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Volvo FH4 + Nooteboom MCO PX 5-axle - AltéAd

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2463
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2018

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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%


Volvo FH4 + Nooteboom MCO PX 5-axle - AltéAd  [Youku video]
WSI box.
Sharp looking Volvo.
Detailed chassis.
Trailer is very detailed underneath.
Detailed deck surface.
Deck width extensions can be fitted.
Nice display.
Realistic heavy haulage.

The tractor is a Volvo FH4 Globetrotter 6x4 + Nooteboom MCO PX 5-axle Semi Low Loader.  

It is in the colours of AltéAd, the French transport and crane hire company.


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.


The Volvo FH4 chassis is very detailed with different tyres front and rear.  They are mounted on detailed wheels. 

The cab has beacon lights and stub aerials on the roof.   At the front there is a Convoi Exceptionnel board and a realistic number plate.   The Volvo grille is nice and the AltéAd graphics are reproduced well.

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

Behind the cab, there is cabinet with coiled lines.  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 is a spare wheel 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.


The Volvo'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. 


This model is very high quality. 

The paintwork and graphics are to a high standard.


The model is reasonable value.


This is a nice looking heavy haulage vehicle in the colours of a French company.  It is a flexible model and can be displayed in many different ways.


The model appeared in August 2018.

The parts and manual.
The truck on the road.
Speed limit signs behind the cab.
Tilting cab.
Detailed graphics on the console.
Cat grader loaded.
Looks great with a load.
Loaded with crane ballast.