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Colin Osler
Site Owner
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58 years old

Colin Osler
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Beverly Osler
Limited Member
Female
About Me

Hi

It is with great sadness that I and my brother Kevin have to inform all members that our Dad Kenny Gray passed away suddenly but peacefully on 20th April 2015.

However, we will carry on this site as long as we possibly can in his memory and you can contact us regarding tyres etc. on our email:  [email protected]   Tel: 01771 624542

Regards

Beverly Osler (Kenny's daughter)



Dinky-NorthEast2
Limited Member
Male
56 years old

bakabana
Limited Member
Male
About Me

Hello,

i'm 58 and i'm collecting Dinky Toys trucks since a year,

i never had a Dinky in my hands before !

i have now 75 and i'm very happy with them.

for my 25series i renewed the grilles by new ones.


my question is: how can i make a new grille look old ?


kind regards,

alfred




DaveKaun
Limited Member
Male
74 years old
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dinkycollect
Limited Member
Male
76 years old
About Me

I have been collecting the proper Dinky Toys since 1952 and Solidos a bit later since the Jaguard D. All this amounts to about 2000 models

When I retired ten years ago I decided tolist my collection on the computer.After several months of work, I realised that this was not possible because I had not realised how many variations, colour samples, promotional models etc... many of which were not known at the time.

Thanks to the internet and mainly to "Talk Model Toys" and the "Dinky Toys Collectors Association" I have met many excellent and knowledgable collectors. It is by adding our knowledge that I could turn the work already done into the Dinky Toys Encyclopaedia.

 

This Encyclopaedia is like a web site but it is on a DVDrom. All the 3000 pages are linked by thousands of links which allow very fast surfing through the subjects. Any model can be found in only two or three clics and each page contains everything concerning a model.

 

If this encyclopaedia was to be printed it would be on a dozen volumes. I am adding to this unique document almost every day, an unknown  casting variation has been discovered last week.




BRUCE ALLSOPP
Limited Member
Male
79 years old
About Me

RETIRED --  LIVE IN BRIDPORT DORSET --COLLECT AND RESTORE DINKYS SELL ON E BAY (A HOBBY MUST PAY FOR ITSELF!! )  I ALSO MODEL SWISS RAILWAYS IN HO -- CURRENTLY REBUILDING MY LAYOUT AFTER OUR RETIREMENT MOVE -- I HAVE SEVERAL VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE OF MY PREVIOUS LAYOUT AND THE CURRENT ONE -- ALSO A STILLS SLIDE SHOW OF MY DINKY COLLECTION IN 2008 --TO  GO TO MY WEBSITE SEARCH -BRUALP - - WILL PUT SOME IMAGES OF THE CURRENT DINKY COLLECTION ON THIS FORUM SHORTLY--- BRUCE



sharpy
Limited Member
Male
About Me

Hello,

My name is Paul - I am from Northampton. I was introduced to Dinky toys in the 1970's by my father who amassed a large collection of boxed Guys, Fodens, Leyland Octo's etc. Sadly these all got sold to invest in his other interest - Vintage tractors.

At the age of 45 I have got back into Dinkies again - but have littlle interest in the post war commercials.I spend the evening's searching ebay for the old crumbly pre war models - hence my pofile image - a boxed 23m which I picked up cheap(ish).



Lapierrezesty
Limited Member
Male
42 years old
About Me

Hello,

I am Rutger Cornelissen, a Dutchman living in Germany. I am 37 years old and started collecting Dinkies only last year. It all started when my dad gave me his childhood Dinkies on my birthday this year. I fell in love with them and decided to start a collection.

I mostly like my dinkies in playworn condition. It just adds to the history of them. You can really see that some have been somebodies favorite toy. So far I have only changed the occasional tyre. Therefore I am really happy I can find all the right tyres on Dinky North East. I have not really restored any Dinky, but that might change in the future.

Thanks to Ebay my collection is growing fast. It gives me a lot of pleasure to search the ebay listings for a good deal. The most fun however is finding a little gem on a fair, car booth sale or in a second hand shop.

I could also join the Atlas collection, which started in Germany last year. So new dinkies are coming in as well. The funny thing is I always wanted to have a real classic car, but thanks to the dinkies I have the feeling I have a garage full of them now :)

I am looking forward to chat with likeminded collectors and hope to find some via this post.



ronson
Limited Member
Male
60 years old
About Me

 

Ive been living in W.A for 10 years now ,I came over from New Zealand to work in the Mining Industry I was at Darlot Gold Mine For 7years working as a mobile and fixed plant fitter.I now work in Perth as a mechanic for a large transport company.




Corgi Kid
Limited Member
Male
52 years old
About Me

Hello all my name is Gary and I have been restoring and collecting diecasts for about 10 years. I am mainly a collector of Corgi Vanguards but have been tempted into other makes by friends on another forum.  I work as an Emergency man for the Mersey Tunnels Liverpool. Before that I was a  Royal Marines Commando and served with 42 for ten years. I enjoy taking things easy nowerdays.

I already know a few of the lads on here from another forum and hope to contribute when I can.


Thanks everyone.



