Eric's Truckworks

eaelec Mar 17, 2017

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    Ford BB Truck
    First printing of the cab (N-scale) still lots of work to do on this one. This print was mainly to check how well the cab sits on the chassis.

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    The N scale and the TT scale Ford BB trucks are ready, with a load of beer kegs. Z will be next.

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    The 1934 Ford beer truck in Z-scale:

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    I'll be releasing a lumber truck version also:

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  6. John Bartolotto

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    Eric,

    How do we purchase these?

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    John:
    When they are ready to ship I will make an announcement in the "Model Railroad Product News" forum with a link. Z-Scale Monster will probably be selling them also.
     
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    I've done some farm equipment some tractors, Grain trailers and auger loaders 3D printed even an Omnibus all Z scale
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    The beer truck looks great outstanding job! It looks like your having fun with the 3D printing it will get you hooked after a while! all your drawings coming to life in your hand. Keep up the great work! I like the frame work with the truck even the engine it's cool!!!!!
     
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    Finished beer and lumber trucks.
    These should ready for release sometimes next week.

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    The Ford BB series trucks have been released, see the announcement in "Model Railroad Product News" forum.
     
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    The Fuel Tanker version of the GMC CCKW in both Z and N scale.

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  13. rray

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    You have clearly got the right skills. Would love to see someone produce all the defunct Jordan Products Highway Miniatures in Z Scale. Take the ball and run with it! :D
     
  14. HemiAdda2d

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    Beer truck? Why am I all of the sudden thirsty, and why do I have to be at work?!? Nice job!
     
  15. eaelec

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    My latest Z-scale project, 1947 Dodge Power Wagon:

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  16. acptulsa

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    It's nice, but sitting too low to the ground. You can barely stand a beer can on those tires below the fenders. You should be able to balance a chianti bottle there.
     
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    The wheels are exactly where they should be, the problem is the thickness of the fenders. In 3D printing every surface must be a minimum thickness or they will fall apart during printing. And even if you had a printer which could do it, the fenders would be far to fragile to handle if you made them to scale.
     
  18. acptulsa

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    Well, you're probably right. The Power Wagon was one of the very few things made after the mid 1920s with fenders that weren't skirted at all--not even a little. Can you bevel the edges of the fenders? That would hide the excess thickness in shadow.
     
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    Here's my latest project, should be easy to identify:

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  20. JMC Scale Models

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    1951 Ford
     
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