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East Drop Deck Trailer - Aluminium / Blue

Maker:  Weiss Brothers
Model No:  027-1703
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2020

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Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 80%


East Drop Deck Trailer - Aluminium / Blue Video  [Youku Video]
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East branded box.
Weiss website
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Very nice details underneath.
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Chains can be hung inside the heardboard.
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Smart wheels.
Excellent landing legs.
With a Sword Models tractor.
Loaded with crane parts.
A Weiss Brother's worker chaining up.

This is model is a Drop Deck version made by the East Manufacturing Company of Ohio.


The set comes in a thin branded box, with the trailer held in plastic formers. 

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

There is no information included. However, assembly is limited to fitting the headboard.  Straps and chains are included.


The trailer has a detailed and authentic looking structure underneath.  The metal wheels are detailed and they have decent tyres mounted on them.

The axles have various lines running to them and there is a detailed suspension system.  Realistic looking mud flaps and a couple of toolboxes complete the arrangements at the axles, and painted light clusters are provided at the rear. 

A pair of detailed landing legs is provided which have tiny graphics and a turning handle.  The deck of the trailer has a realistic texture with inlaid wood effect plastic. More tiny graphics are provided along the trailer structure.

A set of twelve chains for securing loads is included, and also provided is a realistic set of tie-downs which can be used to make realistic poses with loads.  The canvas strapping is replicated using rubber bands, and the clips enable the tie-downs to be secured to the trailer bed.


The headboard can be removed if required. 

The suspension on the rear axles works.

The landing legs are adjustable as they have hidden screw threads within. 

Loads can be secured with the included chains and straps.

The trailer kingpin fits best with Sword Model tractors, but it poses reasonably well with tractors from other model makers.


This model has a very high metal content and is well made.

The paint and graphics are very good.


The price reflects the quality of the model.


This is a nice addition to a collection of US trailers and is flexible with regards to the loads that can be displayed.  The tie-down straps and chains are a worthwhile addition.


The trailer was first announced in August 2020.
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The trailer.
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The parts.
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The headboard is ultra shiny silver.
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Detail at the back.
Load strapped down.
With a Diecast Masters tractor.
Chains fixing the load.