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Hamm DL10 Roller

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  627
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2011

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Overall   (max 100)72%


Hamm DL10 Roller Video
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Aged box style.
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Simple detail underneath, just an exhaust.
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Nice shackle on the front.
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Bolt details on the body.
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Detailed interior.
Brothers together.
Loaded on a Scheuerle trailer.
The Hamm DL10 was a road roller manufactured in the 1950's.  This model celebrates this iconic-looking road roller.


The box style is that of an aged box, and the model is held within polystyrene trays.  There were no missing parts on the two review models although the orange version had the cutters at the rear set too low so that the model would not roll properly.

Unfortunately for a historic model there is no information about the real machine.  The model is complete with no assembly required.


The detail underneath comprises an exhaust system and pipe.  The rollers are metal and have plates and bolts detailed on the flanges.  Similar detailing is present on the body and there is a good Hamm nameplate on the front, and towing shackle on the front drum support.

Additional detailing is provided with the use of plastic including lights, spray bars for the front and rear rollers, and the scrapers and cutters on the rear drums.  A steering wheel and control lever is provided in the cab but there is no seat which reflects the basic nature of the real machine.

The roof is metal with profiling on the underside.


The drums roll reasonably well.

The front drum steers to a reasonable angle and also oscillates from side to side.


This is a good quality model by NZG with a pleasant finish.


It is reasonable value.


As a model of a historic machine, the DL10 looks good enough and it makes a nice display piece.  It is recommended.


The model first appeared in the NZG catalogue for 2007.  In addition to green and orange, a yellow version was released in 2010.
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Famous nameplate on the front.
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Profile view.
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Underside of the roof is profiled.
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Scrapers and cutters.
In orange and green.
Off to the job site.