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Volvo FH16 - Red Line

Maker:  MarGe
Model No:  1811-03-01
Scale:  1:32
Review Date:  December 2018

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 24
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 81%


Volvo FH16 + Nooteboom MCOS Semi Lowloader Video - Red Line.  [Youku Video]
Nooteboom branded box.
Excellent Red Line look.
Detailed chassis.
Under the cab.
Opening doors.
Fully loaded with trailer.
Matching Nooteboom MCOS trailer.

This is a Volvo FH16 6x2 Tractor. 

This version of the model is one of the Red Line series, and it is the one of the first Volvo FH16 models from MarGe in 1:32 scale.


The model comes in a Nooteboom branded box which holds the model within plastic formers inside an expanded polystyrene tray. 

The review model had no defects or missing pieces.

A small leaflet is included and it describes some features of the model.  A Collector Card is also included.


The chassis is detailed with a number of parts modelled in plastic.  This includes the engine sump and gearbox where the joint between parts is quite visible.  The tyres are mounted on good looking wheels, with a different tread pattern on the steered wheels.  A nice detail is the soft and flexible mud flaps.

The cab roof has a nice light bar and aerials which are made of soft plastic.  The roof light is tinted, but see-through.  The Volvo grille has very nice metal mesh detailing.  There are colour-coded door mirrors.   Number plates are included, and a nice touch is that a sheet of alternative number plates is included and these can be applied as desired.

The Red Line colour scheme is very attractive as always, and the Nooteboom graphics are sharp.

The interior detail is very good and under the cab the engine is made of a number of plastic parts.

Behind the cab there are coiled lines, tanks and the wheel arches on the rear wheels are plastic.  The rear lights have plastic lenses.


There is linked steering on the first two axles with a moderate angle of steer achievable.

The cab tilts to reveal an engine block underneath, but the range of tilt is restricted before resistance is felt, and the tilt cannot be maintained in a pose. 

The cab doors open and the mechanism is very nice as they shut with a satisfying clunk.


This is a satisfyingly heavy large model. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is good value.


It is unusual to see a larger scale model of a European truck, and it is interesting that Nooteboom has branded this one from MarGe Models.  It has been implemented well and goes very well with a matching Nooteboom trailer.


The model was announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2018 and became available in December of that year.
 It was also produced in other colours.
The parts out of the box.
Smart Volvo.
Moderate steering angle. 
Profile view.
Convincing tractor unit.
Detailed interior.
Goes well with 1:32 plant or agricultural models.