IAA Hannover awakens curiosity of scale model fans
The launch of Tonkin Replicas' first European scale models at the IAA International Automobile Exhibition in Hanover was a huge success. The design of Nooteboom Trailers' MULTI-PX semi low-loader was unveiled on the IAA Press Day, while the first metal sample of the Wiesel, a genuine logistics jack-of-all-trades, was presented at the stand of German builder KAMAG.
The six-axle MULTI-PX semi-low loader with a detachable two-axle multi-dolly will be the first joint effort produced by the Nooteboom and European Tonkin design teams. Their goal is to develop a comprehensive concept aligned to our era of scale model building: outstanding quality and precision details without losing sight of the practical side of things. One of the key features is the deluxe gift box, in which the model is tightly encased in specially developed foam for optimum protection during transport. Every Nooteboom model is individually packaged in a special shipping box to withstand many miles of transport without any possibility of damage occurring to the packaging or, of course, the model itself.
The very last pre-production details were discussed at the IAA with the Nooteboom engineers and are currently being implemented into the scale model. The packaging, unique shipping box included, has been fully approved and both Nooteboom and Tonkin look forward to the enthusiastic reception of this scale model by many collectors at the end of this year.
The MULTI-PX 2+6 scale model can be pre-ordered online at www.nooteboomshop.com and www.tonkinreplicas.eu and will be available at the end of the fourth quarter.
The first sample models of the Wiesel were on display at the KAMAG stand. The Wiesel is used to move swap bodies, and to shunt and pull trailers and semi-trailers at logistics yards.
This logistics all-purpose vehicle was never before designed as a scale model. The 1:50 model is fully functional and comes in two color variants. Orders can already be placed for this model at the KAMAG webshop (www.TII-shop.com), with delivery towards the end of 2014.