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Mercedes-Benz Actros + Scheuerle Intercombi Trailer - Wasel

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2215
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2019

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Overall   (max 100) 80%


Mercedes-Benz Actros + Scheuerle Intercombi Trailer - Wasel Video  [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Heavy Actros tractor.
Detailed chassis.
Very detailed equipment tower.
Supports for the gooseneck.
Toolboxes on the gooseneck and nice hose details.
Nice light boards at the back.
Loaded with a heavy concrete beam.
Big load on board - a fermentation tank.
Good as part of a fleet.
Best to stand aside if it comes near.

The tractor is a Mercedes-Benz Actros MP4 Big Space 8x4 SLT and the trailer is a Scheuerle InterCombi with 3 and 2+3 line modules with a spine beam.

It is in the colours of the German company Wasel-Krane.


The packaging is the usual style of WSI branded box. 

There were no missing parts on the review model.  One module locking bolt had a broken handle and a rear light clip was broken, but these did not affect displaying the model.

There are no instructions for the model.


The Actros tractor chassis is an 8x4 and is detailed including the transmission, gearbox and exhaust box.  The wheels have smart trims and there are different tyres on the front and rear axles.

The cab is detailed with windscreen wipers, orange beacon lights and light bar, and an authentic number plate, and there is a towing hitch at the front.  The cab interior is two-tone and looks good.  The Wasel graphics are small and sharp.

Under the cab is a detailed engine.

Behind the cab, the equipment tower is very detailed and mostly metal including some nice mesh work, and there are coiled lines behind. At the back, the lights are nicely detailed and there is an authentic number plate. 

The trailer is made up of the gooseneck, three Scheuerle modules and the spine beam.

The gooseneck is a metal part with some very good details including, spare wheels, banks of hoses and the cabinets on each side have excellently detailed handles.  A couple of plastic tool boxes sit in the load storage area, and two marker boards can be fitted.  A plastic textured tarpaulin cover sits on top.

The Scheuerle modules consist of two 3-line and one 2-line unit and they are from the standard WSI Scheuerle range.   The wheels are nice and the structure of the modules is robust.  The steering linkages are metal and diamond plated metal cover plates provide the protection.  Decoration of the modules includes maximum speed signs, and a pair of clip-on rear light boards is provided.  A very nice touch is that each of the modules has a unique fleet number.

The spine beam has plastic pull-out supports for timber decking, but this is not included with the model. 

Also included are a plastic generator and a clip on control pack for the modules.


The Actros tractor has linked steering, but with a restricted range of movement.

The cab tilts forward but would not pose in a tilted position. 

The gooseneck has working cylinders so different angles can be set.  It connects to the other components using the sliding locking pin system.  Two supports are provided which can be used when the gooseneck is not connected to a tractor.

The Scheuerle modules have excellent independent suspension and the steering is proportional on the 3-line modules and parallel on the 2-line.  The steering could be configurable by adjusting the position of the metal steering bars, although no information is provided on this aspect. 

The spine beam can be extended for long loads.


This model is high quality with a high metal content and plastic used appropriately. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is moderate value.


As usual WSI Models has produced a very nice heavy haulage model.  It is big, and looks particularly good with a large load on board. 


The model appeared in December 2018.
Many parts, but no instruction sheet.
The truck in basic configuration.
Coiled lines behind the cab.
Cab tilts, but will not stay tilted.
Modules are robust.
Plastic tarpaulin cover.
Highlighted tie-down loops.
Extended to maximum length.
Impressive heavy haul.