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Scania R5  with Broshuis 3-axle - Autaa

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1268
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  October 2015

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Features   (max 20)17
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)82%


Scania R5  with Broshuis 3-axle Trailer - Autaa Video  [Youku Video]
The WSI box.
Ladder behind the cab.
Lights have lenses and a realistic number plate.
The trailer is good underneath.
Replica timbers are very good.
Width markers fitted, and width extension boards.
Detailed ramps.
Loaded with access equipment.
Extended deck with a support to carry a beam load level.
Special load carrier probably needs a 'Convoi Exceptionnel' sign.
Comment on this model.

This is a model of a Scania R5 Topline 4x2 tractor and a Broshuis 3-axle extendible trailer.

Broshuis is a Dutch trailer company founded in 1885.

Autaa is a French company which offers haulage and lifting services. 


The model comes in a WSI branded box.  Inside, the model is contained within an expanded polystyrene tray, with the model held between clear plastic formers. 

There were no missing parts on the review model.  However the graphic on the passenger door of the Scania is not spelt correctly.

There is no information about the real trailer, and no instructions are supplied for the model.  There are quite a few separate small parts supplied to fit the trailer.


The tractor unit is a Scania R5 Topline 4x2.  The chassis is very good, with the suspension and transmission elements modelled in metal.  The wheels have smart hubs with different tyres on the front and rear axles.

The cab has a jewelled light bar and horns on the roof.  The Autaa graphics are particularly good and include an emblem on the mirrors.   Other details include nice door handles and a realistic number plate.

A detailed engine is modelled under the cab which includes different coloured components.

Behind the cab there are coiled air lines and the twin fuel tanks look good.  At the rear of the tractor the lights have plastic lenses.

The trailer is also highly detailed.  Underneath, the structure is modelled well with hoses running from the axles to the ramps.  The axles are fully detailed with the suspension modelled, and the wheels are good.

At the front there are landing legs and extendible width markers.  The surface of the trailer is top quality with an excellent representation of a timber surface which has screw holes modelled, and the metal surfacing is also textured well.

Details along the edges of the trailer are really nice with an accurately coloured yellow stripe and tiny Broshuis graphics. 

The gooseneck has connectors for lines from the tractor.  The headboard toolbox is metal.

The ramps are held with a realistic chain and they are nicely detailed with timber inserts and hoses.

A separate pack of metal deck posts are provided and these plug into holes in the deck edge.  Plastic timbers can be fitted between the width extension beams in the deck edge.  A pair of width markers attaches at the rear end of the trailer if required.


The Scania has limited steering. 

The cab tilts revealing the engine, and it poses in a tilted position.

The trailer has many features.  All the axles have effective working suspension with good movement, and the rear axle is self-steering and can adopt a reasonable angle. 

At the front the landing legs can be screwed down, and the marker boards stowed under the gooseneck can be slid into position.  The rear width marker boards can be fitted or left off as desired.

The trailer bed can be extended to almost double its length.

The ramps can be unfolded flat for loading.  Plastic ramps are supplied to allow driving on the gooseneck.

For wider loads the trailer has a load floor width adjustment and this works with tiny extension beams which can be pulled out and then replica beams can be laid between them. 

Other configuration options are provided by fitting or omitting the deck posts, and also the sides on the gooseneck.


The metal content is high and both parts of the model are very well made.

The paintwork and graphics are of a very high standard.


The model is good value.


It is good to see Broshuis trailers modelled in 1:50 scale and WSI has continued the high standard it sets for extendible trailers.  This model looks particularly good in the Autaa colour scheme.


The prototype Broshuis trailer was shown at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2015.

On the road.
Scania looks great in Autaa colours.  However the graphic on the cab door is misprinted as 'Aatua'.
Detailed chassis.
Very good chassis detail.
Steering last axle.
Nice graphics on the edge.
Ramps lowered.
Good display model.