1:50th Scale Freightliner Century with East Flatbed Trailer

Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Carrydeck crane load

Presented here is the Freightliner Century tractor with East flatbed trailer and Carrydeck crane load in the distinctive blue and white livery of Anthony. The East flatbed trailer features working suspension complete with air and electrical lines, rear opening storage compartments and white rubber mud guards with authentic East markings. The East trailer has a distinctive bow to the bed which simulated the pre stressed state of the trailer when not under load. The model is supplied with a host of fixing components including metal chains in various lengths, rubber and fabric straps in various lengths and metal clips which locate into the sides of the trailer bed.

Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Carrydeck crane load

The 5540F Shuttlelift Carrydeck crane in the blue and white livery is an excellent addition as a load and looks awesome when strapped down to the trailer. The crane is exceptionally detailed with opening operator station door revealing the various levers and pedals, complete with authentic operating instructions on the side panel just like the real crane. All wheel steering with freely rotating wheels and authentic rubber tyres with tread pattern add to this exceptional model. The three section boom can be raised and extended and the bed of the crane has several opening compartments, including an opening engine cover.

Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Carrydeck crane load

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

Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Carrydeck crane load    Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Carrydeck crane load

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. 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. Authentic rubber tyres, working suspension, flexible rubber mud guards and rear mounted rack with various chains, tie down hooks and storage compartments finish off the rear of the model.

Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Carrydeck crane load

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 East flatbed trailer and Carrydeck crane load    Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Carrydeck crane load

There are four versions of the model supplied with the Shuttlelift Carrydeck crane load including two company coloured version and two standard colour versions consisting of Red (Limited to 500) and White (Limited to 500). Both standard colour versions have the corporate version of the Carrydeck crane supplied.

The Blue Anthony liveried version (reviewed here) and the Great Lakes Power liveried version are both limited to 500 pieces and are supplied with coloured cranes in the respective liveries. The model was released in December 2006.