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Scania R Highline + Falkom Recovery Truck - Dalarna

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-3009
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2020

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Detail   (max 30) 24
Features   (max 20) 14
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 77%


Scania R Highline + Falkom Recovery Truck - Dalarna Video [Youku Video]
WSI branded box.
Steering angle is very limited.
Detailed chassis.
Highlighted panel handles.
Impressive Scania.
Good lift height.
Winches pulling a truck upright.
It makes an interesting display.

Falkom BV is a Dutch manufacturer of towing and recovery equipment.

The truck is a Scania R Highline on a 8x4 chassis.  It is in the colours of the Swedish company Dalarna.


It comes in a typical WSI-branded windowed box with the model held in a clear plastic insert and lid inside an expanded polystyrene tray. 

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

An instruction sheet advises not to tilt the cab because of the bull bar.  A number of small parts are provided in a separate bag and it is not obvious where they all go.  There is no information about the real vehicle.


The chassis has fully detailed steering, transmission and suspension mostly modelled in metal.  The detailed wheels have different tyres on the steering and non-steering axles.  The highlighted wheel hubs are attractive.

The cab has lights and horns on the roof, and two Michelin men.  At the front there is an impressive bull bar and there is also a realistic number plate. There are graphics in the side windows.

The sides of the body are metal and the panel doors are detailed within the casting, and the panel handles are nicely detailed too.  The applied graphics are sharp.

The wheel arches have attractive silver rims. At the rear the light clusters are formed by graphics.

The recovery winches are mounted on a metal beam and plastic hooks hang from the end of a plastic extension boom.  The hydraulic rams have hoses leading to them.  A wheel lift bolts and pins to the lift frame.

A small folding plastic towing hitch attaches at the rear and there are twin grippers.


The Scania has very stiff linked steering on the front two axles and the range of movement is small.

The cab does not tilt because the bull bar is fixed.

The lifting frame elevates and the two hydraulic cylinders are still enough to hold a pose and support a vehicle on the lift and tow frame.

The winches can be turned by finger and have enough friction to not spin freely.

The winch boom extends.

The wheel lift frame can be attached or detached and when mounted it has its own extendible boom.

The grippers can be lowered but the range of movement is restricted to the level of the bottom of the tyres.

The towing hitch can be rotated but it is not a good fit into its final position due to the scaling and orientation of the parts.  It is not usable as a towing hitch.


This model has a high metal content. 

The paintwork is very good with many very small graphics.


The model is reasonable value for money.


Heavy recovery vehicles are interesting models and this one is attractive in Dalarna colours.


The model appeared in June 2020.

The parts out of the box.
Profile view.
Attractive colours.
Extensive graphics at the rear.
Detailed cab furniture.
At work.
Off for repair.