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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


Lone Star and Dinky Exhibition, WhiteWebbs museum 2015

This year I wasn’t exhibiting at White Webbs museum as had a very busy year and too many things going on to think about a display, but even so found the time to visit this year.

Lots of  Lone Star for sale

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Lone Star gun and rifle display below.

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Ian Dorrel’s display

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More display tables

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There was a large Lone Star treblo (OOO = British N gauge) railway displays this year many more operational layout too.

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Also as the show has now expanded to cover Dinky, some displays are older Hornby OO layouts notably Hornby Dublo 3 rail and two rail.

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Also a few of the Dinky sales and display tables.

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One very rare Dinky seen here is this Aviation refueller

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Basildon model railway exhibition

Spent a morning at the Basildon model railway exhibition, here are a few pictures from the vast array of layouts on display.

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