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AEC MAMMOTH MAJOR ERGO CAB TIPPER LORRY "POINTER"

Reference number: 51

Scale: 1:92nd

Made in England


Matchbox AEC Eight Wheel Tipper Lorry "Pointer" 1 by Chris*4, on Flickr


Matchbox AEC Eight Wheel Tipper Lorry "Pointer" 2 by Chris*4, on Flickr


Matchbox AEC Eight Wheel Tipper Lorry "Pointer" 3 by Chris*4, on Flickr


Matchbox AEC Eight Wheel Tipper Lorry "Pointer" 4 by Chris*4, on Flickr


Matchbox AEC Eight Wheel Tipper Lorry "Pointer" 5 by Chris*4, on Flickr


Matchbox AEC Eight Wheel Tipper Lorry "Pointer" 6 by Chris*4, on Flickr


Matchbox AEC Eight Wheel Tipper Lorry "Pointer" 7 by Chris*4, on Flickr


Matchbox AEC Eight Wheel Tipper Lorry "Pointer" 8 by Chris*4, on Flickr

Introduced in the first month of 1969 in "Douglas" livery. The next year this livery was changed to the "Pointer" one. Technically this model was an updated version of the Foden 8-wheel tipper lorry in ʻHoveringhamʼ livery. The AEC cab now featured windows and plated parts. However, both models had the same tipper body section. Utilising this part must of helped cut tooling costs. The tipping action was the same in both models too featuring Matchbox's "Hydrosleeve". This enabled the tipper body to be held in any position and replicated in miniature the hydraulic movement of a real tipper. In late 1970 the regular wheel version was replaced with one with ʻSuperfastʼ wheels. Eventually this fine model was replaced by a Citroen SM in 1972.

Leyland's new tilting cab debuted in 1964 and was praised for comfort and driver visibility.

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Love your trademark "blue sky pix"!!!
Thanks Lummox and I still have a couple more sets to posts with this beautiful sky. :)

Your blue sky pictures - in any scale - are great! Do you really live in England? After 6 days of walking the Coast-2-Coast with rain every day, it's hard to believe you found blue sky!

See bigger tipper at http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=373814
Yes I really live in England Karl! :thumbsup: I posted these to prove we can have true blue skies over here! :)

When I saw these images I thought of Kodachrome slightly underexposed with a polarising filter to gain maximum colour saturation.

Karl did you enjoy your holiday in the Lake District?

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Superb photos with brilliant colours and depth of field! If Chris has the time and the weather it would be nice to see all the circa 1970 Lesney construction site items photographed like this in natural surroundings!
One minor text error, the tipper back is not the same as the previous #17 Foden, the Leyland has bigger flap hinges and different text underneath.A pre pro Leyland still exists without the flat area for the sticker and has been shown on another toy forum a few years ago.However it would be true to say that the tooling to cast the tipper back was cut from the same larger scale master model as the Foden.
 

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Taking a dump in style!

Great pics! I just acquired a near-mint "Pointer" version to replace mine that had the hinges broken off. At the same toy show, I bought a near-mint "Douglas" version for $3.00. :)
 
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