[email protected]
Limited Member
Male
About Me

I am a retired Primary head teacher and left the profession a year go although I still  work as an education consultant. i have been a military modeller for many years with an interest in the american Civil War. I am also a re enactor and am a member of the 18th Missouri Regiment which is based in the south of England. This said i have only managed one outing with the regiment in the last four years because of pressure of work and distance involved. I became interested again in Dinky toys fairly recently and started collecting about a year ago.

 I had many cars and truck as a youngster but never had any new ones, only those which I obtained through swapping. Most of my male family members were lorry drivers including my father. My grandfather and one of my uncles were Carters and later with other uncles and my dad drove Albions, Bedfords, Scammels for British Rail, Dodges, Austins and the like. I therefore have a real interest in lorries from the early fifties and before. I have enjoyed buying worn models and restoring them although I may not have the depth of experience to ensure complete authenticity, I will keep trying however!

I also make hand made reproductions of gunleather from the American West circa 1865 - 1875. These are as authentic as I can make them using illustrations and other research material and are hand cut, stitched,coloured and proofed. I have sold a few, mainly to those in the English market.

Dinky toys are my passion at the moment and are allowing me to relive my boyhood and through restoration enable me to have some models that look brand new which I never had as a youngster.



Ray
Limited Member
Male
About Me

Hi,

 

I am retired and one of my hobbies is collecting and refurbishing Dinky Toys.  I usually buy cheep sad dinky models on eBay and hopefully provide some TLC.

 

Because the paint is expensive I prefer to referbish several of the same colour models together.

 

I really  like doing a code 3 miliatry but as you can see from the picture of the 2 Big Bedford 522 its not all code 3. In fact to get the value from the paint I have 3 more in the spray shop (My Shed). Above is my 623 Bedfords.

 

Please see more of my photos in the Guests' Photo Album.

 

Regards

 

Ray

 

 



Geoff Sandford
Limited Member
Male
About Me

Born in St Helens, Lancashire I  have always had a collection of Dinky toys in my youth in the 1950's.Loved the buses and coaches and had a large collection at one stage. I still own a few but do not collect as such.My Meccano set was well used as a kid as well and I still own that.My hobby is restoring old sad looking scrap Dinkies and sell  them on to collectors or repairing them for other collectors.I have done this for over 40 years.It is always pleasing to know that models I have restored are in a collection on display somewhere.Not just in UK but all over the world. I usually buy & sell on e bay.Also I collect tinplate toys.

Dinkies  both pre war and post war for me have that certain charm about them, as did all Binns Rd toys,that can never be replaced. One of my recent restorations is pictured.Once a sorry sight,now as good as new.



dinkian
Limited Member
Male
About Me

Been collecting,restoring,Code 3 and other modifications to Dinky toys over a period of 60 years starting around 1947. Unfortuately my collection does not go back as far as Kennys but maybe I'll get there someday.

 

Live in NSW Australia, born and bred here and will no doubt die here but not just yet as I've too many toys to restore, renovate or modify.

 

This hobby has allowed me to generate many friends and acquaintances through out the world - something which probably not have happened but for the internet.



Captain Darling
Limited Member
Male
65 years old
About Me

I live in the Netherlands and am a avid collector of military Dinky, which collecting field I widened by including all variants in boxes and vehicles. As this is nearly complete my main collecting interest is in Dinky military tradeboxes. I suppose I will never get them all, as these are very hard to get. But I manage to get a few a year, it always keeps me busy with this hobby.


As a second Dinky interest I have a rather large collection of Dinky catalogues and leaflets from all countries Meccano exported Dinkies to. So another specialised interest, which I find very interesting, and which still needs my attention every day.


In daily life I work for a large bank handling cases of insolvency. I am married to Elisabeth an we have two kids, who have finished their studies and now life on their own. By the way, my real name is Jos.

I love going to the UK, which is my favourite holiday country!



Gizmouk
Limited Member
Male
About Me

Sometimes known as Chris Knight,  I've been collecting Dinkiy Toys since I was about 3 years old, since 1949. I still have a few from those early days. My main activity now is code 3 Dinky military vehicles (sorry Kenny) and restorations generally. I have been hyperactive on ebay buying and selling Dinky and Corgi, and others as Gizmouk, for about 5 years but I'm tailing off now as I find I have far more diecasts to restore than I have years left to do them in. :)



Pieter Swanepoel
Limited Member
Male
About Me

Hello out there in the cyber world,

                                                            I was born in 1950, In Vryheid Natal, South Africa. My Father and Mother moved to Northern Rhodesia, ( Zambia) a state in Africa when i was but three months old. My father went to work for himself cutting logs for the Copper mines near a town called Kitwe, 15 miles from the border of the Congo.

Here i had the pleasure of growing up in the most tropical country that you could dream of.

My first Dinky was given to my by my father at the age of only 9 years, i still have this Dinky in my possession today (in its box). i will leave a photo of that as well.

I would love to leave more info as time goes by.

thank you

pieter



buzzer999
Limited Member
Male
About Me

I have an utter fascination with 1950s and early 1960s transport vehicles and I have always loved the Dinky Toys I played with when growing up.