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Jack Benson

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Any thoughts on typical 50s coal lorrys in 1:76, the Leyland Beaver from Base Toys seems a bit too large.

 

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Whilst this was our local coal merchants vehicle, a Thames Trader. Maybe an Austin K2 as an acceptable substitute?

 

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Thats not a Thames Trader but an ET6 that was replaced by the Trader. Bonneted lorries were usually used as you could get three in the cab. 

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A couple of ones from my layout based on Ipswich Co-Op prototypes.....

 

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DPV 566 on the left is one of the aforementioned Classix ones, but fitted with a replacement tipping body.

BDX 748 on the right is one used for household deliveries and is a shortened Coopercraft (?) Bedford plastic kit.

 

 

Of course, if you want something different, you could always scratchbuild one of these.......

 

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1 hour ago, Johann Marsbar said:

Of course, if you want something different, you could always scratchbuild one of these.......

 

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Or you could adapt a Pocketbond / Klassix milk float

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It would normally be a flatbed for domestic deliveries with the bagged coal being stacked against the headboard. A few of the bigger coal companies such as Charringtons had a few hopper trucks with a device at the back that weighed and bagged the coal. Merit produced a pretty good pack of coal bags and Peco who took them over may still produce them.

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44 minutes ago, Nick Holliday said:

Or you could adapt a Pocketbond / Klassix milk float

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I did that with a Dinky Toy NCB milk float several years back!

 

Problem is, the Smiths/NCB style one is only 30 cwt as far as I can remember, whereas the Morrisons lorry (as per APV 94) or their Smiths Counterparts, like this one...

 

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were various weights between between 2 and 3 Tons, so they are a bit on the small size.

 

Nothing to stop you using modellers licence though........(and flatbed ones were used by some operators, but not for coal)

 

 

 

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Try John Day Models, they have a Fordson ET6 coal lorry kit, plus Fordson 7v, Morris Commercial and various other suitable lorries in the range as well as figure sets with coalmen in various poses.

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My dad worked  for a coal merchant in the late fifties and early sixties ,he operated a Bedford OY, a Ford ET6 and two horses and carts ,another local smokeless fuel supplier operated a leyland tiger coach with the rear cutaway to form a platform

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Milestones Museum in Basingstoke has a 1934 Thornycroft Handy in Corralls livery:

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https://collections.hampshireculture.org.uk/object/lorry-handy-coal-lorry-type-befb4-2-ton-open-body-coal-lorry-corralls-livery-made

 

It, or one like it, may have lasted until the '50s.  However, having been in the heritage 'trade' as it were, this exact vehicle may not have been a Corralls wagon. Without the accession record its not possible to tell.

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Our Road Transport Images range provides a wide range of parts including over 200 cabs to complete. The range also includes a coalman and load (L8) which can be added to any vehicle.

 

The range can be viewed here:

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