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Scania R + Nooteboom MPX 5-axle - Ainscough

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2220
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2018


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

Footnotes


Scania R + Nooteboom MPX 5-axle - Ainscough  [Youku video]
WSI box.
Impressive Scania.
Detailed chassis.
Trailer is very detailed underneath.
Proportional steering.
 
Deck posts and width extensions can be fitted.
Loaded with boom sections.
Paired with a Liebherr LTM 1500.
Realistic heavy haulage.
Ready to roll.


The tractor is a Scania R Topline Streamline and the trailer is a Nooteboom 5-axle MPX Semi Low Loader.  

It is in the colours of Ainscough, the UK crane hire company.

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 trailer are also described.

Detail

The Scania 6x4 chassis is very detailed and the tyres have different treads on the front and rear axles.  They are mounted on detailed wheels with very smart trims. 

The cab has a light bar on the roof and the many Ainscough graphics are sharp.   At the front there is an STGO board and a realistic number plate.

Inside the cab, the details are reasonable.  Under the cab is a detailed engine.

Behind the cab, the cabinet is vey shiny and reflective.  Diamond plated surfacing extends to the fifth wheel.  At the back, the lights have plastic lenses and there is a number plate.

The trailer is assembled as one piece.

The gooseneck has fixed sides and there are two spare wheels at the front.  There are some excellent tiny graphics on the 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 Scania's steering has 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

An impressive display always results from pairing a heavy crane model with supporting trucks.  This Ainscough model looks really good and has first rate detailing and features.

Footnotes

The model appeared in March 2018.

Click to visit the Nooteboom website
 
The parts and manual.
The truck on the road.
Shiny cabinet behind the cab.
Tilting cab.
Detailed graphics.
Trailer deck extended.
 
Looks great with a load.
Carrying crane parts.