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Moko Lesney Matchbox 10b Scammell mechanical horse and trailer



Lesney's second Scammell mechanical horse was an enlargement of the previous model,
It was released in the British Rail livery of maroon cab & cream trailer and gold trim which was later changed to Dark red cab & cream trailer with gold trim and finally it was recoloured to dark red cab & light brown trailer with gold or silver trim although colour shade variations have been noted on the light brown trailers.
It was enhanced by the addition of mudguards over the trailer wheels which the earlier Scammell did not have,

The front wheel was always 8mm smooth grey metal but now it could be on flat head or dome head axles with crimped or rounded ends.
For the cab rear axle and the trailer early issues were fitted with 8.5 x 18 grey metal wheels and later ones with 8 x 18 grey plastic wheels.

There was only one casting variation and that was to the rear of the right side trailer mudguard which was infilled at the top and probably due to a damaged die rather than being a deliberate alteration.
like the earlier issue it was only availabe in 'B' type boxes,
It was introduced in 1957 and was deleted in 1961 to make way for the 10c Foden 15 ton sugar container truck.

Above: left, with infill above trailer mudguard. right, no infill.

Showing the cream and the light brown trailers and the maroon and dark red cabs,
Note the shade variation of the light brown trailers
photo courtesy George Marshall.

with it's little brother, the 10a

code number general trim colour wheels axle type trailer infill
code 1 dark red & cream, 8mm smooth grey metal front wheel gold 8.5 x 18 grey metal flat head crimped no infill
code 2 maroon & cream, 8mm smooth grey metal front wheel gold 8.5 x 18 grey metal flat head crimped no infill
code 3 dark red & cream, 8mm smooth grey metal front wheel gold 8.5 x 18 grey metal flat head crimped with infill
code 4 maroon & cream, 8mm smooth grey metal front wheel gold 8.5 x 18 grey metal flat head crimped with infill
code 5 dark red & cream, 8mm smooth grey metal front wheel gold 8.5 x 18 grey metal dome head crimped with infill
code 6 dark red & light brown, 8mm smooth grey metal front wheel gold 8 x 18 grey plastic dome head crimped with infill
code 7 dark red & light brown, 8mm smooth grey metal front wheel silver 8 x 18 grey plastic dome head crimped with infill
code 8 dark red & light brown, 8mm smooth grey metal front wheel silver 8 x 18 grey plastic dome head rounded with infill

box types notes
B1 blurred picture
B1 sharp picture
B2 small picture
B2 medium picture
B2 large picture
B4 none

values

grey metal wheels 45

grey plastic wheels 70

values are for mint models in mint boxes

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