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.
My obsession with remote controlled toys started when my nephew was born less than a decade ago. I first set my eyes upon a remote controlled toy to gift him for his 6th birthday and little did I know that more than him I was the one to be obsessed with that toy that gave me a sense of control in something.
It was a remote controlled truck, red color in medium size that was not too big but neither insignificant when it came right across your path. My nephew was ecstatic with his new toy and loved to have me play with him and he did not take long to understand the simple mechanics of maneuvering that remote controlled car in to the lawn, under the dining table, over the living room couch etc. We would both play with it and time just flew and I just marveled at how a simple car could turn into so much more exciting when it is remote controlled. Even when my nephew got tired, I continued “driving” and finished a lot of batteries.
But did I care? Not when you have a certain type of cancer as there are very little left in life that amuses you and distracts you from the grim truth of the disease. Now, I decided that instead of fighting with my nephew for turns for that remote controlled toy I should get one for myself in a different color and it would be more fun. Next day I got a silver color remote controlled toy and we started to race against each other nonetheless, his truck wavering off to a totally different direction. I was also armed with many sets of batteries lest we ran out of power!
I was off work and home more often since I was recovering from my breast cancer treatment and thanks to chemotherapy had gained quite a few pounds that I wished to knock off. Dieting, exercising, oil pulling; tried them all but I soon got bored and gave no obvious results. So, one day my nephew suggested why don’t we take our remote controlled toys to the nearby park and have a race. I smiled at him as he came up with a brilliant plan. I had an idea to kill two birds with one stone, as the age old saying goes.
We armed ourselves with some snacks, drinks, lots of batteries and dressed in runners and caps headed off to the park with our remote controlled toys. We decided on a finishing line and the park ground was medium sized and the plan was to race to the finishing line with the remote controlled toy. This game gave me so much scope to run and lose weight with my nephew by my side laughing and giggling with lots of fun. I decided that this remote controlled car will play a major role in my fitness regimen for dropping pounds.