The first of the new Dublo-Dinky models, produced in 00-gauge 1/76-scale, were introduced in 1957. They were belated successors to the four small 35-series cars (see previous Album) and, like the Dinky Toy buses, were intended for use with Hornby-Dublo model railways. By 1957 the only 35-series model still in production was the Midget Racing Car, which was deleted when the Dublo series arrived. Why it wasn't given plastic wheels and relaunched as a Dublo-Dinky is anybody's guess, but it had been around since 1936 and the management probably thought it outdated. Or perhaps the dies were simply too worn and too expensive to replace. There was little interest in vintage and veteran model vehicles at that time. The Dublo-Dinky models were never really able to compete with Lesney's popular Matchbox models. The Dublo range of road vehicles fell victim to the upheavals of the takeover by Lines Brothers in 1964 and were phased out by 1967.
There were a total of fourteen models in the range, numbered 061 to 076. An example of each is shown here.
They came with smooth grey wheels, knobbly treaded grey wheels, and treaded black wheels; probably in that order. Plastic windows were added in April 1959.