Majorette is a very well known French diecast maker and have made a wide and diverse range over the years.
These trucks are based on the Scania 140 tractor unit and the Majorette models were known as the 3000 series, the listed scale is 1:60, these were produced from about 1973 although no definitive dates are available.
The low loader and boat load below is believed to be number 3060.
I have two of these with different coloured boats loads but have also seen the truck in blue with the low loader and boat load.
Another I have is a tanker unit in Esso livery, Shell is more common and Texaco, Fina and Aral liveries have also been seen.
The Esso livery is number 3041.
Like many makers this Scania tractor unit has been used with numerous trailer combinations and liveries.
The real trucks
Founded in 1891 in Södertälje, Sweden, the company’s head office is still in the city. Today, Scania has ten production facilities in Sweden, France, Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, and Russia. In addition, there are assembly plants in ten countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Scania’s sales and service organisation and finance companies are worldwide. In 2008, the company employed approximately 35,000 people around the world.
Scania’s logo shows a Griffin, from the coat of arms of the Swedish region of Scania
The real trucks were in production in the 1970′s, certainly between 1973 and 1976 the one below is a 1976 truck.
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