Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration
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TOPIC: Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration

Re:Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 11 years, 4 months ago #16

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It should, it is still early, 3 of the 4 bids on the transporter are from a friend and fellow collector who likes my work. He has quite a few of my restorations. The initial bidder is new to me. The crane will get interest, they are all getting good views and I have a number of watchers on each.

Re:Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 11 years, 4 months ago #17

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OK Jim like GJ, I\'m gonna put it on watch this item list, that curiosity thing is a killer!

Re:Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 11 years, 4 months ago #18

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that is amazing ...i love to see your restoration work , absolutely stunnuing.......are you from the island of lost toys....lol

Re:Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 11 years, 4 months ago #19

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Still no bids and with 6 watchers. I know who 2 are so there must be at least 4 interested other parties. Carrier is up to $54 so far with 8 watchers and I have a bid on the Speed of the Wind.It has 9 watchers. All ends tomorrow about 15 to 20 minutes ago. LOL, hope you get that.

Re: Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 5 years, 9 months ago #20

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Great set of photos . The finish is outstanding !

Re: Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 5 years, 9 months ago #21

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Rixtoys, Thank you very much. It was not that hard to rebuild and restore. I have all the paints here and they are computer matched. If you click on one of the pictures you will go to my Photo Bucket site and you can see the whole build in much larger photos than is shown here.
Lots of other toys there I have done too. Mostly for customers over the last 8 years or so.

Re: Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 5 years, 9 months ago #22

Gold Boarder
Nice Nice Nice !

Re: Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 3 years, 5 months ago #23

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Update November 12, 2017. With Photo Bucket ending HOT LINKS for their members unless they pay about $120 per year for a membership, I decided to download all the pictures for this tread back to my computer and then post them from there. Go back to the beginning and take another new look at the much larger pictures I have provided. This is a popular thread, Enjoy.


Jim

Re: Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 3 years, 5 months ago #24

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Doing the same.
Google images online have seriously decreased as all hotlinking has stopped.
I can't even find my own stuff at times.

Photobucket has made a career suicide decision.

Re: Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 3 years, 5 months ago #25

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I agree with you that Photo Bucket has made a grave mistake. I have all my photos on Photo Bucket and they are not going anywhere. The hard part is when the photos disappear and trying to remember back years to put them right. That is what happened with the Axle thread and I have had to change it out from Paul Owens (Dinky Collector) photos and write up to my own photos.

Re: Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 2 days, 21 hours ago #26

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Nobleco, I realise this is a very old thread but I have a question:
I bought one of these last week and it's good enough to leave as is but the are no "cables". It looks like you installed these after you'd re-assembled the model and I can't see how to do that.
Can you recall how you did it?

Re: Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 2 days, 20 hours ago #27

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Yes over 11 1/2 years ago. If you grasp the body of the Crane and pull upward at the front it will pop open. Turn the crane sideways to open all the way. There are 2 winders inside and 2 springs. One cord goes for the hook and the other for the jib. The winders are labled on the outside of the crane body. I put the cord through the hole in one winder, tie it off and then tread out the hole in the top to go to the jib. Tie that off through the small hole at the top of the jib. The other cord gets tied off the same at the winder and goes out the front of the crane body and through the jib and over the roller and out the top. Tie that on to a hook. Wire insert is early solid metal is late issue. You can use either, your choice. Half a meter per winder and if you find that too long just shorten the cord.
I hope that helps you out.
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Re: Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 2 days, 19 hours ago #28

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Thanks so much Nobleco, just the detailed answer I was hoping for! Didn't realise I could pull it open like that.

Thanks again for time and knowledge!
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Re: Dinky Coles 20 Ton Lorry Mounted Crane Restoration 2 days, 14 hours ago #29

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Your most welcome and glad to help. I am answering questions from Customers all the time on my eBay store like what tires does my car need or how do I put the windscreen in now that I have it. etc. Some get quite technical and others are very easy. I enjoy that very much.
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