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Scania R Flatbed + Fassi F1100 - Erling Andersen

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-3213
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2021


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Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 27
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 83%

Footnotes


Scania R Flatbed + Fassi F1100 - Erling Andersen Video.  [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Beautiful appearance.
Large Fassi crane.
Excellent graphics.
High detail at the back.
 
Carrying a container.
Deck posts and alternative load.
Pull out outrigger beam rotates down.
Impressive.

This truck is a Scania R Flatbed + Fassi F1100 Loader Crane. 

The loader crane is rated at 90 tonne metres with a maximum lift of 25 tonnes.  Fassi is an Italian company founded in 1955.

The model is in the colours of the Danish company Erling Andersen.

Packaging

The box is a standard WSI style and inside the model is contained within a tray with a clear lid. 

There were no missing parts on the review model. A small light was detached during shipping and was easily glued back.

A generic instruction sheet is included which explains the features of the Fassi crane.  There is no information about the real truck.

Detail

The chassis is an 8x2 arrangement and it is modelled in detail including the gearbox.  The wheels are highly decorated with different tyres on the steering and driven axles.

The cab has air horns and light bar on the roof and the mirrors are colour-coded with graphics applied.  The cab is decorated with high quality detailed graphics which look great. At the front is a large box which is for the non-functional front outrigger.

The deck is metal with high quality plastic replica timber in part.

There are two-stage outrigger beams with metal pads, and they are positioned behind the rear axle. The pistons cannot be fully retracted, which detracts from the appearance in trans[ort mode.

At the back the lights look good and there are small graphics.  There is also a plastic clip-type towing hitch.   Small plastic container locks are provided which fit into the deck and allow a container to be posed on the deck without sliding about.  Metal deck posts can be fitted.

The Fassi crane is very good.  The outriggers are three-stage, and the pistons are smooth, and small separate pads are supplied.  An additional set of small square spreader plates is also included for the front and rear outriggers. 

The base section has a slewing motor complete with hydraulic hose, and there is a nice fuel tank.  There are lights on the lower boom sections and a winch which has thread hidden under a tape covering. 

The boom sections appear to be thin-wall metal, and they certainly have a stiff profile whilst being smooth in operation.  The final boom section has a small fixed metal hook.   A separate fly jib can be fitted although the modelling scale means the last sections are not telescopic.

Features

There is linked steering on the front axles and rear axle, although only a limited range of movement is possible so it is more representative than effective. 

The cab does not tilt because of the front outrigger box.

The front outriggers can be stored in the upright position and can be telescoped out and rotated, and the piston lowered.  The rear outriggers can be extended and lowered.  They cannot support the model wheels-free.

The crane rotates smoothly and the boom unfolds with the rams being stiff in most extensions.  The boom has eight telescoping sections which extend well and generally hold a pose. 

The optional fly jib can be fitted, or left off.  It has an adjustable angle, and telescopic sections.

Quality

This model is well made with a high metal content. 

The paintwork is very good with excellent graphics.

Price

The model is reasonable value.

Overall

This is a beautiful looking limited edition with a high standard of detail and features.

Footnotes

This limited edition model first appeared in February 2021.

 
The parts and instructions.
On the road.
Front outrigger box.
Detailed chassis with linked steering between axles 1,2 and 4.
Very smart wheels.
Big loader crane.
Looks nice loaded.
 
Poses well with a load.
Fly jib fitted.