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Volkswagen T5 Transporter - Strabag

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  888/05
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2015

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)24
Features   (max 20)12
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)72%


Volkswagen T5 Transporter Video.  [Youku Video]
NZG branded box.
Bold Strabag graphics.
Detailed light bar at the rear.
On the road.
Detailed floor pan.
Carrying some road barriers.
Comment on this model.

This model is a Volkswagen T5 series and it entered full production in 2003 and the version modelled here  is the pick-up variant.

This model is in the colours of Strabag, a European construction company.


It is in a NZG-branded sleeve and inside it is held within a plastic formers, rather than the perspex display case of earlier versions of the model.

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

There is no information about the model or the real vehicle. 


The T5 is front wheel drive and the floor pan is detailed with a plastic exhaust system running to the rear of the vehicle.  The rear axle suspension is modelled well but it is non-functioning.  The wheels are convincing but the tyre design is the same on both axles.

At the front the VW logo is distinct and the grille and headlights are good, and there is a dummy NZG number plate.  The door handles are part of the casting and they are nicely highlighted with paint.  There are two large beacon lights on the roof.   Inside the cab the detail includes a textured floor.

Behind the cab the support bar is plastic as is the tool box, but they look good.  The pick-up load area has well detailed sides and at the rear the lights have plastic lenses.


It rolls well and the steering is good achieving a realistic angle.


This is a well made model with a sparing and mainly appropriate use of plastic.

The painting is very good and the Strabag graphics are nicely applied.


It is moderate value for a limited edition model.


This is a good support vehicle for posing with other models. 


This version of the model appeared in October 2015 in a run of 200 models.

Very good steering.
Profile view.
Support frame is plastic.
Tool box on the load bed.