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Mercedes-Benz Actros FH25 BigSpace 6x2 + Trailer - Hermes

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  8652/01
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2014

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Mercedes Benz FH25 BigSpace 6x2 + Trailer - Hermes Video.  [Youku video]
NZG branded box.
Very good front end.
Wheel chocks, lenses on the lights and towing hitch.
Without the container.
Rear axle clipped up.
Underneath the trailer.
Loaded trailer.
Good looking truck and trailer.
Loading the swap body.
Comment on this model.

Mercedes Benz introduced this version of the Actros truck in June 2011 and this model is of the FH25 BigSpace 6x2 truck with a two axle trailer.  The BigSpace cab is designed for international duties.  Both parts of the truck have container swap bodies. 

The model is in the colours of Hermes.  It is a multinational group providing full-service supply chain solutions headquartered in Germany.


The model comes in an NZG branded box and sits in an expanded polystyrene tray with a clear plastic lid. 

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

There is no assembly other than to configure the vehicle.  There is no information about the model or the real machine.


The Actros BigSpace is a heavy model and it is almost completely metal.  The chassis has the transmission fully modelled and the tanks and exhaust after-treatment system are detailed.  The tyres are different thicknesses front and rear mounted on good looking wheels.

The BigSpace cab has a roof light, horns and aerials on top and the interior is two-tone and good quality.  The grille at the front is finely reproduced and there is a tiny but excellent Mercedes-Benz badge just under the windscreen.  The lights have plastic lenses and there are realistic number plates at the front and back.  On the sides of the cab there are some tiny BlueTec efficiency signs.

At the rear the lights have plastic lenses, there are wheel chocks and a spare wheel.

The trailer is of a similar standard being mainly metal with good wheels and there are a couple of spare tyres. 

The containers are identical parts and they are metal.  At the rear the casting has the locking mechanism detailed.  The Hermes decoration is applied really well to the corrugated sides.


The truck has working steering which turns to a very realistic angle. 

The rear axle is a lift axle so it can be clipped out of service although the range of movement was small on the review model.

The trailer has a steering axle and a floating drawbar so it can be attached to the truck.

The containers have legs which pull out and can be rotated so it can stand clear of the truck or trailer chassis.  The legs cannot be clipped in the down position so it is easy for them to fold when touched.


This is a very good quality model which is made well with a high metal content. 

The paint and graphics are simple but good.


It is quite good value.


This is another high quality Actros model by NZG.  It is heavy and well made and the metal container swap bodies are an interesting feature. 


The model was a winter 2013 release and was made in a run of 300 models.

On the road.
The separate parts.
Very sharp decoration.
Detailed chassis.
Nice profile.
Metal container.
Travelling empty.
Long vehicle.
Carefully does it.