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Volvo FH + Fridge Trailer - Iggy Madden

Maker:  Corgi
Model No:  14029
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2013

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Volvo FH + Fridge Trailer - Iggy Madden Video.
High quality box.
On the road.
Detailed graphics.
Painted lights.
Volvo chassis.
Simple trailer chassis.
Wheels are smart.
Clean lines.
Comment on this model.

This model is from the Corgi Hauliers of Renown series.  It is a Volvo FH Tractor and Refrigerated Trailer and it is in the colours of Iggy Madden, which is a family-run company operating internationally from the West of Ireland.


The model comes in Corgi's usual good quality packaging with a high gloss finish and a photo of the model.  Inside, the model is contained within an expanded polystyrene tray with a clear plastic lid. 

There were no defects 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 of 1000 models.

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


The Volvo FH 4x2 tractor unit is nearly all in metal and is quite heavy.  Underneath there is some simple detailing of the transmission system but in other respects the chassis is not realistic particularly in the engine area.  The thin tyres have the same tread pattern on each wheel but the wheels do look good.

The cab looks beautiful in the Iggy Madden livery and the detailing is good with aerials and a light bar on the roof, colour coded door mirrors and headlights with lenses.  The interior detail is basic.  The quality of the graphics is excellent. 

Behind the cab, there are non-slip surfaces and a set of black air lines.  There are number plates front and rear, and the rear light clusters are painted.  Mud flaps are rendered in very thin flexible plastic.

The trailer has a simple chassis with nice wheels and the support legs have plastic cams.  At the rear the lights are nicely painted and there are thin plastic mud flaps on the rear axle.

The refrigeration unit at the front is plastic with reasonable grille detailing.  The sides of the trailer are plastic with excellent sharp graphics.  At the rear the door detailing is very good as are the graphics.


The tractor rolls well but does not have working steering. 

The trailer can stand on its support legs although it is not quite level.  The support legs are adjustable using plastic cam feet although they are reluctant to pose in the 'up' position. 


This is a well made model with a high metal content.

The graphics and paintwork are very good. 


The model is reasonable value overall.


This is a typically good-looking Corgi model which makes a fine display piece although there are few working features.


The model first appeared in the Corgi January-June 2013 catalogue.  It was released in June 2013 in a run of 1000 models.
The parts.
Colour-coded mirrors.
Air lines at the rear.
Refrigeration unit at the front.
Very smart rear doors.
Bird's eye view.
Convincing rendition.
No steering on the Volvo.