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Chris (Gizmouk)
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Barnes and Buller were Len Buller and Bill Barnes.

Bill wrote this when Len died 10 years ago which neatly explains what they did

Len Buller died of a stroke at his workbench on 31 July 2003 at the age of 62, after being in poor health in recent years.
Bill Barnes, who knew Len for over a quarter of a century recalls, 'I first came to know Len when he was refurbishing Dinky military vehicles, and we could see that there was unsatisfied demand from collectors for more models in the same scale. Len would research the subjects, build and sell them; I would do the pattern making and get them cast in white metal.
'Our first project was a Bedford MW, and about 40 more subjects followed. We never had any direct business association, Len just called his business B&B because he wanted to recognise my input. I will miss our regular telephone conversations, and my all too few visits to see him in recent years'.

Some time ago I bought a load of B&B kits at a Vectis auction. I have built and sold, via ebay, many of these.

pictures to follow

Chris
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Jacques Dujardin (Dinkycollect)
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B&B II: A Brief History

By Richard Elliott-Smith

In early 2003 I went to see Len Buller, having purchased some of his completed B&B models from a local toy dealer. I had not seen Len for many years as he no longer attended toy fairs. Then for a short time I acted as his agent until his untimely death later that year.

Subsequently I purchased all of his stock, then spent some time building a sample of every model, so as to familiarise myself with their construction, putting a picture of each in a folder and placing them on the website. Many years ago I renovated and rallied a number of Second World War military vehicles, and I was at that time serving in the Territorial Army, useful for manuals and spares. This lead me to start collecting pre and post war military Dinky Toys. All this background meant that it was a natural move for me to get involved with the old B&B company, which is now being re-launched as B&B II on the mail order market and at toy fairs, backed up by a website illustrating every model, but to be sold as kits, under the name of Kenttoys. * See pictures on page 28.

MILITARY VEHICLE KITS IN 1:60-1:55 SCALE

Finished models usually US Olive Drab Brown, GB Green Sand, RAF Blue, Canadian Brown, German Field Grey, French Dark Khaki Drab, GB Khaki Drab



1 AEC Matador Gun Tractor, Army or RAF cab roof *
2 Bedford OYD 3 Ton GS Lorry & canopy
3 Bedford MWD15 cwt GS Truck. Cast canopy
4 Austin K9 Ambulance
5 Austin K9 Radio Lorry
6 Austin K2 Ambulance
7 Diamond T Heavy Tractor Unit
8 Dodge WC27 Ambulance 1941 Bullnose grille Mk1
9 Jeep US or GB+ Crew, also Red Cross and RAF
10a Bedford OYD 3 ton ex army British Railways
10b Bedford OB 3 Ton 4x4 command vehicle
11 Water Tanker Trailer Dinky Style
12 Dodge Ambulance 3/4 ton 1942 flat grille WC54
13a Dodge 6x6 Trooper open,
13b Dodge as above but half track cogs and chain
14 18 pdr Gun, ref 162C. see item 24
15 18 pdr Limber, ref 162B. see item 24
16 25 pdr Gun.
17 25 pdr Limber.
18 Chevrolet 4x4 Small Utility Cab 13 C8 4x4
19 Bedford OY 350 Gall Petrol Tanker + hose boxes
20 Leyland Retriever 3-Ton GS Lorry
21 Universal Bren Gun Carrier
22 Scammell Pioneer R100 heavy gun tractor *
23 162a Lt Dragon Tractor, Cogs, chain track
24 162a Lt Dragon Tractor, Original rubber wheels
25 RAF Bedford QLD Bowser
26 5.5 Medium Gun. Not Available
27 Rogers 24 Wheel Trailer for Tank Transporter
28 Cooker Trailer Dinky Style
29 40mm Bofors Gun Trailer in action for towing
30 German Kübelwagon,
31 Austin 7 Open Staff Car + Driver, Dinky Style
32 Studebaker 6x4 Lorry. Cast canopy, US or GB
33 7.2 inch Howitzer
34 17 pdr anti tank gun
35 Chevrolet Ambulance Cab 13 C8.4x4
36 Austin K9 1.5 Ton Cargo Lorry
37 Bedford 15 cwt Radio Van Full cab
38 Bedford 15 cwt Crane Jib Full cab or half cab
39 Bedford 15 cwt Water Tanker Full cab or half cab *
40 Scammell R100 closed jib or heavy gun tractor
41 Bedford RL 3 ton Ambulance
42 Bedford RL 3 ton Radio Command Vehicle
43 Ford 15 cwt Water Tanker Army or RAF.
44 1938 Ford 30 cwt GS worldwide style, or Tanker
45 Sherman tank M4A3 76mm rubber tracks GB-US
46 Ford 15 cwt WOT 2E GS Army or R.A.F.
47 Jeep Royal Signals Line Layer or Military Police
48 Marmon Herrington Mk2 Armoured Car
49 Morris Commercial CDSW 6x4 Gun Tractor
50 Morris Reconnaissance Car, added headlamps,
plain or with seats, open or closed roof. Dinky or
stop ended wheels or halftrack-cogs or chain
50a Plain. Choice of wheels
50b Plain. Half track cogs and chain track
51a Roof on. Six wheeler
51b Open roof. Six wheeler
52a Roof on. Halftrack, six wheeler
52b Open roof. halftrack, six wheeler
53 Bedford 15cwt MWG Polstan 20mm cannon
turntable. Half Cab
54 Bedford 15cwt MWG AA mg GS Full or half cab
55 Chevrolet 4x4 Field Artillery tractor *
56a Crusader Tank Mk II 2pdr gun
56b Crusader Tank. Mk III 6 pdr gun
57 Panhard EBR heavy 8-w Armoured Car, original
middle 4 road wheels and 4 off-road wheels up.
57a (1) Panhard EBR off-road wheels up, turret FL10
57a (2) Panhard EBR off-road wheels down, FL10
57a (3) Panhard EBR all 8 road wheels, turret FL10
57b (1) Panhard EBR off-road wheels up turret FL11
57b (2) Panhard EBR off-road wheels down, FL11
57b (3) Panhard EBR. All 8 Road wheels turret FL11
58a AMX13 Lt Tank. Rubber track with FL10 Turret
58b AM X13 Lt Tank Rubber track with FL11 Turret
61 Daimler Dingo Scout Car, Bren Gun, Lights
63 Chevrolet 30cwt cab 13 GS cast canopy or radio
64 Ford WOT 6.3 ton 4x4 GS plus canopy
65 Austin K5 3 ton 4x4 GS plus canopy
66 Dodge WC 52 4x4 Weapons carrier or Trooper
67 Morris Commercial CS8 tractor, limber, 25 pdr gun
68 Audi-Horch 4x4 Command Car. SOLD OUT
69 GMC Closed cab. 6x6 GS UK, USA +canopy
70 37mm Anti Tank Lt Airborne Gun. SOLD OUT
71 Bedford QL 4x4 GS and canopy
72 Commer Karrier GS or Command or Wrecker
Continued from page 26
74 Leyland Retriever 6x4 3 Ton Command (Monty's)
75 White Scout Car Personnel or with Heavy Gun
76 Guy Ant 4x4 GS. With Canopy
77 Chevrolet 4x4 3 Ton with chemical detector body
98 Long Range Desert Group Jeep
99 Bedford QL 4x4 Radio Command
100 Bedford K 3 Ton 4x4 GS RAF colours

