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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2551 by Osgood » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:26 pm

That first one, Steve - I've never seen a 6 x 4 Highwayman-type before! A rare truck.
Can you tell from the original who the operator was?
In fact if you have a better resolution image, any chance of getting a copy?

Tony

Edit: No problem - managed to enlarge it. Looks like a tag axle?
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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2552 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:29 pm

A couple of Jones KL44 cranes on the Volvo low-loader in the second photo :thumbup:

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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2553 by Neversweat » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:33 pm

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Osgood wrote:That first one, Steve - I've never seen a 6 x 4 Highwayman-type before! A rare truck.
Can you tell from the original who the operator was?
In fact if you have a better resolution image, any chance of getting a copy?

Tony

Edit: No problem - managed to enlarge it. Looks like a tag axle?



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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2554 by pv83 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:56 pm

Neversweat wrote:image.jpeg
Osgood wrote:That first one, Steve - I've never seen a 6 x 4 Highwayman-type before! A rare truck.
Can you tell from the original who the operator was?
In fact if you have a better resolution image, any chance of getting a copy?

Tony

Edit: No problem - managed to enlarge it. Looks like a tag axle?



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Very interesting indeed! Does look like a tag axle, must have been a in-house conversion then..? Can't make out the name on the door though, does anyone have a clue about who owned it?

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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2555 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:46 pm

Here you go.
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This Scammell was local to me and was double drive.
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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2556 by Osgood » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:11 pm

Fred, that's a Constructor or Junior Constructor you have there.
I didn't know about this Ryan example, but Siddle C Cook of Consett ran one of these with a demountable ballast body which was also sometimes used as a 5th wheel tractor unit.

The tractor in the recovery pic appears to be the much smaller Highwayman tractor with a tag axle added.
Harrison's of Sheffield ran a few with mid-mounted tag axles, but this is the first evidence I've seen of a rear axle added.

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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2557 by essexpete » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:56 pm

The Scammell in the recovery photo looks like a shorter wheelbase than Fred's photo. I know nought about Scammells.

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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2558 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:46 pm

Yes Pete, I think Ryan's Scammell was a Junior Constructor :?: :?:
Here are a few Ryan Scammell Highwaymen.
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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2559 by Mrsmackpaul » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:28 am

In the bottom photo Fred I gather thats a trailed scraper on the float, what controls the front wheels from wondering all over the road when loaded like that ??
Do they spin the drawbar around and hook it on the rear of the float ?

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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2560 by pv83 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:52 pm

Neversweat wrote:image.jpeg
Osgood wrote:That first one, Steve - I've never seen a 6 x 4 Highwayman-type before! A rare truck.
Can you tell from the original who the operator was?
In fact if you have a better resolution image, any chance of getting a copy?

Tony

Edit: No problem - managed to enlarge it. Looks like a tag axle?


Could be they used a additional axle..?

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