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Re: Casting #16

Postby johnboy » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:55 am

fixer wrote:Oh come on even more :mrgreen:


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Re: Casting #16

Postby Malibu » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:56 pm

Hi,

could this be the origin of Nr. 16 scammell snow plug (of course without the snow plug)?

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Re: Casting #16

Postby Tinman » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:02 pm

Short answer: The 16c is modeled directly from an actual Scammell Dump Truck.

Detailed answer: A snow plow of this type is add on equipment for any truck. Dump trucks work well because ballast can be added into the bed for better traction. Since Lesney updated the Euclid quarry truck to a much larger model, it was not suitable for a plow of this type. The Bedford tipper could have been modified for a plow, but they decided to go with the addition of a Scammell dump truck with the accessory snow plow.

The Atlantic tractor had been replaced the year before with the Tippax refuse truck and the trailer was alone and waiting to be replaced. I'm not sure of the wisdom of pulling the Atlantic tractor before having something ready for the trailer's slot. Thinking back, the Atlantic tractor came along well ahead of the matching trailer so I guess they never were in sync.

There was not another dump truck in the line that could be fitted with a plow until the Dodge dumper came out. The Scammell lasted until '69 and was a good fit in the line but I guess another tractor with a dozer blade seemed more attractive to designers. Personally, I think the truck was a better seller and had more to offer a child (as well as the adult collector). From a collector point of view, I find the Case tractor with dozer blade (and plastic safety cab) pretty boring and with poor details (unlike the Scammell casting which was rich in detail).
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Re: Casting #16

Postby Malibu » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:22 pm

Thanks Tinman for your answer.
I´m thinking about buying an old Modell with missing plough and replace it by an bumper.
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Re: Casting #16

Postby numi » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:21 pm

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Re: Casting #16

Postby nearlymint » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:23 pm

Recently upgraded this 16c code 1 with the 11x45mm, this model I have found to be very hard to find. May just be that the difference is very hard to tell but I am very happy. J
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Re: Casting #16

Postby johnboy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:03 pm

Nice find Jason, I've got no 11x45's and I've had quite a few 16c's over the years.
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Re: Casting #16

Postby nearlymint » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:57 pm

johnboy wrote:Nice find Jason, I've got no 11x45's and I've had quite a few 16c's over the years.

Thanks John, so many models I have bought trying to find these slightly smaller wheels. Luckily this one is good enough to call off my search and move onto another one. J
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