N 3D printed 20' container chassis and more

kingj63 Jun 7, 2020

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    I have been working all week on some new stuff share with you all
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    At first blush you would say ho hum short van box trailers like we need more of those. Probably not but I had a very specific goal in mind which was liftgate trailers for delivery. The shorter lower format trailer for ease of maneuvering in and around cities. I have two types of trailers and two types of lift gates to offer. The end of trailer style liftgate could be applied to anyting. I could probably offer the tuck-under liftgate as an individual piece if someone was interested. For now it is actually printed as part of the trailer chassis.
     
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    Next we have something which I believe is quite different in terms of availability especially in N Scale. 20200911_193700~2.jpg 20200911_193721~2.jpg 20200911_193751~2.jpg 20200911_193823~2.jpg
    I went to the big with these side load beverage delivery trailers. 20 Bay 45-foot monsters. From here I can resize these down to a chassis Mount body or just a shorter single axle trailer. When I drove truck the first thing that I hauled was beer so I saw these things at the distributor everyday. I hope somebody else wants these and may just not have realized it until they saw that they are now available.
    The red single axle tractor is sort of a work in progress. It represents the first print of a new file. Although I followed the manufacturer's suggested Dimensions it just feels off to me. I am going to do a little more research and maybe it will just grow on me as is. Otherwise it may shrink down a little bit in the future.
    Hint I have two more new tractors for coming off of which would be suitable for single axle format. One of which is actually a medium duty Class 7 tractor.
     
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  3. Keith

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    Wouldn't mind something similar. Have an Uncle in Denver, who drove a similar style truck, for Pepsi, for 30+ years.
    I'd have to see if he's got a photo of it.
     
  4. kingj63

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    Welcome to all of the people discovering me for the first time on this new board. Hopefully everybody else has been able to follow me here. It's been awhile and I have been busy so let's get started with some of my new product. 20200926_090415~2.jpg 20200926_090438~2.jpg
    Picking up where I left off with beverage haulers. I have a shorter single axle version of the tandem axle trailer. Also showcasing a new tractor a medium duty single axle type.
     
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    Final offering in this range is a straight truck version of the beverage hauler
    20200926_085937~2.jpg 20200926_085945~2.jpg I also gave this a test print in HO scale
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    The next few offerings while beer themed was just my choice. They could be many other things as well.
    First let's start with a low cab forward type tractor specifically Mack MC twin screw.
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    Pulling one of my 40 foot lift gate trailers.
     
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    This is the N scale version of a tractor that I showcased some time ago in HO scale. 20200926_083752~2.jpg 20200926_083839~2.jpg 20200926_083812~2.jpg this is Loosely modeled on trucks for a guy that I used to drive for. Lowell L Treffert from Racine Wisconsin.
    The Loosely part is obviously it's my fantasy tractor. But his tractors were big and red with white accent and yes we did haul Pabst
     
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    Moving on from beer. I have another use for the Mack MC. This being a very common sight on many city streets a rear load garbage truck
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    This is so common among LTL carriers it really needs no introduction as to what it is
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    I will definitely be offering this up and more versions
     
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    Today I have a model which is the third version of my Freight Star truck. This version has a short hood and a Mercury type sleeper. It is an homage to a truck I actually drove almost 40 years ago. The real truck was a 1977 snub nose White Road Boss.
    While this is a fantasy version of it I went to some lengths to try and correct the Freight Star so that it was much closer to my little snub nose Road Boss.
    Anyone who pays attention to my work realizes that I like fantasy stuff as much as I like real stuff. The version of the model is called a Freight King. I tried to replicate the visuals as Faithfully to the real truck while adding a little bit of maybe I wish it had been this way to the mix. Take a look and see what you think. Oh yes we did actually haul Geisers potato chips and the trailer is a pretty good facsimile of one that I pulled 20201006_120235~2.jpg 20201006_120123~2.jpg 20201006_120026~2.jpg treffert boss boss.jpg
     
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    That's a pretty solid model. What was the purpose of the short hood vs a longer one? How much extra room was inside the engine compartment that allowed them to move the cab so far forward?

    That Sterling tractor up above looks cool too. I always thought they had a weird design, they just seemed too top-heavy or tall or something. Maybe it has to do with that big grille on the front.
     
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    The snub nose tractor was apparently an LTL configuration. I suppose when they started hauling pups to fit within whatever length restrictions some states still had you needed a short tractor and the snub nose was a concession so it did not have to be a cab over. As far as how far did the engine protrude into the driver's compartment of the cab it wasn't awful. It did not extend much past the dashboard into the cab. The main impediment was of course legroom where you were sort of cramped on the side by the dog house. Now ask me why my boss's brother bought one of these when we were only pulling 40 and 42 ft long trailers I have no clue. Knowing them as I did I suspect it was just being cheap
     
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    Today I have two new models.
    A day cab cabover which needs no introduction as to what it is supposed to be.
    The trailer is a 40' reefer trailer with a curb side door.

    If the graphics are familiar to you then I can guess at least one place you have lived in your life, or if you drove truck where you delivered to anyway.

    I will be working on getting the sleeper version painted and build to display in the near future.

    This seems to have had a few hiccups printing and is a great 3' rule model.
    OK, in real life N scale size it looks pretty awesome. Just sorta fails on the close examination magnified by a camera test.
    Hope someone enjoys it regardless.
    As always, let me know.
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    Mostly hidden by the cab but not enough so I could justify not including a motor.
     
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    Man, that detail is great, even close up.
     
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    The other day A friend of mine was telling me about a new trailer he saw on the highway. So I started looking online and found something I thought was it. Turns out it was some sort of a live floor Hopper type trailer instead. The book was set though and I had to do the trailer that I phoned wish I had never seen before. Here it is. 20201019_155725~2.jpg 20201019_155830~2.jpg 20201019_155820~2.jpg 20201019_155757~2.jpg
    Even though this was just a test print I thought it turned out well enough to share with everyone. Thoughts?
     
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