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Volvo FH16 + Nooteboom Multi-PX 2+6

Maker:  Tonkin
Model No:  31-0011
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2015

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Packaging   (max 10)9
Detail   (max 30)27
Features   (max 20)16
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)84%


Volvo FH16 + Nooteboom Multi-PX 2+6 Video [Youku Video]
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High quality box.
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Classic Nooteboom 'Red Line' look.  Steering angle is limited.
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Detailed chassis.
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Smart wheels.
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Plenty of detail underneath.
Anti-slip finish on the surface.
Detail underneath the gooseneck.
Tiny details on the side of the gooseneck.
Extendible beams to increase width.
Trailer extended.
Trailer deck is not perfectly straight at the joint.
Configured without the two axle multidolly.
Comment on this model.

The Nooteboom Multi-PX semi low loader has a high payload with up to 14 tonnes per axle depending on the tyres used.  The full programme has variety in the number of axle lines and load floors.

This model has a Tekno Volvo FH16 tractor and Tonkin Nooteboom 2+6 trailer.


The model comes in a robust high quality outer shipping carton.  The model box is also high quality, with Nooteboom branding.  The model is held within black foam which is fairly hard and is also a tight fit so care is needed getting the model out so that vulnerable pieces are not damaged.

The review model had two defects on the Volvo.  The passenger side door mirror was broken off, and re-attaching it was straightforward.  A front mud flap was also broken off but it was not in the box.

There is a small booklet which has interesting information about the real truck, and it also describes most of the features of the model.  A plastic certificate is also included.

Another addition is an alternative fifth wheel which will allow the Volvo to accommodate trailers with a larger king pin.


The Volvo is an 8x4 chassis with accurate looking detailing other than the functional steering linkage between the axles.  The tyres are different on the steering and driven axles.

At the front the chrome grille is very convincing and the lights look equally good.  The graphics are very sharp and include the Nooteboom tractor number which is T-100 for this model.  The cab is detailed inside with a two-tone finish. 

Behind the cab the equipment box has highlighted details, a plastic light bar above, and coiled lines.

At the rear the wheel arches are plastic.

The Multi-PX has six axle lines and is heavy model.  The detailing underneath is very good with plenty of hoses and tanks.  The wheel assemblies are metal with tiny graphics applied, and the wheels and tyres are very good.  Soft rubber hoses are provided for connection to an adjacent component.

The top surface has an excellent finish with the anti-slip properties reproduced, and there are highlighted bolt positions and inlaid replica timber pieces all producing a very realistic appearance.  The edges have a reflective yellow stripe and there tiny graphics and highlighted tie-down loops.  At the rear the beacon lights are realistic and the tiny light holders on the number plate are an excellent small detail.

The two line Multi-Dolly is of the same high standard.

The gooseneck is very detailed and that includes the underside which has hoses and a detailed king pin turntable.  The control console on the side is very finely detailed and the anti slip surface is convincing. The Nooteboom trailer number on the gooseneck is OPL-100.  Additional details include two spare wheel holders and a plastic generator.

With the trailer and gooseneck joined up the level of the trailer deck was good but not perfectly straight, probably due to paint thicknesses in the connections.


The Volvo has limited steering movement available on the front axles.  The cab tilts and it can maintain a tilted pose.

The gooseneck has an adjustable angle with the rams controlling it being stiff.  It has support legs which can be pinned in the up or down positions, although care is required as the pins are tiny and can drop out if the model is tilted.

The Multi-PX module has independent suspension on each wheel set and there is proportional steering.   The steering range is good with the last axle fouling on the rigid plastic mud flaps at the extreme range of movement.

It has an extendible beam which is smooth in operation.

Small plastic extension beams can be pulled out along each edge of the module to allow deck width beams to be added, although these are not included with the model.

The Multi-Dolly also has suspension on each wheel set and the steering is parallel with a very good range of movement.

A variety of trailer configurations are possible either with or without the Multi Dolly, or with the beam extended or not.


This is a high quality model and this is reflected firstly in the high quality packaging.   The model has a high metal content with plastic used appropriately. 

The paint finish is excellent, particularly on the trailer, and the graphics are sharp.


The price reflects the high quality of the model.


This first model for Nooteboom by Tonkin achieves a high standard and it is good to see a new focus on the packaging. The detailing and finish of the model is very good and no doubt over time more variations and colours will appear.


The model was first announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2014 and was released in February 2015.
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Booklet, card and many parts.
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Very good detail behind the cab.
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Excellent chrome grille.  
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Tilting cab and Volvo Engine.
On the road.
Width markers are loosely fixed.
Excellent tiny graphics.
Carrying a Kobelco crane.
Carrying ballast and a boom section.
Proportional steering.