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Yesterday, this truck arrived just in time to allow me going shopping to the market, next village !smiley

Kind regards

Richard


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A lovely model in this bright yellow colour, hubs included, even brighter than the previous versions with their black painted hubs. Congratulations, Richard, with this addition, and kind regards, Jan


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Thank you Jan.

This morning arrived my first Guy Vixen flat truck.

If I understood well what I read on the topic, it's a "432" !

lovely colours.

Richard


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Quite some colours still to go, Richard, but this is a fine start!

For me no diecast but paper today. Incredibly quickly, only five days after finishing my editing work and uploading, my hardcopy private photobook arrived today. I don't know how to express how satisfied I am with it! It's a real beauty. It's not just the size (30 x 30 cm) that is impressive, but also the weight, almost 2 kg (1940 g exactly). And even though it's hard to evaluate the result when working onscreen, the result on paper is really fine, I must say staggering. Two quick snapshots included below, the cover (with a Foden Tanker for the relative sizes) and one spread, laying open on my room's floor (with the subject in question as a size comparison). Kind regards, Jan 


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Hi Jan.

Yes, you are right ! There are some others items to find !smiley

It's not like the Opel Kapitan, that I received this morning which has no variation made in Europe ! I don't think that I will have, some day, a south african model !crying

Your book seems mervellous ! What a work ! I suppose that you will sale some in the future. Let me know.

Kind regards

Richard

 


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Dear Jan,

Congratulations for your new book. It looks absolutely fabulous. I am sure that everybody is looking forward to some more photos.

All the best.

Jacques


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If you like I will take, say 10, better pictures of the initial pages. Kind regards, Jan 


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Jan,

That will be great.


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Last week arrived an Austin Healey with smooth tyres.

Yesterday, it was the turn  of its sister, with treaded tyres smiley

There is a little shade in the colours. (to see in the right topic)

Cheers

Richard


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I wasn't sure where to put a comment unrelated to a specific model, but I wanted to say that I am trying to go through my old posts on this sight and trying to fix images that I had previously used Photobucket. Those images are only a link now, so I am deleting that link & attempting to re-post the same images directly from my image file.


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Terry, your image restoration project is obviously in full progress, good to see!

A new addition to my collection is the yellow version of the no. 33C/579 Simca Cargo miroitier Saint-Gobain. A wonderful example of this slightly less common colour finish, a companion to his already present grey brother. The green of the loading platform is brighter than the darker green of the grey one.

I do not intend to copy Richard, our variations championwink. So I leave it with these two basic versions, which must do for me. And happy I am! Kind regards, Jan 


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Jan--Another very nice addition, and it seems the color yellow does suit many of the models very well.  I only have the grey version, and at times have wished I had found a yellow one.  Nicely done!

               Best regards,  Terry


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Hello Jan,

A very nice addition and looks to be in perfect condition.Well done!

Kind regards,

Rob

PS One of my last additons is the 138 Hilmann Imp in metallic red with a red interior. Not an easy find.


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Hi all,

As I just took some more photos of my last pre war additions, I will share them as well. I have been buying more pre war Dinky Toys the last two years. I try to find them fatigue free, which is easy with a lead model like the Tractor below.

Kind regards,

Rob

 


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Rob-- Beauties!!  It took me many years to finally take the plunge into acquiring some pre-war Dinky models, and I have never regretted it.  They really are quite a bit different than their post war brothers, but I have always felt they had a certain charm, which post war could not be duplicated.  And I enjoyed the various forms used....diecast of course, but also a fair amount of tinplate, and those wonderful scenes that were painted on many of the box displays.  That, and the hand painted detailing on many subjects, such as the figures or the motorcycles.......all something to appreciate!

                    Best regards,  Terry


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One of the very few 1960s British Dinky Toys that I really admire arrived recently, the no. 277 Superior Criterion Ambulance with Flashing Light, the more sophisticated brother of the regular no. 263 Superior Criterion Ambulance. I don't care a great deal for the flashing light, but as a colour variant and with its bright small white treaded tyres I think it's a marvellous companion to my 55 years ago acquired no. 263. I have some remarks and questions remaining, to be posted one of these days in the appropriate thread, with better photos, still to be taken. Kind regards, Jan 


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Hi Jan.

