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Weycor AW 300 Roller

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  8001
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2017


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 23
Features   (max 20) 11
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 72%

Footnotes


Vögele Super 2000-3i and Weycor AW 300 Video   [YouKu Video]
Weycor branded box.
Scraper on the drum.
Metal rollover bar.
 
On a low loader.
Good in a diorama.


Weycor is a German brand operated by Atlas Weyhausen.  The AW 300 is a compact roller with an operating weight of around 3 tonnes.

Packaging

It comes in a small Weycor branded box with the model contained within plastic formers. 

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. 

Detail

The drums are metal and are modelled with scrapers to represent the vulcollan scrapers of the real machine.

The drum supports are nicely modelled and include small details.

The engine compartment has painted lights at the front and the side grilles are represented by matt black surfaces.

The drivers area has the seat and controls modelled in plastic and there is also a filler cap and some floor markings.

The rollover bar is metal.

Features

The drums roll smoothly on an appropriate surface.

The model steers using a pivot and an angle of around 40 can be achieved.  There is also a small degree of tilt in the pivot connection.

Quality

This is a small model with a high metal content.

The paint and simple graphics are very good.

Price

It is reasonable value for its relatively low price.

Overall

This is a nice small model of a compact roller and would look good with other models in a roadworks setting..

Footnotes

This version of the model is a rebranded version of one that was announced in Atlas colours.  It first appeared in 2016.

 
Profile view.
Detailed operator's area.
 
Scrapers underneath.
At work.
Nice steering angle.