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Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400 - Road / Rail Zagro - ETF

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  9104/03
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2017

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Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 79%


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NZG-branded box.
Big wheel hubs.
Pusher at the rear.
Detailed chassis.
Detailed graphics.
Very good steering angle.

This model is a Mercedes-Benz 4x4 Unimog U 400 series which is configured for road / rail use, and carries out particular duties as a shunter.

This model is in the colours of ETF, part of the VINCI Group.


This version of the model comes in a NZG-branded box and inside it is held within a plastic display case. The display case cannot accommodate the track section because of the attachment points securing the Unimog.

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

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


The Unimog has a detailed 4x4 chassis which is modelled in metal, and the large wheel hubs are plastic.  The tyre design is the same on all wheels.  There are small rail wheels attached to frames at the front and back, although on the review model the front frame is low in road mode.

At the front the lights are painted. The Mercedes-Benz logo is modelled well and there is a plate with nice graphics.  The cab is detailed with rigid lights, mirrors and number plate assemblies.  It has a realistic number plate, and there are many small graphics. 

Textured steps lead up to the cab.  The vehicle type is shown as a U 430.  Inside the cab there is a Mercedes-Benz logo on the steering wheel and the centre console is finely detailed with switches.

Behind the cab the exhaust and air intake is plastic.

Fuel and water tanks look good with highlighted filler caps.

The body is metal with a unique shape, and the pusher beam is metal also. 

The rear lights have good looking plastic lenses and twin boxes have very fine grille texturing.  There is also a towing hitch.

A section of rail track is included together with a connector so that sections can be joined up.  It has a detailed plastic bed and metal rails.


The Unimog rolls well and the steering works well and achieves a good angle.

The rail wheels can be lowered and raised.

The pusher beam can be raised and lowered.

The model can be displayed in its display case, or removed by unscrewing two securing screws.  It can be posed on the included track section, but not inside the display case.

It can be posed towing a trailer.


This is another quality Unimog model from NZG with a high metal content.

The finish is very good and the graphics are sharp.


It is good value.


Unimogs are always interesting and this rail shunter version is no exception..


The model was announced in August 2016 in a run of 150 models.

In the display case
Profile view.
Smart colour scheme.
Heavy rear end.
Detailed track and rail axle.
Looks good.