Keyword Search: 
Part No. Search: 
OO Scale N Scale G Scale Z Scale HO Scale Slot Cars & R⁄C
  ON THIS SITE  
  SHOPPING BASKET  

Your shopping basket is empty.  To add an item, click the "Buy" button

  YOUR ACCOUNT  
  GAUGEMASTER  
prodigy advance
Gaugemaster Controllers
  RECENTLY VIEWED  
ODNRAB003 - Scammell Scarab Van Trailer Railfreight Grey
O Scale Wargaming Architectural Narrow Gauge Tools+
 

Oxford Diecast NRAB003 Scammell Scarab Van Trailer Railfreight Grey

ODNRAB003
Only 6.75 Currently in stock & available to ship
Brand: Oxford Diecast
Part Number: NRAB003
Scale / Type: N Scale
Our Code: ODNRAB003

Scammell first introduced its "Mechanical Horse" in the UK in 1934. From the late 1920s railway companies had been searching for a vehicle that they could use that would replace the horse drawn carriage. The London and North Eastern Railway initially approached Napiers and although they created a few designs the project was sold to Scammell Lorries where the Mechanical Horse was designed by O.D North. One of the unique features was that it automatically coupled and uncoupled with trailers. The Mechanical Horse was a large 3-wheeler with a steel frame with a wooden cab attached to it and came in two sizes with either a 3 ton or 6 ton load capacity. Power came from Scammell's own 1,125cc side valve engine in the 3-ton model and the 2,043cc engine in the 6 ton model. The unique thing about the Mechanical Horse was that its single front wheel could turn 360 degrees and so produced a highly manoeuvrable vehicle. The mechanical horse remained largely unchanged until the late 1940s when the tractor section was redesigned creating the Scammell Scarab. The Scarab's cab was more rounded and made from Steel and with the engine being mounted lower than in the Mechanical Horse the Scarab was much more stable.

Related OXFORD DIECAST Product Searches

Oxford Diecast

View the full Oxford Diecast range

Similar Products By OXFORD DIECAST

OD76DEF003 Oxford Diecast 76DEF003
Land Rover Defender Military
ODDAF13CS Oxford Diecast DAF13CS
DAF 105 (SC) Curtainside A F Davidson
OD76D28002 Oxford Diecast 76D28002
DAF 2800 Tipper Alfred Hymas
OD43RRP3002 Oxford Diecast 43RRP3002
Rolls Royce Phantom III SdV HJ Mulliner Fawn/Black
  POPULAR BRANDS  
Gaugemaster
Fordhampton Kits
Hornby
Bachmann
Graham Farish
Atlas
myWorld
Walthers
Kato
Fleischmann
Noch
Preiser
Piko
Peco
Roco
Oxford Diecast
Dapol
Viessmann
Faller
Marklin
LGB
Trix
Deluxe Materials
Revell Paints
Humbrol Paints
Train Tech
DCC Concepts
Seuthe
Facebook Instagram Twitter

We are always looking to make improvements to our website to try and improve the quality of your visit.  We would welcome your feedback and suggestions, so please do not hesitate to e-mail our webmaster with your comments.  Alternatively call us on 01903 884488.

Home  Cookies  Privacy Statement  Terms & Conditions  Site Map  Site Guide
WEEE Regulations  Glossary  Careers & Jobs

Tel –  +44 (0) 1903 884488  Fax –  +44 (0) 1903 884377  E-Mail us –  click here

Gaugemaster.com is a trading name of Gaugemaster Controls Ltd.
Registered in England No. 2714470, Registered office:
Gaugemaster House, Ford Road
Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0BN, United Kingdom

VAT Reg. No. 587 8089 71

Copyright © 2003-2014 Gaugemaster Controls Ltd. All Rights Reserved.