New trucks from Oxford Diecast

18 July 2022
Available in the shops imminently is this pair of excellent, newly-tooled AEC 690 trucks
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The AEC 690 Dumptruck (76ACD001) and Concrete Mixer (76ACM001) will first appear in the liveries shown here, but there are already other versions on the production line to follow on soon.

The AEC 690 cab and chassis were designed by Thornycroft, who had been purchased by AEC in the early 1960s. The AEC 690 was a real workhorse. An all-steel, full-width cab, resiliently mounted with easy access steps both sides, featured a lined interior and flat two-piece reverse sloping windscreen, counter-balanced drop-door windows, rear view quarter and centre windows and adjustable driver's seat. Cab equipment included twin windscreen wipers, two large rear view mirrors, and efficient heater/demister unit and a tool box. During its production run, it was rebadged often, with different engines and updated body variations:
AEC 690  (1964-1969)
Aveling Barford 690 (1969-1975)
Leyland LD55 (1975-1980)
Leyland Bush Tractor LD55 (1972-1980)
Scammell LD55 (1975-1980)
Scammell Bush Tractor LD55 (1972-1980)
Thornycroft Bush Tractor (1970-1972)

The first four releases of the new tooling have been confirmed as follows:
76ACD001 AEC690 Dumper Truck - Wimpey
76ACD002 AEC690 Dumper Truck - NCB
76ACM001 AEC690 Concrete Mixer - blue/white
76ACM002 AEC690 Concrete Mixer – yellow/black

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