CIVILIAN
These civilian vehicles are tankers and covered
wagons on Bedford OY, OB, K and Commer Karriers
79 Sargeant & Parks
80 T Denne & Sons Ltd
81 Richman Removals
82 Lenham Stores
83 H S Pledge & Sons
84 Meccano
85 Manchester Guardian
86 Reeds Paper Mills
88 Sharps Toffee
89 Mobiloil
90 National Benzole
91 Power
92 Esso
93 Shell B.P.
94 Mobilgas
95 Texaco
96 Pool *
97 Lyons
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Jacques Dujardin (Dinkycollect)
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Here are some of the kits that Chris has build.

All pictures are from Chris.











B&B II: A Brief History
By Richard Elliott-Smith


In early 2003 I went to see Len Buller, having purchased some of his completed B&B models from a local toy
dealer. I had not seen Len for many years as he no longer attended toy fairs. Then for a short time I acted as his
agent until his untimely death later that year.
Subsequently I purchased all of his stock, then spent some time building a sample of every model, so as to
familiarise myself with their construction, putting a picture of each in a folder and placing them on the website.
Many years ago I renovated and rallied a number of Second World War military vehicles, and I was at that time
serving in the Territorial Army, useful for manuals and spares. This lead me to start collecting pre and post war
military Dinky Toys. All this background meant that it was a natural move for me to get involved with the old B&
B company, which is now being re-launched as B&B II on the mail order market and at toy fairs, backed up by a
website illustrating every model, but to be sold as kits, under the name of Kenttoys. * See pictures on page 28.
MILITARY VEHICLE KITS IN 1:60-1:55 SCALE
Finished models usually US Olive Drab Brown, GB Green Sand, RAF Blue, Canadian Brown, German Field
Grey, French Dark Khaki Drab, GB Khaki Drab
1 AEC Matador Gun Tractor, Army or RAF cab roof *
2 Bedford OYD 3 Ton GS Lorry & canopy
3 Bedford MWD15 cwt GS Truck. Cast canopy
4 Austin K9 Ambulance
5 Austin K9 Radio Lorry
6 Austin K2 Ambulance
7 Diamond T Heavy Tractor Unit
8 Dodge WC27 Ambulance 1941 Bullnose grille Mk1
9 Jeep US or GB+ Crew, also Red Cross and RAF
10a Bedford OYD 3 ton ex army British Railways
10b Bedford OB 3 Ton 4x4 command vehicle
11 Water Tanker Trailer Dinky Style
12 Dodge Ambulance 3/4 ton 1942 flat grille WC54
13a Dodge 6x6 Trooper open,
13b Dodge as above but half track cogs and chain
14 18 pdr Gun, ref 162C. see item 24
15 18 pdr Limber, ref 162B. see item 24
16 25 pdr Gun.
17 25 pdr Limber.
18 Chevrolet 4x4 Small Utility Cab 13 C8 4x4
19 Bedford OY 350 Gall Petrol Tanker + hose boxes
20 Leyland Retriever 3-Ton GS Lorry
21 Universal Bren Gun Carrier
22 Scammell Pioneer R100 heavy gun tractor *
23 162a Lt Dragon Tractor, Cogs, chain track
24 162a Lt Dragon Tractor, Original rubber wheels
25 RAF Bedford QLD Bowser
26 5.5 Medium Gun. Not Available
27 Rogers 24 Wheel Trailer for Tank Transporter
28 Cooker Trailer Dinky Style
29 40mm Bofors Gun Trailer in action for towing
