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Colin Osler
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58 years old

Colin Osler
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Beverly Osler
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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
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Male
56 years old

pieter swanepoel
Limited Member
Male
67 years old
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David
Limited Member
Male
About Me

G'day,

          My name is David and l was born in the UK then moved to South Australia just before christmas 1970 with my parents .l always had a facination for toy cars even back in the UK. l always wanted the older ones that had rubber tyres (in those days they were bringing out speedwheels )and l hated them with a pasion !!!! l started to collect models of yestteryear then found some old dinkies that looked like vintage cars of the 30's so thats how it all started ...and the rest is history..Now l have a very good collection of prewar and early postwar dinkies in my collection,my collection of dinkies starts from 1933 -64 as l think they are the pick of them without all the novelty ideas they had after that. lt has taken me nearly 40 years to get all of the castings in original form ...but of course l will never get every colour and livery variation.but l am working on it !!!! The collection is housed in my Toy museum that l opened in 1994...l also collect meccano with over 100 boxed sets from 1909 to current and over 35 models built from meccano including a working giant blocksetting crane ,also on display are hornby 0  gauge trains  having a working 30 x 20 layout...l am also a keen landrover nut and have over 800 model and toy landrovers on display... my son and l collect real ones as well having over 40 in our collection from 1949-95 and a couple of WW2 army jeeps and a few classic and vintage cars....my other hobbies are fixing and restoring vintage and classic cars and building 1/2 scale vehicles...and yes l am still happily married!!!! so thats about it ....Always interested in meeting people with similar interests



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.




Craig Thom
Limited Member
Male
39 years old
About Me

Hello

My name is Craig and i was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1978. My father was a bus driver and my mother a good old fasioned house wife. I have always had a fasination with model die cast cars and vehicles and as far back as i can remember, i always had a collection of 'toy' cars.

I never kept any of them, which i deeply regret. I wasn't interested in collecting until i bought my first copy of Model Collector magazine early in 2011. Since then i have truly been bitten by the bug!!!!!!!!!!!

My collection to date contains Corgi Vanguards models and also 1 Corgi Original Omnibus model, i do however really want to build a collection of Dinky toys. I will admit that my knowledge of Dinky is very limited, but i am keen to learn all about these models and their history. I know that Meccano had something to do with them, but apart from picking up bits of info through Model Collector magazine, that is all that i really know.

I am hoping to speak to like minded collectors through this club that can hopefully guide me on the path to collecting these fabulous models.

Any help and info is greatly appreciated.

 

Craig

 



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.




alan fletcher
Limited Member
Male
60 years old

Mike
Limited Member
Male
About Me

Hi all,  I'm an old geezer from London now spending more time in Madeira-Portugal.  I brought my first dinky in 1949, an A40 Devon in maroon colour,cost 9p-still got it. That was the start of my collection then my elder brother joined in as well. Over the years we also collected Corgi and Spot On plus Morestone, Britains, Matchbox and other makes. We gave collecting a rest for over 30yrs as marriage and raising our families took priority of course. Then I had 5yrs racing m/bikes,a Yamaha Tz then after that 5yrs international classic car rallying, then came retirement.  I started collecting a few more about 8yrs ago. By now some of my earlier models needed new tyres etc,hence the good help of Kenny Gray. Most models are original but I have a few restored ones. I sold a lot when we did a house move as the collection was over a thousand. Hundreds of most types I still have and its great to see the work some of the chaps on here have done with some models. I have some pictures in the 'Friends  Photos'  Album Gallery. I like to set up pictures of some models, like the IXO model Hitlers open Merc and SS guards or a gentle country train station scene with Dinky cars in the yard. Any model you maybe after let me know as I have 2 daughters who just dont collect at all.!! Good hunting out there in the toy world and all the best to you. Picture is me and co-driver in my MK1 GT Cortina on Lombard-Britania Rally in'92.  











wwwdinky
Limited Member
Male
About Me

I am lucky insofar as my wife can't complain about my Dinky addiction, as she started it all by buying me the little Shire book on Dinkies. I saw all the models I had as a child and immediately thought -- Hey, I know what I could do. As you might expect, it didn't stop there. I have about 300 dinkies and other items such as Timpo, Arbur and River Series, although I am not sure if I should have mentioned those others! Being of modest means, I have few good originals, most of my collection consists of playworn items and restored ones. I go slowly and try to do as good a job as possible. I also enjoy making up new items from Dinkies too damaged to repair effectively. 

My particular likes are the immediately pre-post war car series, up until about 1950. Also the Bedford 25 series and Guys and Fodens. I have most of the variations, not quite all. I am fortunate to still have a few of my own models from childhood, which survived the attacks of a younger brother. 

As to personal information, I am married, live in Moray, NE Scotland, and enjoy other activities, such as puttering round on my old Motorbike, cultivating Auriculas and writing.

I should have joined this site a while ago, but I am the world's worst (or best?) procrastinator. 



wilfy
Limited Member
Male
57 years old
About Me

I am 50 years old, and I work at Rolls-Royce as a fitter building jet engines. I have become interested in collecting Dinky and other die cast models because I have an interest in old vehicles themselves. Also like a lot of people I had models as a kid. I looked after them but I just passed them on when I was in my mid teens. Of course now I regret that, but you can't keep everything.

I collect pre 1970's models as the later hotwheels,whizzwheels and superfast stuff for me lost the plot. I do have a few of these but the increasingly unrealistic and cheapened down designs missed the point. I only want to buy made in England/Great Britian models anyway.


 

 

 




Captain Darling
Limited Member
Male
64 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!



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.



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.



DaveKaun
Limited Member
Male
74 years old
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Maverick405
Limited Member
Male
56 years old

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