Remember those toys cars from your childhood, or perhaps your fathers or grandfathers toys. They are very collectable now even in poor condition. I have been restoring them to give them a new lease of life using basic tools. I am sharing some of my best tips and showing some of the restorations to help you do the same. The collections includes Dinky, Corgi and rare makes such as Toby Toys, Gilco, Gaity, Kemlow, Londontoy etc. Browse the Collection, view the catalogues, see the box and decal templates box reproductions Compare models in the extensive catalogue research page. Models from 1934-1970 are listed (and more being added). The most recent restoration is shown below
Not a bad model but in need of some restoration and repair. Strip down was fairly straight forward with the exception of the winding mechanism. I decided to go for broke and removed the winders by carefully reshaping the end until it slid out. There should be enough metal to tap back into shape. Fully stripped down, including the jib pulley. A little more work but it will look better. Await warmer weather to respray.