Select Currency
US DollarEuroPound Sterling
fb-icon
« BackHome > Diecast Vehicles > 1/148th. [N gauge]

OXFORD DIECAST NMH004 N SCALE Mechanical horse in LNER livery

Price
£5.05
Product Code
OXNMH004
Brand
OXFORD DIECAST
Stock Status:
In Stock
You Will Earn 5 points which is the equivalent of £0.05

Description

OXFORD DIECAST NMH004 N SCALE Mechanical horse in LNER livery

We have researched these with the help of the Mechanical Horse Club, who have an informative website www.mechanical-horse-club.co.uk for those of you wanting further background on the vehicles that proved the backbone of rail-yard transportation, as well as use by delivery companies and the armed forces in their time. They were even seen on aircraft carriers!
The Mechanical Horse was conceived following a request from LNER to the quality car and aero-engine makers Napier. Not wishing to manufacture the concept, they in turn sold the idea to Scammell of Watford, whose designer O D North refined and developed the idea, which was launched in 1934. The early version was constructed on a steel channel frame with a cab made of wood with canvas doors. It came in two sizes, capable of carrying loads of 3 tons and 6 tons and was powered by a Scammell side valve engine. With a road speed of around 20 m ph, petrol consumption was between 10 and 20 mpg. Over the years the Mechanical Horse was updated in design, materials and engine capacity and lasted in production until 1967.

Related Products