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Wirtgen W 100 F Cold Milling Machine - Borkowski

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  763/06
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2013

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Price   (max 15)13
Overall   (max 100)86%


Wirtgen W 100 F Cold Milling Machine - Borkowski Video
Wirtgen branded box.
Profile view.
Tiny crawlers.
Belt canopy is realistic.
Simple Borkowski livery.
Opening engine cover.
Changeable milling drums.
At work loading a tipper.
Conveyor and canopy lowered to reduce the headroom for transport.
Comment on this model.

The Wirtgen W 100 F Cold Milling Machine is used for removing asphalt paving surfaces prior to relaying.  It weighs around 18 tonnes.

This model is in the colours of Borkowski, a specialist planing company based near Cologne in Germany.  It was founded in 1990.


The model comes in a Wirtgen box and is enclosed between polystyrene trays, and there are a couple of specification details printed on the box.  The review model had no missing parts although one light had detached and was easily refixed.

The model is complete with no assembly required.  There are a couple of extra cutters which can be swapped, and there are a few spare parts in case of damage or loss.  There is no information describing its many features. 


The shaped rubber tracks are tiny and are yellow to match the tracks supplied on the real machine, and the tiny frames are detailed and have scrapers attached.  The extending legs are metal. 

Under the body the mill is visible and it is impressive to see a rubber discharge belt even though it is not visible from normal angles.

The body is a nice casting with deep grilles and panel handles are highlighted with silver paint.  The operator's area is high quality with fine metal handrails and a textured floor.  It has an interesting control panel and the metal canopy has a detailed structure underneath which is another great detail.  Under the engine cover the engine is detailed in metal.

The milling drums are excellent.  They are metal and three varieties are included.  Each has detailed pick tipped with paint which is first class work.

The main conveyor has a metal structure with a textured canopy to represent tarpaulin and it has good graphics applied.  The conveyor belt is rubber and the whole structure is supported by thin metal wire guy ropes.

The Borkowski livery and graphics are represented well.


The tracks can be forced to roll by hand but are very stiff.  The frames pivot and are mounted on legs which are extendible to raise the height of the machine.  One leg also rotates out from the body, and the front crawlers are steerable.

The canopy can be lowered to reduce the transport headroom.

A service platform at the rear can be raised and lowered.

An opening door provides access to the milling drum, which rotates on its mounting.  The milling drums are interchangeable.

The engine cover opens and can remain open.

The conveyor rotates from side to side and can be raised and lowered.


It is high quality with a high metal content.  The finish is very good too.


It is very good value for the quality and functionality offered.


This is another excellent model of a Wirtgen Group machine by NZG.  The functionality is impressive and overall it is an outstanding model.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2009 in Wirtgen colours.  This version in Borkowski colours appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2012 and was made in a run of 300 models.

The parts.
Rear access platform lowered.
Rubber belts underneath the machine and the conveyor structure.
Hydraulic ram lifts the conveyor.
Roof canopy is detailed underneath.
Conveyor structure is very good.
Detailed operator's console.
An interesting roadworks model.
Loaded on a Nooteboom Pandel-X.