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Wirtgen W 120 Fi Cold Milling Machine

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  1037
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2023

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 18
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 83%


Wirtgen W 120 Fi  Cold Milling Machine - Video
Wirtgen branded box.
In transport mode.
Detailed underneath.
Leg rotated out.
Opening cover.
Removable milling drum.
On the road.
Conveyor height is good.

The Wirtgen W 120 Fi Cold Milling Machine weighs around 21 tonnes.  It is used for removing carriageway surfacing in depths up to 330mm, and can mill to a width 1200mm.


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 spare small pins.

There is no information about the real machine.


The tracks are in a yellow rubber-like materila, and red scrapers are detailed.  They are mounted on small frames with hydraulic hoses run to the front tracks.  Underneath the model the milling drum has finely crafted metal picks which are tipped with red paint.  The primary conveyor has a rubber belt.

At the rear the steps and cab area have textured surfaces, and the handrails are metal.  The control console has very detailed screens and panels.  The roof is metal with side glazing.

The sides of the body have highlighted panel handles and sharp graphics.  There are see-though grilles on top and to the side, and detailed equipment can be seen behind the side grille.

Mirrors are fixed to the front of the machine and a large hose for the vacuum system runs to the conveyor. 

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


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.  The front pair of tracks has linked steering, and one rear leg can be rotated to outside the line of the machine.

The milling drum rotates, and a side panel can be opened to allow the milling drum to be removed.

The cab roof can be lowered to reduce the transport headroom.  It is held by friction which was loose on the review model.

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

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


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

The paint and graphics are very good.


It is reasonably priced.


This model is up to the usual high standard of models for Wirtgen.  Both the detailing and functionality are pleasing, and it poses well with related models.


The model first appeared at Bauma in October 2022.
Raised up to move to a milling location.
Set down for milling.
The conveyor has nice casting details.
Excellent detailed operator's area.
Excellent side grille.
Very good transport load.
At work.