00 scale lorries

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shaun2000
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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby shaun2000 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:28 pm

hi love looking at these trucks ,but has enyone notice theres a lack of dustcarts for layouts set in 70/80/90 you can get loads of other type of trucks /cars but no bin truck i think if you had a street scene you need one of them well you did see one every day.

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby ianadl » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:02 pm

My late father and
grandfather both worked for the A.D.L, my father worked for them from the age of 14 as a drivers mate passing his driving test with them at the age of seventeen in a
Bedford "O" type in the livery of Terrys chocolate. He drove a number of different vehicles ranging from Albions, Leylands, Guys, ERF, Thornycroft, and the later
fleet of Fords. He worked for them until the firm closed down. He worked from the Kingswinford depot first from around 1949 till they closed in 1977 and then
from the Nottingham depot until 1987-88 after being taken over by NFC,
My grandad was in at the start first as a driver and ended up depot manager before he left to open a chain of wool shops back in the mid 60's
My time with ADL was short just about two years before nfc,
But as a boy from around 4/5 you'd always find me at work with my Dad.

Regards

Ian

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:06 am

Thanks for that Ian

On the subject of dust carts, most people only see them for a few minutes a week, far more likely to see a milk float really. There's much more dust carts these days with all the different recycling bins we have but even then they are a long way from typical.

However I do remember seeing very large bin liner type lorries in birmingham when I was a kid. Can't find anything about them though.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby ianadl » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:00 pm

Your welcome Jim have you got any photos of ADL vans? or are you working from memory? Great work by the way!

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Ian

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:23 pm

Hi Ian

From the flickr ADL Group, are the pics on their yours?

Cheers

Jim

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby ianadl » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:27 pm

Yes Jim. how much more you got left to do? she will look good when you've finished!

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Ian

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:00 am

Hi all

As a distraction from layout building (see my layout thread) I have been working on these 4

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Spot the difference! 2 of them have been assembled as the kit comes while the other 2 have had the doors carefully cut out and remounted to represent the sliding type as used by the post office

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Jim

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:55 pm

Hi All

more progress on my small fleet of Sherpa's Didnt realise that I was being quite patriotic with the colours until after they were painted!

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Cheers

Jim

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby 0121modeller » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:07 am

Love the sherpa vans Jim,
Brings back great memories from when I was a delivery driver at the Birmingham Evening Mail

Where are these sherpa models/kits sold ?

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Dave.
Scratchbuilding 4mm scale JXA scrapwagons ; - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37620
Scratchbuilt & kit built grappler claw cranes ; - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=36342

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:08 pm

Hi Dave

These are from kingfisher miniatures (http://www.kingfisherminiatures.co.uk/). I don't think they are listed though so drop them an email.

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Jim

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby 0121modeller » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:46 pm

Thanks for the link Jim , theres some other bits & piceces I'm intereted in from that link, as well as the LDV/sherpa vans.

Cheers,
Dave.
Scratchbuilding 4mm scale JXA scrapwagons ; - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37620
Scratchbuilt & kit built grappler claw cranes ; - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=36342

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:54 pm

Hi All

Just drawing a line under my current Sherpa project. They have been weathered and the glazing, drivers and mirrors fitted - just registration plates to go.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:24 pm

Next up as a vehicles project is these

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I already have some Mk1 transits and a couple of Mk3's but what I really need is mk2's. Luckily ABS streetscenes sell their mk2 nose casting as a spare so these 4 are for the chop!

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Jim

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:51 pm

Hi All

A few more RM vehicles for you.

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On the left - Base toys Roadtrain with revised paint and new front wheels plus a few details. On the right, yet another Corgi Ford Cargo/base toys hybrid.

Still to do, the detail on the rear deck, new fuel tanks etc, glazing, mirrors and weathering.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Forfarian » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:13 pm

http://railsofsheffield.com/leyland-com ... 13019.aspx

A nice yellow dust cart circa 40/50s
Tim
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