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Mercedes-Benz Actros MP4 + Refrigerated Trailer - Wetter

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1327
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2014

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


Mercedes-Benz Actros MP4 + Refrigerated Trailer - Wetter Video  [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Faithful Actros profile.
Tilting cab.
Red boxes are plastic.
Steering shown at the maximum.
Impressive on the road.
Very detailed rear doors.
Comment on this model.

This model is a Mercedes-Benz Actros 6x2 MP4 Tractor with a Schmitz Refrigerated Trailer.  It is in the colours of Wetter Transport, a Danish company.


The packaging is a typical WSI branded box with the model sitting in plastic formers seated in an expanded polystyrene tray.

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

There is no information provided about the real truck or model.


The Actros chassis is a 6x2 with a highly detailed transmission and suspension modelled in metal.  Also the gearbox, exhaust system, and tank are modelled well too.  The tyres have different tread patterns front and rear and the wheels are nicely decorated in the Wetter colour scheme.

The cab has aerodynamic faring, with aerials and horns on the roof. The colour-coded door mirrors and distinctive grille look impressive. There is a realistic number plate.  The cab artwork is very high quality.

Interior detail is good with a two tone colour scheme, and the Mercedes logo is just visible on the steering wheel. 

Behind the cab there are coiled lines and the wheel arches are plastic.  The light bar at the rear is highly detailed with individual lenses for the lights, and the number plate.

The trailer is heavy as it is mostly metal with the exception of the red boxes underneath.  The axle assemblies are modelled well with nice wheels and the landing legs are detailed with a fine winding handle.

At the front the Thermo King refrigeration unit is detailed well with connection points for lines from the tractor provided underneath.  The graphics on the sides are very sharp and clear.

At the rear the door bolts and hinges are nicely highlighted.  The lights have plastic lenses, and there are tiny side lights.


The Actros has linked steering which only achieves a shallow angle. 

The cab tilts to reveal a detailed engine but it is just able to maintain a tilted pose.

The trailer has working suspension with each axle individually sprung.

The landing legs at the front can be lowered to support the trailer when disconnected from a tractor, with smooth sided pistons. 


This model is very high quality with limited plastic. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is reasonable value.


As another version of the Actros MP4, this is a good looking model in the Wetter livery.  The features are reasonably good although opening trailer doors would have been nice.


The model appeared in November 2014.

Attractive livery.
On the road.
Detail behind the cab.
Detailed chassis.
Stands well on the support legs. Thermo King refrigeration unit is modelled well.
Simple sharp graphics.
Trailer is fairly simply decorated.