John Gay Bedford CF Van - BOC Automation

Item 2148 


 

This model is the Dinky 410-H-x Bedford CF Van in red "BOC Automation" livery. It was unboxed when I bought it, however I have attributed it to John Gay. This model is not included on the Richardson's incomplete list but the model is from that period and of a similar standard to those issued by John Gay.

This model has no working parts. At the front the headlights, grille, bumper, number plate [cast lettering: AM27K] have been painted silver. Each side carries a "BOC Automation" water-slide decal on the rear sides. The rear lights, bumpers and number plate are cast into the body casting but are not highlighted by any alternate colour. The rear doors (cast, non-opening) carry a cast "Bedford" badge and another smaller "BOC Automation" decal. The roof is a "Type S" - ribbed roof with square in the middle.

The interior is white plastic and the glazing is clear with moulded wipers and interior rear view mirror at the front and a line down each side door window. There is no glazing in the rear doors.

All wheels are of the "speed wheel" type - hollow one piece plastic with a "chrome" 8 spoke center "hub".

The base plate is black painted tin plate and is marked with Dinky Toys on two lines at the centre top, "Bedford Van" in the centre middle and Made in England at the centre bottom. It is held in place with two machined rivets.

This model is thought to have been issued in the late 1970s.

Item: 2148