British Road Services (BRS) was formed following the nationalisation of Britain's road haulage industry, under the British Transport Commission, as a result of the Transport Act 1947. The nationalised operation managed to create a strong and viable transport network with iconic workhorses such as the ERF KV, AEC MkV and Leyland (LAD) 8 wheel tipper, all of which, have been modelled by Corgi in the past.
This Scania LB110 tandem axle tilt was brand new to the BRS Depot Swindon in 1971. This unit was originally ordered to allow the group to compare it against a Scammell Crusader using identical continental routes. It fared well in comparison in terms of driver comfort and servicing capability.