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BACK IN THE 1950s!!

Hello Everyone
Thought I would share with you a very young fellow, proudly showing off his new 982 Pullmore Car Transporter. My apologies for the clarity as this picture has been cropped from a larger family gathering. It was actually a picnic about 150 miles from home and I could not go without taking my transporter!


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Hello

Another day, still with my 982 Pullmore Car Transporter! Again apologies for the clarity. This and the previous photograph was taken in January 1956.


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Once more, another day, and I brought out some of my Dinky Toys and attempted to make a town scene complete with "buildings" with the exception of the Bayko building, the only one that actually resembled a real building! The slide was taken in December 1956 or early 1957. Thanks to Dad who allowed me to use his Voigtlander camera!
Hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane! Now to get back to reading my Eagle, while someone else catches up on the latest in "John Bull", before collecting the latest copy of Meccano Magazine.
What a care-free life back then.


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That is absolutely fabulous, the Guy would be struggling with a Centurion on the back!

The buildings are great, I get a few old playworn Dinky Toys out sometimes with my grandson, it is such fun.

Dave


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Thanks Dave! (I wonder what happened to this page as the right side has been cut somehow. Wonder what I did!)
As for the Guy, yes it would be struggling, except from memory it took it in its stride! Actually it was a tailboard version. The Guy was used as a grader by holding it upside down and the tailboard was used to grade earthen roads in our backyard and after a spell it developed a crack, so in need of a tank transporter, and with the Guy being in green, I recall breaking the tailboard off and voila, it became my mini Mighty Antar!! Fast forward to 1997, and I finally obtained my Mighty Antar! Yes I know, sacrilegious to have done that to my Guy, but wait for me to tell you later what I did with my Big Bedford Heinz Van!!! Well I guess I was doing what Mr Hornby intended - using my Dinky Toys to play with! Whoever thought in the 50s of being given a new Dinky and then placing it in a glass case!!
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Absolutely Bruce, they were toys, and they were loved but I never thought of them as collectibles.

Here is the only picture I have of me playing with toys at my grandparents house in Grassington, North Yorkshire.

I remember the tinplate racing car and a Dinky Blaw-Knox Heavy Tractor can just be seen, I guess I would have been about 4 at the time so this would have been taken in 1950.

Happy Days!!!

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Nice Dinky childhood history!

I have shown them more than once, but, OK, in this thread they are no misfits:


My no. 660 Thornycroft Mighty Antar Tank Transporter, it came out of the box on 5 December 1956.


The very example in the background, after numerous repaints, one of the two later fine no. 660 additions in original condition for the collection in the foreground.


Posing for my elder brother's camera with his Dinky Toys, 1957, the only moment I was allowed to touch them. Lateron they did fall into my and my younger brother's hands and they became playworn in a very short period ...

Kind regards, Jan


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Great photos and stories from all of you...thanks for sharing such wonderful memories! Since most of us are about the same age, we all have wonderful memories of both receiving those Dinky's at Christmas and also playing with them. Wonderful bygone days for sure!
Terry


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Yes, nice pictures. I should find another one in my files, showing my younger brother, also as a 'model' for showing some of my elder brother's Dinkies and related toy cars, standing on their boxes.

Slightly off topic, continuing with the present fate and adoptions of my Tank Transporters as referred to above:


My 'Collection Tank Transporters', posing here on my Dinky calendar of this year.


My childhood Tank Transporter truck, the way I use it at present in my displays, as a stage for my hitherto unidentified military component part, found in the Binns Road factory after closure (does someone know in the meantime?). Truck and trailer have been disconnected long ago in order to satisfy my curiosity (!).
Jan


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Back in the '50s, but not I am afraid a Dinky. Anyone like to hazard a guess on the bus model? I also had a Minic van at the time. My sister has avoided buses ever since.


