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Re: RSSierra's Dinky Additions

Postby toysnz » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:17 pm

GHOSTHUNTER wrote:The little Blue Austin looks like the 'BARCLAY' Bantam. The single seater with driver is most certainly a 'BARCLAY' with the frontal appearance of a Packard.

The Green Tractor unit is also 'BARCLAY' and would have been towing a flat trailer designed to carry Two Barclay cars.

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While the blue one looks like it could be Barclay, it also could be Kansas Toys, Tootsietoy, or Lincoln White Metal Works, all of which produced slush cast toys around the 1920 to 1940s. In many cases there can be debate about the actual manufacturer of a particular item since many were near identical and none carried a manufacturer's mark.

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Re: RSSierra's Dinky Additions

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:39 pm

The little Blue model only looks like a Barclay Bantam, I did not actually I.D. it as 'BARCLAY', so those brands Ian has mentioned need looking at in more detail.

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Re: RSSierra's Dinky Additions

Postby toysnz » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:07 am

GHOSTHUNTER wrote:The little Blue model only looks like a Barclay Bantam, I did not actually I.D. it as 'BARCLAY', so those brands Ian has mentioned need looking at in more detail.

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A quick google (https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=Kansa ... 48&bih=604) for images shows the Barclay in green with solid white rubber wheels. Further down the page is another green un-named item with solid metal wheels 9the link to ebay doesn't work properly so the auction is probably too old).

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Re: RSSierra's Dinky Additions

Postby RSSierra » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:54 am

Thanks Ian / Kevin

I will do some research when they arrive.

This weeks arrivals are a couple more earlier metal wheel French Dinky Triporteurs in different colours to the one I already had.

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I spent an hour this morning removing the overpainting on the green version, Tricky to do as it was really hard enamel and only pure acetone would get it off. Very delicate process to not remove too much original paint. This is what is looked like before.

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Only other addition this week is a Shell Refuelller Copy kit.

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Re: RSSierra's Dinky Additions

Postby RSSierra » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:26 am

The "Barclay" / Dinky lot previewed above arrived yesterday from the States

The truck is a Barclay Car Transporter Tractor Unit.

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The car with a driver seems to be fairly rare as only two photos' are available on line of the same model both refer to it as a Barclay Packard from the 1920/30s.

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The next one is unattributed at this stage, a google search for Barclay Bantam show a similar model but it has headlihghts cast into the front fender tops this model doesn't. Whatever it is it's in great condition and I love the naivete of the casting, particularly that front grill. Looks like nails for axles too.

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Next to a Dinky 35 series for comparison.

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The Dinky's in this lot all look to be immediately Post War.

2 Seater Salmson with smooth hubs. Really good paint, shame about the headlight.

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Sunbeam Talbot with a single smooth hub.

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Alvis

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Badly repainted Alvis, was originally Burgundy

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The rest of the lots below were obtained here in NZ.

A couple of Disc Harrows

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An early and a late Halesowen Farm Trailers

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Mower incomplete and broken hitch

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A couple of aircraft.

Supermarine swift

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Pre-war 1935 -40 Fairey Battle, just needs a propellor. Stunning condition.

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A couple of replacement Pre-War Liners for my Famous Liner set, Whilst these two have the beginnings of fatigue they are in better shape the the one I already had with more severe fatigue.

Queen of Bermuda

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Britannic

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Finally a very late production box for the Alfetta GTV I already had.

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That's all for now, am preparing pictures of my acquisitions that pre-dated this thread and will start uploading these shortly.

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Re: RSSierra's Dinky Additions

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:01 pm

Dave, I have kindly borrowed the picture of the Barclay 'Look-a-Like' showing the underside. I notice how bright the base metal seems compaired to the Dinky next to it.

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I am wondering if this is a white metal model and want to ask you if the metal inside my Red highlight is soft, a lot softer than mazac. If it is, can you then gently press a sharp metal object (edge of a screw driver blade), into the bare metal of the underside away from the rear axle, about where my Yellow highlight is. If you can easily put an indentation into the surface then it will be white metal and of more recent production from the mid-70's onwards.

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Re: RSSierra's Dinky Additions

Postby RSSierra » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:00 am

It's not white metal, hardness is the same as the Mazak Dinky. Pointed end of side cutters leaves minimal impression with quite a bit of force.
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Re: RSSierra's Dinky Additions

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:37 am

OK Dave, thank's for the clarification, that puts it back a number of Years production wise. Looking at the overall treatment of the inner edge, I.E. the surplus metal that makes up what we could class as the underside area which holds the axles, it is very similar to Barclay, but this could probably be said of a lot toys from the same period.

In my first appraisal of this model I did say it looks like a Barclay, but was pretty sure it was not a Barclay, the thickness of the metal seen in the window openings is much thinner than a Barclay.

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