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PostSubject: Dinky Toys British Army Wreckers   Fri Mar 24 2017, 18:34

Here is a platoon of Dinky British Army 10ton Recovery Tractors I repaired recently. Most had missing hooks and cables in addition to bent booms from being played with over the last 50 years. I restored them mechanically and replaced some dried out tires.

These vehicles were made through the 1950s and the line was eventually dropped in the early 1960s. The group shot is all early 50s editions, being mostly metal, while the bottom shot is a late edition with plastic hubs, driver and window glass...

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PostSubject: Re: Dinky Toys British Army Wreckers   Mon Mar 27 2017, 05:11

Your post makes me wonder what happened to all my toys. Brings back memories.
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PostSubject: Re: Dinky Toys British Army Wreckers   Mon Mar 27 2017, 10:52

My Great Grandfather drove a wrecker during WW2, I have a soft spot for things like this. Nice pieces.

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PostSubject: Re: Dinky Toys British Army Wreckers   Mon Mar 27 2017, 14:46

Nice post. They look weathered Smile What scale are these. Good airfield diorama candidates

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PostSubject: Re: Dinky Toys British Army Wreckers   Mon Mar 27 2017, 17:48

Thanks! I have a soft spot for Wreckers and heavy trucks. Fun stuff! They are roughly somewhere around 1/43 to 1/48 scale. They are a bit Toy like with cranks of the side, but they could easily be given a code3 treatment.

Oxford make a more realistic version in 1/76 scale.

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PostSubject: Re: Dinky Toys British Army Wreckers   Mon Apr 03 2017, 09:16

I clearly remember owning one of these (as well as a Dinky Centurion tank with a bent barrel and a Scammell transporter). Nice to see it again Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Dinky Toys British Army Wreckers   Sat Apr 29 2017, 07:25

I never had these particular models as a kid, but some similar to them. These Dinkys are certainly addicting. I had mostly later Dinky tanks and planes, like the Chieftain and a couple F-4 Phantoms. The simpler range like the Wreckers, were off the market when I was a kid, at least here in the US.

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