Yes, it's a very pleasant toy and the colours fit very well.

I was away for 15 days and when I came back last monday those Dinky was waaiting for me !laughlaugh

Kind regards to everybody

 


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Richard
That's a very nice early post war Ambulance with the open windows, and that Alvis looks very nice too. You got several nice ones there!
Best regards, Terry


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Hi Terry.

Thank you for your kind words.

I am specially happy with the Citroën 2cv which is not easy to find (coming from your country, Jan)

It's the third and last version.

I was waiting for a long time to find this Ambulance ! Unfortunately, it has some black paint retouches on the wings.

Best regards.

Richard


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Richard---Regarding the early post war ambulance, still with windows......after I saw a photo of one many years ago, I decided I really wanted one, but for a long time, no decent ones showed up. I even thought about having the later version modified by carefully removing those windows & then restoring it like original, but that really isn't practical. Then, all of a sudden, a very nice one appeared on eBay, and I quickly bought it. After receiving it, I fully realized just how nice it was.....wonderful bright, crisp paint, still lots of plating on the radiator shell, and as a final bonus, it featured the smooth, non-ridged wheels, dating it to around 1946 or so. Here is a quick photo...to me, it looks so much better with those windows!
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Yes Terry. It's also my opinion. This ambulance looks much better with the open windows. Yours is in the grey colour and looks as new. Very nice.

Yesterday I received this Simca 1100. I already had it but without box and number plate.

Kind regards

Richard


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I have a questio but I do not know where to put it so it is as well here than any where else.

What do you call in english the action of riveting a base plate to a die cast body. In this case the word "riveting" is not correct because there is no rivet.

Thanks for your help.

Jacques.


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Hello Jacques!

Strictly speaking you are correct but I cannot imagine any native English speaker saying that you are wrong. The action of expanding the head of the spigot is exactly analogous (in my humble opinion at least) to the expansion of the shank of a rivet. This operation might be referred to as "peening" but most people would commonly use "rivetting".

As long as I'm here let me inform you of the safe arrival of your CD Encyclopaedia, for which many thanks.

Kind regards

John


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The finishing of the spigot is often referred to as "spinning over", but I suppose the technically incorrect term "rivet" has become commonplace.

Kevin.


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Thank you John and Kevin. Spun over seems right.This is not the sort of things that one finds in the dictionaries, even the technical ones.

John, when you have had a good look at your CD, please let me have your comments.

Jacques.


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I shall be happy to give you feedback when I've explored the CD Jacques. I shall have to replace my elderly laptop computer first as it overheats very quickly. 


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Jacques-----My Dinky Toys Encyclopedia is now several years old.....have there been many changes or updates to warrant getting a new one???
Best regards, Terry


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Hi everybody.

Both trucks arrived this morning.

Please note :

- The Simca box wear both references and the truck has cream concav hubs. (I already had this item but without the box ! cheeky)

- The Unic is the second version and has the reference 805. (the first version has the reference 38 A and is very hard to find)

As you can see, the gas tank is the Horny train model with it's own different transfers.

Best regards

Richard


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Terry,

Your Encyclopaedia is dated 05 30 2014. Of course a lot has been added since, even this last week as there has been a meeting of the French DTCA members and I have taken some fifty pictures and discovered more variations.

It is up to you if you want to get the last edition.

All the best;

jacques.


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At the end of last week, 3 new arrivals came in cabinets.

- a jeep with a box wearing both reference numbers

- a Fiat abarth 2000 Pininfarina, new in box (to replace my other one without box)

- a Fiat 2300 "Pathé News" that I was waiting for, since a long time ! It's the version with the cameraman in brown trousers

For the anecdoote, Collectoys in Bourges was saling this model 3 weeks ago in a live auction. I lost it. The winner bought it for 300€ + all charges. Two days later, an another one appears, this time in a live auction in Chartres. I had the pleasure to win it for 190€ + all charges.smiley Finally we always have interest to be patient.

Best rgds

Richard


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