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Scania + Nooteboom Multi-PX 2+6 + Saddles - Havator

Maker:  IMC Models
Model No:  386867
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2017


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Packaging   (max 10) 9
Detail   (max 30) 27
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 84%

Footnotes


Scania + Nooteboom Multi-PX 2+6 + Saddles - Havator Video  [Youku Video]
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High quality box.
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Excellent Scania, but steering angle is limited.
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Detailed tower behind the cab..
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Tilting cab.
 
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High detail on the gooseneck.
Tiny graphics.
Carrying boom sections.
Working with a five axle crane..
Loaded with the massive Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 boom..
Boom and crane on the road.
Impressive.


The Nooteboom Multi-PX semi low loader has a high payload with up to 14 tonnes per axle depending on the tyres used.  The full programme has variety in the number of axle lines and load floors.

This model has a Tekno Scania tractor and  Nooteboom 2+6 trailer complete with saddles for carrying the Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 main boom.

It is in the colours of Havator, a Finnish group founded in the 1940s.

Packaging

The model comes in a robust high quality outer shipping carton.  The model box is also high quality, with Nooteboom branding.  The model is held within black foam which is fairly hard and is also a tight fit so care is needed getting the model out so that vulnerable parts are not damaged.

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

There is a small booklet which has interesting information about the real trailer, and it also describes most of the features of the model.  A plastic Nooteboom certificate is also included.

An alternative fifth wheel which will allow the Scania to accommodate trailers with a larger king pin is included.  There are a number of small parts to fit and some of them are very loose, so care would be needed that they do not fall off and are lost.

Detail

The Scania is a detailed 8x4 chassis with functional steering linkage between the axles.  The tyres are different on the steering and driven axles.

The cab looks really good  The graphics are very sharp and the colour scheme is striking.

Behind the cab the equipment tower looks impressive, and coiled lines.

At the rear the wheel arches are plastic.

The Multi-PX has six axle lines and is heavy model.  The detailing underneath is very good with plenty of hoses and tanks.  The wheel assemblies are metal with tiny graphics applied, and the wheels and tyres are very good.  Soft rubber hoses are provided for connection to an adjacent component.

The top surface has an excellent finish with the anti-slip properties reproduced, and there are highlighted bolt positions and inlaid replica timber pieces all producing a very realistic appearance.  The edges have a reflective yellow stripe and there tiny graphics and highlighted tie-down loops.  At the rear the beacon lights are realistic and the tiny light holders on the number plate are an excellent small detail.

The two line Multi-Dolly is of the same high standard.

The gooseneck is very detailed and that includes the underside which has hoses and a detailed king pin turntable.  The control console on the side is very finely detailed and the anti slip surface is convincing.  Additional details include two spare wheel holders and a plastic generator.

With the trailer and gooseneck joined up the level of the trailer deck was good.

Two metal saddles are included which allows the boom of the Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 mobile crane to be carried as a load.

Features

The Scania has limited steering movement available on the front axles.  The cab tilts and it can maintain a tilted pose.

The gooseneck has an adjustable angle with the rams controlling it being stiff.  It has support legs which can be pinned in the up or down positions, although care is required as the pins are tiny and can drop out if the model is tilted.

The Multi-PX module has independent suspension on each wheel set and there is proportional steering.   The steering range is good with the last axle fouling on the rigid plastic mud flaps at the extreme range of movement.

It has an extendible beam which is smooth in operation.

The Multi-Dolly also has suspension on each wheel set and the steering is parallel with a very good range of movement.

A variety of trailer configurations are possible either with or without the Multi Dolly, or with the beam extended or not. On the review model the trailer was assembled out of the box but it also had the connecting hoses joining the two-axle dolly glued meaning they would have to be cut to disconnect the dolly. 

The saddles can be used or left off the model in favour of an alternative load.

Quality

This is a high quality model well presented model.  It has a high metal content with plastic used appropriately. 

The paint finish is excellent, particularly on the trailer, and the graphics are sharp.

Price

The price is reasonable.

Overall

This is a great looking model in the colours of Havator.  It is also well made and comes in high quality packaging.

Footnotes

The model was released in 2017.
5% Discount on this model

This model can be obtained with a 5% discount at www.shop.imcmodels.eu.  Enter the discount code CRANESETC5% at the check out.
 
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Booklet, card and foam packaging.
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Very good detail behind the cab.
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Detailed chassis with functional steering.  
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Impressive trailer.
 
On the road with the boom saddles on board.
Markers are loosely fixed.
Loaded with a heavy crawler track.
Heavy load.