Hanomag R 16 B All-Purpose Tractor

Wiking 1:87 Scale Vehicle Review

Hanomag R 16 B All-Purpose Tractor, 1:87 H0 Model Wiking

Wiking offers 1:87 scale models of several variants of the Hanomag R 16 B Tractor, including this export model in typical red enamel finish.

This beautifully detailed and visually pleasing model of the Hanomag R 16 B is sure to appeal to model railroad enthusiast. Experienced modellers may want to correct some of the design compromises of the Hanomag model and add even more detail to it. The factory new Hanomag tractor may be weathered using standard military modelling techniques. A driver, passengers, accessories, trailers, and cargo items are available at model railroad shops.

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Working scale model with interesting detail.

The model looks very nice in its red export paintwork with silver lettering.

The typical pierced rear wheel is modelled correctly.

Front and rear wheels are fitted with accurate soft rubber tires.

A beautiful rack-wagon with wooden wheels is included in the set.

Compatible with other HO scale vehicles and miniatures available from Märklin, ROCO, Faller, Pola, Preiser, and Noch.

The doubled front axle is an acceptable compromise most model railroad enthusiast will be happy to live with. Purist may want to remove the steel axle, and attach the front wheel to the actual plastic axle using 0.8 mm brass wire.

The two diagonal 40 × 15 mm steel struts between the front axle and the clutch housing are missing. These parts may be cut from 0.2 mm polystyrene.

The missing stearing lever on the left-hand side of the vehicle may be scratchbuilt from 0.8 mm brass wire. The upper part of the stearing lever needs to be inserted into the motor block just above the clutch housing. A second brass wire connects this part to the left axle-tree.

Typical U-shaped back-rests made from 0.4 mm brass wire may be attached to one or both rear fenders.

The tow holes in the rear tow bar should be drilled open or shaded black.

The Wiking 1:87 scale Hanomag R 16 B is a beautiful model suitable for agricultural dioramas and rural scenes on model railroad displays. Military modellers will find the Hanomag R 16 a nice change of pace from their usual subject.

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