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Scania S + Nooteboom MPX 6-axle - Red Line

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  02-2373
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2019


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Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 27
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 22
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 85%

Footnotes


Scania S + Nooteboom MPX 6-axle - Red Line  [Youku video]
WSI box.
New generation Scania.
Detailed chassis.
Tilting cab.
High detail.
 
Deck posts and ballast load.
Deck width extensions included.
Heavy boom sections.


The tractor is a new generation Scania S Highline and the trailer is a Nooteboom 6-axle MPX Semi Low Loader.  

It is in the colours of Nooteboom's Red Line range.

Packaging

The packaging is the usual WSI-branded windowed box. 

There were no defects or missing parts 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 model trailer are also described.  A Nooteboom Collector Card is also included.

Detail

The Scania 8x4 chassis is highly detailed and the tyres have different treads on the front and rear axles.  They are mounted on detailed wheels with very smart trims. 

The cab has a light bar on the roof and nice lights with lenses.   The grille is excellent and is enhanced by tiny badge graphics.  The bumper has chevron graphics and there is a number plate.  On the sides the Nooteboom model fleet number is included which is T-048.  The door handles are also really nicely modelled.

Inside the cab, the seats, controls and furniture are modelled.  Under the cab is a detailed engine.

Behind the cab, the equipment tower has small tanks on top, and cabinets and tanks below, and there are coiled lines.  The side fairings have wind turbine graphics.  The wheel arches are detailed.  At the back, the lights have plastic lenses and there is a number plate.

The trailer is assembled as one piece, and ahs the Nooteboom trailer series number OPL-050.

The gooseneck has fixed sides and there are two spare wheels at the front.  There are some excellent tiny graphics on 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 Scania's steering has a moderate range of movement, and the model rolls very well.

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 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

The Nooteboom Red Line series is a very collectible set, and the colour scheme is beautiful.  This is a high quality model of the the latest Scania truck, and it is matched by the quality of the trailer.

Footnotes

The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in February 2019, and was available from April 2019.

Click to visit the Nooteboom website
 
The parts and manual.
The truck on the road.
Beautiful red line colour scheme.
Tower behind the cab.
Looks great.
Impressive.
 
Looks great with a load.