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Ashok Leyland Captain Mining Truck

Maker:  Sunraise
Model No:  -
Scale:  1:24
Review Date:  June 2018


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 24
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 81%

Footnotes


Ashok Leyland Captain Mining Truck Video.  [Youku Video]
Ashok Leyland branded box.
Nice mud flaps and the rear lights have guards.
Detailed chassis.
 
Excellent lights and front grille.
Tilting cab.
Dump body is all metal.
Heavy duty chassis.
Tipping.
Big compared to a 1:50 scale truck.



The Ashok Leyland Captain is a mining truck developed for the Indian market.  It comes in a number of chassis variants. Ashok Leyland are one of the largest truck manufacturers in India.

This scale model is the four axle Captain 3123, and is in the large scale of 1:24.

Packaging

The model comes in a large Ashok Leyland branded box which has a plastic carry handle.  Inside the box, the model is contained within a pair of expanded polystyrene trays.  The model is protected by soft paper.

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

A plastic pointer tool is included with the model.

Detail

The chassis is heavy duty and the underneath the engine and the gearbox are modelled, with some nice detailing on the gearbox.  The transmission and suspension are modelled in a combination of metal and plastic.  Tanks are made of plastic, and this reflects the polymer fuel tank of the real truck.   At the rear the light clusters have guards.

The wheels look good and they have nice heavy duty tyres.  Plastic mud flaps are good and some have Ashok Leyland written on them.

The cab is robustly modelled with nice texturing on the roof and strong plastic mirrors.   At the front it is particularly good with the Ashok Leyland name and badge represented very well.  A metal mesh grille is also visible.  The lights look very realistic although they do not have mesh guards.  Inside the cab the detail is very good, particularly the driver's instrument panel which has dials clearly visible.

Behind the cab there is a plastic exhaust and other components which look fine.

The lift ram for the dump body is two stage.  The body is metal and very strong, with an excellent structure.  It is nicely decorated on the outside, and plastic wheel chocks are attached at the front. 

Features

The model rolls very smoothly because of its heavy weight.  The linked front steering has a moderate amount of steering movement.  The steering is also linked to the steering wheel which rotates slightly as the wheels are steered.

There is working heavy duty suspension on all wheels and it is suitably stiff.

The cab tilts smoothly as it is controlled by a hydraulic ram.  The cab doors open to a good angle.  The steps to the cab are jointed and can move.

The dump body ram is smooth and stiff, and can hold a pose in most positions.   The angle of tipping is reasonable but the real truck probably achieves a steeper angle. 

Quality

This model is a strong and robust model which is made well.  It has a high metal content with plastic used appropriately.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.

Price

Although not offered through retail channels, the model represents good value.

Overall

Sunraise has produced a very good model, and has made very good use of the large scale to provide realism.  It is also very nice to see a model of a machine made by an Indian company.

Footnotes

 
A tough truck.
Profile view.
The steering angle is reasonable.
Detailed gearbox and heavy duty tyres.
Very detailed interior.
 
Loaded.
Impressive model.