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Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:05 am

Edward Pears Stobart (born 18 April 1929), better known as Eddie Stobart, is a British businessman who started an agriculture business in the late 1940s. This became Eddie Stobart Ltd in 1970, expanded to a haulage company during the 1970s with the help of his late son Edward Stobart who gradually took over the running of the company. In 2004 the youngest son William Stobart and Andrew Tinkler (William Stobart's then brother in law) bought the company, eventually the company demerged and became two separate public companies the Stobart Group and Eddie Stobart Logistics.
The business has grown into one of the largest privately owned transport and distribution companies in England today controlling over 2,500 trucks.

Here are a few of the fleet , all in 1/76 scale . I started collecting these a few years ago but have never done anything with them , so I felt it was time to get them out of their boxes and into a display case. Not everyones cup of tea im sure, but if you have an interest in trucks, then they are perfect as they are small enough to display easily, are pretty nicely detailed and most can be bought for under £20.

1969 ERF LV & Flatbed trailer "Lynda"

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1971 Scania 110 Super & Flatbed trailer
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1972 Atkinson Borderer & Flatbed trailer
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Re: Eddie Stobart

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by LUW » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:34 am

Sorry, though I tried, I couldn't find a proper gif.
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by JSB33 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:31 am

I wondered if you held on to everything or if they were part of the sell off. I know you had a ton of them.
Will be watching this spot.
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:48 am

LUW wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:34 am
Sorry, though I tried, I couldn't find a proper gif.
I have some really suitable ones for you :D
JSB33 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:31 am
I wondered if you held on to everything or if they were part of the sell off. I know you had a ton of them.
Will be watching this spot.
I sold off all my 1/50 Corgi trucks as I just couldnt display them, but I kept these 1/76 trucks as they are less hassle .
At the last count I think ive got around 35 of them ;)
Heres one of the biggest trucks next to a 1/43 to compare size

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Re: Eddie Stobart

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:20 pm

1951 Atkinson 3 axle dropside

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Jager » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:38 pm

Without Eddie Stobart I'm sure Corgi would have been bankrupt years ago :D . It's a bit like Brumm and their dependence on Villeneuve models.
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Post by JSB33 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:47 am

You could have said 1952 and i would believe you. What a really old looking truck, ever for '61
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by LUW » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:36 am

He has a truck-load of them.
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by David MG » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:44 am

JSB33 wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:47 am
You could have said 1952 and i would believe you. What a really old looking truck, ever for '61
This is a real Atkinson of 1961. Think the modelmaker has been a bit elastic with the date.

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Couldn't find a Stobart liveried one but that doesn't mean it existed.
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:24 am

JSB33 wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:47 am
You could have said 1952 and i would believe you. What a really old looking truck, ever for '61
It was a typo on my part, which is what you get when you should be in bed at 1.30 am instead of posting on here :lol:

This Atkinson truck was actually introduced in 1944 and built until 1954 when the revised bow front truck was brought out .(as in Davids pic above).
I too cannot find a pic of this truck in Stobart livery, so there is the question as to whether it was real or just a promotional model ....I will find out though.
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:24 am

1974 DAF 2200 & Curtainside trailer - Twiggy

I spent many enjoyable hours in the cab of a DAF 2200....love this tractor unit.

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Re: Eddie Stobart

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1983 DAF 2800 & Curtainside trailer - Gemma Lindsay

Another one I spent quite a lot of time in the passenger seat of back in the day , fantastic trucks these topline DAF`s.

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:45 pm

1989 Ford Cargo Curtainside "Leslie"

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:28 pm

1995 Scania 143 & Curtainsider "Emily Kim"

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Re: Eddie Stobart

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1997 Scania R94 Curtainsider

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by JSB33 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:43 am

Are a majority of the trucks in the UK fabric sided like these or are they mostly metal boxes?
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:22 am

JSB33 wrote:
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Are a majority of the trucks in the UK fabric sided like these or are they mostly metal boxes?
In Europe a large percentage of haulage companies use Curtainside trailers as they are much easier and faster to load / unload as you have access to both sides as opposed to a box type trailer that only has access through its rear doors . A Curtainside is also safer in windy weather as once the curtainsare locked in place, you can drive with them open and the trailer doesnt get blown sideways like a box trailer would. They really are a much better trailer for general use and im pretty sure the biggest percentage of Stobarts fleet are Curtainsiders.

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Re: Eddie Stobart

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1998 Scania T Cab & Curtainsider "Kerry Jane"

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Post by JSB33 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:51 am

Looks kind of odd having that front axle pulled so far back.
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Re: Eddie Stobart

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Tom » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:10 am

I don't do many motorway kilometres anymore but Stobart vehicles are a rarity on the roads here. Very pleasant livery and nice variety of vehicles.

For reason of self-preservation I'm not touching HGVs. Perhaps the odd Dutch carrier but they won't go into double figures.

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:40 pm

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