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Scania R5 + Flatbed Trailer - Brame

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1265
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2015

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Detail   (max 30)26
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)80%


Scania R5 + Flatbed Trailer - Brame Video  [Youku Video]
The box.
Interesting details and wheels.
Detailed chassis.
Detailed trailer chassis.
Excellent detail with a tiny sign on the underside of the trailer.
Loaded with tower crane sections.
Fully extended.
Loaded with beams.
Comment on this model.

This model pairs a Scania R500 Highline 4x2 Tractor with an extendible Flatbed Trailer.  The trailer manufacturer is not mentioned but the model appears to be a Dennison Trailer.

It is decorated in the colours of Pierre Brame, a French transport company based in Colmar.


The model comes in the usual WSI branded box and is contained in a plastic former embedded in an expanded polystyrene tray, and covered with a clear plastic lid. 

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

There is no information about the real vehicle, and no instructions are supplied for the model.  The only parts to fit are the optional deck posts.


The 4x2 Scania tractor unit is of a high standard, with very good transmission and suspension details on the chassis, and most parts appear to be metal.  The tyres have different tread patterns front and rear.

The front of the Scania looks convincing, and it has a realistic number plate.  The light bar and lights above the windscreen are very good.  Inside the cab, the detail level is reasonable.

Under the cab is a detailed plastic engine.

Behind the cab there are coiled lines and diamond plated walkway leading to the fifth wheel area. At the back the rear light clusters look very good and the plastic mud flaps are integral with the wheel arches.

The trailer is also modelled to a high standard.  Underneath, the structure is replicated very well, with hoses running the length of the trailer.  The suspension detailing is very good and the wheels are finely detailed.  At the front, the landing legs have a winding handle.  The side bars ahead of the wheels are plastic.  At the rear the lights have plastic lenses.

The trailer has a textured deck to represent the hardwood of the original, and metal deck posts can be installed if required.  When the trailer is extended, the truss structure is revealed.  It has sections that are thin and realistically shaped.  The central piston has a spring outside to represent a coiled cable.


The Scania has working steering with a limited range of movement. 

The cab tilts revealing the engine and it can be posed in tilted position.

The trailer has spring-loaded suspension on the axles, and the landing legs can be screwed up and down, with the pistons having a smooth surface. 

Extending the trailer is an easy operation and it can be posed at any extension which mirrors the incremental extension capability of the real trailer.  Fully extended the model is 19 inches / 49cm long.

Deck posts can be fitted if required and the fit on the review model was good.


The quality is high with a high metal content and plastic is used appropriately.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is good value.


WSI has produced another very good looking model with the Brame livery being copied really well.  The extending trailer also allows a variety of interesting poses.


This version of the model appeared in May 2015.

On the road.
Smart livery.
Diamond plate surfacing behind the cab.
Tilting cab.
Landing legs lowered.
Very detailed deck surface.