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Re: airport refuellers

Postby soslipstream » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:48 am

Thought a picture of a grouping from the Art Deco 1930's might be of interest. It includes a Wyandotte Mainliner with a set of Tootsie Toy "Air Stairs" and luggage train. In addition, there are the two Erie Northrops surrounded by a group of Barclay vehicles. All had suffered major damage in their previous lives and have been overhauled and upgraded. The wheels, incidently, are all 1/2" diam "Perfect" tailwheels used on RC models. The tanker trailer is a one-off and is waiting for the selected fuel company logos.

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Re: airport refuellers

Postby hovermd » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:32 pm

Here's a great Airport Set by Hishimo (HTC). It contains a Pan American Airways DC-8 Clipper Metor (N-8000PA), a cool International Airways Service Hiller Hornet style helicopter, a PAA Airport Service Follow Me jeep, a luggage carrying Limosuine, and a Mobile Gas fuel truck. Pretty sweet!

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Re: airport refuellers

Postby grwebster » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:24 am

mark, great set.
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Re: airport refuellers

Postby hovermd » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:52 pm

grwebster wrote:mark, great set.


Thanks - this set was released at least as early as 1956.

I doubt it was released any earlier than that because according to my research, Boeing announced the jet in 1955, but it didn't fly until 1958.

The toy creaters at Hishimo must have really been on top of current aircraft design!

Besides autogiros and the VTOL aircraft I have in my collection, it's rare for me to be able to contribute something that features an airplane or jet in it.

That DC-8 is a nice large toy!
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Re: airport refuellers

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Re: airport refuellers

Postby hovermd » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:35 pm



This photo was from the web... it may be missing the tailfin.

I have the toy set in my collection and it does have a tailfin with the early Pan Am Clipper globe logo.
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Re: airport refuellers

Postby Tone » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:49 pm

Dakota wrote:Another classic; the Dinky Toys N°642 RAF bowser to refuel your military model planes on visit at RAF airfields.
Even old Matchbox had a small version of it.
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Matchbox vehicle from 1-75 line for comparison.

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Re: airport refuellers

Postby Tone » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:51 pm

hovermd wrote:Here's a great Airport Set by Hishimo (HTC). It contains a Pan American Airways DC-8 Clipper Metor (N-8000PA), a cool International Airways Service Hiller Hornet style helicopter, a PAA Airport Service Follow Me jeep, a luggage carrying Limousine, and a Mobile Gas fuel truck. Pretty sweet!


Later than '56. The Chevy taxi on the cover has four headlights like the '58 but the side treatment of the '57 Bel Air.
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Re: airport refuellers

Postby Dakota » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:26 pm

Herewith my Dinky conversion of the famous Shell Mex & BP Leyland Octopus into a Hippo. Homemade decals will be added soon ;)
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Re: airport refuellers

Postby Dakota » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:19 am

Here my two Dinkies, Leyland and Bedford, refurbished in Shell BP livery.
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