“Jimmy’s Legend” - a 1:50 scale Scania S 770 High 6x2, single wheel tag axle, tractor unit and 3 axle, walking floor trailer, customised in the instantly recognisable livery of Scottish operator, Yuill & Dodds.
Note : The trailer model has been based on WSI’s existing walking floor trailer, not a Titan walking floor, as per the real life trailer. Yuill & Dodds are fully aware of this and accept that there are some differences in specification between the model and their actual walking floor trailer.
Commissioned specially to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Company, the models have been produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Models as a certificated Limited Edition (305 pieces).
“Jimmy’s Legend” (on which the model is based) and “Tish’s Tribute”, (with fleet numbers 1 & 2, respectively), have recently been added to this Scottish operator’s fleet. These top end of the range, high spec trucks have both been traditionally hand-signwritten and are beautifully completed with two different airbrushings to the backs of the cabs. The airbrushing on “Jimmy’s Legend” is something of a nod to the past and depicts a pair of classic trucks which, doubtless, at one time would have been earning their keep with the business.
Yuill & Dodds Ltd., has grown into one of the leading transport solutions specialists in Scotland with an impressive fleet of over 100 vehicles operating nationwide. Based just off of the M74 at Hamilton, the Company is well positioned to reach the whole of the UK and to serve the haulage needs of all its clients. Over the years, the business has diversified into a more specialised market and, as a Licensed Waste Carrier with SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency), it operates double drive trucks paired with both walking floor and ejector trailers, thereby ensuring that vehicles can unload in all conditions and also on landfill sites.
The fleet, ranging from long distance articulated units to eight-wheeled tippers, is predominantly Scania, although other marques, including Volvo, DAF, Renault, Mercedes, MAN and Iveco also feature in it. With regard to trailers, in addition to a comprehensive variety of regular haulage trailers, the Company also runs more than 70 specialised modern waste disposal trailers to assist with the carrying out of small and large-scale inert & contaminated material removal operations.
Yuill & Dodds’ trucks will already be well-known to many model collectors and lorry enthusiasts alike and this model release will certainly make a very attractive addition to any model truck collection.
Models, available from Search Impex, are priced at £169 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 on 01332 873555.