Note: This feature is in the Nov. TT&C 2020 issue.
NZG recently presented some new models with superior functionality and plenty of details. The Klemm KR 806-3GS is a unique anchor drill rig on the model market. The Liebherr LH22 is a 22-tonne material handler with plenty of details. With the Liebherr LR1300 crawler crane, NZG presents another crane livery of this Scandinavian crane rental company.
NZG replicated a superior level of functionality and details into all models. All major dimensions are correctly transferred into 1/50 scale.
Klemm KR 806-3GS drill rig
Anchor drill rigs are used to drill bore holes for grouted anchors. These contain steel tension members to transfer an applied tensile force to a load-bearing layer into the ground. This sounds complicated, but it simply means to completely stabilize excavation pits for large skyscrapers and to hold baseplates down against uplift by groundwater.
These drills are important on a construction site, and there are not many models available on the market. NZG realized an impressive model, with 42 pivot points and 14 small hydraulic cylinders.
The crawler frames come with indicated steps and lifting points. The top rollers are fully functional and the sprocket is nicely engraved. However, the triple grouser shoes are fairly tight and do not rotate easily. Two little hydraulic cylinders adjust the track frames and the drill rig is able to adjust to an uneven surface.
The engine compartment is located in the back; a 160-horsepower Volvo Penta diesel engine would be installed in reality. Cooler grids are nicely indicated and plenty of warning signs provide safety in danger zones. The entire compartment is completely made of zinc. On the backside, a fire extinguisher is installed and the engine exhaust pipe is present, along with some nice details beside the engine, such as the little washing device with a hose wheel or the little AdBlue tank underneath.