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Cumbrian Scanias - By Andrew Burrow

These models from Andrew Burrow are, from the left, a Scania 113 Streamline in the livery of 'T-Brady & Sons of Barrow-in-Furness'. It is a standard Herpa 4x2 model fitted with non-streamline sun visor coupled to a Herpa tri-axle box step-frame, which is currently being converted to a curtainsider. The next is a Herpa model also, a 112 fitted with a Kibri sun visor and home made headboard. The livery is in 'James Cropper of Kendal'. The colour was hard to find so a process of spraying different colours/shades of green and either waiting for the first coat to dry or spay a new shade on immediately. The next streamline is in Andrew's imaginary fleet colours. It has a Wiking cab on a Herpa chassis and fitted with a Kibri interior, Kibri beacons and air horns, Herpa spotlights, and custom exhausts. A Herpa catwalk from a T580 Scania was used as well as a Herpa heavy duty coupling from a MAN F2000 accessory set. Air lines were made and fixed to a bracket. Rolled up sheets and wooden chocks have been placed behind the cab. Andrew spayed it with John Deere green, gloss white and Volkswagen Tornado Red. A Cumberland bumper was painted too (red and white stripes). Lastly is a Herpa cab on a converted 4x2 AWM chassis. The AWM 4x2 chassis was converted to a 6x2 mid lift/twin steer tractor unit. Herpa mudguards, non-streamline sun visor, custom exhaust, and Herpa spotlights were added. The livery is in 'Bewick International' of Milnthorpe who later were merged into WRM logistics. All of the Scanias have been converted into right hand drive.

Posted March 21, 2008