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A DINKY PORTFOLIO
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 00:00
Due to be published as the latest issue of CMV hits the newsagents is Dinky Toys – A Pictorial Record, a new book featuring photos of post-war Dinky Toys, Dinky Supertoys and Dublo Dinky Toys, all of which are highly collectible today. The author, long-time collector David Busfield, drew upon models from his own collection and that of his friend Graham de Chastelain to bring together some of the finest examples of the Dinky brand produced between 1949 and the early sixties.
The large-format book has 196 pages containing over 200 high-quality, full-colour photographs, along with a description of each item. The chapters in the book are arranged in a similar manner to the Dinky catalogues of the period, ie cars, commercials, public service, military, etc. CMV readers will be particularly interested to know that there are 36 pages devoted to Dinky military items.
David Fletcher reviews the unusual eight-wheelers developed in the US during WW
Looking around, as usual, for something to write about I lit upon the Boarhound. I don’t know why I haven’t covered it before; it’s always been a bit of a favourite of mine. However, since it never saw active service there is not a lot one can say about it, so I thought I should include with it the other armoured eight-wheelers built in the United States during the war, of which there is a surprising number when you come to look at the subject more closely. But to start off with we need to go back to 1941 and a machine that was known as the Trackless Tank.
As its name implies it was seen as something more than a run-of-the-mill armoured car, but it was not developed by the Ordnance Board or any other official organisation. Rather it was designed as a commercial venture by an organisation calling itself the Trackless Tank Corporation, which seems a bit like putting all the eggs into one basket if the product failed. It is not altogether clear who actually built the Trackless Tank. The Trackless Tank Corporation itself hailed from New York, but whether they actually built the prototype there is not certain.