The Bedford 'S' Type, the first of the marques Big Trucks was introduced in 1953. A radical design change from those produced previously by Bedford Trucks.
The Matchbox model, Number 40 in its range scales out just under size. The victim seen here has been repainted and the tipper body set in the up position. The original axles were removed and substituted with brass tube. The tube enabled a snug fit of the wheels which were retained by a track pin which was found to be a slide fit inside the tube. This enables the wheels to rotate.
Painted with acrylics, another vehicle is ready to take it's place on the layout.