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Mercedes-Benz Actros + Flatbed - Intake Transport

Maker:  Corgi
Model No:  13829
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2013

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Overall   (max 100)70%


Mercedes-Benz Actros + Flatbed - Intake Transport Video.
High quality box.
Included load on board.
Profile view.
Forth Rail Bridge graphic behind the cab.
Intake Transport graphic at the rear.
Simple trailer chassis.
Painted metal deck.
Load is detailed with some graphics.
Comment on this model.

This model is from the Corgi Hauliers of Renown series.  It is a Mercedes-Benz 6x2 Actros tractor with a three-axle 40ft trailer and resin load.

It is in the colours of the UK haulier Intake Transport, which started in business in 1995.


The model box is high quality Corgi packaging with a gloss finish and photo of the model.  Inside, the model is held in an expanded polystyrene tray with a clear plastic formed lid. 

There was no damage on the review model.  The box photo shows some tie-down straps securing the load, but none were included in the box.

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 aerial to the cab.


The Mercedes-Benz Actros 6x2 is relatively heavy as it is nearly all metal.  Underneath there is some simple detailing of the transmission system but the steering is not modelled.  The tyres are the same on each wheel and the wheels are nicely detailed.

The Actros cab front has good lights and a realistic number plate.  On top the roof aerials are thin and nice beacon lights sit within the light bar.  The door mirrors look accurate but the interior detail is fairly basic.  The quality of the graphics is very good but not quite identical to the real truck. 

Behind the cab, there is a very nice graphic showing the Forth Rail Bridge.  There are metal wheel arches and a set of black air lines.  At the rear the light clusters are painted plastic and the mud flaps are rendered in very thin flexible plastic.  A small 'Intake Transport' graphic adds detail.

The trailer is solidly made and almost completely metal.  There was a very slight kink in the deck of the review model but this was barely noticeable from most normal positions.  Underneath the deck the structure is modelled well with the suspension on the axles simply represented.  The underside has a typical Corgi dimpled texture.  The wheels and tyres are fine.  The frame of the landing legs is metal with plastic cam feet.

The deck has a painted surface to represent timbers, and there are fleet numbers on the edges.  An 'Intake Transport' graphics on the underrun frames.

The load is a single resin casting and it looks nice enough with reasonable colouring and some part numbers painted on, although it is the same number on each member which would not be accurate.


The tractor rolls smoothly but does not have working steering. 

The trailer can detach from the gooseneck and there are a couple of holes to enable the airlines from the tractor to be attached.

The cam feet can be rotated up or down and provide support when the tractor is not attached. 

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


This is a typically strong and robust Corgi model with a high metal content.  

The graphics and paintwork are very good. 


It is reasonable value overall.


This Corgi model plays to their typical strength of being good looking even if the feature count is low.


This model first appeared in June 2013 and it was made in a run of 750 models.
The parts out of the box including the collector card.
Sharp looking Actros.
Air lines and metal wheel arches.
Simple chassis.
Parked up.  The slight kink in the deck is more visible here than in normal poses.
Impressive looking truck.
Load is realistic.
An alternative load - container and lifting beams.