Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2)
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 months, 1 week ago #226

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concerning photos of the 972

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 months, 1 week ago #227

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Yes, nice to see you again. That is a great model and the original car looks ready for a full ground up restoration. Have you been there since and inquired if they actually restored it? Would be great to see some pictures.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 4 months, 1 week ago #228

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Good to see Dinky Collect is still active in gathering information on those most famous toys Dinky Toys for his Encyclopedia. Those Mock-ups should be interesting. All is well here in Australia apart from the Covid19.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 3 months, 2 weeks ago #229

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I think I showed this before, but I am not sure.

Citroën 11 BL


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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 3 months, 1 week ago #230

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Two more Dinky real world prototypes, no. 986 Mighty Antar Low Loader with Propeller and French no. 24a Chrysler New Yorker 55:



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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 3 months, 1 week ago #231

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Some nice examples Jan, thank you. The front wheel hubs of the Mighty Antar in the newspaper, are a bit wide Probably for an extra tire in case the load is extremely heavy?

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 3 months, 1 week ago #232

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Hi Theo, as far as I'm aware these front hubs extensions serve as steps for the driver, in order to get into the cabin without too much trouble. Kind regards, Jan
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 3 months, 1 week ago #233

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OK. But the Dinky has steps, at least on the passengers side,,

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 3 months, 1 week ago #234

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Hi Theo, Jacques D did not manage to connect to the forum and sent me this private reply:
"I think that the hub extensions on the Thornycroft prime mover are a sort of winch. A cable can be attached to the side of the extension and it winds to help the truck out of difficult situations. This is demonstrated Lino Ventura in the film "Le salaire de la peur"." Kind regards, Jan
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 weeks, 5 days ago #235

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Thought I would show this Dinky model of a TR4 which unfortunately isn't mine.


Then my TR4 taken in the 1960's - happy days!!
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