Monday, October 26, 2015
AEC to Albion?
Last week, James mentioned that the Coopercraft AEC kit might have been based on a 1934 Albion lorry, or at least a mashup between this and the AEC.
I recalled that inspired by a plan used to illustrate an advert in an old model railway magazine, I produced something not unlike that Albion, although I thought it was a Foden.
Anyway, the cab was cut ahead of the doors and angled inwards. The central bar was removed from the radiator, although replacement would probably have been better as it's still too wide. While I was at it, the chassis was cut down as I like the look of short wheelbase lorries.
The fuel tank should be round but I couldn't tell this from the advert and the work took place pre-Interweb so finding a photo required digging through books, where you discover that lorry buffs take the same 3/4 views as train fans and you can't see the detail anyway.