I remember the Scammel towing trolley busses,probably between depots...there was another Scammel behind a shop at Plainlands many years ago,no one seems to know where it went.............but in those days a 6LW was gold for a trawler,and any truck or bus with a Gardner was sure to be wrecked for a boat motor.
Thanks V8Ian. That truck is a Scammell Pioneer, a 6x4. Believe powered by a Gardner diesel.
The Explorer is a 6x6 powered by a Meadows petrol engine. In civilian use, many were repowered to diesel - Meadows or Leyland were very popular.
For info theres a good FB page (group) ‘Scammell Restorations’ with lots of pics and info.
David Hardy has a beautifully restored Explorer and as he mentioned today, just hoined an GB Army (REME) page and has been given loads of history on her army use. Power of Facebook for that kibd of stuff is incredible….
That Royal? Blue photo of "Chunky" shows off the articulation of the British War Department designed (in 1926) tandem suspension as used in my 1927 Morris Commercial and by Scammell, Austin, Guy and Thornycroft.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,