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DAF XF + Nooteboom Telestep - Collett

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2049
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  October 2017

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Quality   (max 25) 19
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 82%


DAF XF + Nooteboom Telestep - Collett video.  [Youku video]
The Nooteboom box.
Collett livery is attractive.
Detailed chassis.
Very good detail underneath.
Excellent graphics and details.
Fully extended.
Long steelwork fabrication.
Proportional steering.
Telestep beam is very straight.

This model is a 6x4 DAF XF Super Spce Cab and the trailer is a Nooteboom 4-axle OVB-65-04 V(ZT) which is extendible to 48m and is commonly used for wind turbine work.

The model is in the colours of Collett which is a UK heavy haulage company founded in 1928.


The model comes in a high quality Nooteboom branded box and inside, the model is contained within plastic formers inside a tray. 

There were no missing parts on the review model and a minor defect in a part of the chassis which was of no consequence.

There is no information about the real vehicle or model.  A Nooteboom Certificate of Origin is included.


The DAF XF 6x4 chassis is very detailed with transmission and suspension elements modelled.  The tyres are different on steered and driven axles, and they are mounted on attractive wheels.

The Collett livery looks great with excellent paint and graphics.  The detailing is very good too with nice lights, a number plate, and  beacon lights on the roof.  Under the cab is a detailed engine.

Behind the cab there are coiled lines and the textured surfaces are very good.

The trailer sets a high standard.  The real deck is made up of hardwood timbers within omega profile beams and the model replicates this really well on the top surface with the timbers also including screw positions.  Turn the model over and the underside of the deck copies the omega profile perfectly which is an excellent detail.  Staying underneath, the structure is modelled very well, with the support for equipment boxes and spare wheel storage made of plastic.  The axles are very detailed, including the suspension, and there is hosing running to each wheel and the telescopic main member.  The first axle also has the lift cylinder to make it a lift axle, although it is non-functioning on the model.

At the front there is a couple of landing legs, and a control box with cables coming out.  The headboard is a metal casting with nice Collett graphics, and it includes a connection box for lines from the tractor.  At the rear there are wheel chocks stowed under the trailer, and there are good quality lights.

The telescopic main member is metal,with realistic thin sections. The resulting beam sections are both strong and realistic, and they replicate the structure of the real beam with the vertical sides stepped in from the top and bottom flanges.

A separate pack of metal deck posts are provided and these plug into holes in the deck edge.

Pallets made of plastic are included with the model.  These are made up of separate interlocking layers so they can be used for a variety of loads.   Elastic straps are also included to secure loads, and these work fine.


The front axle of the DAF steers with a moderate range of movement. 

The cab tilts to reveal the engine and it can stay tilted. 

The trailer functionality is excellent.  The telescopic beam extends really smoothly, and the overall length of the tractor and trailer reaches around 90cm (3ft).  It also includes a moving transverse beam on the front section of the telescope.

The four axles have working suspension and they are all connected together and steer proportionally to achieve a good angle. 

Underneath the trailer, the landing legs can be screwed down to provide support when the trailer is disconnected from the tractor. They have smooth sided pistons.

Other configuration options are provided by fitting or omitting deck posts. 


This is a very high quality model which has high detail and excellent engineering of the trailer.

The castings on the tractor are very good and and the paintwork and graphics are very nice.


This model is good value.


The Telestep trailer model was first introduced in 2010 and it remains an excallent trailer because of its high quality engineering and details.  The Collett livery is very attractive


The model first appeared in September 2017 and was made in a run of 200 models.

Parts out of the box.
On the road.
Nice behind the cab too.
Detailed engine.
Excellent replica deck.
Nice rear end.
Trailer fitted with deck posts.