I first made this set 5
model when I
about ten years old , quite some time ago. I have always liked the
model because of it's similarity to a picture that hung in the
my Grandma's house, the picture is shown below. Its of an Albion
was part of a fleet of vehicles owned by my Grandfather F.W.Humphrey,
the picture is
and I imagine was taken shortly after the truck had been delivered new
my Grandfather's farm at Northfleet in Kent, where he farmed and ran his haulage business.
At that time goods vehicles
were restricted to no more than 30 m.p.h. (48 k.p.h.)
Albion trucks were first made in Glasgow in 1902. The company was absorbed into Leyland Motors in 1951 and production ended at Glasgow in 1980.
Revised November 14 2021