Crescent Toy wrecker

An unusual item…never seen another one. Crescent Toy model based on unknown original (possibly Scania) in Ferrari livery. Spring loaded jib, retractable tow-bar. Scale probably about O-scale (1:43).



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.