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PostPosted: Mon 17 Aug 2015 18:53 pm 
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Here's my take on the Airfix Bedford conversion of the QLC Dromedary utilising the Milicast Conversion kit numbered ACC34 in 1/76 scale. I have added a partial load although not visible when the tilt is fitted. A nice conversion kit although care must be taken with the resin parts as some are flimsy and small and can be easily lost when separating them from the sprue gates. It can be made from either version of the Airfix kit, although as I had already used the QLD for my halftrack conversion I used the QLT which does require shortening:

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Aug 2015 00:27 am 
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Excellent work! Another great looking conversion from Milicast too...

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Nice build and conversion.... :thumb:


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Well done Steve, were these vehicles allotted a specific task or role :?:

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Aug 2015 08:38 am 
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Not sure Boss, I know they had the same pulling power as the QLD so I wouldn't have thought that they could carry as much of a load as first envisaged, even though the space things could be carried in was greater, plus it had the large box behind the cab too.

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Aug 2015 10:30 am 
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Lovely job on this Steve....I have one in my stash and you have provided a little inspiration to get at it.

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Sep 2015 05:11 am 
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That is a great model. Well done :thumb:
I acquired a resin Dromedary (I think it could be TRUX) that I may restore one day. However, it would be difficult to get it to the standard of the Airfix Bedford and Milicast conversion set.
The Dromedary carried 5 tons in the trailer and 1 ton in the dropside box on the tractor. This required improved brakes and strengthened rear suspension to that of a standard QL. The load capacity was reduced to 3 tons for cross-country work, giving no advantage over a standard QL. Robert Coates, in "Bedford to Berlin and Beyond" says that Dromedaries in North Africa suffered from burnt out exhaust valves and a tendency for the trailer to overturn.
Hodges and Taylor's "British Military Markings" lists "Bedford QL articulated lorries" equipping the RASC GT Coy in the 21 Army Group.
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