|High quality box. |
|Underside of the trailer. |
|Nice hubs on the trailer wheels. |
|Loaded with steel beams, it would look good in a diorama. |
|Very smart decoration on the tractor. |
|This is a model of a standard 40ft trailer and a Volvo FH Tractor. It is in the colours of Robinson's, a family-run UK haulage company which specialises in haulage within the construction and related industries. |
The model comes in a high quality box with a photo of it on the cover. Inside the box the truck is securely held between a couple of clear plastic formers. There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.
Out of the box, mirrors and aerials have to be fitted to the tractor. A card is included which gives the model a unique number in the series and also provides some information about the haulage company.
The 6x2 Volvo tractor unit looks very good in the Robinson's livery and the quality of the applied graphics is very high. Underneath, the details are fairly basic with the prop shaft modelled. The wheel hubs look very smart with bright chrome work although the tyres are the same tread pattern on all axles.
The cab has colour coded door mirrors, windscreen wipers, horns and aerials with a couple of light bars. The roof light bar has fewer lamps than the real truck shown on the Robinson's website but overall the detailing is reasonably accurate. A couple of Volvo flaps below the front bumper are a nice detail. Behind the cab are some smart chrome exhaust stacks and as usual for corgi, coiled air lines are provided. The rear wheel arches are metal, and there are some more nice Volvo-marked mud flaps at the back.
The trailer is quite heavy as it is nearly all metal apart from the side rails. The deck surface is patterned to represent timber but without any grain effect. Underneath, the basic structure is represented although there is a slightly strange looking stippled effect on the underside of the deck. The support legs are pretty good and the tyres are nice and wide. At the rear the light bar is painted.
The tractor has fixed front steering so the poses are limited.
The trailer disconnects from the tractor and stands reasonably well on the support legs with their cam feet.
The model is robustly made with little plastic used. The quality of the paint work and graphics is very good and makes for a sharp looking model.
By shopping around, the model can be found at a price which means it is good value.
This is a good looking model of a standard tractor and trailer combination which, when loaded with suitable crane parts or other items, would pair well with models of other construction plant. The functionality of the model is limited but it is an effective display piece.
The model first appeared in March 2010 in a run of 1200 models.
|The model inside the box, complete with numbered card. |
|Underneath the tractor. The steering is non-functional. |
|Air lines behind the cab. |
|The combination looks smart. |
|Loaded with tower crane sections from a Potain MDT178. |