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Nooteboom Euro-PX 5-axle Low Loader + Dolly

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  656/60
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2017

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 21
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 75%


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Windowed box.
Parallel steering has very good movement.
Controls on the gooseneck. 
Posts fitted.
Deck extended.
Heavy haulage.
Looks good as part of a fleet.

This is a re-issue of an old model and it appears to be in yellow similar to RAL 007. 


The model comes in a windowed box in a Nooteboom style, with the parts held in place in expanded polystyrene trays with see through formers. 

There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There are no instructions supplied for the model, and no information about the real trailer. Some spare parts are also included for the delicate rear lights and marker boards.


The 2-axle dolly is a nice part and it includes a detailed power pack on the front.

The gooseneck has a couple of spare wheels and it has a nice diamond plated surface.  On one side there is a control console for operating the gooseneck and a pair of plastic marker boards fix to either side.  Underneath a couple of hydraulic cylinders replicate the mechanism of the original.

The bed itself consists of a structural frame which has casting details on the outside which imitate the chaining down points although they are not useable.  At the front the frame has 'noses' for loading wheeled or tracked plant. 

At the rear the 5-axle module has an excellent textured surface into which posts and marker boards fit.  Two beacon lights complete the back of the trailer which also has metal mud flaps which bear the Nooteboom name.  The detail of the axle assemblies is good with authentic looking suspension components.


The wheels roll well and the linked parallel steering has very good movement.  Each of the axles is height adjustable.

The angle of the gooseneck can be adjusted and the rams holding it are stiff.

The axle module can be separated from the deck by removing a pin.

The deck is extendible by removing two painted pins and pulling it apart.

The bed unhooks from the gooseneck so that realistic loading sequences can be posed. 

Deck posts can be inserted on the module and on to the deck.

Metal width extensions can be added to the side of the deck and these are easy to fit.


The trailer has a very high metal content,

The paint and few graphics are also very good.


It is moderate value.


Although this trailer is an old casting it still has a quality feel with most parts all made in metal. The detail level is not the highest but for some the robustness of the model will be preferred.  It is an impressive heavy trailer.


The trailer first appeared in a model set in 2008.

Nice dolly and gooseneck.
Power pack.
Width extensions fitted.
Loading a piling rig.