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Volvo F12 + Flatbed - H E Payne

Maker:  Corgi
Model No:  15505
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2013

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Overall   (max 100)70%


Volvo F12 + Flatbed - H E Payne Video.
High quality box.
Included load on board.
Coiled air lines behind the cab.
Number plate and mud flaps at the rear.
Standing horizontal on the support legs.
Good looking model.
The resin load looks good.
Comment on this model.

This model is from the Corgi Hauliers of Renown series.  It is a Volvo F12 tractor with a two axle 40ft trailer and resin load.

It is in the colours of the UK haulier H E Payne, which started in business in 1938.


The model comes in the usual 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 former lid.  There was no damage 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.

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


The Volvo F12 has a simple 4x2 chassis containing a mix of metal and plastic parts.  The thin tyres are the same on all axles and the wheels are smartly finished.

The cab detailing is good with an advertising sign, visor and aerial on the roof.  The radiator, bumper and headlamps are high quality as are the graphics which are very sharp.  Inside the detail is good too with the instruments in the cluster delineated.

Behind the cab there are coiled air lines and the wheel arches are metal.  There are number plates front and rear, the lights at the back are coloured and there are flexible mud flaps.

The trailer is solidly made and almost completely metal.  Underneath the deck the structure is modelled well with the suspension on the axles simply represented.  The wheels and tyres are fine.  The frame of the landing legs is metal.

The deck has a nicely textured and painted surface to represent timbers, and apart from the number plate at the rear there are no other graphics.

The load comprises three identical resin castings to represent timbers and the paintwork gives them a realistic look.  Three tie-downs are also supplied which are fine but a few more would have been better as shown on the box photo.  Also the load is different from the photo.  It is shorter and there is no tarpaulin.


The tractor rolls well but does not have working steering. 

The trailer can be attached to the fifth wheel on the tractor and there are a couple of holes to enable the airlines from the tractor to be fixed but in practice although the fit was not good on the review model it could still be posed effectively.

The landing leg frame can be clipped in a raised or lowered position although the screw on the review model was not effective at securing the clip.  However with the legs down the model does stand horizontal.

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


This is a strong and robust model which is mainly metal.  

The biggest plus point of the model is the graphics and paintwork which are very good. 


It is reasonable value overall.


This is another very good looking and well presented Corgi model which is in an interesting livery.  It is recommended.


This version of the model first appeared in January 2013 and it was made in a run of 1100 models.
The parts out of the box including collector card.
Very crisp graphics.
Transmission is detailed but not the steering.
Simple trailer chassis.
Resin loads with tie-down straps.
Good wheels.
An alternative load - 'steel beams'.