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Diecast Model of the Month - WSI's Scania R Highline in Van Dieren Maritime livery

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Chris Clifford

Posted on 20 Apr 2012



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OUR TOP MODEL AS CHOSEN BY THE DIECAST TEAM THIS MONTH

WSI
SCANIA R HIGHLINE
PRICE €98 LIMIT NOT SPECIFIED SCALE 1/50 REF NO 10040

Scania won an army of fans with its Highline sleeper cab range, and the R model is the largest of this successful trio.

It can be powered by a V8 or inline engine, and clever design ensures an almost flat cab floor. When coupled with the three-axle curtainside trailer unit, it’s a haulage force to be reckoned with.

European firm Van Dieren Maritime has relied on the Scania for some time, and WSI’s model replicates company cab unit BV-BB-20. With its vivid orange and blue livery acrosss the entire vehicle, it’s sure to enliven the collection of any commercial enthusiast.

The cab itself is a fine example of how to produce this type of model. A heavy diecast body ensures a quality feel. Like the real thing, it hinges forward to reveal a well-detailed V8 engine.

Black, yellow and red service lines are firmly anchored to a detailed support frame, and lay on a most convincing anti-skid platform... itself flanked by realistic strapped fuel tanks...

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