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Moko Lesney Matchbox 64a Scammell breakdown truck



The Lesney model of the 64a Scammell army breakdown truck joined the Matchbox 1-75 series in 1959 and was just one of eight military vehicles to make an appearance in that year bringing the total to nine Army & RAF vehicles which is not including the 12c land rover.
It was painted military olive green all over including the baseplate and sometimes the hook.
The wheels were 12.5 x 30 on the early issues and these were mounted on dome head axles with crimped ends.
The axles were later changed to dome head with rounded ends and on the final issue 12.5 x 40 black plastic wheels were fitted.
The hook can be 18mm long green or silver painted metal, 20mm green or silver painted metal or 20mm grey plastic on the final issues.
The early issues had the hook secured by a biff rivet which was later changed to a dome head axle pin with a crimped end and the last issue had a dome head with rounded end. Issues that were fitted with a green painted hook also had a green painted rivet.
Possibly because the model has no headlights and it was a military model silver trim was never applied to the Scammell and perhaps the model might have been brightened up a little had Lesney decided to enhance it with some suitable military style decals.

There were a few casting modifications, The first was to the rear of the cab inside the gap between the cab and the load bed, The early issues had no infill to the gap. Later two small blocks were cast in one at each end of the gap.
Later still a larger block was cast in to the left hand end of the gap. The enlarged left side block is rather a rough casting and probably came about because of a damaged die rather than an intentional modification.
Also there is slight casting modifications to the front of the cab, On early issues the top edge of the windscreen was level as was the two sides of the bonnet (hood). Later issues had an angled upper edge and one side of the bonnet is slightly lower than the other.
The Scammell was packaged in 'B', 'C' and 'D' type boxes, It was replaced by another rather dull model - the 64b MG 1100 in 1966.

above: also the model on the left has a flat edge to the top of the
widscreen, the model on the right has an angled windscreen upper edge.

code number general wheel type axle type bonnet cab rear infill blocks hook hook rivet
code 1 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head crimped level no infill 18mm green metal biff rivet
code 2 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head crimped level no infill 20mm green metal biff rivet
code 3 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head crimped uneven thin + thin 18mm green metal biff rivet
code 4 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head rounded level no infill 18mm green metal biff rivet
code 5 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head rounded level no infill 20mm green metal biff rivet
code 6 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head rounded level no infill 18mm green metal dome head crimped
code 7 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head rounded level thin + thin 18mm green metal dome head crimped
code 8 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head rounded level thin + thin 20mm green metal dome head crimped
code 9 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head rounded uneven thin + thin 18mm green metal biff rivet
code 10 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head rounded uneven thin + thin 18mm green metal dome head crimped
code 11 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head rounded uneven thin + thin 18mm silver metal dome head crimped
code 12 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head rounded uneven thin + thin 20mm silver metal dome head crimped
code 13 olive green all over 12.5 x 30 black plastic dome head rounded uneven thick + thin 20mm grey plastic dome head crimped
code 14 olive green all over 12.5 x 40 black plastic dome head rounded uneven thick + thin 20mm grey plastic dome head rounded

box types notes
B3 none
B4 none
B5 none
B5 larger box
C lines beneath wheels
C no lines beneath wheels
D1 one black side one blue
D2 one black side one blue
D2 two blue sides

values

all models 45

values are for mint models in mint boxes

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