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Wirtgen W 210 Fi Cold Milling Machine - Ecovie

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  1007/01
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2021


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Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 18
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 84%

Footnotes


Wirtgen W 210 Fi  Cold Milling Machine - Ecovie Video
Ecovie branded box.
Profile view.
Detailed underneath.
Excellent textured floor.
 
Colour match of the vacuum hose is excellent.
Drive belt for the milling drum.
Unloading from a low loader.
At work on site.
Conveyor height is good.

The Wirtgen W 210 Fi Cold Milling Machine weighs around 29 tonnes.  It is used for removing carriageway surfacing in depths up to 330mm, and can mill to a width 2500mm.

This limited edition version is in the colours of the Italian contractor Ecovie.

Packaging

The model comes in a Wirtgen branded box and is enclosed between expanded polystyrene trays. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts. 

The model comes with a bag containing a couple of parts which have to be fitted.  Spare track links are also included.  A sheet is included which describes some of the features of the model pictorially, but not all are covered.  Plastic tweezers are also included to assist with fixing small parts.

There is no information about the real machine.

Detail

The metal tracks are finely detailed with yellow highlighting of the pads, and red scrapers are detailed too.  They are mounted on small frames and hydraulic hoses run to them from the body.  Underneath the model the milling drum is large with finely crafted metal picks which are tipped with red paint.  The side skirts are nicely modelled and the primary conveyor has a rubber belt.

At the rear the exhaust pipes have holes and the detailing at the back is enhanced with lights and a video camera.  The engine cover has large see-through grilles on the back and top.  Large fans can be seen at the rear and the engine can be seen also.   Each side has control panels above the legs detailed with paint.

The Ecovie graphics and colour scheme is attractive.

The cab area has non-slip flooring and twin control consoles.  The computer screens can be positioned on each side.  Thin hand rails look realistic and the windscreens front and rear are good. 

Mirrors are fixed to the front of the machine and substantial hoses for the vacuum system run to the conveyor.  They have an excellent colour match to the metal parts.

The conveyor structure is restrained in height by twin cylinders with realistic thin support cables.  It is metal with a grille underneath and a rubber belt inside which is realistically textured.

Features

Each track unit has tracks which are stiff, but can be rotated by hand.  They are mounted on pivots at the end of legs which are extendible to adjust the height of the machine.  Each pair of tracks has linked steering.

The milling drum rotates and there is an adjustable side skirt on each side and a moving scraper plate at the rear.

The access ladder can be rotated to allow the side skirt to be opened.  The milling drum can then be slid out.

The cab roof can be lowered to reduce the transport headroom.  It is pinned when it is in the up position but the pins are difficult to insert even with the supplied tool.  However, they were not needed on the review model.

The main engine compartment cover can be raised and just about poses in an open position.  The engine is very detailed.

A side panel can be opened and a drive belt is visible.

The conveyor can be folded to reduce the transport length.  It can be raised and lowered and also swung from to each side but the angle is restricted.

Quality

This is a high quality model with limited use of plastic.

The paint and graphics are very good.

Price

It is reasonably priced for a high quality limited edition.

Overall

This is a typically outstanding model b NZG for the Wirtgen Group.  It is a great combination of detailing and functionality, and it looks very good in the limited edition colours of Ecovie.

Footnotes

The model first appeared in November 2020 in Wirtgen colours.  This limited edition was produced in a run of 300 models and was released in October 2021.
 
Conveyor is detailed.
Tiny highlighted panel handle.
Interesting detail visible through the grilles.
Detailed operator's console.
Nice Ecovie graphics.
Exceptionally detailed engine.
 
Realistic.
Excellent load for a truck.
Good model for a diorama.