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Mercedes-Benz + Bucher Schörling CityFant 6000 - Jean Lefebvre

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  72212/03 L
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2014

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Detail   (max 30)22
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Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)76%


Mercedes-Benz+ Bucher Schörling CityFant 6000 - Jean Lefebvre Video.  [Youku video]
Conrad branded box.
Excellent steering angle.
Wander hose clipped in place.
Sweeping brush extended.
Engine under the hopper.
Hopper tilted.
Nice looking model.
Comment on this model.

Bucher Schörling has a very long history stretching back to when it began as a blacksmith business in Switzerland in 1807.  It is a leading manufacturer of municipal vehicles for cleaning purposes.

This version of the CityFant 6000 is mounted on a Mercedes-Benz 4x2 chassis and it has a gross vehicle weight of around 15 tonnes.

This model has been given an 'L' series designation in the Conrad numbering system which indicates reduced functionality and in this case it means the cab does not tilt. 

This version of the model is in the colours of Jean Lefebvre which was founded in France in 1927as a family roadworks company, and became part of the VINCI Group in 2000. 


The model comes in a Conrad branded box.  The model is wrapped in foam rubber.

It had no defects or missing parts.

There is no information about the real machine and there are no instructions for the model.  The only assembly is to fit mirrors and roof aerials.


Underneath there is detailing of the rear axle but because of the modelling of the sweeping gear there is no drive shaft from the engine end.  The sweeping gear is interesting and includes real brushes.  At the front the steering is modelled in a purely functional way.  The tyres are the same front and rear, and the wheels are detailed.  The rear lights are painted but there is no number plate on the truck which is unusual for a model in fleet colours.

The cab has lights with lenses and textured mirrors.  The door handles are plastic inserts and the steps have some textured surface.  The interior detail is reasonable.  The Jean LeFebvre graphics are sharp. 

Immediately behind the cab is a metal exhaust system although the pipe does not have a hole.

The hopper is metal with beacon lights front and rear and the slot for the exhaust is nicely formed.  At the rear there is a large wander hose although it is not fixed to the gantry (which is a non-functioning part on the model).

Under the hopper is a plastic engine which is moderately detailed.


The steering works very well with an excellent range of movement.

The main sweeping brush pivots from side-to-side and up and down.  Each round channel brush rotates and can be extended out and raised and lowered.

The wander hose is removable from the rear although it is difficult to pose in a realistic way because of the springiness of the hose.

The hopper tilts.  It is stiff on the review model and it appears this version of the model has a small modification preventing it extending too far so the ram piston exits its sleeve.


As usual this is a robust Conrad model which is relatively heavy.

The finish is generally good and the graphics are sharp.


It is reasonably priced for a limited edition.


This industrial sweeper is a good model with nice functionality.  The Jean Lefebvre colour scheme makes it attractive to look at.


This version of the model first appeared in the VINCI shop in January 2014 and was a run of 300 models.

In the box.
Profile view.
Colour scheme looks good.
No number plates.
Brushes underneath.
Sucking up.