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Scammell Scarab Flat/Load, The Calico Printers Assoc.Ltd, model length 110mm
Scammell Scarab StepFrame Trailer,Â CIE, model length 122mm
Scammells highly successful Scarab, launched in 1948 was the modern replacement for the original Mechanical Horse which dated back to 1933. The Scarab, aimed mainly at the railway companies, ceased production in 1968.
Scammells highly successful Scarab, launched in 1948 was the modern styled replacement for the original Mechanical Horse of 1933. The Scarab, aimed mainly at the railway companies, ceased production in 1968.
Foden's S21 fibreglass-cabbed range first appeared in 1958 and continued in production until 1968.At first is was nicknamed the 'Sputnik' after the Russian spacecraft but later became known amonst enthusiasts as the 'Mickey Mouse'Â Foden S21 Sheeted Trailer - Bassetts Roadways
Between 1964 and 1983 Scammell's flagship heavy haulage tractor was the 335bhp Contractor 6x4 with a 240-ton train weight.A small number of Mk.ll Contractors were also built having a 450bhp engine and a train weight of up to 450 tons.Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) was set up in 1986.Based in Stafford this haulage company also has offices in Abu Dhabi and Bombay
Scammell Mechanical Horse Step Frame Trailer,Â Â Royal Mail, model length 117mm
Scammell Mechanical Horse Step Frame Post Office Telephones, model length 117mm
The highly innovative Scammell Mechanical Horse appeared in 1933, literally as a replacement for horse drawn carts, and sold in large numbers to railway companies. Rated for 3 or 6 ton payloads it was superseded by the scarab in 1948.
Scammell Townsman Dropside Trailer&Load BRS, model length 110mm
The Scammell Townsman was the ultimate development of the Mechanical Horse. It was faster and more comfortable than the Scarab and featured a fibreglass cab. Power came from a standard diesel engine.
The Harrington Horsebox was mainly used by the railway companies from 1938. The vehicles could carry three horses and were over 25ft and 11ft high. They were the pride of the fleet and the prototype for a popular model in the Dinky Supertoy range.