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ERF Vehicle Recovery Truck - By Andy Burrow

Andy Burrow tells us, "If you have old Merc Actros cabs lying around you could easily change them into ERF ECX's. These are models of ERF's out but it uses the Cararama MAN cab. The red ERF was my first build. Iused plastacard to cover the whole cab and make the bumpers. It is very basic. The fleet colour is Hinchcliffe of Bury (UK). The flat body is from a Foden starter set; the chassis is Schuco. The load is the Mercedes car seen in many of my dioramas. It is now burnt! The second ERF ECX is in the livery of Turners of Hoole near Preston (UK). I made a custom exhaust using tubing air lines from a 1:50 Corgi model. It is more detailed than the model on the left. I have got all the cab panels right and a grille made too."

Posted November 21, 2004