UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

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UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

Postby Tone » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:42 pm

I have been deleting the attachments because of the message that the board has reached its limit. Sorry folks!
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Re: UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

Postby MichaelB » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:50 pm

Well...we should be deleting attachments by age...the oldest go first...
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Re: UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

Postby grwebster » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:05 pm

use photobucket for all photo posts, just post the [IMG] linkin your post.
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Re: UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

Postby grwebster » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:12 am

Tone, the size limit has been increased by twice, so you do not need to remove any photos.
but please use photobucket.com links in the future
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UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

Postby Tone » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:04 am

There is currently a Scandinavian Airlines System SE-210 Caravelle up for auction online. The friction toy has six plastic cutaways on the fuselage, aft. I studied the photos, and the tooling is same as Arnold. The landing gear differs significantly. I checked the trademark with the Dockerell blog for Japanese tin toy manufacturers and discovered the maker is "Sato." There's a new one for me!
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Aer Lingus Viscount + DC-7

Postby Tone » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:10 am

Over twenty years ago, a photo of an Aer Lingus Viscount cigarette lighter appeared in The Plane News. On pp. 18-19 of Issue number 13, Spring 1992, Patrick Trench explained how the Japanese had made this item for the Irish home market, and how "Made in Japan" was written and pronounced in Gaelic. He went on to write: "Incidentally, when young I had a 'Bandai' Aer Lingus Viscount in tin plate, actually a terrible model but as far as I know produced in this livery presumably for the Irish home/tourist market only."

Recently, one of these toys surfaced in an online auction. It's based on the 11" wingspan Daiya / Bandai DC-7C and lithographed in the exact same color scheme as the cigarette lighter in that old The Plane News magazine. Even the registration is the same: EI VIS. I saved a photo; here it is!

If anybody reading this was the lucky high bidder, do not gripe about the condition. All props and wheels are there. This is an exceptionally rare toy plane variant. I disagree with Mr Trench in its being a terrible model; the livery is accurate, though the German Biller Viscount mold, roughly the same size, would have been exceptional.

I have seen photos of real-life Aer Lingus Viscounts in two variants of this color scheme. One has the same fuselage, but a predominately green tail fin; the other has the tail fin with the shamrock and six stripes, but a white crown and narrow green cheat lines.
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Aer Lingus Viscount

Postby Tone » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:15 am

Judging from the photos posted at the web site "Vickers Viscount Network," Aer Lingus used the exact color scheme seen on the Daiya toy plane from 1959 through 1962. This range of years should give an idea of the toy's time era.
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UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplane

Postby Tone » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:50 am

More shamrocks in time for St Pádraig's Day:

The above tin toy "Aer Lingus Viscount" was featured in an auction held in the UK on February 23, 2012. The plane appears to be made using Momoya tooling; the wing span is given as 50 centimeters or 20 inches, though the toy looks much smaller. The red plastic props are also unusual, these planes were normally fitted with metal props.
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Re: UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

Postby AntonioMartin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:14 am

Now that we are talking this topic, should I add that today I just saw a Delta Airlines Boeing 747 tin toy!!! I never, until today, knew someone made Delta Airlines tin aircraft.

You can c it here:
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/3152615

I wish I had this!!! I only had the Pan Am version, which I got from my grandpa's store for free (and that was the only version grandpa had!)
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Iberia tin plane

Postby AntonioMartin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:36 pm

By the way, the Spaniard company named here did produce a tin version of the Iberia 747.
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