Before the Second World War Sydney Harrison had been a very successful salesman with both Burrells and Fowlers selling steam traction engines to showmen. After the war he approached Scammells to design and build a drawbar generator tractor to meet the showmen’s special needs. The result was the Scammell Showtrac, a very compact tractor unit with generator driven off the lorry engine, a winch and a coachbuilt body. Despite the large number of cheap lorries available from the war eighteen Showtracs were built between 1946 and 1952. Most have survived into preservation and a number of other pre- and post-war Scammell chassis were converted to a similar specification.
The model features an etched brass cab for scale windscreen surround thickness, white metal chassis and details and soft rubber tyres. This model is a regular exhibition prize winner and is offered in four forms.
The Scammell Pioneer was built in short and long wheelbase versions for the army between 1939 and 1945 with a choice of recovery or fully enclosed bodywork. A further version was used in articulated form to haul tank transporter trailers. After the Second World War the Pioneers entered civilian life with many going onto the fairground. Whilst some retained their military bodywork many had it modified to better suit their civilian role.
The model features an etched brass cab giving scale windscreen surround thickness, white metal chassis and details and soft rubber tyres. The recovery body is also etched to show the planked detail fully. Six civilian and military versions are available –