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BED1; CH6; W26; Airfix Queen Mary trailer. RAF Aden	I modeled this on the vehicle(s) I drove whilst doing my national service in Aden in 1956/7. The Airfix Bedford OXC tractor unit was too small but the Queen Mary trailer was correctly proportioned. I used a BED1 cab, CH6 chassis with the rear rails removed and rear cross member fitted, W26 wheels long before we added them to the list and then set to work altering the Queen Mary trailer. The last rear section of the trailer sides was cut down the rear so that the last section on either side tapered inward to correctly follow the prototype, the wheels were exchanged for the ones we use on the T14 low loader trailer, a landing wheel assembly was added to the front of the bulkhead underneath the swan neck, a hole was drilled into the nearside of the swan neck to allow the lowering handle to be fitted , The whole outfit was finished in desert sand livery and a suitable ‘heavy lift’ load added and then roped for movement from docks to Khormaksar airfield.
BED1; CH6; W26; Airfix Queen Mary trailer. RAF Aden I modeled this on the vehicle(s) I drove whilst doing my national service in Aden in 1956/7. The Airfix Bedford OXC tractor unit was too small but the Queen Mary trailer was correctly proportioned. I used a BED1 cab, CH6 chassis with the rear rails removed and rear cross member fitted, W26 wheels long before we added them to the list and then set to work altering the Queen Mary trailer. The last rear section of the trailer sides was cut down the rear so that the last section on either side tapered inward to correctly follow the prototype, the wheels were exchanged for the ones we use on the T14 low loader trailer, a landing wheel assembly was added to the front of the bulkhead underneath the swan neck, a hole was drilled into the nearside of the swan neck to allow the lowering handle to be fitted , The whole outfit was finished in desert sand livery and a suitable ‘heavy lift’ load added and then roped for movement from docks to Khormaksar airfield.
DOD6; CH3; W1; Kibri mixer Hall’s Ready mix	Our moulding/casting process doesn’t allow us to make mixers, so the answer is donor parts. Kibri, Herpa, and other makes can often be picked up cheaply at toy fairs and swap-meets, making an authentic conversion.
DOD6; CH3; W1; Kibri mixer Hall’s Ready mix Our moulding/casting process doesn’t allow us to make mixers, so the answer is donor parts. Kibri, Herpa, and other makes can often be picked up cheaply at toy fairs and swap-meets, making an authentic conversion.
AEC1; CH8; 2x W8 AEC MkIII Wall’s Ice Cream	The box used is from the Birds Eye ERF special from some years back with the Luton removed and replaced 1mm plasticard representing the bulkhead mounted air-foils fitted prior to cab mounted AMK’s. These vans used dri-ice to trunk ice cream from factories to distribution depots.
AEC1; CH8; 2x W8 AEC MkIII Wall’s Ice Cream The box used is from the Birds Eye ERF special from some years back with the Luton removed and replaced 1mm plasticard representing the bulkhead mounted air-foils fitted prior to cab mounted AMK’s. These vans used dri-ice to trunk ice cream from factories to distribution depots.
AEC3; CH8; 2x W8 AEC MkV Wall’s Meats 		The same box conversion as above. Superseded MkIII tin fronts to trunk sausages, pies and canned meats overnight, to van-sales distribution points throughout the UK for next day sales.
AEC3; CH8; 2x W8 AEC MkV Wall’s Meats The same box conversion as above. Superseded MkIII tin fronts to trunk sausages, pies and canned meats overnight, to van-sales distribution points throughout the UK for next day sales.
ALB2; CH2; 2xW1 Albion Reiver 6 wheel tipper	A B25 tipper body with the last two bays removed. Using a Pro-edge saw in a mitre block right-angle cut, first cut behind the 6th upright removing the rear section,Cut off the tailboard from the removed section flush with the inner face. Sand & trim, glue tailboard to the forward section.
ALB2; CH2; 2xW1 Albion Reiver 6 wheel tipper A B25 tipper body with the last two bays removed. Using a Pro-edge saw in a mitre block right-angle cut, first cut behind the 6th upright removing the rear section,Cut off the tailboard from the removed section flush with the inner face. Sand & trim, glue tailboard to the forward section.
BED10; CH5;W20 Cadbury’s delivery van    Used throughout the UK circa 40-50s for deliveries to confectioners and wholesalers, often on contract from the railway companies. No suitable size RTI box, so a Pocket Bond/Classix has been fitted and repainted.
BED10; CH5;W20 Cadbury’s delivery van Used throughout the UK circa 40-50s for deliveries to confectioners and wholesalers, often on contract from the railway companies. No suitable size RTI box, so a Pocket Bond/Classix has been fitted and repainted.
DAF3 conversion	This started life as a Corgi Roadscene Volvo FH/ fridge liveried ‘Iggy Madden Transport – Galway. The two-axle tractor was swapped for a three-axle pusher and the cab replaced with a DAF3. The trailer tampo lettering was removed with nail varnish remover; rear barn doors replaced with a plasticard wide-slat roller shutter; the tractor painted in Morrisons primrose; TFR97 Morrisons transfers applied to tractor and trailer.
DAF3 conversion This started life as a Corgi Roadscene Volvo FH/ fridge liveried ‘Iggy Madden Transport – Galway. The two-axle tractor was swapped for a three-axle pusher and the cab replaced with a DAF3. The trailer tampo lettering was removed with nail varnish remover; rear barn doors replaced with a plasticard wide-slat roller shutter; the tractor painted in Morrisons primrose; TFR97 Morrisons transfers applied to tractor and trailer.
