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Scania R5 + Nooteboom Low Loader - O'Neills

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2517
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2018

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Overall   (max 100) 79%


Scania R5 + Nooteboom Low Loader - O'Neills Video. [Youku Video]
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The box.
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Distinctive Scania cab.
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Detailed chassis.
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Under the gooseneck and module.
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Connection to the deck.
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Detailed rear end.
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Bolt heads highlighted on the module.
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Deck posts and width extensions are options.

This is a model of a Scania R5 8x4 tractor with a Nooteboom 4-axle low loader. 

The model is in the colours of O'Neills, a company based in Ireland.

This model is one of WSI Models Irish Series and was made in a run of 170 models.


The model comes in a standard WSI Models branded box. 

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

A leaflet describes the model trailer and has information about the real trailer. It is good to see a Collector Card is included.


The tractor is a Scania 8x4 unit. It has a very detailed chassis, with the suspension and transmission modelled.  The wheels are smart, and there are different tyre tread patterns on the driven and steering axles. 

At the front there is a towing hitch and a realistic number plate below the nicely implemented grille.   The chevrons on the front bumper look good. Behind the cab, there is a detailed metal equipment tower with very nice etching, coiled lines, and plastic wheel arches cover the rear wheels.

The O'Neills livery looks very smart.

The trailer is made up of the gooseneck, the deck and 4-axle Pendle X module.

The gooseneck is a metal part.  The control console on the left side has tiny graphics and yellow reflective stripes run on each side.  At the rear a set of hoses / cables are ready to plug into the deck section.  There is a box in the storage area on top, and width markers can be clipped underneath.

The 4-axle unit is detailed.  It features a deep central trough which is an advantage of this trailer design so that the boom of a transported load can be folded low.  Graphics are used to provide the detail on the inner edges and tie-down loops are reproduced within the casting.  A width marker board assembly can be added on top.

There is a detailed surface on the flat bed with plastic timber decking which has the screw pattern visible.  The yellow reflective stripe continues along the edges.  Tiny plastic outriggers for supporting timber edge extensions are modelled, and holes for deck posts are provided.  The metal posts are included with the model also.


The Scania has linked steering with limited movement.

The cab tilts and maintains a tilted pose.

The gooseneck has stiff working cylinders so different angles can be set.  A spacer piece is provided for use in connecting to the deck section.   

The 4-axle module has sprung suspension on each wheel set with linked steering.

The deck can be configured with deck posts, and extra plastic timbers to extend the width.  A blanking plate can be fitted at the end of the module trough.

The deck is also extendible.


This is a nice quality model with a high metal content.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is reasonable value for a certificated limited edition.


It is good to see WSI Models add a collector card with a model as this will enhance the value for many collectors. The model poses well with a suitable load.


The model appeared in September 2018 in a limited edition of 170. 

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On the road.
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Parts out of the box including collector card.
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Nice equipment tower.
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Tilting cab.
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Detailed console graphics.
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Impressive with a load on.
Hauling access plant.
Nice display.
Attractive model.