Dinky 963-H Road Grader

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I have identified this model as the Dinky 963-H-1 Road Grader in orange and yellow.

The model features a cast metal body with independently, movable grader blade and front wheels. All exterior details are cast into the body. The grader arm and rear engine cover are painted orange, with the rest of the body, except the grader blade, being yellow. On each side of the cab is a cast set of steps leading to the cab door.

The cab interior is all black and the cab is fitted with clear glazing.

All wheels are of a shaped, cast metal type - solid one piece cast metal hubs, unpainted, with a heavy commercial 16 stud centre with a separate black "rubber" tyre with chunky tyre pattern.

The base plate covers only the rear cab and engine bay, and is yellow painted metal with Dinky, Toys, Road, Grader on four lines at the rear (under the engine bay behind the cab floor), parallel to the axle. "Made in England", on two lines, appears at the front, below the cab, at right angles to the rear axle. "Road Grader" is also cast into the bottom of the grader arm (a separate casting from the cab and engine bay).

This model was issued between 1973 and 1975.

Item: 3821

 


I have identified this model as the Dinky 963-H-1 Road Grader in yellow. It appears to be a repaint (very well done).

The model features a cast metal body with independently, movable grader blade and front wheels. All exterior details are cast into the body. The grader arm and rear engine cover appear to have been repainted yellow, with the rest of the body, including the rear of the the grader blade, being yellow. On each side of the cab is a cast set of steps leading to the cab door.

The cab interior is missing and the cab is fitted with clear glazing.

All wheels are of a shaped, cast metal type - solid one piece cast metal hubs, unpainted, with a heavy commercial 16 stud centre with a separate black "rubber" tyre with chunky tyre pattern.

The base plate covers only the rear cab and engine bay, and is yellow painted metal with Dinky, Toys, Road, Grader on four lines at the rear (under the engine bay behind the cab floor), parallel to the axle. "Made in England", on two lines, appears at the front, below the cab, at right angles to the rear axle. "Road Grader" is also cast into the bottom of the grader arm (a separate casting from the cab and engine bay).

This model was issued between 1973 and 1975. I have no idea when it was repainted.

Item: 3834