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MAN TGX XXL + Broshuis 4-axle Trailer - Torben Rafn

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-3041
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2020

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Overall   (max 100) 82%


MAN TGX XXL + Broshuis 4-axle Trailer - Torben Rafn Video. [Youku Video]
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The box.
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Excellent graphics.
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Detailed chassis.
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Detailed rear end.
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Detailed trailer chassis.
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Replica timber deck.
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Raised support beam, timber edge beam and container lock are included accessories.
Ramps are included.
Rear steering on the trailer.

This is a model of a MAN TGX XXL Euro 6C (Facelift)  6x2 tag axle tractor with a Broshuis 4-axle semi low loader. 

The model is decorated in the colours of Torben Rafn, the Danish heavy haulage specialist.


The model comes in a WSI Models branded box with a window, and it is held between plastic formers. 

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

There are quite a few parts supplied for the trailer, but no instructions.


The tractor is a MAN TGX XXL Euro 6C (Facelift)  6x2.  It has a very detailed chassis, with the suspension and transmission modelled, and the gearbox and exhaust are represented.  The wheel decoration is particularly nice, and there are different tyre tread patterns on the driven axle. 

The cab has excellent decoration, and precise graphics are printed.  There are beacon lights on the roof.  Behind the cab, there are coiled lines, and a ladder, and a diamond plated stepping plate.  The rear lights have lenses, and there are realistic number plates front and rear.

The trailer is highly detailed.  Underneath, the structure of the trailer is modelled well, with the axles having the suspension fully represented, and there are hoses running to each wheel.  At the front there are a couple of landing legs.  Rear legs for the loading ramps are modelled but are not functional.

The surface of the trailer is very good with the screw holes modelled in the replica timber deck.  Details on the trailer include some 'micro' graphics on the gooseneck. 

The gooseneck has a spare wheel.

The trailer width can be extended with boards and there are also parts for securing a container, and there is a support beam and a pack of deck posts supplied.

Separate ramps are provided for accessing the trailer at the rear end, and plates for accessing the gooseneck.

A pair of width markers loosely attach at the rear end of the trailer if required, and a couple of pull-out ones are stowed under the gooseneck.


The MAN has a moderate steering angle with the mechanism being a little loose on the review model.  The model rolls nicely.

Under the tilting cab is a nice engine with coloured components.

The trailer has plenty of features.  All the axles have effective working suspension with good movement, and the rear two axles are linked with self-steering and can adopt a reasonable angle. 

At the front the landing legs can be screwed down, and the marker boards stowed under the gooseneck can be slid into position. 

The trailer bed can be extended to almost double its length.  For wider loads the trailer has 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.

Other configuration options are provided by the gooseneck storage.  Locks for attaching shipping containers are also supplied, as is a transverse support beam.

Loading plates for the gooseneck and rear loading ramps are also included.


This is ahigh quality truck model.

The paintwork and graphics are excellent.


The model is reasonable value as a limited edition.


As an attractive model the Torben Rafn colour scheme hits the spot, and the model overall is of a very high standard.


The model appeared in May 2020. 

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On the road.
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Attractive MAN.
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Ladder at the back of the cab.
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Textured stepping surfaces.
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Nice engine under the cab.
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Lights at the rear.
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Graphics on the gooseneck.
Track frame load.