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Casting variants on die-cast cars and vehicles : Dinky, Corgi and others...

English version of my french blog ! Everything has not be written on casting variants in books and magazines. Some Dinky Toys for example have been produced during over 20 years, generating multiple casting variants. Discover in this blog a new aspect of your own collection !
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DINKY-TOYS 27D/340 LAND ROVER (Part 2)

DINKY-TOYS 27D/340 LAND ROVER (Part 2)

The principal casting variants of the model concern the following parts : the front bumper, the windscreen, the bottom of the dashboard, the driving wheel and the driver itself, the front seats, the pulley, the hubs and the rear tow hook or more precisely the area around this tow hook. Chronology of the variants V00/V0 - This will describe the init
RARE DINKY #25M ALL-CREAM BEDFORDS - Beware of the fakes !

RARE DINKY #25M ALL-CREAM BEDFORDS - Beware of the fakes !

Updated october 20th, 2020 after seeing another one on eBay... Having recently seen some repainted cream BEDFORD TIPPER #25M on sale as "rare items in very good condition", I post this article to help potential buyers to spot one easy difference between a real one and a repainted one. The ring at the bottom of the lifting mechanism is of the first
Following the small trailer, the big one : DINKY GB #551/951/428 BIG TRAILER

Following the small trailer, the big one : DINKY GB #551/951/428 BIG TRAILER

Despite the production period of this model being far shorter than the production period of the small trailer, it lasted during numerous years and therefore giving a number of casting variants. Here are the variants I have noticed on this model... As its French counterpart (French DINKY #70/810) based on the semi trailer of the #32 PANHARD articula
DINKY-TOYS 27D/340 LAND ROVER (Part 1)

DINKY-TOYS 27D/340 LAND ROVER (Part 1)

Some (!) LAND ROVER ready to the variants checking... Modification feb 2020 : justification of the use of rings to separate the hubs from the main casting. The LAND ROVER was issued to provide the British people with an equivalent of the JEEP. Launched just after WW2, this vehicle quickly gained a reputation of strength and all-purpose. In 2018, th
A mysterious decal on a DINKY 38B SUNBEAM TALBOT

A mysterious decal on a DINKY 38B SUNBEAM TALBOT

Always on the hunt for variants and unusual colors, I bought some time ago a SUNBEAM TALBOT (#38B) in an unusual pale green color (same as the #38E ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY). This car, sadly having lost one of its headlamps, bears a decal on the tonneau, that doesn't seem to have been applied by a previous young owner, but more likely by a company that u
DINKY GB BEDFORDS - Part 3 : Review of the Dinky Toys factory drawings

DINKY GB BEDFORDS - Part 3 : Review of the Dinky Toys factory drawings

LIST OF THE FACTORY DRAWINGS RELATED TO THE BEDFORDS N° DESCRIPTION DATE Models concerned 25M 410 25V 252 25W 411 521 921 409 582 982 12835 BEDFORD TRUCK ASSEMBLY 27/8/ 1948 x 12836 BEDFORD –TRUCK BODY 23/2/ 1948 x 12839 WINDOW FOR BEDFORD REFUSE WAGON ETC 11/12/ 1959 x x x x 12840 BEDFORD TIPPING WAGON ASSEMBLY 15/1/ 1947 x 12840 BEDFORD TIPPIN
DINKY TOYS GB #27C/321 MASSEY HARRIS MANURE SPREADER and its JOAL SUCCESSOR

DINKY TOYS GB #27C/321 MASSEY HARRIS MANURE SPREADER and its JOAL SUCCESSOR

As the HALESOWEN farm trailer reviewed in a previous article, the MASSEY-HARRIS manure spreader had numerous casting versions. This agricultural model provides with a clever mechanism allowing the wheels to drive the three axles of the spreader when the trailer moves, with a belt formed by a very small diameter spring providing the transmission. A
DINKY-TOYS (GB) 27M/341 - LAND ROVER TRAILER

DINKY-TOYS (GB) 27M/341 - LAND ROVER TRAILER

LAND ROVER TRAILERs with ridged hubs Post updated on may 24th, 2019. A trailer again ! Of course, but this one is closely bound to the LAND ROVER that I have studied in previous posts. As its parent car, this trailer is part of the 27 series of agricultural vehicles. History and description of the model As far as I know, this trailer was never anno
Transformations : mixing Rolls-Royce and Bentley

Transformations : mixing Rolls-Royce and Bentley

When searching pictures for a future post, i came across two pictures of oddities that are worth a bit of attention. A little wink to my friend JP who made these models witch certainly were at a time planned by DINKY, obviously the parts were made to and the models are so similar. They surely could have been but sadly were never produced. And altho
Restoring a DINKY #27D/340 LAND ROVER front bumper

Restoring a DINKY #27D/340 LAND ROVER front bumper

New category in this blog, a little restoration tutorial with some pictures. The DINKY TOYS #27/340 LAND ROVER (which will be the topic of some future posts) is often found with a part of the front bumper missing. The front bumper has fragile extremities and DINKY altered the design in order to strengthen it only at the very end of the production o