A nice little parcel has just arrived from Hattons of Liverpool containing, amongst a few other bits and bobs, a pair of 'OO' gauge Base Toys flat bed lorries. Representing a Thornycroft truck in NCB Retail colours, they're intended for my Maudetown Colliery layout, although the Nottingham address needs removing from the cab doors to keep the location suitably vague!
These are a big improvement on some of the original Base Toys releases, with a much higher specification of finish and detail - including wing mirrors. They just need a few tweaks here and there, a driver or two, sack loads and a lightly weathered finish before entering service at the 'Domestic Sales' outlet of the coal grading plant. For just a fiver each, they're great value too!