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DAF 2600 + Nooteboom ODU 1-axle - Van Maanen

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  02-2363
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  September 2020


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 80%

Footnotes


DAF 2600 + Nooteboom ODU 1-axle - Van Maanen  [Youku video]
WSI box.
Smart looking DAF.
Spare wheel is fitted.
Underside of the trailer.
Detailed rear end.
 
Rear axle opened for loading.  Improvised loading ramps are not included.
Great display with a Ruston Bucyrus 22RB on board.


The tractor is a DAF 2600 and the trailer is a Nooteboom 1-axle ODU Low Loader.   The DAF 2600 was manufactured between 1962 and 1974.

It is in the colours of Van Maanen, a Dutch company.

The tractor is made by WSI and the ODU trailer is marked as manufactured by NZG. It has the number 581 and it was first introduced as a model in 2006.

Packaging

The packaging is the usual WSI-branded windowed box. 

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

Detail

The DAF chassis is a 4x2 with the transmission and suspension modelled to a high standard including leaf springs on the front axle.  The wheels are very detailed with different tyres on the steering and driven axles.

The roof is nicely shaped with small spotlights.  An old style headboard is fitted together with a Bibendum figure.  The headlights and grille look realistic and there is an accurate number plate.  There are large windscreen wipers and nice old-style mirrors.  There are excellent Van Maanen graphics on the doors.

Behind the cab there are coiled lines, and a spare wheel.  The frame is modelled in detail and at the back there are nice old style lights.

The trailer is a robust metal model.  It has a simple structure underneath and a nicely modelled gooseneck with sharp Nooteboom graphics.  Fold out outriggers along the deck edges are modelled within the casting.  The plastic replica timber deck has a texture.

The rear axle is modelled well with detailed wheels.  Sharp graphics are added at the back.

Features

The DAF steering is notched with a moderate range of movement.

The trailer axle pairs can be opened up to allow rear end loading of the trailer deck.

The trailer can be extended and two pins are provided to lock it at various extensions. 

Optional metal deck posts can be fitted.

Quality

This model is very high quality. 

The paintwork and graphics are to a high standard.

Price

The model is reasonable value for a limited edition.

Overall

This is a good looking limited edition and brings back memories of the DAF 2600 and old style trailer.

Footnotes

The model appeared in August 2020.

 
The decoration is excellent.
The truck on the road.
Detailed chassis.
Old style lights.
Shaped gooseneck.
Attractive old timer pose.
 
Deck posts fitted.