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Volvo FH16 8x4 - Red Line

Maker:  MarGe
Model No:  5778911
Scale:  1:32
Review Date:  June 2021

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 24
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 79%


Volvo FH16 8x4 + Nooteboom 2+4 Lowloader Video - Red Line.  [Youku Channel]
Nooteboom branded box.
Nice tower.
Plastic tanks on top.
Under the cab.
With a matching trailer.
Excellent colour scheme.
Hauling an excavator.

This model is the Volvo FH16 8x4 , and is one of the Nooteboom Red Line series. It is in 1:32 scale.


The model comes in a Nooteboom branded box which holds the model within an expanded polystyrene tray. Unusually the box does not identify the model inside.

The review model had no defects or missing pieces.

A Collector Card is also included but it actually seems to reference a trailer model.


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 flexible mud flaps.

The cab roof has a nice light bar and short flexible stub aerials.  The Volvo grille has very nice metal mesh detailing.  There are silver coloured door mirrors, a Convoi Exceptionnel sign, and a number plate.

The Red Line colour scheme looks great, 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 the equipment tower has plastic tanks on top, and nice silver cabinets.  There are coiled lines and a textured stepping plate.  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 tilt cannot be maintained in a pose. 

The cab doors open and the mechanism is good and they shut with a satisfying clunk.


This is a well made large model. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is good value.


This is a nice heavy tractor model by MarGe Models.  It goes very well with a matching large Nooteboom trailer.


The model became available in May 2021

The collector card.
Very smart Volvo.
Chassis has many plastic parts. 
Profile view.
Soft mud flaps.
Opening doors.