More Toyfair bits & bobs

Very foggy autumnal evening. Some bargains available, but not very well attended and some regular sellers still absent. But it makes for a reasonably pleasant way to pass an hour or two.


And here we have; a 1950s Hornby-Dublo cast signal box, a 1960s Airfix 2-6-2 tank loco kit, (both OO scale), a modern Matchbox Yesteryears Citroen H-type van (approx 1/43 scale) and a Majorette 1/60 scale Ford Model A van (McVities livery), which appears to be a copy of the 1980s “Matchbox” casting. Total outlay GBP10, not too bad.


Toyfair (again); (again)

*The one where I thought it was a Bugatti at first too…:P*

I’d missed a couple of toyfair events again due to being a bit “under the weather” so made the effort to visit recently.

It was not well attended & at least 2 regular stall-holders were missing. Not many bargains & only came away with a modern 1/60th scale (approx.) 1933 MG & a 1950s Hornby Dublo 3 rail buffer set. Lovely little items those, die-cast with spring-loaded buffers. My collection of 3 rail stuff is growing slowly & I am close to having an operational layout albeit a small one.




Another Toyfair Visit

Again I visited the toyfair up at the village. Slightly better attended by both sellers & public than back in the Summer, but interesting items were hard to find though not impossible if you were prepared to look carefully.

So……I came away with a boxed Hornby Dublo 3 rail tinplate (OO scale) LMS composite coach at reasonable cost & a 1/76 (?) scale AEC Regal in Green Line livery (not very collectible) for a total of £8. Not too bad.


Toys (again).

Another trip up to the village to visit the Toyfair, yielded a fair number of new items.


An early 1950s Dinky Toys Talbot Lago, racing car, in fair, playworn condition. A 1/76 Volvo tractor, 1950s, Hornby Dublo 3 rail wagon, 1960s Playcraft Jouef wagon & a 1950s Hornby 3 rail turn out. Total £15.75. Most satisfactory.

The Talbot has been subjected to some minor restoration…basically new number decals.



& a touch of white paint to the driver’s headgear.

It completes my set of the six Dinky racing cars of the 1950s….



From L-R Talbot, Alfa Romeo, Cooper Bristol, HWM, Ferrari (in blue!) & Maserati.

There was also a Vanwall but that was a  of different series/sequence & does not really go with the earlier models, & a generic “streamliner”, which is not all that sought after.