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MAN TGX XXL + Nooteboom MPX 5-axle - Silvasti

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2113
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2017


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Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 27
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 84%

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MAN TGX XXL + Nooteboom MPX 5-axle - Silvasti  [Youku video]
WSI box.
Really good MAN cab in Silvasti colours.
Tower behind the cab.
Tilting cab with MAN engine.
Detailed graphics.
 
Good steering angle.
Extended trailer.
Deck width extension.
Carrying a heavy truss.
Convincing heavy haulage.


The tractor is a MAN TGX XXL 8x4 and the trailer is a Nooteboom 5-axle MPX Semi Low Loader.  

It is in the colours of Silvasti, a heavy haulage company based in Finland which was started in 2002.

Packaging

The packaging is the usual WSI-branded windowed box. 

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

Included with the model is a good quality manual which describes the real Nooteboom trailer and includes photos of it, and the main features of the model are also described.

Detail

The chassis is very detailed and the tyres have different treads on the front and rear axles, and are mounted on detailed wheels with very smart trims. 

The cab has colour-coded mirrors, with horns and beacon lights on the roof.   At the front there is a towing hitch with an optional cover and a realistic number plate.

The Silvasti livery is rendered really well and the graphics are sharp.  Inside the cab, the details are reasonable.  Under the cab is a detailed engine with MAN Common Rail printed on it.

Behind the cab, the equipment tower is very good and the fan under the mesh grille looks particularly good.  There are various hoses modelled.  Diamond plated surfacing extends to the fifth wheel.  At the back, the lights have plastic lenses, there is a number plate, towing hitch and plastic mud flaps.

The trailer is assembled as one piece.

The gooseneck has fixed sides and there is a spare wheel at the front.  There are some excellent tiny graphics on the he control console on the left side.  The underneath of the gooseneck is also very detailed with hoses and tanks.

The trailer is very detailed underneath and includes hoses, tanks and wheel chocks.  There are tiny graphics along the deck edge and there is very nice highlighting of the bolt heads on the access plates above the pendle axles.  The detailing at the back is also excellent.

Tiny plastic extension beams for supporting timber edge extensions are modelled, and the replica timbers are included, and holes for deck posts are provided.  The metal posts are included with the model also.

Features

The MAN has linked steering with a limited range of movement.

The cab tilts forward to about 45 and can pose in the tilted position. 

The gooseneck has working cylinders so different angles can be set. 

Marker boards under the gooseneck can be extended or retracted.

The axles have very good proportional steering on axles 2 to 5, and axles 3 to 5 have sprung suspension.

Axles 1 and 2 can be raised out of service with a good ground clearance. 

The deck is extendible.

The deck can be configured with deck posts and extra plastic timbers to extend the width. 

Quality

This model is very high quality. 

The paintwork and graphics are to a high standard.

Price

The model is reasonable value.

Overall

This version of the Nooteboom MPX is excellent in terms of detail and functionality.  It is matched by the MAN, and the whole model looks really good in Silvasti colours.

Footnotes

The model appeared in July 2017.

 
The parts.
The model on the road.
Steering has limited movement.
Detailed chassis.
Underside of the deck and gooseneck is very detailed.
Highlighted bolt heads on the deck.
 
Axles 1 and 2 raised out of service.
Deck posts.
Carrying boom sections.