This model is the Dinky 410-H-x Bedford CF Van in red "Fire Brigade" livery. It comes without its Dinky packaging. I have now been fortunate enough to obtain a copy of "The Great Book of Dinky Toys" by Mike & Sue Richardson which has a list of items on page 273 that were issued by John Gay. This model is NOT included on that list but it uses the same decals as the Falck Van so I have deemed it to be by John Gay in the interim. Since the list I have is alphabetical, a full code cannot be assigned to the model as it is not known in which order the models were actually issued.
This model has no working parts. At the front the headlights, grille, bumper, number plate [cast lettering in silver: AM27K] have been painted silver. Each side carries a paper label along the side with a red and white chequored pattern. On the rear upper sides is a label with a false window, a crest, and "Fire Brigade, Control Unit", on two lines, in white lettering on a red background. The chequored pattern carries on over the rear doors, and 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. The roof is probably a "Type S" - ribbed roof with square in the middle, however on this model an additional white metal casting covers the centre of the roof, just behind a white roof light with "Fire Control" on it plus a blue light and aerial. The new casting on the roof has sides adorned with the chequored pattern.
The interior is white plastic and the glazing is clear, with a faint blue tint, with molded 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 "silver" plated 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.