jim s-w wrote:Thanks for the info Trevor
The chaps on the model truck forum thought I would need them. The 1986 highway code isnt much help as it groups the long vehicle and chevrons all together saying :-
"motor vehicles over 7500 KG gross weight and trailers over 3500 Kg maximum gross weight. The vertical markings are also required to be fitted to builders skips placed in the road. Commercial vehicle or combination longer than 13 metres (optional on combinations between 11 and 13 metres"
I'll swap them for the chevrons I think. Again they seem to be all manner of shapes and sizes. Its pretty hard finding pictures of anything in the 80's (thats not a bus!) let lone its backside! I found my prototype for this one lurking around the back of the Birmingham Bus museum.
While I always do my models for my own enjoyment I love it when something I have done sparks a little story or memory like the one you mentioned here, Thanks for sharing it.
Pleasure Jim, anything that helps to make it that little bit more authentic.
Couple of images for you to assist it getting it right.