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A new coal lorry Pt. 1

Ouse Valley Modeller

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In the mad rush to get things done for Herstmonceux’s first show back in 2014 a AEC Monarch was knocked up from a Coppercraft kit to be the Robins coal lorry. It was mean’t to be a stand in till I got round to making something a lot more suitable. A couple of people at shows had pointed out the AEC wasn’t right.. Sooo four years and seven shows later i’m finally doing something about it!
One of the people that will be happy i’m doing this is Gerry Bixley. I had the pleasure of a long chat with Gerry at Tolworth a couple of years ago and he pointed out the AEC. After some correspondence with him after the show he very kindly send me a spare Classix Austin K2 lorry and some instructions on what to do with it.
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First job was to strip it down in to…

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