Show Truck Stacks Up

As we know Eminox supplies bus, truck, non-road mobile machine and rail manufacturers around the world, as well as being the major European supplier of emission control exhaust systems for retrofit to vehicles already in service. For more information, please visit

Eminox Case Study: April 2017

This award winning show truck from Ian Maclean has now been finished off with classic Eminox twin stacks. Ian was looking for the perfect finishing touch for his Scania 143M show truck, it is branded Peter Roff in tribute to the haulage operator. All his vehicles were fitted with Eminox stacks, so this was the ideal way to complete the look. 

He contacted Eminox’s Stoke centre, who specialise in Custom exhausts, including stacks, tailpipe conversions and sidepipes, in April 2016. Images of previous show trucks helped the Eminox team to understand what Ian wanted, various ideas were discussed. The final decision was to go with high top twin stacks, but also incorporate a switch over valve and twin side pipes.

The system was fitted by engineers at Eminox’s Stoke centre over 4 day’s with updates being sent to Ian, we think the result is 10/10. Ian says, “This is exactly the end result we had dreamed of for our award winning show truck.” He knew Eminox was the only way to go! To view the full custom exhaust range, including the iconic stack design, please visit: 

To enquire about an exhaust conversion, please call: 01782 206300 or email: ​ 

SCOOP!! Scania S730 in Stock

In stock here in the U.K., ready for delivery and registration. Spec as follows; 

  • Scania S730 High Cab
  • 2 x 6×2 and 1 x 4×2
  • Left Hand Drive
  • 2 peddle opticruise
  • V8 leather package
  • Premium radio with sat nav
  • Fridge
  • Led spotlights in roof and grill
  • 9ton front axles on air
  • All the toys you could want!

Need I go on?! Get yourself something nice with your Christmas money, surely Nannie gave you some vouchers??? Get yourself onto and get yourself a happy new year. Love them or hate them, there aren’t many stock units in the U.K.  so I can’t imagine they will be around for long. First come first served give Mr Moody a call……

For Sale / Te Koop / Zu Verkaufen


Brand new – Unregistered – LHD – Full air including front axle – Alcoa Durabrite wheels – Twin wheel tag / rear bogie lift – XL Globetrotter cab – I park cool- Air sliding 5th wheel – All the toys!!

£115,000 + VAT each. 

Contact: Sir Mick Moody

Office: 01472 345600

Fax: 01472 357700

Mobile: 07802 225585


Ralph is Back


I love repeating myself (so Mrs Blog says), so I’ve probably told you before that I must have somewhere close to 750 Herpa 1:87 scale truck models these days, no idea why as they all have to stay in my Mothers loft for now. Saying that the models are amazing and Herpa’s tooling is by a million miles the most detailed in HO or 1:87 scale. This latest model is a new Volvo FH4 in the famous black and red that makes Ralph Davies trucks some of the most recognisable on the road. The trailer is based on a Chereau frigo and uses some new tooling in the production. I think Herpa may just have created their best looking trailer yet! This model has the name “Master Liam” on the front grille and I am told this is one of Ralph’s grandchildren. Herpa are now related to Dutch 1:50 scale model maker Tekno, consequently there will be a 1:50 scale model being released later this year and that model will bear the name “Master Henry”. I have managed to collect 8 or 9 of the previous Herpa Scania Centurion models and I can see myself trying to get hold of the same for this gorgeous Volvo! 

As a side note there are 8 confirmed new UK models from Herpa this year and may be a 9th if they get on with it. 


Heavy Weight Modelling

Speedbird Promotions are delighted to unveil it’s first exclusive model for IMC Models to the UK market and what a terrific choice to launch the range with! It’s been the talk of the truck forums since it’s launch onto the road two weeks ago and we are honoured to bring the Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8 x 4 with a Nooteboom 6-axle MCO-PX Lowloader in the livery of Scottish Heavy Haulage experts, West of Scotland Heavy Haulage.

 Commemorating their 70th Anniversary this year, West of Scotland Heavy Haulage decided to partner with us once again on the strength of our quality and service reputation that we delivered on through the success of the MAN TGX heavy haulage model produced last year. Just like the MAN, the model will be delivered in a specially branded West of Scotland 70th Anniversary Gift Box and accompanied with a limited edition certificate.

The unique collaboration of IMC with it’s range of Nooteboom trailers in 1:50 scale and Tekno with it’s highly detailed range of tractor-units guarantees to offer collectors the ultimate combination of one of the most highly detailed heavy haulage scale models money can buy!

Expected release date of this model is in time for Truckfest Scotland 2016 with an estimated retail price of £159.95 including free UK delivery.

New Tekno UK Historic Collection Model 

New release from UK Tekno experts, Speedbird Promotions. Looks like a great looking retro model. Read on for more details; 

We have the following model which we have just released and available for purchase into the Tekno UK Historic Collection:

 Glen Dee

Scania 113 (3-Series) 6 x 2 with Thermo-King 3-axle Fridge Trailer

Price: £149.95 including free UK delivery

Strictly Limited to 150pcs and is exclusively available from Speedbird Promotions

As a well-known name embedded in the roots of the Aberdeenshire road transport scene before being acquired by Grampian International Freight in the mid 1990’s, this model is already proving to be hugely popular amongst collectors!

 This item can be ordered by calling our offices or through our website –


For Sale: 500hp Magnum

I’ve always banged on about Renaults legendary, flat floor pioneer the Magnum. Often wondered if Magnums should be a pop-one-in-the-back-of-the-shed for a rainy day type truck or if they will disappear and become just figment of our imagination. I guess only time will tell. In the mean time if anyone wants one that’s in good condition but with no current MOT, look no further;

  • Renault Magnum 500bhp
  • Reg 01/03/2007
  • 800,000kms
  • Auto gearbox
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fridge
  • Sliding 5th wheel
  • Light Bar
  • Large Fuel Tank
  • £6,000 + VAT

Message or email me if you want me to put you in touch. For work or just to get your hands on a future retro show favourite!