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I have not even learnt how to text. A.E.C. 6X6 W/base 14feet 9and1/8th inches bogie centre 4 feet 3 and 1/4 inches.width 7 feet 9 inches. Last time I was at Elvington there was a refueller looking rather sorry for itself next a hanger.

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Thanks very much John 

Those dimensions will do me Fine I can now do a drawing good enough to work to using the info & photos I already have as reference.

 

 

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Don't forget wheelbase is front axle to centre of rear bogie not the rear axle.

The AEC which was developed in to the 6x6 was a pre war Marshall.

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Thank you  for the reminder I have just done a very rough scale side view and will make a note of that and the wheel details you supplied earlier 

All the best 

Mike Dennis 

Broadstairs  

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Bit more digging, length 30 feet width 7 feet 9 inches height 14 feet 3 inches weight 15 tons 10and1/2  cwt.

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Sorry just got lost in figures. Must be body width making the 4x4 wider

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5 minutes ago, john1950 said:

Sorry just got lost in figures. Must be body width making the 4x4 wider

7'9" and 7''10" are close enough for jazz as far as I.m concerned - At 1/24 scale Blind Pugh would be a happy Bunny :-) 

 

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Hi  Nick

Yes very useful -  if I knew the track measurement which I have not seen anywhere, I can scale off that chassis plan view and save a lot of time.

 I *THINK* the track is about 6Ft 6ins  (78")   by guess work on a Front view photo  related to the width which is a known measurement.      

Many thanks 

Mike 

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The standard Matador track is 6' 3 1/8", according to the manual, and the back is 5' 10 3/4" - will have a look at the 6 wheeler manual and see if they are the same - the front should be the same, but not sure about the back.

Nick

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Again, according to the manual, the rear track of the O854 is 6' 1" so a couple of inches wider - but the difference between the two types would be down to the semi-floating/fully floating rear axles being slightly different.

Nick

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20 hours ago, mike dennis said:

Nick

All duly noted & thanks again - I was well out guessing  (;-  

Where did you measure the track, it should be to the centre of the tread or to make it easier from the outside of one tyre to the inside of the opposite tyre?

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OK thanks Nick 

At 1/24 scale 1" is about 40thou give or take a nats on an Imperial Mike, so - As it's not a toolroom job & I'm using Meccano & my own parts, 6ft will be OK. :-)   

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3 minutes ago, radiomike7 said:

Where did you measure the track, it should be to the centre of the tread or to make it easier from the outside of one tyre to the inside of the opposite tyre?

Front axle Centre - Bogie Ctr -

If you take a look back to yesterday - I said thanks & that I took notice of your advice. 

 

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Spotted this little group while trying to find a job sit last week.

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Hello all contributing members 

I thank you for your assistance for enough information now. 

I have now made my own scale chassis Side End and Plan views from your information to start my project making parts  1:1 direct to 1/24 scale and 1/12 using Meccano parts as the main medium plus my own Brass And Aluminum compatibles .  

Kind Regards to all

Mike - Broadstairs Kent 

   

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Initially the rear bogie would be made to take twin rears. I think this thread will run for some time yet, just look at the information and pictures that are being shared. Great use of the Forum.

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2 hours ago, mike dennis said:

Hello all contributing members 

I thank you for your assistance for enough information now. 

I have now made my own scale chassis Side End and Plan views from your information to start my project making parts  1:1 direct to 1/24 scale and 1/12 using Meccano parts as the main medium plus my own Brass And Aluminum compatibles .  

Kind Regards to all

Mike - Broadstairs Kent 

   

While I have not been able to contribute to this at all - it sure would be great to see pictures!

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Hello jp 

I have only just done the three view so haven't started yet. 

I usually take photos as I build a model in stages.

I will send copies here as & when, like I do for the Macceno fraternity where I am known as one who  Never makes for competitions & breaks all the Purists self made "rules"  even when Frank Hornby never made any.  .  

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On 1/13/2016 at 11:01 PM, 16svt said:

This is my 6th AEC. I have owed 1 Mandator, 2 Mammoth Majors, a MK3 Militant and still have a Matador and this. So yes I have the bug. Your tanker is gorgeous, what a find.

I am currently starting  two models to 1/24 & 1/12 Scale of this beauty, with the original cab as I remember the 3 we had at RAF West Raynham still in use in 1956 -58 when I was an aero-engine fitter and had a BSA Ford engine  3 wheeler.  

SO would you please confirm the overall length of the Vehicle on the road, and the Jib overhang so I can complete my drawings.  OR if you have a 3 View or just a side view with the dimensions it would help.  

Thanks for any assistance

Mike D

Broadstairs Kent  

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I do not have drawings, I can only give the o/a length as 30 feet fitted with Coles MK V11 Series 7 rated at 5 tons capacity at 7 feet 6 inches radius. These dimentions I have taken from The Observers Fighting Vehicles Directory WW11.

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5 hours ago, john1950 said:

I do not have drawings, I can only give the o/a length as 30 feet fitted with Coles MK V11 Series 7 rated at 5 tons capacity at 7 feet 6 inches radius. These dimentions I have taken from The Observers Fighting Vehicles Directory WW11.

Thanks John 50

That will do for me 

Mike 

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On 19/01/2018 at 9:42 AM, mike dennis said:

Hello jp 

I have only just done the three view so haven't started yet. 

I usually take photos as I build a model in stages.

I will send copies here as & when, like I do for the Macceno fraternity where I am known as one who  Never makes for competitions & breaks all the Purists self made "rules"  even when Frank Hornby never made any.  .  

Is there by chance another website where you post your stuff? I am very very intrigued by what you describe - meccano + model. amazing!

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