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Freighter Flat Top Road Train Trailer - Betts Bower

Maker:  Drake Collectibles
Model No:  zt09143
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2017

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Betts Bower Road Train Video  [Youku Video]
Freighter branded box.
Nice detailing underneath..
The complete trailer with nice metal gates.
A big road train.
A loaded road train.

This review is of a Freighter Flat Top Road Train Trailer.  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 trailer 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 box has highlighted handles and sharp Betts Bower graphics.

The landing legs can be lowered by unscrewing. 

The trailer deck has 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.

The dolly is a nicely engineered part.  The fifth wheel on the dolly is operated by a lever which grips the kingpin of the trailer.  Hose connections have tidy storage points.  The drawbar can be raised and lowered, and it has its own foldable landing leg.

Quality and Price

This is a well made trailers with a high metal content.  There is some plastic used for the box, wheel arches and underside storage frames.  The model is high quality.

The price reflects the quality.


This is a very nice Freighter trailer which can be combined together with others to produce hugely impressive Australian road train configurations.


The parts.
The deck surface is metal and textured.
Dolly drawbar perched on its landing leg.