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The following, with the exception of the additional material towards the end was originally posted on:

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:26

Harking back to the colour photograph, below is a black and white photograph taken with my father's original 1930s Kodak bellows camera in late December 1959 at the same location as the colour photograph. (Received for Christmas that year was my 165 Humber Hawk, which is displayed prominently in the centre of the picture! Another new acquisition received for Christmas in 1959 is my 150 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith, although it was not given any prominence whatsoever! It is sitting in a rail wagon below the jib of the Coles Mobile Crane, with just the grille showing! There are a total of 34 Dinky Toys on display, two Micro Models, and three Britain's 25-lb Field Guns. Also brought out into the Australian sunshine was some of my Hornby O gauge track, Island Platform, locomotives and rolling stock.

Models shown are:
27a Massey Harris tractor
29h Duple Roadmaster Coach, red (Disappeared)
31a Trojan 15-cwt van (belonging to my middle brother)

The following models somehow were deleted from my original Post, but with thanks to Al, here are the rest.

40d Austin Devon, sage green including hubs

40f Hillman Minx, tan, cream hubs (belonging to eldest brother)

40j Austin Somerset, light blue, blue hubs

108 MG Midget, competition, red, brown seats

132 Packard Convertible, tan, red seats and hubs (Disappeared)

140a Austin Atlantic, pale blue, red seats and hubs

150 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith

157 Jaguar XK120, yellow and light grey

164 Vauxhall Cresta, cream,maroon, cream hubs

165 Humber Hawk, green and black, spun hubs

172 Studebaker Land Cruiser, blue, fawn hubs

173 Nash Rambler Station Wagon, turquoise, red side flash,grey hubs

174 Hudson Hornet, yellow and grey

176 Austin A105 Saloon, cream, violet-blue side flash

182 Porsche 356A Coupe, cream, blue hubs

237 Mercedes Benz Racing Car, white, red seats and hubs

253 Daimler Ambulance, red ridged hubs

254 Austin Taxi, green and yellow

260 Morris Post Office van

419 Leyland Cement Wagon

470 Austin Van "Shell-BP"

481 Bedford 10-cwt van "Ovaltine"

571 Coles Mobile Crane (belonging to eldest brother)

661 Recovery Tractor

674 Austin Champ

923 Big Bedford "Heinz" van, Baked Beans can

901 Foden 8-Wheel Wagon, red and fawn

961 Blaw-Knox Bulldozer

965 Euclid Rear Dump Truck

981 Horsebox, British Railways

982 Pullmore Car Transporter

Micro Models Ramp

Micro Models Holden

3 Britain’s 25-lb Field Guns (2 disappeared)

Judging on the lack of response from anyone with the other Posts that I have brought back with the great assistance from Al, that were either missing or fragmented, I do not expect anything mentioned with this Post either.

Bruce   (150)

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Hello Bruce, you can take it from me that - even if no comments are given - many more people enjoy your contributions in silence than expected! Thank you on behalf of them! Kind regards, Jan  


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Hello Jan

Thank you for being one of the "silent" ones!  I guess I was having one of those moments when I went over to The Dark Side!  I am glad you noticed the above Post - most appreciated.  But tell me, is it really worth my while providing something that was lost during or before the transfer process when it apparently seems that the majority really could not care less?  Through the incredible assistance from Al Keeling, I have been able to re-construct all my original posts that had much of their content "lost". I presume if nobody passes a comment, then perhaps in reality, no one really a gives a hoot whether something in the past is complete or not!

But to all you silent folk, many thanks for having read those Posts anyway. Although I have stated this before, with the manner whereby the new website has developed, I would however like to sincerely thank all those who have contributed to the new website and who continue to remain in the background while the rest of us enjoy the benefits of their combined wisdom.

Kind regards

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Just a wonderful photo from childhood days..... What memories these bring back for most of us! You and your brothers had a pretty nice collection going there. I have some color slide photos of my early Dinky collecting, starting around 1955 or so, but I need to have them digitized so I can show them.
Terry


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Hope you can acquire a slide scanner and start scanning and sharing Terry! I and many others look forward to seeing your Dinky Toys in a period setting!
Bruce


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The scene in the Australian sun is fabulous and of course the world then was black and white - or it seems so now.