30 German Kübelwagon,
31 Austin 7 Open Staff Car + Driver, Dinky Style
32 Studebaker 6x4 Lorry. Cast canopy, US or GB
33 7.2 inch Howitzer
34 17 pdr anti tank gun
35 Chevrolet Ambulance Cab 13 C8.4x4
36 Austin K9 1.5 Ton Cargo Lorry
37 Bedford 15 cwt Radio Van Full cab
38 Bedford 15 cwt Crane Jib Full cab or half cab
39 Bedford 15 cwt Water Tanker Full cab or half cab *
40 Scammell R100 closed jib or heavy gun tractor
41 Bedford RL 3 ton Ambulance
42 Bedford RL 3 ton Radio Command Vehicle
43 Ford 15 cwt Water Tanker Army or RAF.
44 1938 Ford 30 cwt GS worldwide style, or Tanker
45 Sherman tank M4A3 76mm rubber tracks GB-US
46 Ford 15 cwt WOT 2E GS Army or R.A.F.
47 Jeep Royal Signals Line Layer or Military Police
48 Marmon Herrington Mk2 Armoured Car
49 Morris Commercial CDSW 6x4 Gun Tractor
50 Morris Reconnaissance Car, added headlamps,
plain or with seats, open or closed roof. Dinky or
stop ended wheels or halftrack-cogs or chain
50a Plain. Choice of wheels
50b Plain. Half track cogs and chain track
51a Roof on. Six wheeler
51b Open roof. Six wheeler
52a Roof on. Halftrack, six wheeler
52b Open roof. halftrack, six wheeler
53 Bedford 15cwt MWG Polstan 20mm cannon
turntable. Half Cab
54 Bedford 15cwt MWG AA mg GS Full or half cab
55 Chevrolet 4x4 Field Artillery tractor *
56a Crusader Tank Mk II 2pdr gun
56b Crusader Tank. Mk III 6 pdr gun
57 Panhard EBR heavy 8-w Armoured Car, original
middle 4 road wheels and 4 off-road wheels up.
57a (1) Panhard EBR off-road wheels up, turret FL10
57a (2) Panhard EBR off-road wheels down, FL10
57a (3) Panhard EBR all 8 road wheels, turret FL10
57b (1) Panhard EBR off-road wheels up turret FL11
57b (2) Panhard EBR off-road wheels down, FL11
57b (3) Panhard EBR. All 8 Road wheels turret FL11
58a AMX13 Lt Tank. Rubber track with FL10 Turret
58b AM X13 Lt Tank Rubber track with FL11 Turret
61 Daimler Dingo Scout Car, Bren Gun, Lights
63 Chevrolet 30cwt cab 13 GS cast canopy or radio
64 Ford WOT 6.3 ton 4x4 GS plus canopy
65 Austin K5 3 ton 4x4 GS plus canopy
66 Dodge WC 52 4x4 Weapons carrier or Trooper
67 Morris Commercial CS8 tractor, limber, 25 pdr gun
68 Audi-Horch 4x4 Command Car. SOLD OUT
69 GMC Closed cab. 6x6 GS UK, USA +canopy
70 37mm Anti Tank Lt Airborne Gun. SOLD OUT
71 Bedford QL 4x4 GS and canopy
72 Commer Karrier GS or Command or Wrecker
Continued from page 26
74 Leyland Retriever 6x4 3 Ton Command (Monty's)
75 White Scout Car Personnel or with Heavy Gun
76 Guy Ant 4x4 GS. With Canopy
77 Chevrolet 4x4 3 Ton with chemical detector body
98 Long Range Desert Group Jeep
99 Bedford QL 4x4 Radio Command
100 Bedford K 3 Ton 4x4 GS RAF colours
CIVILIAN
These civilian vehicles are tankers and covered
wagons on Bedford OY, OB, K and Commer Karriers
79 Sergeant & Parks
80 T Denne & Sons Ltd
81 Richman Removals
82 Lenham Stores
83 H S Pledge & Sons
84 Meccano
85 Manchester Guardian
86 Reeds Paper Mills
88 Sharps Toffee
89 Mobiloil
90 National Benzole
91 Power
92 Esso
93 Shell B.P.
94 Mobilgas
95 Texaco
96 Pool *
97 Lyons}}

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