My N-ormal Vehicle Builds

vince p Oct 15, 2019

  1. greatdrivermiles

    greatdrivermiles TrainBoard Member

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    I don't think I've posted these here before. These were all done before I got the 3d printer.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. greatdrivermiles

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    since I had to fix the GMC Logger pic here are some more
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  3. vince p

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    Your an evil truck pusher evil I say :whistle:(y):D.

    Nice showcase kits mixed in
     
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  4. MK

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    You like trucks more than trains???? :D:):ROFLMAO::LOL:
     
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    @MK
    Like both drove truck for 15 years

    Work mechanized tie gang 6 for the BN where I was a rail rat and truck driver so they are both in my blood.

    :D:cool:;)(y):ROFLMAO::LOL::eek:o_O:)
     
  6. greatdrivermiles

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    As the little girl in the Taco commercial says "Why not both?"
     
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    Sad I have a new truck Pusher Aaaaaaaaargh not fair feel like that monster Bass on the Hook :whistle:
     
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    Well here's a test drawing of the paint scheme I'm thinking of it will either be a Midwest road or an Eastern road that avoided the meltdown in the early mid 1970's.

    Let me know what y'all think
     

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    Ah, the EL inspired scheme looks good on that rig.
     
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    well got me a Diamond T cabover from Royalemodels.com and with a 40 foot trainworx flatbed with the bulkhead removed this is what i'm shooting for here's the proto pic I have to work from

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    and now the model photos of what I will be starting with.

    So until next update enjoy gonna go play with some lumber in the morning Chowda..
     

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  11. Mo-Pac

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    So cool! Even the Rubber Duck!
     
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    I might Have to ask how much y'all will charge for these large cars?
     
  13. Rich_S

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    Good Lord, look at the length of the frame on that tractor, all most unheard of in that time period.

    I work with a guy who had a double bunk GMC cracker box. He stretched the frame and added the additional bunk space from a second cracker box cab. I wonder if this Diamond T was originally a straight truck tuned into a truck tractor or did the owner stretch the frame?

    Here's your typical 1950's Diamond T cab-over.

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  14. greatdrivermiles

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    Well they aren't painted, but have you checked out www.royalemodels.com?

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    For your straight truck...how about a reefer box truck? Then, using any computer printer, make decals for your favorite beverage. I have done this for several local brew pubs. It adds something completely different to your layout and will catch the attention of visiting model railroaders and general public.
     
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    Did some research that truck was ordered like that for over length loads.

    Back then they could only have a maximum amount hanging over the trailer end at the rear so they went forward to gain another 5-10 feet.

    Thanks for checking in all.
     
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    Will take a look thanks!
     
  18. Rich_S

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    That's interesting. Back when I was hauling over length for US Steel, we were only allowed 3 foot off the front and 5 foot off the back. I had a Fruehauf extendable trailer that opened up to 65'. Most of the time we were hauling 60' "H" and "I" beams for US Steel, we only opened the trailer to 55' and left 5' hanging off the rear. Since 5' was hanging off the rear of the trailer, it had to be flagged and lighted. What was neat, since the frame of the trailer was the negative or ground, when you chained the load down to the trailer, the load also became part of the ground. So the light was mounted to a "C" clamp and only the positive or hot wire was tied into the rear marker lights, the ground was passed through the load. Those were the good old days when "stretch freight" as we called it paid very well.
     
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    Wait till you get a long load on pivots stretched across a Canadian B train.

    Really makes turns interesting Rich never got to use any stretch trailers.
     
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    Rich that's actually a western states truck look at the distance between the rear of the fuel tank to the front drive tire definitely a western truck.

    Eastern trucks for the most part had that rear drive tire almost at the tank a lot shorter frame because of east coast length laws.

    Especially Hunts Point NY and tight east coast docks.
     
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