Brand new company launches commercial range

25 January 2013
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Ruby Toys goes back in time with eight 1946 Dinky-style Albion vans ...
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Ruby Toys was created by John Hope, a collector of Dinky Toys for many years who also produced Code 3 designs for his own collection. John soon found that there were many prototypes of commercial vehicles from the 1940s and 1950s that Dinky didn’t produce but which would make interesting models in a Dinky-style. He considered some of these in model form would also have an appeal to other collectors, particularly those for whom mint and boxed Dinkys are now unaffordable. So, Ruby Toys was born.

An Albion van from 1946 has been released first because John had seen a prototype at an historic commercial vehicle show which looked very attractive in the Oxo livery. This got him thinking about the Dinky Guy vans and research started on adverts from the period and how they might be used on the models, and he subsequently came up with these eight liveries. And having designed the first model John wanted to go the ‘whole hog’ and housed it in a box equally attractive and reminiscent of the period. Each livery will be produced in a limited edition of 100 models. The first 8 modsl are as follows:

The models come with an RRP of £57.50 plus p&p £3.65. Payment can be made by sending a cheque (payable to J M Hope) to The Priory, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire SG4 7HD.

For future plans and more information on these models please contact John on Tel: 01438 748647 or e-mail: [email protected]
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