Oxford 76SH003 SH003 1/76 Scammell Highwayman Loader Pat Collins Circus Fun fair

£13.00

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This is an Oxford Diecast Low Loader in mint condition ( see photo ), ther box is also mint. More new tooling brings the Scammell Highwayman, which was Scammell's 4 x 2 motive unit. The vehicle took on the Highwayman name after Scammell was absorbed into the Leyland Group in the 1950s. Power steering was introduced to the vehicle in 1961. The Oxford replica is based on the version that Scammell produced between 1961 and 1968, which featured a fibreglass cab with wraparound windscreen. This model recreates the vehicle used extensively by Wynns Heavy Haulage, whose transport tales of hauling behemoth loads are legendary. The tooling also enables the release of the model as a ballast tractor and wrecker in the not too distant future.This is another great little model to add to your fairground scene. Pat Collins Funfairs go back as far as 1875 when the founder, Patrick Collins, established a round of fairs in the Black Country. Of Irish descent, Patrick was born in 1859 on a fairground site in Chester, one of five children. During his lifetime he not only established one of the longest surviving Showmen�s fairground attractions but he also achieved the status of being Liberal MP for Walsall and Mayor of Walsall. He was also for a time President of the Showmen�s Guild of Great Britain. Pat Collins died in 1943 but the business continued to be run under its original name by his son Patrick Ross Collins, who was born in 1886. Even today, the fair still carries the Pat Collins name, although the company is now owned by another famous name in the fairground fraternity � Anthony Harris and his family.
Brand oxford
Condition New