The Lesney Matchbox ‘Models of Yesteryear’ were the flagship range of the company. The name ‘Matchbox’ came from the original packaging that resembled a matchbox in size. The scale of each model wasn’t of concern .. no attempt to make the models to a consistent scale; instead they were built to a size that fitted into a standard box, irrespective of their subject.
The 1932 Model ‘AA’Ford 1.5 Ton Truck is 1:46 scale – which works pretty well in a 1:48 layout. The minor difference between the scales can be safely ignored – 1 inch in 1:48 is 0.0208″ while that same 1 inch in 1:46 is 0.0217″,.
The one thing that jumps out at me when looking at this photo are the wheels and tires. They just didn’t look right to me.