AEC 690 Dumptruck
When the AEC 690 was first suggested as an addition to the Oxford range it bought back memories of my time growing up in South Wales during the 1960’s. My grandfather had a Morris Oxford, I remember every bit of that car, it was registered PWN 469 a Series III. It had indicator stalks that would pop out from between the doors.
Locally we would walk everywhere, but sometimes on odd occasions we would travel farther afield returning later in the evenings. The Port Talbot by-pass was under construction, which would later become part of the M4. There were over 15,000 workers at the local steel plant, the light and the smoke that was belching out of the works seemed like one big firework display – for an 8 year old who loved cars and trucks, nothing could beat this as there were vehicles everywhere. Then as we travelled towards Swansea there was building and construction everywhere. Factories dominated the landscape Ford, AWCO and Alcoa and so many more.
Peering through the window of the Morris Oxford, I have recollections of seeing so many trucks that looked like the AEC 690 Dumptruk.
AEC 690 Brochure Cover
It was rebadged, with different engines and updated body variations over it life time.
AEC 690 1964-1969
Aveling Barford 690 1969-1975
Leyland LD55 1975-1980
Leyland Bush Tractor LD55 1972-1980
Scammell LD55 1975-1980
Scammell Bush Tractor LD55 1972-1980
Thornycroft Bush Tractor 1970-1972
The cab and chassis were designed by Thornycroft, who had been purchased by AEC in the early 1960’s. The AEC 690 was a real workhorse.
An all-steel full-width cab, resiliently mounted with easy access steps both sides, has a lined interior and flat two-piece reverse sloping windscreen, counter-balanced drop door windows, rear view quarter and centre windows and adjustable driver's seat. Cab equipment includes twin windscreen wipers, two large rear view mirrors, and efficient heater/demister unit and a tool box.
The Oxford Diecast 1:76 scale model trucks are as follows and the first release will appear during August/September of 2022. It is tooled as both a truck and a concrete/cement mixer.
To be emailed on release of these just follow links below.
76ACD001 1:76 Wimpey Truck - Released 25th July 2022
Advert with the later LD55
Below are some early CAD pictures and early shot images.
Further livery updates will be announced later this year.