Dinky Toys motorised moving dispaly
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Dinky Toys motorised moving dispaly 4 years, 2 months ago #1

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As a child (around 1952) i saw in Bentalls department store (Kingston Surrey UK) a motorised Dinky Toys display = very large with many Dinky Toys moving around a road type layout


 


I believe this to have been an official product display by Meccano and on loan to the store.


 


Does anyone else remember this type of display ? Does one still exist ? does anyone have a photo ?

Re: Dinky Toys motorised moving dispaly 4 years, 2 months ago #2

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There used to be a few around in antique shops.
One shop used a turntable from a record player to make it go around

Re: Dinky Toys motorised moving dispaly 4 years, 2 months ago #3

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Hi Julian, is this the one you mean?

This is the back cover illustration of the August 1955 issue of Meccano Magazine. A report by the board of Directors of Meccano explains that it was also demonstrated in 1956. Kind regards, Jan
Last Edit: 4 years, 2 months ago by janwerner.

Re: Dinky Toys motorised moving dispaly 4 years, 2 months ago #4

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Hello Jan


 


Yes thats it !  Many thanks - itys amazing to get this info so quickly. !


Thanks again.

Re: Dinky Toys motorised moving dispaly 4 years, 2 months ago #5

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WOW, that is amazing!

Re: Dinky Toys motorised moving dispaly 4 years, 2 months ago #6

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In August 1998, by shuttle service on my way from Manhattan, through the Lincoln Tunnel, to Newark international airport, I was amazed about what I saw when leaving the tunnel. Where had I seen this before? Then I suddenly realized, and I immediately had the feeling of sitting in a Dinky Toy. An incredible experience! A Google earth 3D view below. Kind regards, Jan 


Last Edit: 4 years, 2 months ago by janwerner.

Re: Dinky Toys motorised moving dispaly 4 years, 2 months ago #7

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Would there be any chance that this display still survives some where?  it would be fantastic if it did.
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