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Scania R730 + Broshuis 4-axle Trailer - Gordon Gilder

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  02-1815
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2017

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Overall   (max 100) 82%


Scania R730 + Broshuis 4-axle Trailer - Gordon Gilder Video. [Youku Video]
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The box.
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Excellent Gordon Gilder graphics.
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Detailed chassis.
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Trailer is very detailed.
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Detailed ramps.
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Loaded with a small excavator.
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Ramps, posts, beam and extended width.
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Extended and loaded with big boom sections.
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Ramps down and unloading.

This is a model of a Scania R730 6x4 tractor with a Broshuis 4-axle semi low loader. 

The model is in the colours of Gordon Gilder, an English transport company first established in 1953.

This model was commissioned by Maquires Models in a run of 170 models.


The model comes in a WSI Models branded box which has a window allowing the model to be seen. 

There were no missing parts on the review model. One part was loose in the box and was easily refixed with super glue.

There are quite a few parts supplied for the trailer, but no instructions. A uniquely numbered Collector Card is incuded.


The tractor is a Scania R730 6x4 unit. It has the usual very detailed chassis, with the suspension and transmission modelled.  The wheels are smart, and there are different tyre tread patterns on the driven and steering axles. 

At the front there are two rows of lights, and there is a realistic number plate.  There are beacon lights on the roof.  Behind the cab, there are equipment boxes, coiled lines, and plastic wheel arches cover the rear wheels.

The Gordon Gilder graphics are sharp and the colour scheme is attractive.

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 along the edges of the trailer include the Broshuis logo.  On one side there is a control console box.

At the rear the lights are good and there is a number plate.  The ramps are very nicely modelled with realistic chains.

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

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


The Scania has a steerable axle with limited movement.  The model rolls well.

The cab tilts and maintains a tilted pose.

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. 

The loading ramps lower smoothly.

At the front the landing legs can be screwed down, and the marker boards stowed under the gooseneck can be pulled out 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 fitting or omitting the deck posts.  Locks for attaching shipping containers are also supplied, as is a transverse support beam.

Loading plates for the gooseneck are also included.


This is a another high quality model with a high metal content.

The paintwork and Gordon Gilder graphics are convincing.


The model is reasonable value.


It is nice to see another exclusive limited edition model  and this one is well presented by Maguires Models with a unique collector card. The model looks very attractive when posed with a suitable load.


The model appeared in November 2017 in a limited edition of 170. 

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On the road.
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Parts out of the box including collector card.
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Box behind the cab.
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Cab tilts, with detailed engine.
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Detailed trailer deck.
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Looks good with a container.