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spot the gem

Postby MOKOSEX » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:06 am

These arrived this week :D ,spot the gem :shock: ,and for a bit of fun ,how many makers can you see?
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Re: spot the gem

Postby RSSierra » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:41 am

What an awesome lot!

They're All gems from my perspective, the blue trailer and green cab unit on the right hand side would be my guess, but I have no idea who they are by.

Looking forward to closer shots in due course.

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Re: spot the gem

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:42 am

For starters I can see Lesney, Timpo, Dinky, Mettoy and Lone-Star.

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Re: spot the gem

Postby tjlglass » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:50 am

Yellow roller ?
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Re: spot the gem

Postby Moyboy » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:51 pm

Yellow roller - possibly a repaint
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Re: spot the gem

Postby Idris » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:55 pm

I too was wondering about the yellow roller, but the large-scale Lesney version has not been found in an original yellow finish. I think it might be the blue Dinky van in the middle which appears to have smooth hubs and therefore, if so, is almost certainly pre-war.
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Re: spot the gem

Postby misterpop » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:33 pm

Red coach looks good to me..Is it Mettoy?
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Re: spot the gem

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:53 pm

misterpop wrote:Red coach looks good to me..Is it Mettoy?


Yes Ian, that is a Mettoy Coach, well spotted.

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Re: spot the gem

Postby MOKOSEX » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:55 pm

Well done to all that picked the yellow lesney roller has the gem,this is in my opinion the gem :D
Has for makers there were ten,dinky,lesney,timpo,chad valley,mettoy ,TTI,CPL,TAL?,BRIMTOY?,JOHN HILL?,the ones with question marks i am only about 90% sure.
I had the parcel thursday,a dealer friend from around the corner came friday,he needed a bit more stock for sunday, and had all the dinkys,i don,t think there was anything special,the hubs on the blue van were painted silver by hand,the best in the dinky lot were the two jeeps so sorry can,t do pics of them but the others are what i collect so heres some pics,the lesney bedford was handy and is just for scale.
I will start another reply with yellow roller pics.
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JOHN HILL CO ?LEAD SEARCHLIGHT TRUCK
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CPL (CHAMPION PRODUCTS LTD BIRMINGHAM
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CLOCKWORK CHAD VALLEY TRUCK
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BRIMTOY BEDFORD?
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TAL? GREAT DECAL
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TAL? THREE WHEEL ARCTIC
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timpo van ,friction motor
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TTI (TEDDY TOY INDUSTRIES OF STKE ON TRENT)
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mettoy clockwork coach
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Re: spot the gem

Postby MOKOSEX » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:03 pm

YELLOW ROLLER
Its a big statement to say you have found an unlisted colour so looked hard and checked the casting,its a first issue casting with no strengthening of the body for the rear brace,so its early,in my conclusion,it could not have been painted yellow while together,theres no way to paint behind the rear wheels so it must either have been painted before assembly or stripped down,the front and rear rivet axles show no signs of tampering so i came to the conclusion its real,this yellow has been used on the bulldozer and condons mine truck so it was around then,the only fly in the ointment i could see was a " paint run " in the paint on the rear,this really bugged me until i got my three best first issue rollers together and saw all three had " paint runs" in the rear :D ,also just has important its not sprayed in all the right places to,something a restorer would do just to tidy a model.

I would like to add to idis/micks list that the second issue with the red rollers can also be found without the strengthening ,i just need a tan with black wheels(only one known)for my line up.
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top view ,notice no paint on brokenroof supports
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base shot
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my current line up of variations
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while they were out a group shot,click the picture
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