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--25d Petrol Tank Wagon 'Pool' (1940-46)

Hi Gents,
Finally (!) managed to get a 25 T2 "Pool" tanker, post war, thicker axles etc, and I 've added a new grille......

Also found this lovely picture of a real one, that grille looks very 25 Type 1 doesn't it?

Just need to find the Pre War version now....
Chris Warr.


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Re : --25d Petrol Tank Wagon 'Pool' (1940-46)

Chris--
Nice find on the tanker, and that photo sure does look like the pre-war radiator. It also seems to have the small rear windows behind the cab, just like the very early Dinky's did.

Terry


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Re : --25d Petrol Tank Wagon 'Pool' (1940-46)

Good shot! Can you tell me what real life vehicle this Dinky represent?


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Re : --25d Petrol Tank Wagon 'Pool' (1940-46)

Hi,

I don't think anyone has ever found out exactly which lorry the 25 was based on, I would love to know as I am sure it was based on a real prototype. The POOL tanker in the picture is a Dennis PAX I think.

Chris Warr.


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Re : --25d Petrol Tank Wagon 'Pool' (1940-46)

Here is the lorry the tanker is based on:

So the tanker was produced by Butterfields of Shipley, tank builders, and the chassis was delivered by AEC!

Some interesting information regarding Butterfields is to be found on:

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/wiki/W._P._Butterfield

And a nice view of the POOL Tanker:

In fact, as you can see, the early, straight tinplate radiator reflects reality better than the later diecast one - although the front lights are wanting on that tinplate version.

Kind regards, Jan


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Re : --25d Petrol Tank Wagon 'Pool' (1940-46)

That's an amazing picture Jan!
I have never seen a really good picture of a prototype 25 Series Tanker, and who would ever have thought it was an AEC chassis?
Chris Warr.