BIG BEAST NUMBER 2 – Also from Search Impex & WSI……Corrrrrr!!!

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This is a must for all you serious collectors, look at it, a real beast of a model! For those of you who don’t know Randolph, they are a real proper Scottish haulier, you know what I mean!!

Search Impex, are pleased to announce the release of a 1:50 scale Scania Topline R620 (8×4) tractor unit with Nooteboom World Adaptor trailer (with Vestas nacelle load), customised in the livery of Scottish operator Randolph Heavy Haulage. The model has been produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Collectibles and is a certificated, Limited Edition (102 pieces). This is the second Randolph Heavy Haulage model to be produced and follows on from the sell out release of the MAN TGX XXL (8×4) with wind turbine tower section.

Based in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Randolph operates a variety of heavy haulage units, including another five 8×4 tractors, but their Scania Topline was the first “two pedal” 8×4 unit (i.e., truly automatic – with no clutch) to operate in the UK. Amongst other tasks, the Scania unit is used for haulage of heavy wind turbine sections, such as the nacelle (the heavy top section, or head of the wind turbine) included with this model, using wind-farm adaptor trailers supplied by the wind turbine companies for which Randolph undertakes the haulage work. They also carry the tower sections and the wind turbine blades.

The model is about 72cm long which, in real life, would be the equivalent of 36 metres in length! Longer loads are not unknown to Randolph – with some wind turbine bases being around 60m long and 5m wide and the wind turbine blades can be up to a whopping 62 metres long. When moving loads in the region of 145 to 150 tonnes gross (the Scania and nacelle being in this weight category), on-road fuel consumption is a little over three miles per gallon – but this can dip well below one mile per gallon when climbing hills and the going gets tough!

Models, available from Search Impex are priced at £315 each (including UK delivery & VAT). To check details of availability of this, or other models, collectors can visit the Search Impex website at www.search-impex.co.uk or call them on 01332 873555.

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