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Volvo FH with Flatbed Trailer - McNally's

Maker:  Corgi
Model No:  14037
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2015

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Volvo FH with Flatbed Trailer - McNally's Video.
High quality box.
Fully loaded up.
Graphics are very good.
Simple detail.
Simple detail underneath.
Container doors have detail but the smooth sides look odd.
Parked up.
Looks much better with an alternative load.
Comment on this model.

This model is from the Corgi Hauliers of Renown series.  It is a 6x4 Volvo FH tractor with a three-axle flatbed trailer and container load.

It is in the colours of the Irish Crane Hire company McNally's.


The model comes in a high quality outer box and inside there is a pair of matching plastic formers holding the model. 

There were no missing parts on the review model. However tape had been carelessly stuck over the McNally's logo above the cab with the result that the graphics were damaged when it was removed.  It was repaired for the photos in this review but a collector would be advised to return a model in this condition.

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 aerials to the cab.


The Volvo FH has some basic chassis detailing with the transmission modelled but the rear suspension and front steering is not modelled at all.  The thin tyres are the same on all axles but the wheels look good.

The cab has aerials and beacon bars on the roof, with the mirrors being colour-coded.  There is a non-functional towing hitch at the front.  Interior detail is basic.  The McNally's graphics and paintwork are very good if undamaged.

Behind the cab there are coiled lines and a good plastic exhaust stack.  At the rear the wheel arches are metal and there are number plates front and rear.  The lights at the back are coloured and there are flexible mud flaps.

Underneath the trailer deck there is a simple structure with fixed axles carrying good looking wheels and decent tyres.  Landing legs have plastic cam feet.  The deck has a replica timber finish.  At the rear there are painted lights.

The load consists of two containers.  They are all plastic and unfortunately they look it. They have strange smooth sides which may be a modelling compromise to allow the graphics to be attached, but it looks odd and it would have been better to have properly ribbed containers without graphics. Although it looks like they are supposed to be 20ft containers, they are undersized.


The tractor rolls well.  It does not have working steering. 

The trailer has cam feet which can be rotated into position although they do not readily hold a pose.

The trailer can be loaded with the supplied containers, or other loads such as crane parts, or left empty.

The containers have opening doors.


It is a strong model with a high metal content on the truck.  Howevere the plastic containers are toy like.

The graphics and paintwork are very good (if undamaged). 


The model is a little pricey.


The McNally's livery is an interesting one for collectors of crane models.  It would be good as a support truck although the containers are low quality.  It was disappointing that the graphics on the review model were affected by poor packaging and hopefully this is a one-off affecting the review model only.


This version of the model appeared in November 2014 and it was made in a run of 750 models.
The parts out of the box including collector card.
No working steering on this model.
Coiled lines behind the cab.
Opening container doors.
Loaded with Liebherr LTM 1500 luffing jib parts.
Containers on board.