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Volvo FH4  with Broshuis 3+6 Trailer - Prangl

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2594
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2019

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Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 83%


Volvo FH4  with Broshuis 3+6 Trailer - Prangl Video  [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Sharp Prangl graphics.
8x4 chassis.
Volvo branded engine under the cab.
High detail on the gooseneck.
Broshuis on the mud flaps.
Fully extended.
Short configuration with a precast concrete section.
Optional deck posts fitted.
Deck width can be extended.

This is a model of a Volvo FH4 Globetrotter8x4 with a Broshuis 3+6 Trailer in the colours of Prangl.

Broshuis is a Dutch trailer company founded in 1885.

Prangl is an Austrian company. 


The model comes in a WSI branded outer box, and it is contained within an expanded polystyrene tray, with the model held between clear plastic formers. 

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

A very good leaflet describes the trailer model, and the reverse side has information about the real trailer and some nice photos. 


The Volvo is an 8x4 with the usual very good chassis and a well-detailed suspension and transmission.  The wheels have different tyres on the front and rear axles.

There is a beacon light bar and stub aerials on the roof and the Prangl graphics are very sharp.  A highlight is the chromed mesh grille.  Some of the tiny graphics on the sides are sharp and legible.

Behind the cab there are coiled air lines and the equipment tower has tanks and cabinets.  At the rear the lights have plastic lenses.

The trailer consists of a gooseneck, 3-axle dolly and 6-axle trailer, and it is all highly detailed. 

The gooseneck has nice replica timber inlay and a textured surface.  There are many tiny graphics, and nice flexible hoses at the rear and two landing legs.  Warning marker boards press in.

The dolly and trailer have a detailed underside, with the suspension and steering modelled.  The wheels are detailed and they have decent tyres.

Details along the edges of the dolly and trailer are very good with a stripe and tiny Broshuis graphics.  At the rear the lights and mud flap look realistic.  The rear stabilisers are modelled, but are not functional.

A separate pack of metal deck posts are provided and these plug into holes in the deck edge.  Plastic timbers can be fitted between the width extension beams in the deck edge.  Two pairs of marker boards can be attached to the dolly and the rear end of the trailer if required.


The Volvo has limited linked steering on the front two axles. 

The gooseneck has landing legs which can be unscrewed and lowered.   The trailer connection angle is controlled by rams which are reasonably stiff. 

Marker boards can be fitted to the gooseneck for normal transport or wide loads.

All the trailer and dolly axles have effective working suspension with good movement. 

The dolly has linked steering which is linear in nature, and it has a short extending beam.

The trailer has linked steering on the rear four axles which is proportional.

The trailer has an extending beam.

Both the dolly and the trailer can have deck posts fitted.  For wider loads there is a load floor width adjustment and this works with tiny extension beams which can be pulled out and then replica timber beams can be laid between them. 

Various marker boards can be fitted at the rear of the trailer.

The truck can be configured without the dolly if required.


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

The paintwork and graphics are of a very high standard.


The model is reasonable value for a large heavy haulage vehicle.


The prangl livery makes this a very attractive model which is highlighted by the chrome grille on the Volvo.  The detailing and functionality are also to a high standard.


The model was released in December 2019.

On the road.
The parts and instruction sheet.
Tower behind the cab.
Detailed tail.
Well engineered modules.
Stripe along the edge.
Short extending beam at the dolly.
Impressive with a bridge beam load.
Displays well with a suitable load.