#WarrenYard_cement #cement Cement Works - 9 - Primary Vehicles This cement works is based in the 1960s and there are very few models available for this era. Present day trucks can carry payloads of well over 200 tons and would look rather out of place in a confined space, the one shown here carries 1 tenth of that. As luck would have it two 1960s models are very useful and these I describe here, the truck although easy to buy, locating information about it was not. Anyway this article includes links to information that I have found. The two main types of vehicles used in the limestone quarrying for my cement works are 3 Foden dump tracks and a JCB. The Fodens are used to haul the limestone from the quarry and the JCB to clear up spills from tipping. Foden Dump Truck. The Foden is the Lesney Kingsize 5 produced between 1961-1966, the earlier models with the diecast wheels are best and mine are as filthy and battered as bought, mud and all. Please note that I use all vintages of items on my railway intermixed freely under Rule 1. This model measures 4.25ins long, and at a scale of 1:74 (https://matchbox.fandom.com/wiki/Foden_Dumper_Truck_(K-5)) it scales well with the railway. A B&W photograph of the prototype suggests it is certainly close enough. Battered unboxed models are available at modest prices online. Details of the prototype and a B&W image can be found at (scroll well down the page):- https://www.trucknetuk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=130552&start=630 An edited summary from that link. "The Foden FR6/45 Dump truck was designed around 1958 for an interested NCB (National Coal Board), it was well built with a 300hp Turbo Rolls Royce engine. Max payload was 28 Tons on a 18 cu yd body. Although it performed well under test the NCB did not confirm an order. However other companies were interested and they found their way into cement and other industries." Foden Company https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foden_Trucks JCB. This is a JCB Mk3 built from the Airfix kit and is shown as bought online with another in traditional yellow and red. Already cement grey weathered, glazed and fitted with a driver it blends in well straight out of the box, a lucky buy. This Airfix original is readily available new from Dapol. Familiar worldwide but further info here :- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backhoe JCB Company https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JCB_(company) Jim

Posted by Jim Franklin at 2021-04-29 07:30:33 UTC