Dave


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Dear Bruce,

 

I know that it is frustrating when you spend a long time on a post and there is no reaction from any one. This does not mean that the post is not interesting and mot appreciated and this is better than the opposite. I know a French Dinky forum where a guy who knows nothing about Dinky answers every single post what ever the subject. This is unbearable by the other members. So do not feel bad, your posts are very much appreciated.

It would be nice if Dave Kaun or Al could give us the figures of members visiting the site at least once a week and never post anything.


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The b/w photo below was made exactly sixty years ago now. Me unpacking a present in 1957. Looking at the shape presumably not a Dinky Toy. But it's not about me, or the present, but about the partly hidden little cupboard in the background. There was a cut out underneath, which we often used as a garage for our Dinky Toys. No one of my family understood why I appreciated to inherit this insignificant item, which was in a horrible condition after all these years. So I took it with me and fully restored it. Many years later, in fact a few weeks ago, I decided to take some photos of the restored cabinet for a little family message. As I added the detail with the cut out underneath, they understood at last why their Dinky crazy brother was so fond of this little cupboard! Kind regards, Jan 

 

 


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What a wonderful scene and memory from 60 years ago......and so nice you were able to keep it and even restore it to like new. Long ago memories are very special and fun to share!
Best regards, Terry


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Jan. He has been beautifully restored and looks like new again. A valuable asset to still possess such a nice cabinet with these memories from the parental home. For example, I inherited a hall chest from my sister, which I now use as storage for my books with Dinky Toys, Meccano, Corgi Toys and Matchbox catalogues.

Kind regards,

Jan Oldenhuis 23-12-2017


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Thank you Jan! I have few such memories and no photos but the links with the past are precious and personal and we're lucky to share them.

 


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Greetings

I have just changed my profile picture which still includes my 982 Pullmore Car Transporter!  The Pullmore was my favourite Dinky Supertoys - up to that moment anyway!  A larger version of the two images have been shown earlier in Post #1 and #2.

The #2 cropped colour slide was taken by my father when the family were on a short holiday in Grafton, a large town on the coast of New South Wales beside the Clarence River. Here is the uncropped, original size showing my two brothers intently watching the antics of their younger brother.

A cropped version of the above, just in case you mised the Pullmore!

One can see that I even brought the loading ramp with me on the holiday which can be seen better in the image in Post #2. Interesting to see how well-dressed we were in those days, my brothers wearing their college and high school blazers and me in a suit! Not a flip-flop or thong in sight!! 

Waiting patiently across the road is my dear old Mum, standing beside our 1952 Humber Hawk - not one Japanese, Korean or American car in sight! Next to Mum is an example of the first Australian manufactured car, a 1948 Holden 48-215. These photographs were taken, possibly in January 1956, which means the Pullmore arrived in my care either for Christmas 1955, or my birthday a few days later.Yes, I know the above image has absolutely nothing to do with Dinky Toys!  Just thought I would show the Humber Hawk my parents owned in those far off sunny days, as well as my dear Mum who must have selected some of the Dinky Toys given to me over the years, including the Pullmore Car Transporter.  I must have been exceedingly good at some stage during 1955 to have scored a model that cost the considerable sum in those days of ₤1/10/9!

Cheers

Bruce H.   (150)

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Bruce, I love these photos of classic cars. Even more if this is in color and associated with a story, as in your case. I recognize a Morris Woody and a Peugeot 203, cars that absolutely could be a Dinky Toy.

Jan O.


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Lovely & memorable photos Bruce, of Long ago times, but with our beloved Dinky Toys in the midst of things. It is nice to see the family cars, as that demographic has changed so much over the years. Thanks for sharing such a poignant moment with us.....