Scratch-built 1/76 Chev CMP 3 Ton Signals Line Construction and Pole Trailer

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Neilie, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Here is a recently finished vignette of a basically scratch-built CMP Line Construction vehicle with a Frost and Wood Pole Trailer also scratch-built. The cab and chassis was from a Cromwell kit kindly given me by Dave Rhodes while the body is completely scratch-built. Dan Taylor Modelworks figures were used including a motor-cycle despatch rider as well as truck steering wheel, mirrors and wipers. Pete Marshal at Aleran provide the markings which depict a vehicle of the HQ Royal Canadian Corps of Signals - 1st Cdn Army somewhere in France in 1944. Mike Starmer was his usual helpful self with advice on colouring, in this case SCC2 Brown with SCC1A disruptive as apparent in some period photos of the vehicle.



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  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Another great piece of work. Scratch building in that small scale is truly impressive.

    The dimensions and silhouette of that trailer look exactly like a manure spreader, don't they? :)
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Neil excellent work thank you for posting

  4. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member

    It was a pleasure to cast a eye over the lovely detail, its a great model, thanks for posting,
  5. Noel Burgess

    Noel Burgess Senior Member

    Excellent work, as always. Plus I have learned something - often wondered what the inside of the body looked, like because I have only seen side views of the real vehicle.
  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Wonderful modelling once more. Attention to Detail is a Trademark of yours.

    I hope you have your collection well insured!

  7. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thank you all for your very generous comments. While I had plans for the trailer, photos of it are very rare but I did find one which is apparently at a museum in Smith's Falls, Ontario. The body is basically the one used by AT&T vehicles in the US and a number of them were mounted on US Chev chassis. I found some decent photos of the interior which enabled me to fairly accurately build and place the winch, spare, locker and a cable drum. It also showed some detail of the tool stowage. The derrick was stowed in a compartment on the left side of the body when not in use but I elected to show it deployed.
    I'm glad you all liked it.


  8. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    What can I add to the above? Superb as always. It is a very nice little composition.

    Following up Noels comments the series of loose leaf pages of the CMP Handbooks contain many interior views, including this one. I have a lot of pages but they are copies of copies of copies... and therefore not always very clear. There must be a pristine archive copy somewhere. There is also a very good photographic record which was published after the war to show Canada's contribution. There was a copy in the Museum of Military Transport at Beverley. Where is it now?


    PS. I have managed to locate and obtain copies of my original Trux Handbooks on CMP vehicles. May share them one day.
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  9. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks Mike for your very welcome approval. I for one, would be very grateful to get access to your CMP Handbook if it is possible.



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