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Scania R Topline Flatbed + Palfinger PK150002 +
 Trailer - Brouwer

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1087
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2014


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Detail   (max 30)26
Features   (max 20)16
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)82%

Footnotes


Scania R Topline Flatbed + Palfinger PK150002 + Trailer - Brouwer Video.  [Youku video]
The box.
Very detailed Scania.
Steering angle is limited.
Tilting cab shows off a detailed engine.
The Jumbo trailer.
Trailer extended.
Truck and trailer with some deck posts fitted.
Loaded with some beams.
Rear outrigger.
Impressive Palfinger.
Lifting a tower crane section.
Comment on this model.

The truck is a Scania R500 Topline 10x4 Flatbed with a Palfinger PK 150002 Loader Crane.  The trailer is a 3-axle Jumbo Extendible version.  The crane is rated at 117 tonne metres with a maximum lift of 40 tonnes. 

Brouwer is a Dutch haulage company that started in 1938.  It runs a number of heavy haulage vehicles from a base at Utrechthaven.

Packaging

The packaging is a WSI-branded windowed box with the model contained in an expanded polystyrene tray with plastic formers. 

There were no missing parts on the review model but one of the fuel tanks was detached in the box and was re-glued in place.  Also the Palfinger was loosely attached to the chassis so the fixing screw was tightened.

An instruction brochure is included and this covers all the versions of WSI's Palfinger model range.  It explains the features of the crane well.  There is no information about the real machine.

Detail

The Scania chassis is a 10x4 and the transmission is fully modelled and that includes the gearbox.  The wheels are very detailed with different tyres on the steering and driven axles.

The cab has a light bar and horns on the roof with high detail around the front.  There is a realistic number plate and the Brouwer livery is reproduced very well with high quality graphics.  The cab interior is reasonable.  Under the cab is a detailed engine with different coloured components.  Twin exhaust stacks are high quality.

The flatbed deck is metal with inlaid plastic replica timber sections.  At the back the lights have plastic lenses and there is a plastic clip-type towing hitch.  The rear two-stage outrigger beams have metal pads.

The Palfinger looks very good as many small graphics enhance the detail.  The outriggers are three-stage with graphics on each part.  The pistons are smooth, and small separate pads are supplied for the front and rear outriggers.  An additional set of small square plates is also included.

There is a control console with tiny levers.  The base section has twin slewing motors complete with hose, and a bank of hoses run from the boxes up the boom.  There is a winch which has thread hidden under a tape covering.  The boom sections are thin-wall metal, with a stiff profile.  The final boom section has a small fixed metal hook.

The trailer has detailed axles with the suspension being detailed and the wheels and tyres look good.  The towbar is particularly nice and has small springs.  The deck is of the same standard as the truck.  At the rear the lights and graphics are nicely done.

Metal deck posts can be fitted to both truck and trailer.

Features

The Scania has linked steering on axles 1, 2 and 5.  It is stiff with a very limited range of movement.

The cab tilts forward to about 45 and can be posed in the tilted position. 

The front outriggers travel in the up right position and can be telescoped out, rotated and pinned, and the pads lowered.  The rear outriggers can be extended and lowered.

The crane rotates fairly smoothly.

The boom unfolds with the rams being stiff and jerky to extend.  The boom telescoping sections extend well and generally hold a pose.  

The maximum extended height is around 46cm, or 18 inches.

The trailer has sprung suspension and the steering axle has an excellent range of movement.

The trailer is extendible and additional rear light poles can be fitted.

Both the trailer and truck can have deck posts fitted.

Quality

This model is high quality and is well engineered and made, although there are a number of delicate parts on the Scania so care during handling is needed. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.

Price

The model is reasonable value for the quality offered.

Overall

This is a very good looking model which shows off the Brouwer livery well.  It is also highly functional.  Overall it is an outstanding model.

Footnotes

The model first appeared in December 2013.

 
The parts and instruction sheet.
On the road.
Impressive Palfinger.
Detailed chassis.
Deck is nicely detailed.
Detailed trailer chassis.
Nice trailer rear end.
Loaded with a container and tower crane section.
Front outrigger.
Set up ready to lift.