Author Topic: 1959 SCAMMELL ATLAS AIRGLIDE  (Read 206 times)

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1959 SCAMMELL ATLAS AIRGLIDE
« on: September 13, 2020, 05:43:41 PM »


Scammell began to experiment with so called load lightening technology towards the end of WW1 as did a great many companies involved in the handling of large and heavy loads and goods.

Initially the Electro Magnetic Field Effect on Mass (EMFEM) was purely a means of weight compensation but throughout the 1920s the availability of greater output from diesel generators allowed for power conditioning in the form of reaction field technology.

By the 1930s electrical weight compensation and reaction drive units had secured a future in transport both private and commercial although in the private sector it was still only those with the necessary funds that could adopt it.

During this period a great many specialist drive manufactures licenced the technology and developed it further. One such company was The Commercial Lift Generation Company Ltd, based in Hounslow, Middlesex. CLG produced a great many of the early EMFEM units used in industry and were one of the first, working on behalf of Scammell, to produce a single unit to produce both weight compensation and reaction field drive in a single housing.

The heyday of the heavy haulage unit was the 1950s and 60s with Scammell introducing perhaps one of the finest of all the haulage tractor units in the form of the Atlas Air glide series which ran from 1955 to 1968 with many examples still running by the end of that century.





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Re: 1959 SCAMMELL ATLAS AIRGLIDE
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 08:13:41 PM »
Very cool! ;D 8)


(Especially the company name. ;))
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Re: 1959 SCAMMELL ATLAS AIRGLIDE
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 02:05:50 AM »
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Re: 1959 SCAMMELL ATLAS AIRGLIDE
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 10:28:07 AM »
Oh, that is lovely  :-*

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Offline Small brown dog

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Re: 1959 SCAMMELL ATLAS AIRGLIDE
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 04:35:52 PM »
Its not that its not real but it could be that its not true.

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Re: 1959 SCAMMELL ATLAS AIRGLIDE
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 05:42:36 PM »
Like this a lot

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Re: 1959 SCAMMELL ATLAS AIRGLIDE
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 08:05:22 PM »
When does the kit come out ??  That is really good looking and great vision.
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