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Scania Streamline + Broshuis 4-axle Trailer - Gruber

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1850
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2016


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Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)26
Features   (max 20)17
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)82%

Footnotes


Scania Streamline + Broshuis 4-axle Trailer - Gruber Video. [Youku Video]
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The box.
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Ladder on the back of the cab.
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Scania on the wheel.
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Detailed engine.
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Gruber on the gooseneck.
 
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Ramps are very nicely modelled.
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Partially extended deck carrying tower crane sections.
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Unloading using the ramps.
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Ramps for the gooseneck and width extension boards.


This is a model of a Scania R 580 Streamline 6x4 tractor with a Broshuis 4-axle semi low loader. 

It is in the colours of the Italian logistics company Gruber.

Packaging

The model comes in the WSI Models branded box with a window and it is held between plastic formers. 

There were no missing parts or defects on the review model. However a pack of deck posts was not included with the review model which may have been an omission.

There are quite a few parts supplied for the trailer, but no instructions.

Detail

The tractor is a Scania R 580 Streamline 6x4 unit.  It has a very detailed chassis, with the suspension and transmission modelled.  The wheel hubs are nice, with Scania plates on the front axle, and there are different tyre tread patterns on the driven axles. 

The cab looks very smart in the Gruber livery. The lights have either lenses, and there is a realistic number plate.  Behind the cab, there are coiled lines, and a fixed ladder.  Plastic wheel arches cover the rear wheels and the rear lights have individual plastic lenses.

A separate 'Trasporto Eccezionale' sign is provided which could be mounted if desired although there are no fixing holes on the Scania so a connection would have to be improvised.

The trailer is highly detailed.  Underneath, the structure of the trailer is modelled well, with the axles having the suspension fully represented, and there are hoses running to each wheel.  At the front there are a couple of landing legs.  Rear legs for the loading ramps are modelled but are not functional.

The surface of the trailer is very good with the screw holes modelled in the replica timber deck.  Details along the edges of the trailer include a white stripe and there are some detailed 'micro' graphics on the gooseneck.  On one side there is a control console box.

The loading ramps have a good structure and the rear lights are mounted on them.  Fine gauge chains connect to the ramps.  There is a number plate also. 

The gooseneck has sides for a storage box which are metal and have Gruber graphics, and there is a spare wheel at the front.  There are some tiny detailed graphics on the front edge of the gooseneck.

The trailer width can be extended with boards and there are also parts for securing a container.

A pair of width markers loosely attaches at the rear end of the trailer if required, and a couple of pull-out ones are stowed under the gooseneck.

Features

The Scania has a steerable axle with reasonable movement.  The model rolls nicely.

Under the tilting cab is a nice engine.

The trailer has plenty of features.  All the axles have effective working suspension with good movement, and the rear two axles are linked with self-steering and can adopt a reasonable angle. 

The loading ramps can be lowered to make a good landing on the ground.

At the front the landing legs can be screwed down, and the marker boards stowed under the gooseneck can be slid into position. 

The trailer bed can be extended to almost double its length.  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 timber beams can be laid between them.

Other configuration options are provided by the gooseneck storage.  Locks for attaching shipping containers are also supplied, as is a transverse support beam.

Loading plates for the gooseneck are also included.

Quality

This is another well made high quality truck model from WSI.

The paintwork and graphics are of a very high standard.

Price

The model is reasonable value as a limited edition.

Overall

It is a highly functional and good looking model, and it offers a great deal of flexibility in terms of posing possibilities.

Footnotes

The model appeared in November 2016. 

 
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On the road.
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Moderate steering angle.
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Detailed chassis.
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Nice rear lights.
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High detail on the trailer.
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Textured deck and width markers.
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Hauling a container.
 
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Hauling plant.
Hauling heavy boom sections.  Exceptional transport sign on the Scania.