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Mercedes-Benz Actros + Broshuis 7-axle Trailer - Bloedorn

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1991
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2017

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Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 82%


Mercedes-Benz Actros + Broshuis 7-axle Trailer - Bloedorn Video  [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Moderate steering angle.
Detailed equipment tower.
Impressive Actros.
Generator pack on the gooseneck.
Detailed rear end.
Deck posts can be fitted.
Heavy crawler track load.
Transporting heavy crane components.

This is a model of a Mercedes-Benz Actros MP4 Giga Space SLT 8x4 with a Broshuis 7-axle 100 tonne series Trailer in the colours of Bloedorn.

Broshuis is a Dutch trailer company founded in 1885.

Bloedorn is an German transport company.  It was first in business in 1985.


The model comes in a WSI-branded outer box, and it is held between clear plastic formers within an expanded polystyrene tray. 

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

There is no information for the real truck.  An instruction sheet covers the assembly and configuration of the Broshuis trailer.


The Actros has an 8x4 with a high quality chassis and suspension and transmission parts are modelled in metal.  The wheels are smart with different tyres on the front and rear axles.

The Actros cab is smartly decorated and has number plates.  Inside there is a two-tone interior.  The Bloedorn graphics look really good, and the QR code can be read by a smartphone.

Behind the cab the equipment tower is really good, with metal parts.  There are coiled lines and the wheel arches are plastic.  At the rear the lights have plastic lenses.

The Broshuis trailer consists of a gooseneck, spacer section and 7-axle trailer. 

The gooseneck has nice replica timber inlay and a textured surface.  There are many tiny graphics, and nice flexible hoses at the rear and two landing legs.  Warning markers press in, and a plastic generator set is included.

The trailer has a detailed underside, with the suspension and steering modelled.  The wheels are detailed and they have decent tyres.

Details along the edges of the bridge and trailer are very good with a stripe and tiny Broshuis graphics.  At the rear the lights and mud flap look realistic.  The rear stabilisers are modelled, but are not functional.  Two blank signs can placed at the back.

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.  Two pairs of marker boards can be attached to the gooseneck and the rear end of the trailer if required.


The Actros has limited linked steering on the front two axles. 

The cab tilts, but does not pose in a tilted position.

The gooseneck has landing legs which can be unscrewed and lowered, although it would be better if they could be raised higher.   The trailer connection angle is controlled by rams which are reasonably stiff. 

Marker boards can be fitted to the gooseneck for normal transport or wide loads.  The generator can be placed if required.

All the axles have effective working suspension with good movement. 

The trailer has linked steering on the front two axles, and separate linked steering on the rear five axles which is proportional.

The trailer has an extending beam.

The trailer can have deck posts fitted.  For wider loads there is 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. 

Various marker boards can be fitted at the rear of the trailer.

The trailer can be configured without the bridge section if required.


It is well up to WSI's usual standards with a high metal content.

The paintwork and graphics are of a very high standard, with some minor paint loss on some of the trailer suspension rivets


The model is good value for a limited edition truck of this type.


WSI has produced another detailed and very good looking truck model even if Bloedorn may not use the real Broshuis trailer.  The functionality of the trailer is very good.


The model was released in December 2016.

On the road.
Very nice graphics.
Detailed chassis.
Tilting cab.
Detailed chassis.
Control console on the gooseneck.
Width extensions can be added.
Trailer extended.
Very smart.