A fellow collector owns the no. 28a Delivery Van 'Hornby Trains' shown here in some detailed pictures. He has doubts about the full authenticity of this little model, and I share his opinion. I offered him to submit the matter on this forum, hoping some of you can comment, as I am no expert on pre-war Dinky Toys like this one.
Some obvious characteristics:
It is very heavy, 90 gr.
The rear axle and hubs must have been replaced looking at one rounded end and the ridged wheels there.
What has been erased on the inside roof, above the 'Dinky Toys made in England' statement?
The edges of the transfers are clearly visible.
There is some scattered scratching (like deliberately done with a file) on the surface and edges.
Also a lot of touching in (i.a. over the scratches mentioned) with a slightly lighter shade of yellow paint.
Well, I hope for some comments, kind regards, Jan