Trux Models was a small, one man business which specialized in manufacturing models of British trucks used during the Second World War. Casting was contracted to Resicast in Belgium and Legend in the UK. Both produce casting of good quality.
Trux Models specialized in 1:76 scale model kits of sofskin vehicles used by the British Army in WWII. Most were cast in polyurethane resin but some had white metal parts as well.
Limited models included the One Off series where only five fully detailed and loaded vehicles were produced as well as oddments and remnants.
A range of 1:76 scale military bridging equipment for making bridges, rafts, ferries and vehicle loads were also produced. Below are some of the images of the models produced by Trux Models;
HEAVY ARTILLERY TRACTOR
Dodge D5 15cwt General Service. This truck was widely used by the British, Canadian and Commonwealth armies during the war.
AEC Deacon Self propelled 6pdr AT gun. An armoured version of the Matador to carry the 6pdr gun and b. Surplus Deacons were converted to armoured ammuniton carriers for SP AT units in 21 Army Group.
Ariel 350cc motorcycle. Used by the French in 1940 and the British for the rest of the war.
Bedford QL Operations Room. This was used by the RAF and by the Army to control air defence, including Anti Aircraft artillery.
Armoured Caterpillar D7 with British angledozer equipment.
Caterpillar Motor Grader- Used by British and US engineers for road and airfield construction.
Dodge T110 3ton 4 X 2 General Service. Widely used by British Commonwealth forces.
Ford C11ADF Heavy Utility.
Packard Clipper. This was General Eisenhowers car.
Mack NO 7.5 ton Tractor. This was used by the British, US, and later by others, to tow heavy artillery.
Diamond T 968 Cargo
Diamond T 969 Holmes Wrecker
The range of 1:76 scale included figures from the original Miltra moulds as well as some others. They made good accessories for the vehicles.
These were some models of replica trucks that were lovable and I also find them to be very attractive. When this domain was recently gifted to me, I didn’t know much about the information that I would put on it, but after giving it some thought, I decided to publish content pertaining to toys. This is because toys usually models most of the real things that are manufactured in life. Particularly, I love Remote Controlled toys because they much behave like real things.
There are some interesting posts that I have already published and they can be obtained by clicking through various links below. In the meantime, I’m working on producing more content based on various toy topics which I will soon publish here on this site.