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Liebherr R924 Compact Excavator - Eurovia

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2922/05
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2011

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Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)12
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)71%


Liebherr R924 Compact Excavator - Eurovia Video
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Eurovia branded box.
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Openings in the body casting. 
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Metal tracks.
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Graphics are discrete.
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Excellent range of movement on the boom and stick.
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Loading a MAN TGS tipper.
The Cranes Etc team once again not properly slinging a load.  Someone will have to go.
The Liebherr R924 is a compact design with a reduced tail swing.  It has an operating weight of  between 25-29 tonnes with a bucket capacity of 0.60 - 1.15m³.

This version is decorated in the colours of Eurovia which is a subsidiary of the VINCI Group.  Eurovia had a turnover of around €8 billion in 2010.


The model comes in a Eurovia branded box and although there is a graphic of the real machine, there is no other information about it.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There are no instructions provided and there are just two mirrors to fit.


The undercarriage has the basic structure modelled well and the track frames are reasonable castings but without moving rollers.  The metal tracks are individually linked.

The cab is pleasantly detailed with a metal grab rail and good casting details such as hinges and door handles.  A mirror fits to the door and another on the opposite side of the body but strangely they are not silvered so could look better.

The rest of the body is cast very well with many openings within the casting.  On top is a small exhaust pipe and equipment covered with a metal protective rail.  Very small Eurovia and VINCI graphics are applied to the model.

The boom has hydraulic piping detail within the casting, and there are some plastic lines too, although not to the stick cylinder.  The rivets used are small and mainly brass, with a couple being painted.  The plastic cylinder jackets have a good colour match to the painted metal.

At the end of the stick the bucket is cast well with teeth and wear plate detail.


The tracks are very free rolling and are easily removable as the idler sprocket is spring loaded.

It rotates easily and the boom and stick have a wide range of movement with enough stiffness to be able to hold any pose.  The bucket can also be posed in a range of positions.


The R 924 is very well made and strong, and it has very good paintwork and graphics.


The model is a little pricey which partly reflects the limited edition nature of the Eurovia paint scheme.


The R 924 model has been around five years and although it is not as highly detailed as some modern models it is well made and looks good.  It is recommended to anyone wanting a limited edition model in construction company colours.


The model first appeared towards the end of 2005 and was in Conrad's catalogue from 2006.   It has been produced in a variety of liveries including the VINCI subsidiary EBL.
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Profile view.
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Smart white paint job.
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Hydraulic lines run into the body.
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Underside is simple.
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Carrying a few rocks.
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Reduced tail swing rear end.
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Bucket connections have a mixture of painted and brass rivets.
Good model for a diorama.