Page 4. Shelvoke & Drewry Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Autumn 2017.
AN SPV MODEL.
This photo was found on the Internet. It shows a 1:60 scale model produced as a white metal kit by Phoenix World Reproductions (PWR). It dates from the early 1990s and is believed to be no longer available. Its owner, Peter Williams says that the model is very accurate although sadly damaged when stored in his loft, hence slight distortion on cage etc.
This is photo by Pete Matten shows a similar WY vehicle at Croydon fire station.
In July 2012 Bruce Hoad wrote:- “I drove GYW 666W (HP6?) at Kensington in the early 1980’s. It used the 640 V8 engine (the early series Shelvokes had the 540 V8) and an Allinson auto gearbox which was a nice combination. Sadly it seemed to be off the run more often than on and was usually replaced by an old AEC/Merryweather TL. These CFE built machines suffered dreadfully from tin-worm in the cabs and I think a number were re-cabbed.”