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ABI Mobilram TM 12/15

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2915
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2004

Conrad Index
Foundation Equipment Index

Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 6
Detail   (max 30) 17
Features   (max 20) 14
Quality   (max 25) 15
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 62%


An interesting and unusual machine.
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Good detail on the roof with hydraulic lines running to the piling equipment.
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It poses well when set up for working.
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Tracks are rubber.  Overall impression of the Sennebogen carrier is favourable.
The ABI Mobilram is an unusual model as it has been sponsored by a maker of ancillary equipment rather than the maker of the main machine, in this case a Sennebogen carrier.  The real machine is used for a variety of foundation tasks including sheet piling and augering small diameter piles.  For a photo of the real machine click here.


The model comes in a small box which has some simple graphics on the exterior.  Inside the model is protected by a foam rubber wrapping.  The review model was undamaged.


The undercarriage has been simply modelled with working sprockets and rubber tracks.  There are no separate rollers on the track frames.   The body has grilles and panel handles cast in.  There is a metal ladder on the right hand side and the upper surfaces have a variety of different textures.  Exhaust pipework and intakes are plastic.  The cab has good metal grab bars and internally there are console and pedal details.

The ram arm and components are almost all metal and are well detailed.  The lifting belt is plastic as are the effective-looking hydraulic lines running from the main body.  At the top of the boom is a rope and hook but this is non-operating.


As expected, the tracks work and the body rotates.  The main boom is movable and can be posed in transport mode or erected.  Whilst the machine is erected the sliding head can be positioned up and down the boom.


The model is well made.  Castings are good and the paint and graphics do not let the model down.  The moving components all work well.


The ABI Mobilram is worth the money and is a good addition to a collection.


This model is unusual as it represents the foundation engineering sector which has not had many mass produced models to date, even though the real machines are often impressive.  It is well made and looks good on a suitable transporter or posed as if working.


The model was introduced in 2000.  A red and yellow version under the Krupp name was a limited edition model.  An accessory set was introduced in 2002 which included a drilling attachment and sheet piles.  It was available in both green and red colours.  In April 2006 a limited edition version was introduced in Thyssen Krupp colours of blue and white.  In 2006 the livery was updated slightly and the machine was rebranded as TM 13/16 from TM 12/15.

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It can be folded up for transport.
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Top of the leader.  The auxiliary winch is non-functioning.