Eric's Truckworks

eaelec Mar 17, 2017

  1. John Bartolotto

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    Sweet! Keep up the great Z work!!

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  2. eaelec

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    First build of the Propane Tanker...
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    Here's a preview of the transporter, I'm still making tweaks on this one:

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    Z like :
    -Z scale
    -and ZZ Top ? ;)

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    That's a street rod, the one on the transporter is definitely not street legal, drag-strip only!
     
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  7. JoeS

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    Finished mine. Great vehicles
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  8. Z train things

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    Great addition to Z scale. Two Thumbs up(y)(y)
     
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    Coming this summer, 3D printed trucks with photo-etched details:

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    That truck looks awesome. The etched metal parts look great!
     
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    Paint the bottom rails of the frame and gloss coat the bare brass for a 1st class pine or oak wood look !!!!
     
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    Here another photo. This is a tow truck based on my earlier Dodge Power Wagon. The photo-etched hoist is going to need some tweaks.
     

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  13. John Bartolotto

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    Sign me up for a tow truck with the photo-etched hoist!

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  14. bostonjim

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    Nice. That is what I'm used to seeing. The 3-D and etched go together well and looks much more prototypical. I'm in. Jim
     
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    The finished Studebaker 2 1/2 ton truck. Photo-etched parts include the stakes on the the cargo bed, the tailgate, mud flaps and the steering wheel.
    I should have a completed Dodge tow truck to show in two or three days.



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    And here is a finished tow truck. Because this was my first attempt at photo-etched parts I made some mistakes. The worst one was on the boom for the tow truck. Bending the sides down was far too difficult and I mangled several booms before I got the hang of it. And since this was a test run only, I only had 5 sets to play with. The army truck PE was better but there were still some minor problems and in the process of assembling them I thought of a lot of ways to improve them for ease of assembly.

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  19. JoeS

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    Nice! I’m a fan of these vehicles and I’ll for sure get a tow truck or two!
     
  20. Kurt Moose

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    Looks good to me!(y)
     

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