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The ERF B-series cab is from Road Transport Images and is one of the special limited run versions without the headboard. The generator set and frame body are Doug Roseaman kits but the latter had to be modified as it is designed to fit an Atkinson and the ERF cab is taller. The lorry itself is largely complete but it will ultimately tow a frame trailer and paybox and be loaded with parts of a dodgem track.
The ERF B-series cab is from Road Transport Images and is one of the special limited run versions without the headboard. The generator set and frame body are Doug Roseaman kits but the latter had to be modified as it is designed to fit an Atkinson and the ERF cab is taller. The lorry itself is largely complete but it will ultimately tow a frame trailer and paybox and be loaded with parts of a dodgem track.
The first Volvo lorry on the fairs was purchased by Bob Wilsons Funfairs in 1980 and made quite an impression on the British-dominated industry. This is reflected in my 1980s set model fleet by the arrival of this F88, a rather challenging build from Road Transport Images resin parts with a Doug Roseaman generator set. It isn't based on any real vehicle but carries the registration OTK 291K of the Wilsons lorry and the unmistakable livery of Stevens of Chertsey, who were synonymous with early fairground Volvos.
The first Volvo lorry on the fairs was purchased by Bob Wilsons Funfairs in 1980 and made quite an impression on the British-dominated industry. This is reflected in my 1980s set model fleet by the arrival of this F88, a rather challenging build from Road Transport Images resin parts with a Doug Roseaman generator set. It isn't based on any real vehicle but carries the registration OTK 291K of the Wilsons lorry and the unmistakable livery of Stevens of Chertsey, who were synonymous with early fairground Volvos.
This Iveco represents one of those lorries that enters service on the fairground in its previous owner's livery and never gets repainted. R948 AAX was built by Frank Waller from his Road Transport Images range of resin parts as a demonstrator and I bought it from him a while ago. The only change I have made is to add a towhitch (something every single fairground lorry seems to have) so it can pull the Majorette generator trailer.
This Iveco represents one of those lorries that enters service on the fairground in its previous owner's livery and never gets repainted. R948 AAX was built by Frank Waller from his Road Transport Images range of resin parts as a demonstrator and I bought it from him a while ago. The only change I have made is to add a towhitch (something every single fairground lorry seems to have) so it can pull the Majorette generator trailer.
The Motor Panels steel cab of the late 1960s/early 1970s was used by many different truck manufacturers and could be seen on the fairs in decent numbers in the 1980s but very few now survive. This is the Seddon version as modelled by Road Transport Images and fitted to a Base Toys chassis shortened from a six-wheeler as all Seddons with this cab had four wheels. It is supposedly a 32:Four (32-ton) artic unit rebuilt as a box tractor and pulling a very large and heavy whitemetal Langley living wagon.
The Motor Panels steel cab of the late 1960s/early 1970s was used by many different truck manufacturers and could be seen on the fairs in decent numbers in the 1980s but very few now survive. This is the Seddon version as modelled by Road Transport Images and fitted to a Base Toys chassis shortened from a six-wheeler as all Seddons with this cab had four wheels. It is supposedly a 32:Four (32-ton) artic unit rebuilt as a box tractor and pulling a very large and heavy whitemetal Langley living wagon.
The heavy-duty bumper bars and double headlights identify this luton as a higher-weight KM model, the replacement cab being a resin one from Road Transport Images. The Rawlins transfers on these maroon vehicles are by Mabex as the dark colour makes it impossible to produce my own transfers, and the caravan on tow is a scratchbuilt model found on eBay a while ago.
The heavy-duty bumper bars and double headlights identify this luton as a higher-weight KM model, the replacement cab being a resin one from Road Transport Images. The Rawlins transfers on these maroon vehicles are by Mabex as the dark colour makes it impossible to produce my own transfers, and the caravan on tow is a scratchbuilt model found on eBay a while ago.
This model is a 'might have been' had more British operators opted for steel cabs on their ERFs rather than the fibreglass LV and A-series. The MV used the Motor Panels cab and was mainly sold in the UK as an artic although there are several eight-wheelers like this in New Zealand. Q823 RGC is supposedly an import from NZ and is a real mix and match of parts: it has a diecast EFE chassis with a resin Road Transport Images cab (produced as a very limited edition in 2009) and the body by Doug Roseaman Engineering consists of an etched-brass frame on a whitemetal platform.
This model is a 'might have been' had more British operators opted for steel cabs on their ERFs rather than the fibreglass LV and A-series. The MV used the Motor Panels cab and was mainly sold in the UK as an artic although there are several eight-wheelers like this in New Zealand. Q823 RGC is supposedly an import from NZ and is a real mix and match of parts: it has a diecast EFE chassis with a resin Road Transport Images cab (produced as a very limited edition in 2009) and the body by Doug Roseaman Engineering consists of an etched-brass frame on a whitemetal platform.
This Cararama/Schuco emergency tender began life with a Mercedes Actros sleeper cab which was not very authentic and in any case got damaged when it fell off my display shelf! To make the model look more typical of a UK appliance, I replaced it with this resin Dodge Commando cab from Road Transport Images as just about every brigade in the country had at least one of these vehicles.
This Cararama/Schuco emergency tender began life with a Mercedes Actros sleeper cab which was not very authentic and in any case got damaged when it fell off my display shelf! To make the model look more typical of a UK appliance, I replaced it with this resin Dodge Commando cab from Road Transport Images as just about every brigade in the country had at least one of these vehicles.
Bull Mastiff  The latest addition to the North Riding brigade's appliance roster is this Leyland Mastiff water carrier loosely based on the ones operated by Hampshire Fire Brigade. GDN 254K has a Base Toys tank and chassis with a resin cab that I bought from Road Transport Images, The lockers are simply blocks of styrene with printed roller shutters stuck on.
Bull Mastiff The latest addition to the North Riding brigade's appliance roster is this Leyland Mastiff water carrier loosely based on the ones operated by Hampshire Fire Brigade. GDN 254K has a Base Toys tank and chassis with a resin cab that I bought from Road Transport Images, The lockers are simply blocks of styrene with printed roller shutters stuck on.
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