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Lone Star show at Whitewebbs museum 2018

Where did the last year go? September 2018 and another exhibition in Enfield for Lone star

As always my small collection was on display.

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A few new additions since last year along with the electric rotating turntable in the centre of the picture below, ran all day without issues.

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The space commanders, construction and farm section is much the same as last year.

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Great show again although did notice a lack of Treblo electric Lone star train layouts, so during the day I decided to build one for next year, to that end I bought my first lot of track and rolling stock for Lone Star Treblo electric.

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This project will be quite secretive as I want the unveiling next September and I know certain people may otherwise see what I’m up to before then, although some updates will be posted.


Lone Star and Dinky exhibition, Whitewebbs museum 2016

This year I am exhibiting my collection of Lone Star and DCMT toys again, plus a few Dinky I have.

Since 2014 the collection has grown so needed two tables and rather than just layout the tables, I spent some time making displays.

This is the full set up, further pictures below showing close up’s.

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Firstly my selection of Austin lorries from the Lone Star Roadmaster series, the display is just made of ply and painted with a colour matched to one of my Lone Star boxes.

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In front of that are a few Lone Star Super Freighters

The only models not Lone Star in my display are these few Dinky Super Toys.

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Next my display of Lone Star knights and siege machines, the backdrop is made from parts of a Britains castle.

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In front of the knights, a display of various Lone Star model vehicles.

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Next we have Lone Star Tuf Tots, cranes and a range of Top Boy and Kings of the Road series.

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Below my collection of Lone Star Space Commanders have their own display base, a moon base.

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To see how the moon base was made Click Here

Next the Highway series and my Slikka crane.

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Finally my collection of 1:32 Lone Star tractors and machinery.

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The barn is made by Britains but looks good with the Lone Star selection.

A few more pictures from around the show.

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A very large selection of Lone Star guns

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An operational Lone Star treblo layout

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Ian Dorrell’s huge mint collection, or, at least the part of it he brought.

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Hornby three rail dublo layout

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Hornby dublo two rail layout

That’s it for another year, to see previous exhibitions Click Here


DCMT / Slikka toys

by Peter
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Both Lone Star and Slikka Toys (or Tools) are names used by DCMT  (Die Casting Machine Tools Ltd) the parent company of both names, Lone Star was used from 1951 until the companies demise in 1988.

This small adjustable wrench, possibly made 1951,  one item from the ‘Junior Mechanic’s Tool Kit’ DCMT Cat No117. Other tools in the set would of been a screwdriver, pliers, and a ball pein hammer.

I found this by chance from a seller selling old tools.

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For more on the DCMT and Lone Star history, see http://www.lone-star-diecast-bk.com/history.html

 


Lone Star and Dinky Exhibition, WhiteWebbs museum 2014

This year at the annual Lone Star Exhibition I had a stall to show my own Lone Star collection, it had been extended to include Dinky Toys too.

Last year I visited this show for the first time and learnt  alot about Lone Star and this year was no different.

My own small collection

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The red crane with the white jib is new and bought at the show, boxed and mint.

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Most of the models here have already been written about and you can find out more by searching Lone Star on this website.

So lets have a look around the Exhibition.

On the table next to me was this Lone Star Treblo electric layout, and fully operational, Treblo or OOO was the father of British N gauge.

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A  few static diecast  Treblo layouts showing a vast number of the range that was available by Lone Star.

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Lone Star were well known for their diecast cap guns of many types and in fact gained the name solely because of the western theme they had adopted, this stall had one of the biggest ranges I have ever seen.

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Even more Lone Star weapons.

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This is Ian Dorrell and his amazing collection of all things Lone Star, probably the largest collection in the UK, in fact many of the pictures in the reference books I use are of  Ian’s collection.

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There was plenty of stalls selling Lone Star as well as other makes, and as already said I have added a Lone Star crane to my collection, a few other things caught my eye and worthy of adding here.

First this set of Dinky A4 locomotives, around N gauge in size, According to the “Great book of Dinky Toys” The Green one, Light blue one , the Silver and Red one and the Silver one Are from 1937–1941.  The Dark Green one is obviously after 1948 with that BR crest.  The one in Dark Blue can either be Pre or post WW2…

Personally I had not seen these before.

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Another Dinky set and was really tempted with buying it, but alas,  I didn’t.

This is also Dinky no. 18 Tank Goods Set produced 1934–1941.

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As the theme was Lone Star and Dinky diecast, I was suprised they had a large O gauge Hornby 3-rail layout, but Frank Hornby did produce the Dinky range as well as Hornby trains and of course Meccano, the following pictures are of the layout which I had great pleasure in watching much of the day.

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For more information on Lone Star or a copy of the books I myself use as reference go to www.lone-star-diecast-bk.com