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Seddon Atkinson Strato + Trailer - Brian Harris

Maker:  Corgi
Model No:  15405
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2013

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Seddon Atkinson Strato + Trailer - Brian Harris Video.
High quality box.
Loaded up with chain in the full configuration.
Lights are painted.
Detailing on the chassis.
Painted wheel nuts.
Parked up trailer.
An interesting truck.
Comment on this model.

This model is from the Corgi Hauliers of Renown series.  It is a Seddon Atkinson Strato Tractor and 40ft Trailer and it is in the colours of Brian Harris, which was a family-run company operating from Devon, England, and Scotland. 

Seddon Atkinson was a British truck manufacturer which was ultimately absorbed by IVECO in 1990.  The tractor modelled here is a Strato 325.


The model comes in Corgi's usual high quality packaging with a high gloss finish with a photo of the model.  Inside, the model is contained within an expanded polystyrene tray with a clear plastic former lid.  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.

The only assembly required is to attach the mirrors and aerials to the cab, and to add the supplied load.


The Strato is solidly made with a few plastic parts behind the cab.  The chassis is reasonably detailed with a good transmission and some engine detail in the casting.  Although the tyres are the same on each wheel, the wheel nuts are attractive as they are highlighted.

The cab has intricate graphics and paintwork and it looks really good.  The detailing is also good with the access steps having a texture, and the interior is good too.

Behind the cab, there are coloured air lines, and the fuel tank has a highlighted filler cap.  There are number plates front and rear, and the rear light clusters are painted.  Mud flaps are rendered in very thin flexible plastic.

The trailer has a simple chassis with decent wheels and the support legs are not extendible.  The side under-run beams are plastic but they have good graphics and these run along the trailer edges also.  The deck has planking sharply defined.  At the rear the lights are painted.

The load is an interesting mix of parts.  Rolled up tarpaulins appear to be painted resin but are perhaps a little wide, and the painted timber baulks seem to be lightweight wood.  The heavy-looking metal chain looks very good with a rust-like finish.


The tractor rolls well but does not have working steering. 

The trailer can stand on its support legs although it is not quite level.  The support legs are adjustable using the screw underneath and they can be posed in an up or down position.  The trailer axles have plenty of movement so they are always grounded.

The trailer can be loaded with the supplied or other loads, or left empty.


This is a well made, well presented model and the graphics and paintwork are very good. 


The model is good value overall.


Corgi has produced an attractive model built to their usual standards.  The feature count may be low, but it does look good.


The model first appeared in the Corgi 2012 catalogue and it was made in a run of 1000 models.
The parts.
Detailed graphics.
Air lines at the rear.
Simple trailer.
Convincing looking truck.
The chain is particularly good with the rusty finish.
Plank pattern on the deck.
An alternative load - tower crane sections.