“Clachan Cuidfir” - a 1:50 scale WSI Volvo FH-500 Globetrotter (8x2) rigid flatbed truck with Fassi crane, customised in the livery of well known Aberdeen based operator Dyce Carriers Ltd.
The model has been produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Models and is a certificated Limited Edition (205 pieces).
With the head office in Aberdeen and three further depots in Scotland (at Invergordon, Dalgety Bay and Grangemouth), as well as one in England at Poole, Dyce Carriers operates a daily trunk route linking the North of Scotland to the South of England, as well as regularly undertaking trips to Ireland and continental Europe.
Today’s operation runs a fleet in excess of 100 commercial vehicles (a mix of Volvo, DAF & Mercedes units ) and a variety of trailers, including extendables, flats, curtains and stepframes, as well as a number of self-load crane vehicles – such as the Volvo 8x2 on which the model will be based. Aptly named “Clachan Cuidfir” (Gaelic for "manhood stones" – these being large, natural stones which, for centuries in Scotland, people have been challenged to lift to prove their strength), the Volvo truck is equipped with a Fassi crane capable of offering a 14 ton lift. This one stop shop of a crane as well as a vehicle for transporting goods helps reduce overall haulage costs substantially.
Dyce Carriers specialises in serving the transport needs of oil and gas service providers as well as local engineering companies and loads can vary from small, urgent consignments, through to groupage, full loads and even helicopters. Operating throughout the UK and with some work in mainland Europe, Dyce Carriers’ trucks will already be a familiar sight to many truck collectors and enthusiasts.
Models, available from Search Impex, are priced at £184 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.