1:50th Scale Freightliner Century with Wabash Box Trailer

Freightliner Century with Box Trailer in Schneider National Livery

Presented here is the Freightliner Century tractor with Wabash box trailer in the livery of the Schneider National haulage company.

Freightliner Century with Box Trailer in Schneider National Livery

The front wheels have an authentic Michelin tread pattern with working steering and the cab doors can be opened to reveal the internal cab detail and simulated wooded dashboard complete with reproduced guages and dials.

Etched walkway panels are added to the sides and rear of the tractor which is another nice touch and really finishes off the realistic appearance.

Freightliner Century with Box Trailer in Schneider National Livery

Freightliner Century with Box Trailer in Schneider National Livery

The rear of the model has a working fifth wheel coupling with sprung loaded release lever. The fifth wheel can be adjusted depending on the trailer being connected and the air and electrical service lines are present which fit into the holes on the trailer.

The single exhaust stack is fitted behind the cab with flexible rubber side panels and grab rails added.

The opening engine compartment reveals a fully detailed engine bay with engine block, radiator with cooling fan and all the other associated components.

Authentic rubber tyres, working suspension and flexible rubber mud guards, complete with Schneider markings finish off the rear of the model.

Freightliner Century with Box Trailer in Schneider National Livery

The sleeper cab features a removeable roof section which reveals the internal sleeping compartment including lower bed complete with quilt and pillow, upper fold up bed and simulated carpet texture on the floor. The driver and passenger seats are sprung loaded and can be moved forward, just like on the real truck while side and front fender mounted mirrors are provided in the box which need fixing to the model.

Freightliner Century with Box Trailer in Schneider National Livery

The Wabash box trailer is very heavy and features freely rotating rear wheels with authentic rubber tyres mounted using a sprung loaded suspension system and flexible mud guards, complete with Schneider markings.

Freightliner Century with Box Trailer in Schneider National Livery

The front of the trailer has holes for the air and electrical service lines along with various markings while the stabiliser legs can be raised / lowered without revealing any screw thread. The rear of the trailer has opening doors relealing the fully reproduced interior, complete with simulated wooden floor panels and side insulation panels. The level of detail is amazing with authentic markings and instructions printed on the inner walls of the trailer.

Freightliner Century with Box Trailer in Schneider National Livery     Freightliner Century with Box Trailer in Schneider National Livery

There are two versions of the model available. The Schneider National liveried version (reviewed here) and the standard White version are both limited to 500 pieces and were released in December 2006