Lone Star, Superfreighters and Super RoadMasters

by Peter
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The Lone Star ‘Superfreighters’ used the Kings of the Road chassis casting as the tractor of the small range of artic trucks, these came during the Kings of the Road series released in 1983 and finally discontinued in 1986 the one below is numbered 1601 and in the livery of the then popular Roadline parcel carrier (previously the number 1601 was the Kings of the Road farm truck) The 1601 farm truck continued as 1801 in 1982 until 1986.

Lone Star Superfreighters 1

A boxed version of the Walls Lone Star ‘Superfreighters’ number 1692

Lone-Star Super Freighters 4

Below is the cab chassis unit by itself, showing the black plastic insert added to the basic, Kings of the Road chassis cab.

Lone Star Superfreighters 3

Another I have is this Lone Star Super Roadmasters, extending crane truck, number 1292.

Lone Star Superfreighters 2

The next one is harder to find number 1295, Crane transporter

Lone-Star Super Roadmaster3

The main difference between the two ranges is Superfreighters are branded box trailers, such as Roadline, Birdseye, Walls ice cream etc, whereas the Super roadmasters includes a crane and crane transporter as above, a tipper, fuel tanker etc, Super Roadmasters were released earlier in 1980, there was 6 Super Roadmasters produced and 6 of the Superfreighters were produced from 1983, probably future liveries were planned but never materialised.

Below is the back panel from a 1981 Super Roadmasters box showing the diverse range.

Lone star 1981 series

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