A new project now graces my workbench - adapting a Leyland FG to remote control. This thread will follow the build of the truck (assuming all goes well and I don't ditch the project in frustration) and please feel free to comment with ideas or your own projects as I'm certainly no expert on this (yet). I've done one R/C truck in OO scale before (the Atlas truck pictured), but this builds off it with (hopefully) more functionality and better features and control.
I chose the Base Toys Leyland FG DA85 'cos it was cheap, and eye catching, and most importantly had a good amount of empty space inside it. While physically smaller than the Atlas truck, I should be able to package the R/C equipment a bit better having learnt from it.
First order of business was to dismantle it, which was fairly easy.
It had a dividing section in the middle, so I removed it with pliers - I think most of the interior will go too to make room for the R/C stuff. Not that you could see it anyway, I guess this is a part used in lots of models.
Comparing it to the inside of the Atlas truck (I think it's an Albion of some kind, which escapes me for now), there is clearly less space, although some is wasted in the truck by the positioning of the drive and steering servos. If you want to know more about the Albion, see the video below.
I'll leave it there for now, after all, I've got a model to get on with...