Customised promotional model trucks specialist, Search Impex, is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of a 1:50 scale Scania S540 High (6x4) heavy recovery truck, customised in Alpha Recovery Ltd’s livery.
This is the second model to be commissioned by Alpha Recovery and the models will be produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Models as a certificated Limited Edition.
Please note : Alpha Recovery is aware that the models will again be based on WSI Models’ Falkom recovery truck and that, inevitably, there will be some differences in specification between the actual truck and the model and fully accepts this.
Since incorporation in 1995, Alpha Recovery has grown steadily and successfully over the years and it now boasts an impressive fleet of more than 36 diverse recovery vehicles. It remains a family run business and has evolved to become the North East’s largest specialised rescue and recovery operator, offering a range of services from light recovery through to heavy recovery of vehicles – both on and off road. Additional equipment at Alpha Recovery’s disposal includes crane trucks, forklifts, telehandlers, scrap handlers and JCB’s – all of which can be deployed to assist with clearing up spilled loads.
With its HQ in Dudley, Cramlington (about 7 miles north of Newcastle) and a second depot at Peterlee, it has good road access to major arterial roads in the north east, including the A1 and A19, enabling swift response times when called out to casualty vehicles. The new Scania - on which the model will be based - is the very latest addition to Alpha Recovery’s fleet. The recovery truck will be stationed at the Company’s Cramlington depot and as with all Alpha’s heavy recovery trucks, it is fully equipped to tow hazardous cargos and operated by drivers who are fully trained to the Institute of Vehicle Recovery standards, as well as having ADR qualifications (ADR being a French acronym relating to the transport of hazardous goods by road).
And just like its real life counterpart, the 1:50 scale die-cast model will be finished in Alpha Recovery’s striking yellow and blue colourscheme, topped off with the fitting registration plate – BU55 SOS - a nod to the operator’s specialist involvement with the recovery of buses. As with the previous DAF XF (8x4) model, the new Scania will make for an attractive and interesting addition to any model truck collection.
Alpha Recovery trucks will almost certainly be widely recognised by many model collectors and recovery truck enthusiasts having featured in the Channel 5 documentary “Trucking Hell”. The series provides a good insight into the nature of the work and the difficulties faced by specialist recovery operators.
Any collectors wishing to reserve a model should register their interest with Search Impex as soon as possible and provide their contact details. The models are expected to be priced around £163 (including UK delivery & VAT). We do NOT require any deposit payment. We will simply notify you as soon as the model is available and only at that time will we require payment in full.
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.