DOD2; CH5; W3; B22 Rugby Cement	The early cement powder tanks were mounted on four wheelers (Blue Circle famously used the Leyland Comet. This is a middle section cut out of a B22 eight wheeler powder tank and the two shortened half joined together.
DOD2; CH5; W3; B22 Rugby Cement The early cement powder tanks were mounted on four wheelers (Blue Circle famously used the Leyland Comet. This is a middle section cut out of a B22 eight wheeler powder tank and the two shortened half joined together.
ERF11; CH7; 2xW5; 2xB22 Rugby Cement	As Rugby used refurbished tanks extended for greater capacity when the ERF C series was introduced, I’ve done the same. I used two B22 tanks, extending to total length by16mm (4ft).
ERF11; CH7; 2xW5; 2xB22 Rugby Cement As Rugby used refurbished tanks extended for greater capacity when the ERF C series was introduced, I’ve done the same. I used two B22 tanks, extending to total length by16mm (4ft).
FOD5; CH8; 2xW5; Carama mixer Nickolls	The second steering axle and mudguards were removed and a cut & shut to shorten the length. This is a Carama mixer which along with six wheel Scania and Merc. Actros box vans, flooded the market round 2003-4 and could be picked up for as little as £3 from stall traders.
FOD5; CH8; 2xW5; Carama mixer Nickolls The second steering axle and mudguards were removed and a cut & shut to shorten the length. This is a Carama mixer which along with six wheel Scania and Merc. Actros box vans, flooded the market round 2003-4 and could be picked up for as little as £3 from stall traders.
FOR4; CH5; W15; B11 Invicta beaver tail , I’ve resisted calls for a beaver-tail body as it very easy to convert a B11 platform. Taper the CH5 chassis at approx. 60degree angle 12-15mm behind the rear axle. Position the B11 platform, cut with a Pro=edge saw at the start of the taper then trim the remaining edge at an angle and glue to the front section of the platform Fit steadying legs either side (refer to image).
FOR4; CH5; W15; B11 Invicta beaver tail , I’ve resisted calls for a beaver-tail body as it very easy to convert a B11 platform. Taper the CH5 chassis at approx. 60degree angle 12-15mm behind the rear axle. Position the B11 platform, cut with a Pro=edge saw at the start of the taper then trim the remaining edge at an angle and glue to the front section of the platform Fit steadying legs either side (refer to image).
IVE2; CH3; W24; B38. P&H Distribution	Apart from the standard parts listed, I have added a tail-lift, which due to its construction is too flimsy to cast in resin and has therefore been made from plasticard strips and sheet. The same applies to the side-guards, which became law in 1984 and should be added to all vehicles after this date. The refrigeration unit at the front of the box is made from plasticard sheet with a panel of TFR64 radiator mesh on the left hand half.
IVE2; CH3; W24; B38. P&H Distribution Apart from the standard parts listed, I have added a tail-lift, which due to its construction is too flimsy to cast in resin and has therefore been made from plasticard strips and sheet. The same applies to the side-guards, which became law in 1984 and should be added to all vehicles after this date. The refrigeration unit at the front of the box is made from plasticard sheet with a panel of TFR64 radiator mesh on the left hand half.
LEY11; CH7; 2xW1; Carama mixer drum. Bretts Ready Mix		 This has been modelled on a number of Leyland Cruiser 6-wheel mixers operated by Bretts Quarries when they had a decent livery. The CH7 chassis has had the second axle removed and shortened using the cut and shut procedure. The mixer drum including side and rearguards has been taken from a Carama Scania 8-wheel mixer.
LEY11; CH7; 2xW1; Carama mixer drum. Bretts Ready Mix This has been modelled on a number of Leyland Cruiser 6-wheel mixers operated by Bretts Quarries when they had a decent livery. The CH7 chassis has had the second axle removed and shortened using the cut and shut procedure. The mixer drum including side and rearguards has been taken from a Carama Scania 8-wheel mixer.
LEY4 cab; Corgi chassis; Oxford trailer. Pollock   This cab has been married to the Corgi 4-wheel chassis, which had a Volvo cab that was removed when assembling the Morrisons DAF CF artic. The trailer is a standard Oxford trailer, which incidentally, like all other Oxford trailers, is at least 8mm (2ft) over the maximum length of 13.6m.
LEY4 cab; Corgi chassis; Oxford trailer. Pollock This cab has been married to the Corgi 4-wheel chassis, which had a Volvo cab that was removed when assembling the Morrisons DAF CF artic. The trailer is a standard Oxford trailer, which incidentally, like all other Oxford trailers, is at least 8mm (2ft) over the maximum length of 13.6m.
Carmaxx MAN cab; CH2 chassis; 2XW4 wheels; T1 curtainside trailer (withdrawn). Henley Transport The cab was taken from a cheap Carmaxx 8-wheel mixer and fitted to a CH2 chassis with one of the curtainside trailers that we started the range with in 2003 and finished in Henley’s livery. Initially this curtainside trailer sold very well and the curtains are more authentic than those available from either Corgi or Oxford, but the price became uncompetitive once Corgi and Oxford joined the market.
Carmaxx MAN cab; CH2 chassis; 2XW4 wheels; T1 curtainside trailer (withdrawn). Henley Transport The cab was taken from a cheap Carmaxx 8-wheel mixer and fitted to a CH2 chassis with one of the curtainside trailers that we started the range with in 2003 and finished in Henley’s livery. Initially this curtainside trailer sold very well and the curtains are more authentic than those available from either Corgi or Oxford, but the price became uncompetitive once Corgi and Oxford joined the market.
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