1:50 scale Scania S650 Highline (6x2), single wheel tag axle, tractor unit with 3 axle, refrigerated trailer, customised in the livery of Scottish operator A J Anderson.
The models have been produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Collectibles as a certificated Limited Edition (175 pieces).
Based in Dalmellington, a small town in the Doon Valley of East Ayrshire and about 50 miles south west of Glasgow, A J Anderson was established in 1976 by Alexander Anderson (aka Sandy). With trucks in the family blood (his grandfather having run trucks), Sandy joined the transport industry as a driver but, from the outset, had an underlying ambition to set up his own haulage operation.
Now, over 40 years on, the ambition has been realised and A J Anderson runs a tidy fleet of 7 trucks (all Scania) with refrigerated trailers and specialises in delivering time critical, perishable foodstuffs throughout the UK & Europe. Outbound loads are typically trailers of fish bound for markets in France, Belgium and Holland, with backloads of foodstuffs, destined for the UK market, coming from continental suppliers – so helping ensure efficient utilisation of A J Anderson’s trucks and trailers.
The arrival of the second new type Scania (SN18 HAX) in the fleet was made more noteworthy still, thanks to a decision being taken to review and up-date the livery. The new livery, designed not only to freshen up and modernise the corporate image, but also very much to suit the shape and contours of the new Scania unit, has attracted much admiration since it first made an appearance earlier this year. A J Anderson is, we believe, delighted with both the new truck and the livery makeover - so much so that a third Scania is, we understand, shortly due to join the fleet!
Models, available from Search Impex, are priced at £149 each (including UK delivery & VAT).
For details of availability of this and other models, collectors can visit the Search Impex website at www.search-impex.co.uk or call them on 01332 873 555