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
Sadly overpainted and well worn although fairly damage free. The roof and one corner had chips but after the strip-down and cleanup a layer of filler was applied. The chassis had a few bends and one axle was bent, but all straight now and awaiting final rub down and paint. Original paintwork was light blue over mid blue. Near match colors have now been found and applied to the model. Now awaiting final assembly and detail.