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wirralpete
#1 Posted : 12 September 2009 17:44:14(UTC)
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hi all, could anyone possibly tell me the wheelbase lengths for both of the emhar bedford models in either cm's or inches please. just got an intresting package this morning and im thinking of using it with the one of the bedford kits...Think also im still on the lookout for royal warrents decals to buy if anyone feels sorry for me.....lol. ta pete
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#2 Posted : 12 September 2009 18:15:53(UTC)
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The short wheelbase tipper w/b is 120mm and the longer dropside is 168mm

Tell us more!
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#3 Posted : 12 September 2009 19:09:31(UTC)
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The short wheelbase was 9' 3" the long wheelbase was 13' 1".
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#4 Posted : 13 September 2009 02:05:01(UTC)
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thanks peter and phil. ive got an idea floating round my head of using the bodywork of the opal blitz firetruck on a emhar bedford chassis. possibly as a local council/highways dept vehicle of some sort. the body of the bedford kit then goes on the opal chassis to be made as either a road going truck or a wreck left in a field (chance to learn wheathering skills). also just found out the ladders included in this kit are the same width as the catwalk on my ongoing silo tank build, saves me trying to build a set...lol
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#5 Posted : 13 September 2009 09:17:48(UTC)
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If your interested the Scammel Scarab 3 wheeler used a modified Bedford cab using the cowl, windscreen, roof and rear panel. They also used the cab on the Mountianeer and Constructor.
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#6 Posted : 13 September 2009 10:10:41(UTC)
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Pete
Great minds think alike! I was toying with the same idea...Blitz tanker body on the swb Bedford chassis. Got as far as offering up the tank to the chassis to see how they looked, but no further. I was thinking about a petrol/parrafin tanker, the type that used to deliver to small garages at the time.
Other projects have taken over, so I'll leave this one up to you. Good luck with it!
Peter
PS...if you need any Blitz bits, let me know.
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#7 Posted : 13 September 2009 13:15:03(UTC)
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I bought another Bedford the other day so now have the short and long wheelbase to do something with, I also looked at the Blitz tank I have to maybe make up a Bedford tanker as I'd seen a nice one in a Classic mag, first though I've got plans for the short wheelbase, its the same length as the tractor! Also thought about a wartime fire appliance but that's as far as I've got. It seems I'll have to ditch the Actros for the time being it hasn't got any further than the cab painted, its just doing nothing for me. The Bedfords have a lot more potential. Nos.
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#8 Posted : 13 September 2009 19:22:49(UTC)
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hi peter. many thanks mate. was thinking of something to do with a local works department truck although i dont know what as yet. also it was/is still a choice between the bedford kit (which i have to buy) and the revell mercedes 1824 though im favouring the bedford maybe an old castrol motor....lol thanks for the other of spare parts too.
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#9 Posted : 13 September 2009 19:40:00(UTC)
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pete,the bedford is a fantastic kit,if you buy it i dont think you'll regret it!-andrew.
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#10 Posted : 13 September 2009 19:45:21(UTC)
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i know mate., evrything i read and heard about the bedford kit is positive and they do look good built.
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#11 Posted : 13 September 2009 20:06:13(UTC)
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I've just finished the long wheelbase one. I prefer the look of the swb tipper, but that said, both are great kits. The only thing I don't like is the headlight lenses which have a too-heavy pattern, something which someone else pointed out on another thread. Apart from that, can't really fault them.
Peter
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#12 Posted : 13 September 2009 23:21:43(UTC)
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bedford it is then...lol
update just bought the swb bedford, hopefully might get this one done quicker than the daf and sed atk....lol
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#13 Posted : 14 September 2009 09:58:28(UTC)
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I'm half way through my SWB, parts go together very well, the only thing I find is the parts are attached to the sprues with pretty thick sections, you really need sprue cutters!

Andrew
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#14 Posted : 14 September 2009 14:56:07(UTC)
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for your royal decals chk under the decals part in toy section in ebay ,they have a range of decals for
models you can be lucky here
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#15 Posted : 20 September 2009 00:00:22(UTC)
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well when i finally got home today there was a package waiting and the scowl on the wifes face confirmed the bedford kit had arrived!. what a kit it is too! parts made perfectly and easy to assemble. think it might turn out ok heres a couple of pictures of the mock up.


and a picture of a bedford tanker.

going to send a letter to the manufacturers of the emhar bedford kit when its done. a bit of praise and you never know we might another kit in the future. heres hoping...pete
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#16 Posted : 20 September 2009 00:52:25(UTC)
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G'day,
Looking good mate I like the tanker idea. I found another 'O' type tanker if you need more insperation,suits the orange and blue.

Cheers Jamie
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#17 Posted : 20 September 2009 01:27:55(UTC)
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fantastic jamie, ive had to stop building the bedford as i will be there all night!
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#18 Posted : 20 September 2009 06:46:02(UTC)
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Hey Pete,
I've got heaps of Classic Commercials magaazine if you need reference photos of old tankers,in partular the r-send then sing out and I'll have a look. Just noticed that you first tanker is actually an Austin K2 and not a Bedford,but hey a Beford would look good in those colours.
Cheers Jamie
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#19 Posted : 20 September 2009 09:04:05(UTC)
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I really must get me one of these...

Hmmm Gulf tanker, I like that.
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#20 Posted : 20 September 2009 12:13:43(UTC)
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nice one jamie, any pictures would be gratefully recieved!. wasnt sure if that was a bedford or not but it a good reference picture for the tank body mountings...
well done a bit of work on it this weekend. most on the blitz tank. not the snuggust fit of parts!. the bits that ive done on the bedford are completely the opposite.


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