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GuyM
Posted: Friday, May 20, 2022 3:44:13 AM
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In their Heritage series - dedicated to vintage French haulage and circus - Corgi have produced various Berliet trucks, all named GLRs, whatever was their architecture.


Corgi also produced Renault "Fainéant" trucks (the nickname given to the truck means "lazy boy', thanks to its under-powered engine lying horizontally under the cab), much more nicely modelled. Two examples:





- left: Renault R 4153 4x2/2 truck fitted with a Fruehauf tank body (Corgi model),
- right: Renault R 4153 4x2/2 truck equipped with an unknown brand removals body (modified Corgi model).

To be continued.
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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 3:41:16 AM
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Haulage of an old British steam locomotive, sent by the York British Railway Museum to the Utrecht Spoorwegmuseum for an expo in Holland:







Mercedes-Benz Arocs 4163 SLT 8x4/4 tractor and Nooteboom MCO-PX 121-26(V) 6-line extendable low bed semi-trailer with 2-line integrated dolly (IMC models) loaded with a 49 tonnes 0-6-0 Fowler/LMS Derby Works Class 4F steam loco and its 21.7 tonnes LMS Derby Works 3-axle coal and water tender (modified Lima models).

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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2022 4:41:51 AM
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Probably in order to optimize their dies, Corgi sometimes mixed scales like in the Charrington Set below (named as per a famous British beer producer/distributor), made from an AEC 508 tanker in 1/50 scale and a 1/43 Thornycroft A2, modelling vehicles from late nineteen twenties and both already available in their respective model ranges:



The set being modified:





- left: modified Thornycroft A1/FB4 4x2/2 truck fitted with a dropside body (Corgi model being modified) loaded with 11 beer drums (modified Corgi load),
- right: Associated Daimler Co Type 508 4x2/2 truck equipped with a food liquids tank of unknown brand (Corgi model being modified).

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GuyM
Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2022 4:52:57 AM
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The Corgi Thornycroft A2- which should be in a 1/44.5 scale, as per my calculations - being modified into an elongated chassis Thornycroft A1/FB4 (removable cab tarpaulin to be built):







A few pictures of the vehicle, which allowed then the British Army to be equipped at minimal cost, through requisition, if required, of civilian vehicles built as per War Department standards:



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The Corgi AEC 508 - which is in fact an ADC Type 508 - built in the twenties by the short-duration cooperation between AEC and Daimler:







The very few pictures of the vehicle available on the web, used to progress modifications:



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GuyM
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In UK during the sixties. British combination being built with left-overs from other mods:





Bedford TK KGA 4x2/2 tractor (modified Corgi Toys model, to be painted) and Carrimore 12T 1-axle flatbed semi-trailer (homemade model made from an ex-Corgi flatbed, to be painted) carrying two skidded 20kVA/230V Lister/Metropolitan-Vickers JP4 Diesel generators (ASAM kit elements, to be painted),





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DAF FA 2000 4x2/2 truck fitted with a Lambrecht cattle food silo equipped with a discharge auger (modified Lion Car model),







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GuyM wrote:
Probably in order to optimize their dies, Corgi sometimes mixed scales like in the Charrington Set [...], made from an AEC 508 tanker in 1/50 scale and a 1/43 Thornycroft A2, modelling vehicles from late nineteen twenties and both already available in their respective model ranges [...]


Both models modified into "1/50' units:





- left: modified Thornycroft A1/FB4 4x2/2 truck fitted with a dropside body (modified Corgi model), loaded with 11 beer drums (modified Corgi load),
- right: Associated Daimler Co Type 508 4x2/2 truck equipped with an unknown brand food liquids tank (modified Corgi model),





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022 2:33:49 PM
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GuyM wrote:
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After the tracked tractor version, another D7 fitted with an adjustable blade:





Tracked bulldozer with adjustable front blade and dual winches at rear (Diecast Masters model),





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GuyM
Posted: Friday, June 17, 2022 12:12:37 PM
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German Post Office electrical distribution van(*):





Electrical distribution van StreetScooter GmbH Work 4x2/2 (Siku model),





Note (*): the Deutsche Post DHL Group will buy approx. 9000 vehicles to their StreetScooter GmbH subsidiary, from the overall 17000 ever built by that company, now closed. See the corresponding Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StreetScooter

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Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 3:28:44 AM
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In Great Britain in the 70s/80s, three tankers carrying petroleum products:



- at the forefront: Bedford S 4x2/2 truck fitted with a Thompson Bros body (modified Corgi model),
- behind: Bedford TK ERT 4x2/2 truck with Thompson Bros tank (Corgi model being modified),
- at rear: Ford Thames Trader 515E 4x2/2 truck fitted with a Thompson Bros body (Corgi model),



To be continued.
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The third tanker in Gulf livery:







Ford Thames Trader 515E 4x2/2 truck equipped with a Thompson Bros tank (Corgi model),



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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:54:42 AM
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Short trip to the US for a plant equipment move:







Kenworth T880 SBFA 8x4/4 tractor (modified Diecast Masters model) and Talbert T3DW-50SA-HRG-1T1 3-axle lowboy (modified First Gear model) carrying a 27.22 tonnes Caterpillar D7E bulldozer with front tilting blade and rear winch (Diecast Masters model),



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Jean-Jacques is currently building a Renault G230 tractor (MiniCams cab on a Conrad chassis), an Unic V8 tractor and an Unic Sancy tipper (Minitrucks cabs and chassis):









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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2022 3:10:47 AM
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GuyM wrote:
Jean-Francois has, since, completed the matching 3-line ACTM lowloader, used in those days by Nicoletti to move their heavy plant equipment [...]


Jean-Francois is currently building another Nicoletti set, the 6x6 MAN (taken-over by the Nice construction company after completion of the Nice Airport extension works) used by them to carry their Liebherr 981 excavator with a matching Nicolas 4-line lowloader unit:



First pictures of the Nicolas unit (building in progress), together with the tractor built for the MAN-SAVIEM + ACTM combination:







To be continued.
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