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Re: Classic pictures Updated 03/02/2018

Post #2791 by FOWLER MAN » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:01 pm

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Jeremy Rowland wrote:Fred the nose of the unusual Scammell is the same as the tank transporter that if I correctly recall was one of the last trucks to be made that carried the Scammell name; must say that is one very ugly truck, Vic Berry who was operating the one in the photograph was a famous railway locomotive scrap yard in Leicester.

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I think it ended up looking like that after it had a 14 litre Cummins retrofitted - Allelys Heavy Haulage had it next and put it back to a flat front.

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Hi All,
I found a write up on this Scammel in "Classic Commercial Motor Vehicles"
It was a special in as much as it was converted by Dereck Parnaby using bonnet components from a Scammell S24.
The info there seems to state that the 14 litre Cummins was not a later addition. They were fitted in the standard S26 cab anyway and needed no extra space. The intention to fit a front winch is mentioned here too.

It also explained the surprisingly low STGO2 rating. She was fitted with Soma 12 tonne rated drive axles not the16 tonne rated axles required for the higher STGO3 rating.
It also confirms ,as Steve says, that she was sold to Alleys Heavy Haulage who restored the cab to the original S26 shape.

Fred

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 03/02/2018

Post #2792 by Neversweat » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:46 pm

FOWLER MAN wrote:
Neversweat wrote:
Jeremy Rowland wrote:Fred the nose of the unusual Scammell is the same as the tank transporter that if I correctly recall was one of the last trucks to be made that carried the Scammell name; must say that is one very ugly truck, Vic Berry who was operating the one in the photograph was a famous railway locomotive scrap yard in Leicester.

Jeremy



I think it ended up looking like that after it had a 14 litre Cummins retrofitted - Allelys Heavy Haulage had it next and put it back to a flat front.

Steve


Hi All,
I found a write up on this Scammel in "Classic Commercial Motor Vehicles"
It was a special in as much as it was converted by Dereck Parnaby using bonnet components from a Scammell S24.
The info there seems to state that the 14 litre Cummins was not a later addition. They were fitted in the standard S26 cab anyway and needed no extra space. The intention to fit a front winch is mentioned here too.

It also explained the surprisingly low STGO2 rating. She was fitted with Soma 12 tonne rated drive axles not the16 tonne rated axles required for the higher STGO3 rating.
It also confirms ,as Steve says, that she was sold to Alleys Heavy Haulage who restored the cab to the original S26 shape.

Fred


Thanks for the proper research Fred :thumbup: Top Man :thumbup:

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 03/02/2018

Post #2793 by FOWLER MAN » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:12 pm

Thanks Steve.
Another pic here. :thumbup:
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 03/02/2018

Post #2794 by essexpete » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:54 pm

Was that really tacked on just to house a winch? I wonder what happened to it? It must have been quite a rare beast.


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Re: Classic pictures Updated 03/02/2018

Post #2795 by hair bear » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:04 pm

The only other logical explanations I can think of are whole raft of oil coolers, heat exchangers, and radiators, or an extra fuel tank.
Would a fold-out barbeque be out of the question?


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Re: Classic pictures Updated 03/02/2018

Post #2796 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:18 am

Thanks Fred :bow: :claphands: so it was a special perhaps that explains why it looks one ugly truck; I have seen photos of it sometime in the distant past probably in a heavy haulage book.

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Post #2797 by Neversweat » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:22 pm

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 08/02/2018

Post #2800 by hair bear » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:59 pm

Is the tank transporter what was called a Dragon Wagon?


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