Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2)
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Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #1

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As we all know, the above mentioned topic disappeared while answering a post some months ago. Unfortunately, the tech guys didn't react on my and Nobleco's emails and messages, so I decided to start this topic again. The original idea came from our well respected member Jan Werner. 

So let's keep the photos coming 

I shall kick off with.... a Routemaster, what else






Last Edit: 4 years ago by RoutemasterNL.
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real life prototypes (2) 4 years ago #2

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Well done for getting this going again.


I'll follow up with the Massey Tractor.


Hugh














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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #3

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Morris Oxford Saloon.



























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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #4

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Thanks, Theo, for this friendly initiative! It's a pity that the efforts of mine and so many others of us simply got lost without a trace. I did not save my uploaded text data, but of course all pictures are still present on my disks. I hope to re-post some of them every now and then in the future. Kind regards, Jan

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #5

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In the early post-war decades the French were searching for and exploring oil fields in the North of Africa. For the heavy-duty work involved they used the huge Berliet 6x6 GBO truck, which was introduced in 1958. The 300 hp engine could move a weight of 40 tons with a speed of 40 km/h. Provided with a derrick (chèvre) it was of great help in hoisting and assembling the oil pipe lines. The white roof and air-conditioning equipment on top were of help keeping working conditions bearable.
The big and heavy French Dinky Supertoys model - no. 888 Camion pétrolier saharien "GBO" Berliet - was available in the period 1960-1968.






1960 French Dinky Toys catalogue, page 8, detail.


Kind regards, Jan
Last Edit: 4 years ago by janwerner.
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #6

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It is great the topic is back !!


To contribute  again : The AA phone booth  ; the real one in The Coventry museum :











Last Edit: 4 years ago by blackstone.
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #7

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Also a Delorean in the foreground. Nice to see an AA booth is still around.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #8

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Jan Willem, let me point out that I started a new topic with the same name (and added the 2), because the old topic cannot be retrieved.
Thank you for the contribution.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #9

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Dinky 12c Telephone Box






Me beside a real one in London, May 2016



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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #10

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Yip , I am glad the topic (as number 2 ) is here again

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #11

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Think the 'phone box shots are great - bet it wasn't working!!


That particular kiosk is the Series 6 introduced in 1936 and made of cast iron.


Hugh
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #12

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Dinky Toys no. 60w 'Clipper III' Flying Boat (1938-1941), the 1/192 scale model of the PanAmerican Clipper III, the Sikorsky S-42-B, introduced in the mid-1930s. The legend below tells more about the real-world prototype (as does the box-lid text).





Kind regards, Jan
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #13

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Can't do a pic of one, but I can point you to a museum of flying boats.........







Musee Hydravion in Biscorosse, near Bordeaux, France.










It is small but has a fly-in during May alternate years.


have fun


Terry
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #14

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Hugh wrote:
Think the 'phone box shots are great - bet it wasn't working!!


That particular kiosk is the Series 6 introduced in 1936 and made of cast iron.


Hugh
 


No idea if it was in working conditon or not as I did not try. It has a phone in side and someone went in when I walked away. Might have been in working order.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 years ago #15

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Sharknose Ferrari No. 242



















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