Bedford Articulated Truck variant - Again one of the very first models produced...

Posted by: dinkyphil in Member Blogs

At the beginning of its production, the BEDFORD articulated truck was painted dark red. But even this variant has its own sub-variants...

The very first models produced had two differences with their followers :

The moulding of the coupling on the trailer has a different design, making the articulation of the trailer with the truck only able to reach around 45° (model on the left), when on later models the cab on the truck can virtually reach the side of the trailer (model on the right), causing sometimes chippings...

The second difference, easier to see, is on the rear axle fixation. On the earlier models, the axle is crimped between lugs, the casting having later been modified. The rivetting of the rear tow hook is also different on earlier models.

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