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Scania 141 + Low Loader - G.C.S. Johnson

Maker:  Corgi
Model No:  15307
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2014

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Scania 141 + Low Loader - G.C.S. Johnson Video.  [Youku Video]
Corgi style box.
On the road.
Excellent graphics.
Simple chassis.
Simple trailer chassis.
Wood timbers are painted metal.
Convincing model.
Carrying a Weserhutte dragline.
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This model is from the Corgi Hauliers of Renown series.  It is a 6x4 Scania 141 tractor dating from the 1970s, with a three axle low loader.

It is in the colours of the English heavy haulage contractor G.C.S Johnson which was formed in 1969.


The model comes in the usual high quality outer box packaging with a photo of the model.  Inside, the packaging is a plastic tray with a clear plastic former lid which fits on poppers to the base tray. 

There was no damage or missing parts on the review model.

Included with the model is a Collector Card which gives some background to the livery.  It also has the unique serial number for the model within the production run of 750 models.

The assembly required is to attach the mirrors to the cab.


The Scania has a simple chassis made of metal parts.  The transmission and the leaf springs at the front are modelled.  The thin tyres are the same on all axles and the wheels are decent.

The cab is well detailed with beacon lights and a plastic rack on the roof.  The front grille looks good and the indicators have plastic lenses as do the main headlights.  The graphics on the cab are excellent and include the V8 and TIR signs.  Inside the detail is good too with a textured floor.

Behind the cab there are plastic access ladders to the roof and coiled air lines.  The wheel arches are metal.  There are number plates front and rear, and the lights at the back are painted.

The trailer is a heavy part which is almost all metal.  The gooseneck has replica non-functioning rams and a plastic engine on top.

Looking underneath, the structure is simple and the suspension on the axles is simply modelled too.  The wheels and tyres are fine.

The deck has a textured and painted surface to represent timbers, and there is a non-slip surface at the rear.  There are flexible mud flaps at the back and the rear light clusters are painted.


The tractor rolls well but does not have working steering. 

The trailer can detach from the gooseneck.

The trailer can be filled with loads such as construction equipment, or left empty.


It has a very high metal content and is a typically robust Corgi model.

The graphics and paintwork are excellent. 


The model is reasonably priced.


Although this model only has basic functionality it is very well presented with the high quality paint and graphics.


This version of the model first appeared in April 2014 and it was made in a run of 750 models.
The parts out of the box including collector card.
The classic Scania 141.
Plastic roof basket and ladders.
Engine on the gooseneck.
Smart wheels.  Flexible mud flaps.
Travelling empty.
Carrying a load.
Old timers together.