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Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400 - Road / Rail - Deutsche Bahn

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  9105
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2017

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Detail   (max 30) 25
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 79%


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NZG-branded box.
On the rails.
Large wheel hubs.
Detailed chassis.
Loooks good on track.
Off track.

This model is a Mercedes-Benz 4x4 Unimog U 400 series which is configured for road / rail use.

This model is in the colours of Deutsche Bahn, the operator of German Railways.


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 sits too 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.  The model is in Deutsche Bahn colours, with a dummy number plate. 

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 and the drop sides are detailed and non-functional. 

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 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.


As another road-rail vehicle this Unimog is interesting, and it is attractive in Deutsche Bahn colours.


The model was an August 2016 release.

Inside the display case.
Profile view.
Push plate at the front.
Looks impressive.
Detailed track section.
Simple load bed.