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TOPIC: Kit Dinky 34b Royal Mail Van

Re: Kit Dinky 34b Royal Mail Van 2 years, 1 month ago #16

Platinum Boarder
The Van came both ways as did the Taxi. I believe the open windows are the older versions. Let me check

Re: Kit Dinky 34b Royal Mail Van 2 years, 1 month ago #17

Platinum Boarder
Jacque saves the day again. Courtesy of his Dinky Toys Encyclopedia

This model is based on a1935 Morris Commercial 15 cwt. van.

1938 • Pre war : smooth black hubs,thin axles, white tyres, open rear windows, black roof, running boards and rear wings.
1946 • Early post war : black ridged hubs and tyres, thick axles, open rear windows, black roof, running boards and rear wings.
• Black ridged hubs, black tyres, thick axles, closed rear windows, red roof.
• Red ridged hubs, black tyres, thick axles, closed rear windows, black roof.
1947 • Red ridged hubs, black tyres, thick axles, closed rear windows, red roof.

Only 1938 issued had the open rear windows.
Sorry 1:43 I misunderstood your remark about the holes. Here is your answer.
Jim
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Re: Kit Dinky 34b Royal Mail Van 2 years, 1 month ago #18

Platinum Boarder
my mistake is that your model is obviously not based on the earlier casting no doubt.

Re: Kit Dinky 34b Royal Mail Van 2 years, 1 month ago #19

Platinum Boarder
As far as I know it is based on the earliest version of this Taxi. It has the open window in the rear and that was only in 1938

Re: Kit Dinky 34b Royal Mail Van 2 years, 1 month ago #20

Moderator
The black handpainted panels are very good. No need to change them.
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Re: Kit Dinky 34b Royal Mail Van 2 years, 1 month ago #21

Platinum Boarder
I just have to cover the bit of black over paint at the left rear Fender. Then I will be happy with these, for what they are at least.

Re: Kit Dinky 34b Royal Mail Van 2 years, 1 month ago #22

Platinum Boarder
Great finish factory.
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