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Colin Osler
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60 years old

Colin Osler
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Beverly Osler
Limited Member
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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:  cozie278@sky.com   Tel: 01771 624542

Regards

Beverly Osler (Kenny's daughter)



buzzer999
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Male
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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.



Dinky-NorthEast2
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Male
57 years old

pieter swanepoel
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68 years old
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David
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Male
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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



Craig Thom
Limited Member
Male
40 years old
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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

 



ronson
Limited Member
Male
61 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
53 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.



wilfy
Limited Member
Male
58 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.


 

 

 




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.



Dinky Dublin
Limited Member
Male
About Me

Collecting Dinky toys for 15 years now, resuming where I left off when I was younger. Now collecting French and English Military items, boxed and unboxed. I also collect Dinky catalogues and other advertising material.  Have finally completed my apprenticeship with Chris Knight!!!, I now convert and restore Dinkies to Military specifications.

I live in Swords, just outside Dublin and make most of my purchases through E-Bay and the web.While there are toy fairs in Ireland both north and south these are generally quite small and infrequent. I also travel over to the mainland to toy fairs on occasion. 

See attached Some recent conversions of Dinky Military Tank Transporters.  I am really impressed by the standard of the restorations and conversions on this site, some real professional work.



DaveKaun
Limited Member
Male
75 years old
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Maverick405
Limited Member
Male
58 years old

dinkycollect
Limited Member
Male
77 years old
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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
81 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
43 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.



alan fletcher
Limited Member
Male
62 years old