1:50 scale "Gypsy Pathfinder” Scania S500 Highline (6x2) with 3 axle, skirted, curtain trailer, customised in the highly attractive livery of Scottish haulier Olivers Transport.
The models have been produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Collectibles as a certificated Limited Edition (175 pieces).
Based in the Scottish Borders village of Eccles, close to the town of Kelso in Roxburghshire, Olivers Transport was established in the early 1970’s by Norman & Lynne Oliver. It remains, to this day, a family owned operation and is now run by the second generation of the Oliver family. With a modern fleet of trucks and operating from purpose built premises, the Company has a forward-looking and innovative approach to its work and so has a well-honed ability to cater for the widely differing transport and storage needs of its customers. This has greatly influenced the shaping of the business structure and has, over the years, called for anything from investment in specific vehicles through to acquiring handling equipment for particular projects.
Operating throughout the UK, the fleet comprises more than 30 Scania trucks and around 50 trailers. The highly attractive livery applied to the Scania units remains traditionally hand signwritten and will, for sure, already be well-known to many model truck collectors and enthusiasts throughout the UK and probably beyond! The named trucks in the fleet are prefixed “Gypsy” – as with one of the latest additions to the fleet “Gypsy Pathfinder” – due to the fact that the nearby Borders village of Kirk Yetholm was, for centuries, the headquarters of the Romani people (Gypsies) in Scotland and this is where Olivers Transport was established.
A comprehensive mix of trailers includes curtainsiders, fridge trailers (for handling of frozen products and fresh produce for delivery to major retailers and processing facilities), flat beds, extender stepframes (for the transportation of industrial equipment, construction products and abnormal loads), tank trailers and livestock trailers. Curtainsiders are the mainstay of the business and are used for the transportation of goods, typically, food products, food related products, packaging materials, specialist paper and general cargo. The business also has three purpose built warehouses with over 3,000 racked pallet spaces and approximately 20,000 square foot of open storage space which are all kept in food standard condition.
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 on 01332 873555.