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Freighter Flat Top B-Double - Betts Bower

Maker:  Drake Collectibles
Model No:  zt09129
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2017

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Betts Bower Road Train Video  [Youku Video]
Freighter branded box.
Hauled by a Kenworth T909.
The set.
Cages look good.
Rail in the deck edge casting.  The box is plastic.
A fully loaded road train.
Looks great.

This review is of a Freighter Flat Top B Double Trailer set. 

It is in the colours of the Australian company Betts Bower Group


The kit comes in a Freighter-branded box.  Inside, the parts are contained within expanded polystyrene trays. 

There were no missing parts or defects on the review kit.

A Freighter marketing brochure is included, and this is a nice document.  Also provided is an instruction sheet describing the features and functions of the Freighter trailer models.   Another very nice inclusion is a sheet describing various configurations of Australian road trains.

Detail and  Features

The set comprises two trailers, and the details and features are of the same standard for each.

The structure is modelled well, and hoses run to each axle.  The wheels and tyres look good and working suspension is provided which is nicely engineered.

The plastic storage boxes have highlighted handles and sharp Betts Bower graphics

The landing legs can be lowered by unscrewing.  The fifth wheel on the front trailer is operated by a lever which grips the kingpin of the following trailer.  Hose connections have tidy storage points.

The trailer decks have a textured surface and the edges are a very nice piece of casting work with separate rails formed.

The gates are metal and can be clipped together, and bows added across the top.  Although initially loose, the system becomes rigid enough when fully clipped up.

A spare wheel can be stored under the deck.  Gates can also be stored but because of the clearances only a couple will fit comfortably on the rack.

Quality and Price

These are well made trailers with a high metal content.  There is some plastic used for the boxes, wheel arches and underside storage frames.  The models are high quality.

The price reflects the quality.


Drake Collectibles has produced some very nice Freighter trailers which can be combine together to produce hugely impressive Australian road train configurations.


The parts.
Nice underside detailing.
Landing legs work well.
Saving on tyre wear.