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Mercedes Benz Actros FH25 GigaSpace + Trailer - Record Run

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  862/03
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  October 2012

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Detail   (max 30)24
Features   (max 20)10
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Price   (max 15)10
Overall   (max 100)71%


Mercedes Benz Actros FH25 GigaSpace + Trailer - Record Run.
NZG branded box.
Smart wheels.
Tanks with colour coded caps.
Trailer stands on the non-adjustable landing legs.
Profile view.
Excellent graphics.
Mercedes Benz introduced a new version of the Actros truck in June 2011 and this model is of the FH25 GigaSpace with a three axle box trailer.

This version is decorated to commemorate the 'Record Run' carried out in July 2011 between Rotterdam and Szczecin, when the new Actros truck demonstrated it was the most fuel-efficient production series truck.


The model comes in an NZG branded box.  The model is contained between a pair of polystyrene trays held in place with a clear plastic former.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is no detailed assembly to do, and no information about the model or real truck is supplied.


The Actros tractor is detailed underneath in metal with the steering being functionally modelled as a compromise.  The tyres are wider on the front axle and the wheels are detailed.

The cab decoration is excellent with many small sharp graphics, and the usual details of air horns, wipers and mirrors are included.  The grille at the front is finely reproduced and the lights are high quality.  Inside there is a two-tone finish. 

Behind the cab there is a coiled air line, and the fuel tanks are realistic with colour coded filler caps.  The rear lights have plastic lenses.

The trailer is simply modelled and it is metal.  The wheels are good and there are a couple of spares.  The landing legs are fixed metal parts.

The graphics on the side of the box are excellent.  There are nice lights at the rear but the door detailing is barely visible.


The Actros rolls well and the the steering is very good with a hard lock being possible.

The trailer also rolls well and when separated from the trailer it stands well on the landing legs.


NZG has produced a high quality model that is almost entirely in metal and is surprisingly heavy.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is reasonable value for money.


This is a very good presentation model and looks impressive posed for display.  The feature count is limited, but the cab detailing and quality is high, so the truck is recommended overall.


This version of the model first appeared in Summer 2012.

Ready to roll.
High quality grille at the front.
Chassis is metal.
Profile view.
Simple underneath.
Very good steering.
Looks real.