, when most photographers used black and white Ilford or Kodak film as colour photography, in the main, slides from Kodachrome, Anscochrome, Perutz and Agfacolor was out of the question as slide film was frightfully expensive. Not only was the film the only deep expense, but one had to invest in a slide projector to view the images!

My father, being a wonderful person who loved his photography, allowed his youngest son to use his "priceless" Voigtlander Vito B to take one, just one colour slide of some of my Dinky Toys, and the following was the result - not the best, but in my view, priceless. How many others have a colour image of their Dinky Toys when they were still playing with them? 

I have tried to date when I photographed some of my Dinky Toys and have arrived at the summer of 1956, which for us down here was December to January. The toys are not casting a long shadow, so the sun was almost overhead, (around 21 December) and of all the Dinky Toys visible, the 157 Jaguar XK120 in grey and yellow was the latest acquisition. For my birthday that year which falls 5 days after Christmas, I received a salmon pink 131 Cadillac which was not included, so, the photo must have been taken between the 25th and 29th December as the Jaguar was an arrival for Christmas.

Notice the wonderfully made buildings with those nicely inscribed windows! What about that "fabulous" Shell Service Station?? The Bayko cottage seems to have had something run into it!

And, not forgetting that overloaded Guy Flat Truck (actually it was a Tailboard version but I broke the tailboard off to accommodate the Centurion!) and the Commer Fire Engine that has lost its front wheels, both toys having been written about elsewhere on this website. The airfield would not pass stringent air navigation rules these days though!

All the above, I think, makes for a very unique Dinky Toys Photography Special!

Here is that Jaguar taken a couple of years ago. Please excuse the play-wear! It was, after all, a toy. (At that time!)

If you have read this far - thank you very much! As a reward, I am downloading a larger image of the 1956 colour slide below.

Cheers

Bruce Hoy   (150)

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Bruce, re-reading your article above I realized that it is quite exceptional not only to have photos of these old days, but even more exceptional to have them produced in colour! I have some similar photos, but they are all in black and white. 

An article about my Dinky photography is to be published in Auto in Miniatuur magazine, scheduled probably end this year. For this I took decent photos of all spreads of my new private photo album yesterday. I thought you might like to see a tiny selection, below. The spreads measure 30 x 60 cm in reality. Kind regards, Jan 

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