Convex wheel rims made of zinc alloy; a screw-in spare tire and running boards - these characteristics are identical to those found on the regular production model. However, the missing “Ford” name from the base and the smooth inner-roof confirm this as a prototype. Let’s also take a look at the tipping mechanism: the diameter of the steel rod is smaller than the one in the final version and this would likely have been too weak to stand up to regular use.
Meccano had just abandoned the rack-and-pinion system found in the 25-Series Ford and obviously the designers were struggling for ideas to replace it. The most interesting trait, however, is the
tailgate. It is very similar to those found on the preceding 25-Series trucks. It is a piece of flat sheet metal, painted the same color as the tipper and joined to it with a crimped axle. Ultimately, the tailgate in the model series would be cast in zinc alloy with detail mouldings mounted on an axle joint - a definite impreovement! This model comes from the collection of the Chaudey family, just like the Cargo truck.
Isabelle and Vincent Espinasse. Autojaune.fr