Matchbox Kingsize: K8-A Scammell 6x6 Prime Mover and Trailer Set

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This model is the Matchbox Kingsize K8-A-1 Scammell 6x6 Tractor in orange.

This model has no opening parts. All detail is cast into the body — at the front is the cast grille in silver, front towing eyes, and bonnet.To the sides there are cast doors, door handles, steps and body lines. The front cab doors carry a black on white waterslide decal reading "Civil Engineering Contractors", and the rear sides carry a black on yellow "Laing" decal. To the rear are cast lights and the towing hook (part of the base).

There is no interior, but the cab is glazed with clear blue tinted glazing.

All wheels consist of a cast metal hub and separate tyre - single piece units, each with a black tyre, mounted on steel axles.

The base plate is silver painted metal and is marked with Matchbox Series, King Size, No 8 on two lines, to the front of the base, below the cab, "Scammell 6x6 Tractor," on a single line to the middle centre, and "Made in England, by Lesney" on two lines to the bottom centre. It is held in place with a single machined rivet at the rear, and a body locating lug at the front.

This model was issued between 1962 and 1967.

Item: 4073

 


This model is the Matchbox Kingsize K8-A-1 Trailer in orange.

This model has no opening parts. All detail is cast into the body and at the front is a home-made wire towing bar. The sides carry a black on yellow "Laing" decal.

There is obviously no interior or glazing.

All wheels consist of a cast metal hub and separate tyre - single piece units, each with a black tyre, mounted on domed steel axles which pass through short columns protruding down from the underside of the trailer bed.

There is no base plate but the underside of the model is marked with Matchbox Series, King Size, No 8 Trailer on three lines, to the centre top, and "Made in England, by Lesney" on two lines to the bottom centre.

This model was issued between 1962 and 1967.

Item: 4074

 


This model is the Matchbox Kingsize K8-A-5 Scammell 6x6 Tractor in orange.

This model has no opening parts. All detail is cast into the body — at the front is the cast grille in silver, front towing eyes, and bonnet. To the sides there are cast doors, door handles, steps and body lines. The front cab doors carry a black on white waterslide decal reading "Civil Engineering Contractors", and the rear sides normally carry a black on yellow "Laing" decal that is missing on this well play-worn model. To the rear are cast lights and the towing hook (part of the base).

There is no interior, but the cab is glazed with clear blue tinted glazing.

All wheels consist of a cast, red plastic hub and separate tyre - single piece units, each with a black tyre, mounted on steel axles. Most of the tyres are missing from this model.

The base plate is silver painted metal and is marked with Matchbox Series, King Size, No 8 on two lines, to the front of the base, below the cab, "Scammell 6x6 Tractor," on a single line to the middle centre, and "Made in England, by Lesney" on two lines to the bottom centre. It is held in place with a single machined rivet at the rear, and a body locating lug at the front.

This model was issued between 1962 and 1967.

Item: 4071

 


This model is the Matchbox Kingsize K8-A-5 Trailer in orange.

This model has no opening parts. All detail is cast into the body and at the front is the wire towing bar. The sides carry a black on yellow "Laing" decal.

There is obviously no interior or glazing.

All wheels consist of a cast, red plastic hub and separate tyre - single piece units, each with a black tyre, mounted on domed steel axles which pass through short columns protruding down from the underside of the trailer bed.

There is no base plate but the underside of the model is marked with Matchbox Series, King Size, No 8 Trailer on three lines, to the centre top, and "Made in England, by Lesney" on two lines to the bottom centre.

This model was issued between 1962 and 1967.

Item: 4072