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Scania T + Nooteboom Trailer and Turbine Load - West of Scotland

Maker:  Corgi
Model No:  12833
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2013

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Scania T + Nooteboom Trailer and Turbine Load - West of Scotland Video.
High quality box.
Fully loaded up.
Steering angle is limited.
Air lines behind the cab.
Simple chassis.
Under the gooseneck.
Empty deck.
Painted beacon lights.
Good as part of a diorama.
Alternative load - Volvo A40D.
Comment on this model.

This model is from the Corgi Hauliers of Renown series.  It is a Scania T tractor with a three-axle Nooteboom lowloader and wind turbine hub load.

It is in the colours of the UK heavy haulage company West of Scotland, which began in business in 1946.


As usual the model comes in a high quality outer box packaging which for this model is fairly large.  Inside, a pair of matching formed plastic trays holds the model. 

There was no damage or missing parts on the review model.

Included with the model is a Collector Card which gives some background to the livery.  It also has the unique serial number for the model within the production run.

The only assembly required is to attach the mirrors and aerials to the cab.


The Scania T has some basic chassis detailing with a transmission drive shaft but the rear suspension is not modelled at all and the steering components are modelled for functionality.  The thin tyres are the same on all axles and the wheels are reasonable.

The cab has aerials and beacon lights on the roof, with the mirrors being colour-coded.  Two light bars look good and other lights at the front have plastic lenses.  The stepping plates to the cab have a good texture.  Interior detail is basic with the steering wheel looking too straight.  A particularly nice aspect of the model is the West of Scotland livery which is striking.

Behind the cab there are coiled air lines and twin plastic exhaust stacks.  At the rear the wheel arches are metal and there is a number plate on the front but not the rear.  The lights at the back are coloured and there are flexible mud flaps.

The Nooteboom trailer comprises the gooseneck and deck.  The gooseneck is mainly metal with inlaid plastic parts including replica timbers.  There are fixed metal width markers and the Nooteboom logo is replicated well.

Underneath the deck there is a simple structure with fixed axles carrying good looking wheels and decent tyres.  The deck has a plastic replica timber insert and the width extensions are permanent fixtures.  At the rear there are effective non-slip surfaces on top and sharp graphics at the rear.  Beacon lights are painted metal.

The load is a large resin part which represents a turbine hub.  It has paint highlighting and graphics which adds some detail, and the grey tarpaulins look convincing.


The tractor rolls well and has working steering with limited movement. 

The engine hood opens and can be posed in an open position.

The trailer can detach from the gooseneck and the gooseneck has hydraulic cylinders to adjust the deck connection although the cylinders were very loose on the review model.  It is also difficult to set the gooseneck and deck both horizontal.

The trailer can be loaded with the supplied load or other loads such as construction equipment, or left empty.


It is a strong model with a high metal content.

The graphics and paintwork are very good. 


The model is reasonable value.


This is a particularly good looking model and the West of Scotland livery stands out.  The included turbine hub load means that it poses well as part of a wind turbine diorama.


This version of the model first appeared in November 2013 and it was made in a run of 1000 models.
The parts out of the box including collector card.
Detailed graphics.
Flexible mud flaps.
Tilting engine cover.
Simple underneath.
Cable connection runs from the gooseneck to the trailer.
Plastic replica timber deck.  Deck extensions are fixed.
Overall look is very good.
Waiting for a lift.
Good posing option.