Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon"
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Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 3 days ago #1

Gold Boarder
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<p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">I had this small Lesney Matchbox removal truck and I got the idea to make a Dinky look-alike.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">So I started with a Dinky Bedford chassis.</span></p>
<p>After measuring both trucks I calculated a factor 2,18 in size.</p>
<p>The wheelbase of the Dinky is too short compared with the Matchbox so it had to be lengthened about 13 mm.</p>
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<p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">To be continued - Wolter.</span></p>
Last Edit: 3 weeks, 3 days ago by Krul.

Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 3 days ago #2

Gold Boarder
The brace to hold the rear axle fits with two M2 screws to the end of the chassis.





The box was made from 1,5mm alu sheet for the side walls and 4mm Evergreen Polystyrol plate fort the other parts.

To be continued - Wolter.

Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 3 days ago #3

Platinum Boarder
Looking good and this is an interesting project.

Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 3 days ago #4

Gold Boarder
Tanx Jim,

I forgot to mention that the little "pegs" inside the box on the last picture were first glued in place at the right height so I could glue the bottom of the box later in one move in the right position.

To be continued.

Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 3 days ago #5

Platinum Boarder
That is a good idea and makes sense. Makes the job much easier to plan ahead like that.
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Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 3 days ago #6

Moderator
Coming together very nicely!
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Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 3 days ago #7

Gold Boarder
Making a rim around the wheelarches.
Made of 0,6 mm paperclip and glued with superglue to the box, later finished (filled up) wit a two component epoxy.
Please see the pictures for the way iti has been done.




To be continued.

Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 3 days ago #8

Gold Boarder
Then I made the back door(s) of 0,8 mm metal sheet by scratching/filing a split in the middle.
The door handles were made of 0,8 mm paperclip and glued in posyion with two component epoxy.





To be continued.

Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 3 days ago #9

Gold Boarder
Here you can see the backdoor(s) glued to the box which I had aaready equiped with a license plate and rear lights.



After that the hinges made of Evergreen polystyreen rod 0,64 mm were glued in place.



Herewith the box was finished and ready for the paint job.

To be continued.
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Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 3 days ago #10

Gold Boarder
These two pictures show how the box is connected with three M2-screws tot chassis of the Bedford.




To be continued.

Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 2 days ago #11

Gold Boarder
The baseplate,
As the wheelbase has changed the baseplate which originally holds the rear axle can do without the rounding for the axle so I sawed that piece off.

It had to be altered anyway.

To be contnued

Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 2 days ago #12

Gold Boarder
The baseplate had to be altered anyway because on the original Dinkies the baseplate is fittedby bending three tabs in the slots of the chassis.
And after that the loading platform is installed.
If you do so on the "Pantec"in this order it is impossible to reach the front screw of the box, so the box has to be scrwed on first and after that the baseplate can be fixed.
With the box on top you can not reach the two remaninig tabs of the baseplate so it has to be assembled in another way.

To be continued.

Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 2 days ago #13

Gold Boarder
For that reason I glued an open rivet in the chassis.


In the end the baseplate is kept in position by glueing in a home made stainless steel pin rivet.

As the original baseplate was missing the "Pantec"received a replica base plate supplied by MK-models which was modified by me.

To be continued.

Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 2 days ago #14

Platinum Boarder
Complicated but very well described in detail. Thanks for the walk thru. It is looking really good and you have great ideas for this truck.
Can I ask what you mean by "Pantec" I have not heard that expression before as far as I know.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Krul

Re: Dinky Toys Bedford removal truck - "Pantechnicon" 3 weeks, 2 days ago #15

Moderator
Superb so far!!!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Krul
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