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Volvo FH + Super Curtainside Trailer - Malcolm Logistics

Maker:  Corgi
Model No:  14032
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2014

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Volvo FH + Super Curtainside Trailer - Malcolm Logistics Video.  [Youku video]
High quality box.
On the road.
Smart wheel decoration.
Wheel arches are metal.
Chassis structure is basic.
Standing up for itself.
Realistic look.
Profile view.
Comment on this model.

This model is from the Corgi Hauliers of Renown series. 

This model features the Super Curtainside Trailer.  Extended trailers allow operators to carry higher volumes of goods but still meet the existing regulations with regard to maximum permitted weights and turning circles

It is a limited edition in the colours of Malcolm Logistics, which was founded in the 1920s and is a leading transportation company in the UK. 


The model comes in a high quality presentation-style box.  Inside, the model is contained within a plastic-lined 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. 

The only assembly required is to attach the mirrors and aerials to the cab.  Airlines can be fitted from the tractor to the trailer.


The Volvo FH tractor is a 6x2 and underneath the transmission is modelled with a plastic drive shaft and gearbox.  The front axle is basic.  The thin tyres are the same on each of the good-looking wheels and there are thin mud flaps at the rear.

The Volvo grille is very good with plastic lenses on the lights and a realistic number plate.  There are aerials and a solid rooflight on the top of the cab together with a fleet number.  The interior detail is simple.  Behind the cab there are coiled air lines, metal wheel arches and the rear light clusters are coloured strips. 

The decoration on the cab is high quality with sharp graphics.

The curtainside trailer chassis has a metal structure and the wheels have impressive tyres.  The twin landing legs have plastic cam feet.  The side protection skirts are plastic.

The curtainsides are plastic but with realistic moulding detail and very good graphics.  The front is metal with a fleet number and it is repeated in large print on the roof.  At the rear the doors have the hinges detailed within the casting, and there are some nice graphics.


The tractor rolls reasonably but there is no working steering. 

The trailer can stand on its support legs with the cam feet rotated down and it is reasonably level. 

The rear wheel steering of the real trailer has not been implemented.


The model is robust and well made. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is reasonable value.


Corgi has produced another truck model which is visually appealing.  Working steering on the tractor and trailer would have allowed it to pose more realistically, but it still looks good on display.


The model first appeared in the Corgi second half 2013 catalogue.  It was made in a limited edition of 1000 models.
The parts including collector card.
Attractive paint job.
Some plastic on the chassis.
Mud flaps and number plates.
Sharp graphics at the rear.
Nice decoration describes the benefits of the extended trailer.
Impressive truck.