Bound to be snapped up by 00 gauge railway enthusiasts, particularly those favouring London, Midland & Scottish from any era, this newly liveried Scammell Mechanical Horse Trailer is employed as an Express Parcels Traffic vehicle. Registered ANK 715, the three wheeler cab section is maroon with white LMS lettering. The trailer is also maroon on a black chassis, with the upper sides and roof painted black. The lower sides of the trailer carry the LMS lettering in yellow with ‘LMS Express Parcels Traffic’ printed white against the black upper body. The Scammell was synonymous with railway goods yards for decades with LMS being one of the Big Four prior to the nationalisation of the railways.
The Scammell Scarab was used widely for internal transport within the military and here we see it once more in RAF livery. The body and trailer sides are decorated in dark blue and the model comes with a black chassis, black interior and black mudguards and wheel hubs. With military number plate 19 AN 80, other military markings include the RAF roundel on the front with a crest on the cab doors. The Scammell badge sits proudly at the top of the familiar shaped Scammell radiator with integral single light and incorporating the horse's head, signifying the Scarab's alter ego - the mechanical horse. To round off the vehicle, the flatbed trailer floor has been painted to create a light brown planked effect.
The Reliant Regal - and its companion car the Reliant Robin - enjoy a special place in UK popular culture as symbols of Britain's eccentricity, appearing as ‘props' and even ‘stars' of TV and film productions and at public events, including the London 2012 Olympics.
The Reliant Regal Supervan was a light-commercial version of the original 3-wheeler Reliant Regal with a side-hinged rear door. The marque was manufactured between 1953-1973 by the Reliant Motor Company in Tamworth, who we are sure would not have foreseen the vehicle's eventual and peculiar cult status.
Our latest livery comes in a light beige colour scheme with black chassis and interior with silver exterior trim and is registered NDR 233J.