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Restore Dinky 25A

by Mike Foote, a regular contributor to diecast.plus.com.

This is a restoration of a Dinky 25A wagon

This model was bought by me around 1948 and as a child I decided to repaint it. I have now restored it to the original colour that was visible beneath the green repaint. I have used an original Dinky colour No.32 grey. The headlamps were broken off, so a new radiator casting was obtained. The axles were destroyed during removal so I have made new ones and crimped them in a special tool that I have made for the purpose. The paint finishes are all sprayed with a small Badger spray gun and dried in a home made heated box at about 40deg C.

Dinky 25A
Dinky 25A
Dinky 25A dismantled an paint stripped
Dinky 25A dismantled an paint stripped
Dinky 25A finished with new parts
Dinky 25A finished with new parts
Dinky 25A assembled and completed
Dinky 25A assembled and completed

Thanks to Mike Foote for contributing this article.