Dinky Toys

 

Dinky Toys
This famous British die-cast toy manufacturer produced many different bus toys and variations thereof.  As stated on the collection home page, I am generally not a collector of foreign buses.  As such, I have limited interest in collecting all of the different types and variations.  However I would like to acquire a full type set of the different castings.
 
 
29b-G Streamline Bus
Production Years:  1935-1940, 1948-1950    Length:  88 mm    
 

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Variant:  Grey & Blue
 

29e-G Single Deck Bus
Production Years:  1948-1952    Length:  113 mm    
 

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Variant:  Cream & Blue
 

29f-G 280-G Maudsley Deck and a Half Observation Coach
Production Years:  1950-1953, 1954-1960    Length:  112 mm    
 

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Variant:  Gray with red stripes and wheel hubs.
 

283 G BOAC Coach (British Overseas Airways Corporation)
Production Years:  1956-1963    Length:  121 mm    
 

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Variant:  White Tire
 

290 29C Leyland Double Deck Bus
Production Years:  1954-1963    Length:  102 mm    
This bus can be found in at least 20 known variations.  All variations feature cream upper decks with black and red Dunlop The World's Master Tyre decals.  Certain castings are marked 290, some have a box at the front of the roof, some have convex taillights while some have concave taillights.  .
 

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Variant:  Red lower deck, no number cast on frame, concave taillights, with roof box and cast hubs.
 

291 H Atlantean Bus
Production Years:  1974-1978    Length:  123 mm    
Kenning Motor Group double decker bus.  There are three variations.
 

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Variant:  White base with blue interior.
 

293 G Leyland Atlantean Bus
Production Years:  1964-1968    Length:  121 mm    
This coach is identical to the Dinky 292 G aside from having a step underneath the front door.  There are two roof variations, smooth roof or ribbed roof.
 

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Variant:  Smooth roof, red interior.
 

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Variant:  Smooth roof, white interior.    Notes:  Notice the lighter off white color on the main body.
 

295 H Atlantean Bus
Production Years:  1976-1976    Length:  121 mm    
Yellow Pages Atlantean double decker bus.  Three variations. 

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Variant:  Mirror image front "Yellow Pages" sticker.
 

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Number:  1018 (295)    Variant:  Model Kit
 

296 H Duple Viceroy 37 Luxury Coach
Production Years:  1974-1978    Length:  123 mm    
Same casting as Dinky 293 H Swiss Postal Bus.  
 

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Variant:  Metallic blue, speedwheels with chrome spoked hubs, orange tinted windows.
 

29h-G 282 G Duple Roadmaster Leyland Royal Tiger
Production Years:  1952-1953, 1954-1960    Length:  119 mm    
 

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Variant:  Repaint
 

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Variant:  Repaint
 

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Number:  291    Bus Type:  Routemaster Double Decker    Variant:  Exide Batteries
 

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Number:  291    Bus Type:  Routemaster Double Decker    Variant:  Dunlop Tyres
 

289 Routemaster Double Decker Bus
Production Years:  1964-1977, 1978-1980    Length:  121 mm    
This bus was produced in two different casting types, the earlier type has three upper and two lower window bars.
 

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Variant:  Esso Safety Grip Tyres - Early Casting
 

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Variant:  Esso Safety Grip Tyres - Latter Casting
 

A.E.C. Single Decker
These cool little models have a few unique and interesting features.  First, this bus has opening doors that can be operated with a slide lever.  Second, this coach also has a little bell that can be operated with a small lever behind the passenger side rear wheel.  Model features metal doors and body casting as well as a metal frame and wheels.  Interior and windows are of plastic and the tires are rubber like.
 

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Number:  283    Variant:  Red Arrow - Blue Seats
 

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Number:  283    Variant:  Red Arrow - Yellow Seats