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Dinky of the day. (cont...)

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Not the Dinky of the day but the picture of the day.

This is what the Eifel tower looked from 1925 until 1934.

Today is the towers 125th. aniversary.

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Another member added to my Foden family ...

... dirty, dusty and rusty it arrived today ...

... and came out shiny and near mint after some good and very careful cleaning, my first and only 2nd type Foden Flat Truck with Tailboard.

Above as it was pictured in the 1953 Dinky Toys catalogue.

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Very nice shelves Jan !
How do you manage the dust ?
Richard

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Hi Richard, the sliding glass doors in front of most of my display units prevent the dust from coming in for 98%. I have to clean the shelves no more than once in a few years.
In order to avoid reflection on the photo I took them out for a moment, which is very easy and quickly to do.
By the way, I start appreciating these nightly pictures made in a kind of warm artificial light, a new discovery!
Regards, Jan

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Jan--Very nice Foden.....from what you described, it appeared to clean up very nice, minty indeed. I love those Foden's, with all their unrealistic, but beautiful bright colors. Nice score for sure!
Terry

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The aftermath:

Obviuously my eight-wheeler shelf was getting rather crowded, not able to receive an extra acquisition.

So I added an extra glass shelf in between in order to restore order and transparency. Indeed, at such occasions I take the opportunity to do a little dust cleaning for the shelves in motion. Quite a more organised scene. Here without windows replaced.

And windows closed again! A lot more reflection, but all for the bettter preservation of the models. Regards, Jan

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Jan---Nice to see that order was restored and all is normal once again in Jan Dinkyland! That is a lovely display of both types of Fodens, done in your impeccable manner. Always a treat for the rest of us to have a sneak peek!
Terry

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Hello Jan,
To be able to set the models lengthwise in a display cabinet can only make us envious as our common problem, as Dinky collectors. is, almost always, space on shelves...
Congrats for your presentation!
Friendly yours,
Jacques H.

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Lovely pictures Jan!
I too have sliding glass doors, the biggest problem for me is keeping series / makes / models together, last week a new Commer arrival forced a major rebuild just to fit him in, now the Commer artic is having to sit with the AEC Tankers due to being too tall for the new shelf spacing, nightmare!
Chris Warr.

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I also have space problems in my display cabinet. I now have twice as many Dinky's in since it was first built about 30 years ago. I have added as many shelves as I can, and still have enough room to reach in and carefully remove them, and then I have also crowded them very closely together. It is now jam packed and there is virtually no more room. I also have sliding glass doors and like them very much. I still get a little dust that seems to leak in the small gap between the doors. My wife and I have talked of re-doing our upstairs area where I store them, and putting in all new and much larger cabinets. I really want to spread them out much more, so they can be seen properly. Showing them sideways like Jan has done is wonderful....if you have the room!
Terry

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I was away for the Easter week-end but I wanted to post this Dinky Toys of the day.

The Citro

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Jacques-- a famous French car and a beautiful Dinky model. I have never seen on in that color before...thanks for showing us!
Terry

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Wonderful model, wonderful car!
A design which if you take the view from the front bumper to the rear of the front doors is almost identical to the 1933 - 34 Ford Model 40, known better to us old Hot Rodders as the California Kid, or ZZ Top's Eliminator. Who was influenced by who?
Chris Warr.

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I do not know the car you are talking about but if there is an influence, it must come from Budd.

Budd supplied presses, tools and machinery to Citro

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Come on Chris!! :-) :-)
The Traction was so ahead of its time in every aspect of its design: bodywork, mechanical, aesthetical, road holding qualities, etc, etc...It is not fair to imply it did copy any other contemporary car! The US Cord was also a front wheel drive, but produced in much fewer numbers and not meant for the masses...For the record, Ford produced its first front-wheel-drive car, the Taunus 12M in Germany, in the early '60's, almost 30 years later...
Cordially,
Jacques H.

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Hi all,

Technically the Citroen was way ahead, but visually..........?

Chris Warr.

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Due to the abscence of a chassis - the Traction was one of the first car ever to sport a unitized body - the car was much lower than all the others and actually, you would "climb down" instead of climbing up in it. Visually, about at the same time Chrysler came out with the more aerodynamic Airflow design which was a failure, because people were not ready yet for the bold new styling trends. Peugeot, in France, has had better luck with the 402,302,202 identical styling, although mechanically speaking these cars were still light years behind the Traction... Fortunately, in 1955, Citroen came up with the stunning DS19: But this is an other story...

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Great suggestion, Jacques. Now the only problem is: whom?

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D Day

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Thank you, Jacques, indeed an icon of D-Day, 70 years ago today!

In my opinion the Jeep can be considered to follow as the second icon in this turning point of WWII:

Churchill visiting the Normandy beach six days later, on 12 June 1944, although George VI tried to disencourage him to do so. Here together with Montgomery in the Jeep on the beach.

And here the three Dinky Toys versions of the 1940s/50s, From left to right USA export no. 669, French no. 80b/816 and British no. 153a/672.

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Dear Jan,

I am sorry but there is a small mistake in your post above. Your jeep is the earliest 80b made from Novenber 1957 - 1958

80bp 1958 - 1959 had a plastic driver, ridged hubs, black smooth rubber tyres. It has been re-numbered 816 in 1959.

816 - plastic driver (same as on GMC), ridged hubs, black smooth rubber tyres, towing hook.

816 - until 1964 driver, concave hubs, black ridged plastic tyres, towing hook.

The base plate of all the previous is stamped 80B.

828 and 829 - have a foldable windscreen,the base plate of the later issue is not stamped 80B. Plastic missile launcher or 106mm recoil less gun.

1412 - Jeep de d

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Thanks for your comment Jacques. In fact I meant the three basic and early Dinky Toys versions. Of course all of them have several variants or related off-springs in later years. Kind regards, Jan

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D.U.K.W., jeep, very well ! but all needs gasoline !

:cheer:

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and protection ...!

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Hi Richard,
That Tanker is lovely!
CW.

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Just my Dinky of the day. A 501 Foden Wagon in red.
Fodens have been among my favourites from the start of my
Dinky Toys "Hunt" almost 25 years ago. Of all the Fodens I have,
the red 501 was one of the most difficult to find especially in a
good condition.

Rob

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This is the actual GMC tanker. Unlike this one, most of the tankers seem to have been made with the rigid cab as they were not fighting vehicles.

The transfer on the tank of the Dinky shows the badge of the "Service des Essences aux Arm

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Hello Rob
A wee bit late, but have just seen your red Foden sitting on its box, so thought I would post my example. I won it from Vectis with it arriving on my birthday in 2002 - so I guess it is a birthday present from me to me! With yours having its black wings and chassis this version had a very short production life, and according to some sources was produced for the US export market. I presume the model has no tank slits or hook.
Mine unfortunately has a previous owners initials painted on the base in some sort of felt pen or other, which I have managed to remove slightly. It was described as a restoration which would explain the low final amount but I have gone over it with a jewellers glass and it is either a darn good restoration or Vectis made a mistake. Areas where faint over-spray when using a mask shows, the screw is old a shows no scratch marks, the axles are totally original, but anyway, to me it is genuine and very nice!
Anyway, my Foden was certainly the Dinky of the Day in 2002!

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Lovely 501's Gents,
Am I right in thinking there was an all red, IE no black chassis version too?
Chris Warr.

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