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Bedford TK Brekina

Bedford TK flat bed with tarpaulin

Photo Rudi Völl on baumaschinenbilder.de.

Brekina 35900

Type

Bedford TK

When opening the box, I immediately notice a bad assembly of the tray: the front panel, which is attached to the tarpaulin, has a gap in relation to the rest. As these parts are heavily glued, it will be difficult to correct this. See a profile picture showing this defect.Bedford TK profile view

This lorry leaves a mixed impression: the finish is below average for Brekina. The rims are too big at the front and partly cover the tyre sides; some tyres are badly mounted (see the rear axle on the front view picture). The paint is a bit “orange peel”.

The headlights are inserted, as well as the mirrors which are to be fitted (not easily) by the customer.

The cab would have benefited from a pad printed radiator grille, as it is part of the “look” of this lorry (Herpa did it on its GS) and black wings, or at least of a different colour, as seen on most of the pictures. Why didn’t Brekina mould these wings with the chassis?

Modifications

  • Tray front panel glued back in correct position.
  • Front wings painted black (Humbrol Enamel).
  • Mirrors replaced with photoetched parts of my own design.

See the modifications.Bedford TK with black wings

The Bedford TK was produced from 1960 to 1986. It was available with four and six cylinder in-line petrol and diesel engines from Bedford, Leyland and Perkins.

Documents:

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Photo Rudi Völl sur baumaschinenbilder.de.

1 1:87
6 299 72.4 70.8
Cab width 2 210 25.4 25.8
Cab height 2 210 25.4 25.7
3 429 39.4 38.2
1 880 21.6 21.6
1 626 18.7 20.0
9.0
2.6
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