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Scania R480 + Log Trailer - McFadyens Transport

Maker:  Corgi
Model No:  13741
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2014

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Scania R480 + Log Trailer - McFadyens Transport Video.  [Youku Video]
High quality box.
On the road.
Tractor profile view.
Simple chassis.
Trailer is simple underneath.
Running empty.
Hauling timber.
A mini diorama with a Liebherr L 580.
A convincing model.
Comment on this model.

This model is from the Corgi Hauliers of Renown series and is a limited edition of 1000 models.

It is in the colours of McFadyens Transport, which started in business in 1901 and is currently largely focussed on timber haulage and wind turbine transportation.  It is based in Campbeltown in Scotland.


The model comes in a high quality presentation-style box with a photo of the model.  Inside, the model is contained within a lined expanded polystyrene tray with a clear plastic lid. 

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

Included with the model is a Collector Card with a unique serial number and it gives some background to the livery. 

Some assembly is required including attaching mirrors and aerials to the cab, and also the log bunks have to be fitted to the trailer for which a simple instruction sheet is provided.


The Scania R480 is a 6x2 and underneath the transmission is modelled but the front end is basic, and large rivets and screws are visible on other parts.  The thin tyres are the same on each of the good-looking wheels.

The cab paintwork and graphics are detailed and high quality.  The detailing is good with two aerials on the roof, door mirrors and wipers, but the interior detail is fairly basic.  Behind the cab, the wheel arches and fifth wheel are metal and there are black coiled air lines.  There are number plates front and rear, and the rear light clusters are coloured strips.  Thin flexible mud flaps are behind the rear wheels.

The Dennison skeletal trailer has a strong metal frame with plastic inset textured walkways.  The chassis detail is simple but the wheels look good and the landing legs have plastic feet. 

The log bunks are flexible plastic but they look good.  At the rear the lights are painted, there is a pair of fleet numbers and thin mud flaps bearing the Dennison name.  No logs are provided with the model.


The tractor rolls well, helped by its relatively heavy weight.

The trailer can stand almost level on its fixed-length support legs.  There is enough play in the axles to make the wheels all appear grounded.

The log bunks can be positioned longitudinally along the trailer and slid to different positions.


The model has a high metal content and is well made. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is reasonable value.


It is good that Corgi has introduced a new trailer and this one looks good on display particularly if loaded with logs.  The McFadyen livery is also striking on the Scania.


The model first appeared in March 2014 and was made in a run of 1000 models.
The parts.
Very detailed graphics look good.
Metal wheel arches.
Trailer parked.
Log bunks equally spaced.
Looks great with some 'logs'.
Getting loaded.