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Volvo FH4 + Nooteboom MPX 6-axle - Westdijk

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-3184
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2021


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 27
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 83%

Footnotes


Volvo FH4 + Nooteboom MPX 6-axle - Westdijk [Youku video]
WSI box.
Attractive Westdijk livery.
Smart equipment box.
Volvo engine.
Excellent trailer details.
 
Excellent steering angle.
Looks great.
Impressive with a load.
Ramps lowered.


The tractor is a 6x4 Volvo FH4 Globetrotter cab and the trailer is a Nooteboom 5-axle MPX Semi Low Loader.  

It is in the colours of the Dutch company Westdijk.

Packaging

The packaging is the usual WSI-branded windowed box. 

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

Included with the model is a good quality manual which describes the real Nooteboom trailer and includes photos of it, and the main features of the trailer part of the model are also described.

Detail

The Volvo chassis is very detailed and the tyres have different treads on the front and rear axles, and are mounted on detailed wheels with smart coloured hubs. 

The cab has colour-coded mirrors, with beacon lights on the roof, and also on the roof bar   The Volvo grille is very detailed and there is a realistic number plate.

The Westdijk livery is very attractive and the paintwork and graphics are excellent.  Inside the cab, the details are reasonable.  Under the cab is a detailed engine with Volvo printed on it.

Behind the cab, there is an equipment box and there are coiled lines.  Diamond plated surfacing extends to the fifth wheel.  At the back, the lights have plastic lenses, there is a number plate and plastic mud flaps.

The trailer is assembled as one piece.

The gooseneck has fixed sides and there are some excellent tiny graphics on the the control console on the left side.  The underneath of the gooseneck is also very detailed with hoses and tanks.

The trailer is very detailed underneath and includes hoses, tanks and wheel chocks.  There are tiny graphics along the deck edge and there is very nice highlighting of the bolt heads on the access plates above the pendle axles.  The detailing at the back is also excellent.

Tiny plastic extension beams for supporting timber edge extensions are modelled, and the replica timbers are included, and holes for deck posts are provided.  The metal posts are included with the model also.

Features

The Volvo has steering which achieves a moderate angle.

The cab tilts forward to about 45 and can pose in the tilted position. 

The gooseneck has working cylinders so different angles can be set. 

Marker boards under the gooseneck can be extended or retracted.

The axles have very good proportional steering on axles 2 to 6, and axles 3 to 6 have sprung suspension.

Axles 1 and 2 can be raised out of service with a good ground clearance. 

The deck is extendible.

The ramps can be lowered for loading.

The deck can be configured with deck posts and extra plastic timbers to extend the width. 

Quality

This model is very high quality. 

The paintwork and graphics are to a high standard.

Price

The model is reasonable value.

Overall

This 6-axle variant of the Nooteboom trailer makes for an impressive heavy haulage model, and it looks great with a suitable load on board.

Footnotes

The model appeared in December 2020.

 
The parts.
On the road.
Moderate steering angle.
Detailed chassis.
Underside of the deck and gooseneck is very detailed.
Deck detailing is impressive.
 
Detailed ramps.
Trailer partially extended.
Great display.