Dinky Code 3 Transporter

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Jager
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Dinky Code 3 Transporter

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This Dinky conversion was posted online by Roland Ward back in 2014, but I've only just found it.

The inspiration was this actual Morris based Jaguar transporter:

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Roland started with a playworn Dinky 956 Turntable Fire Engine:

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...removing the turntable section of the model:

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He then scratchbuilt the rear section in brass and plastic card:

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All painted up and it's come together well:

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Here's a second version Roland created with an alternative livery:

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Roland has deliberately kept the model in the style of an old Dinky, but with different wheels and a bit more detailing it could easily be upgraded to a more accurate looking model.

You can read the full conversion here:

https://rolandward.net/bedford-ferrari- ... ad-code-3/
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Tom
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Re: Dinky Code 3 Transporter

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Nice job!

Looks like this would be a closer match for the real truck:

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Currently available for small change at CK, from a Spanish PW.

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Re: Dinky Code 3 Transporter

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Roland has done several nice old Dinky conversions. A version of the Tommy Prothroe Jaguar and transporter has been something I have wanted to do, even have an old Dinky firetruck to convert. The truck you showed might make more sense Ian, its in the right scale for 1/43, the Dinky looks too small compared to the Lightweight E-Types I have. Either way, it would be a fun project!

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Unfortunately, CK wanted 50 Euro to ship one of those BMC trucks to me. Fortunately, I was able to get a couple from a dealer in Italy I have bought from and another piece with shipping for less than the shipping alone from Germany. :D. A couple of possible ideas with one of them.

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Re: Dinky Code 3 Transporter

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Looking forward to seeing your work Jerry.
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Re: Dinky Code 3 Transporter

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I received the BMC (SAVA) truck and it looks to be a great candidate for the Dick Prothroe transporter. It looks like the model will all come apart fairly easily. The photo of the transporter I have in this book is almost to 1/43 scale, so I can use it for a guide on making the conversion. As you can see, the wheel base on the chassis will need to be lengthened about to where the yellow tape is on the base. I have some ideas, but am going to take some time and think about it. The good thing is it doesn't show! :D Once I start progress on this conversion, I will try and start a new thread.

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Re: Dinky Code 3 Transporter

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Nice, looking forward to your build! Very timely release of this PW truck...

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