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Atlas 1140 Compactor

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  641
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2012

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Atlas 1140 Compactor Video
Atlas branded box.
Chunky tyres.
It is a fairly small machine.
Seals around the tinted windows.
On a Nooteboom Pendel X.
At work with a Komatsu D61EX and a MAN Tipper.
Atlas is a German company founded in 1911.  The 1140 is a single drum compactor that was introduced at BAUMA in 2007 but is not in the 2012 Atlas product line.  It has an operating weight of around 14 tonnes.


It comes in a small Atlas branded box with the model contained within polystyrene trays.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is no information provided about the real machine and the model is complete with no assembly required. 


There is no particular detail underneath but the wheels have very good treaded tyres mounted on nice metal hubs.

The drum holder has some good casting details including tines for scraping off loose material.  The metal drum has good detail at the ends and there are hoses running to the body.

The cab looks good with fine gauge wipers, plastic mirrors and some small work lights.  The tinted windows have replica seals and the internal detail is good.

The body casting is relatively simple with a replica grille pattern at the rear.


The drum rolls very smoothly and the rear wheels are joined to a common axle.

The model steers using a pivot under the cab and an angle of around 30° can be achieved.  There is also a small degree of tilt available to the drum.


This is a solidly made model which looks fine as a result of the colour scheme and simple graphics.


It is good value for its relatively low price.


NZG has produced a relatively simple and straightforward model of good quality and is recommended.


The model first appeared in 2008 and was reissued in Summer 2011.

Profile view.
Simple underside.
Hoses run to the body.
Good detailing of the drum holder.
Looks simple, but looks good.