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Mack RD822SX - Marinello Truck Sales

Maker:  Heavy Haul Replicas
Model No:  129E-1
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2023

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 28
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 23
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 85%


Mack RD822SX - Marinello Truck Sales Video 
Mack branded box.
Impressive looking model.
High quality decoration.
Textured deck.
Opening hood.
Profile view.
Doors open.
Large deck.
On the road with a load.  Not necessarily a realistic combination!

This review is of a model of a Mack RD822SX Mega Mack 6x4 from the year 1990. 

It is in the colours of Marinello Truck Sales of New York, USA. 


It comes in an outer shipping carton which encloses a Mack branded box.  The model is held within a pair of factory sealed expanded polystyrene trays. 

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

Included is a plastic pointer and a bag containing spare mirrors is a thoughtful touch.

There is no information about the real truck or model.


The chassis is very detailed with the engine and gearbox visible, and hoses run to the rear axles.  The tyres have a good tread pattern, and the wheels are very detailed with flexible Mack-branded rubber mud flaps.

At the front the radiator has a silver bulldog mascot and plastic visor on top, and the decoration is excellent with accurate license plates.  More excellent graphics are present on the sides of the hood, which also has modelled tie-down straps.  The engine under the hood is made up of a number of different parts.

The cab roof has lights and air horns, and the Mack name is printed inside the air horns.  There are very thin windscreen wipers and chrome mirrors.  The interior is also detailed.  There is more fine decoration on the doors.

The air intake and exhaust stacks are really good, and the fuel tanks also look great.  Behind the cab there is a rack with beacon lights and spot lights.

There are lines for connection to a trailer and excellent non-slip walking surfaces on the large deck, which also has fine quality decoration along the edges.  At the rear there are lights and soft mud flaps.

The ballast tray is modelled with replica concrete blocks.  There are tie-down chains at the ends.


The front wheels steer, with the steering being 'notched' rather than variable. The range of movement is very good.  There is working sprung suspension on all axles.

The twin engine covers open to reveal the detailed engine.  Tiny prop rods can be used to support the covers.

The cab doors can be opened and inside the seats have an air ride action and can be moved up and down. 

The fifth wheel has a spring loaded lever to secure a trailer in position.  It can also be adjusted longitudinally.


This is high quality model, with a high metal content. 

The paint work and graphics are first class and capture the hand painted graphics on the real truck really well.


It is a premium priced model which is good value for the high quality. 


Heavy Haul Replicas has produced another excellent model, with the quality of the decoration particularly standing out.


This model appeared in September 2023.  It is a run of 250 models. 
Excellent colour scheme.
Very good steering angle.
Very detailed chassis.
Nice chrome exhausts.
Large mud flaps at the rear.
Opening hood.
Superb front.
Posed with a WSI trailer.