Penfrom nets a new Scania at 1:50

Milford Haven, Wales: Search Impex has released a 1:50 scale Scania S730 V8 Highline 6×2 with refrigerated trailer in the livery of Penfro Peche.

This is the fourth model to be produced in this operator’s livery – the first was based on Penfro Peche’s Volvo FH3 Globetrotter XL, the second on the Mercedes Actros, and the third on the Volvo FH4, all with fridge trailers. In the case of this latest model a Chereau reefer.

The models have been produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Collectibles as a certificated, limited editions with 175 pieces.

Penfro Peche began life in 1989 operating from Milford Haven in Wales and opened a second base at Lochinver in Scotland. Originally involved in the managing fishing boats the company added transport in 1997.

Now the transport side of the business is run from Milford Haven, the trucks, (with registration plates P3 CHE, P33 CHE and P333 CHE which are always transferred as trucks are replaced, load mostly out of Scotland.

The first truck purchased by Penfro Peche in 1997 was a Scania 460 with, as is typical for the industry, a white reefer trailer. Whilst contemplating how best to livery the new reefer trailer, the managing director viewed the huge plain white sides very much as an artist’s canvas – and so commissioned a local artist to hand-paint a design directly onto the trailer sides. The brief given was to be imaginative and creative, yet topical and relevant. The result was a painting depicting a Welsh dragon pulling a net from the water, with various fishing buoys in the seascape. The marker flags on top of the fishing buoys being in the national colours of the company’s trading partners.

Since this first trailer mural, the initial “story” has evolved, but it still very much retains the dragon character, as can be seen on the present day trailers. Although now printed on vinyl, the imaginative graphics on the Penfro Peche trucks and trailers continue to turn heads (and cameras) wherever they go!

The new Scania, on which the next model is to be based, has inherited the
P3 CHE registration plate and is liveried, as would be expected, in the distinctive Penfro Peche style. And as for the trailer, this is again very much in keeping with what has now become this operator’s unmistakable hallmark of using unique and highly creative graphics – visual imagery which will inspire the imagination of all those who are lucky enough to see it!

The models are priced at £149 each including UK delivery and VAT and available now from Search Impex.

The rear of Penfro Peche Chereau reefer trailer on this 1:50 limited edition scale model from Search Impex


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