Dinky Trojan Vans

Model No 1

31a / 450 Esso

As Bought:

This model has numerous paint chips and no decals.

Restoration:

Restored in the original 'Esso' livery.

Model No 2

31b / 451 Dunlop

As Bought:

This model has numerous paint chips and wear to decals.

Restoration:

Restored into the Dunlop Livery.

 

Model No 3

31c / 452 Chivers

As Bought:
This model had numerous paint chips and no decals.Possibly the 'Chivers; version originally judging by the colour.
Restoration:


Restored to the 'Chivers' livery.

 

Model No 4

31d / 453 Oxo

As Bought:
This model was overpainted or should I say 'dipped' in grey paint.
Traces of the original blue paint revealed it was the 'Oxo' version.
Restoration:

Restored into the 'Oxo' livery.

 

 

Model No 5

454 Cydrax

As Bought:

This model had been repainted in yellow with red triangles and a decal applied to look like a stock car.

 

Restoration:

As it was possible to work out that the original livery was green, I decided to restore it to the Cydrax version.


 

Model No 6

455 Brooke Bond

As Bought:
This model had numerous paint chips and no decals.

Restoration:


Restored to the original livery.

 

Model No 7

455 Brooke Bond

As Bought:
This model had numerous paint chips and worn decals.

Restoration:

Restored in blue with Hovis signage.

 

Model No 8

450 Esso

As Bought:
This model had numerous paint chips and worn decals.

Restoration:

Restored in black livery with Crawfords Biscuits signage.

Model No 9

31a / 450 Esso

As Bought:

This model has been very badly overpainted.

Restoration:

As this model was in such a bad state I decided to do a 'code 3' on it.

The model was completely stripped and repainted in yellow. The wheels, lights and radiator were painted bright blue. The 'Michelin' decals were all home-made. To finish it off a white metal 'Man' was purchased and fastened to the roof.

Model No 10

31a / 450 Esso

As Bought:

Awaiting delivery.

Restoration:

 

Model # 11

As Bought:

Missing all the outside paint. However, this was originally the Oxo version judging by the blue paint inside the shell.

Restoration:

As I have already done an 'Oxo' version I decided to 'code 3' this one. It has been painted in the brown and cream livery of the GWR railway company with appropriate logos.

Model # 12

As Bought:

Missing all the decals and quite a few chips. The box is a very poor quality reproduction.

Restoration:Under restoration - seem to have mislaid this model?

 

Model # 13

As Bought:

This model had already been restored but the paintwork was not very good.

Restoration:

Restored as a 'code 3' Dinky Toys/Meccano van.

Model # 14

As Bought:

Repainted in green. This model was originally the 'Oxo' version.

Restoration:

Restored in the green and brown livery of the 'Hollands Pies' company.

Update: I wasn't happy with the decals on this model so I removed them and did them again.

 

Model # 15

As Bought:

Very bad paintwork.

Restoration:

Restored as a code 3 'Sunblest' van

 

Model # 16

As Bought:

Very bad paintwork.

Restoration:

Repainted into a code 3 Police Black Maria

 

Model # 17

As Bought:

Chipped paintwork .

Restoration:None yet.

 

Model # 18

As Bought:

Chipped paintwork .

Restoration:

Repainted in Red Bull livery.

 

Model # 19

As Bought:

Repainted and chipped paintwork .

Restoration:

Repainted as Post Office Telephones van.

Update: I wasn't happy with the decals on this model so I removed them and added new ones.
I also added a ladder.

 

 

Model # 20

As Bought:

Already repainted.

Restoration:None yet.

 

 

was this one done from model 20?

 

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