A few more of my decade's old restoration's.
Dinky Armstrong Siddeley Grey 1/42.
This was used by the local model shop as a counter display in the late 50s and I remember looking at it for parts when I built a model of an M.T.B. in the early 60s, when the model shop moved to larger premises in the 80s they sold a lot of their fixings and fittings and I could not resist it, so bought it.
Dinky, Crescent,Budgie and Benbros were paticulary prone to this problem.
Please can anyone tell me who the maker of this model was?. It is the only one I have ever seen, I bought this Scammel generator about 18 years ago and it has been a thorn in my side ever since, it has baffel'd numerous dealer's and myself, the casting is very crisp and detailed to the extent of even having injector pipes. It is mounted on a hardwood (Oak Ash) or treewood plinth of some sort.
Any information wood be gratefully received.
Before you restore that tatty looking die-cast, take a good look and see if it really needs restoring. Smoke stained die-cast's can to a certain extent be cleaned very easily.
Below is a Spot-On Morris 1000, I bought this car from a Collector that smoked (unfortunatly like me).
The first 2 photos are from when I first received it
Here is one of my restoration's from some 30 years ago.
and another fromthe same period.