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    • March 2, 2021 8:33 PM EST
      • Port Orchard, Washington
         
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      I actually feel like the photos don't do a good job of highlighting se of the details. This pickup truck is about 80-90% done.

       

      The feed truck cab is nearing completion as well. Waiting until the tank is set on the frame to build and add the wind deflector. Somehow or another I lost the clear, red and amber lights for the truck so I get to go searching Ebay for them. Thankfully, I think all the AMT trucks used the same sprues and have extra lights. 

       

      So I either buy some spare sprues

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mack-Cruise-Liner-Semi-1-25-marker-cab-light-beacon-flasher-clear-red-yellow-lot/114248818104?hash=item1a99c29db8:g:BRAAAOSwvfxeeTLM

       or....

       

      https://www.hobbylinc.com/amt-kenworth-w925-conventional-semi-tractor-plastic-model-truck-kit-1:25-scale-1021

       

      Or

      https://www.hobbylinc.com/amt-peterbilt-359-wrecker-plastic-model-vehicle-kit-1:25-scale-1133

       

      I mean I have an extra set of DeYoung decals and I've been told they had a conventional tractor that hauled a full sized trailer ( see my first post). Then I would have to build said trailer... Humm

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Craig Townsend at March 2, 2021 9:09 PM EST
    • March 3, 2021 3:39 PM EST
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      Well I did a thing today in reference to the above post....

       

      You'll will just have to wait and see what option I did.

       

      Oops.

       

    • March 3, 2021 8:20 PM EST
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      im guessing you got the KW and will build the tractor trailer, trailer is probably 40’ scale length

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    • March 3, 2021 8:39 PM EST
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      Pete Lassen said:

      im guessing you got the KW and will build the tractor trailer, trailer is probably 40’ scale length

      Well damn... I actually grabbed a Western Star one.. 

       

      Now I've got to find a trailer kit I can bash or something else. I was thinking the trailer would be 40' as well. So a tank of 35'?

       

      This is 1000% Devon's fault now. I wouldn't have even begun to think about these projects yet.

    • March 3, 2021 9:43 PM EST
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      Craig Townsend said:
      Pete Lassen said:

      im guessing you got the KW and will build the tractor trailer, trailer is probably 40’ scale length

      Well damn... I actually grabbed a Western Star one.. 

       

      Now I've got to find a trailer kit I can bash or something else. I was thinking the trailer would be 40' as well. So a tank of 35'?

       

      This is 1000% Devon's fault now. I wouldn't have even begun to think about these projects yet.

       

       

      I have one of these new in the box if that could work.

       

    • March 3, 2021 10:23 PM EST
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      Todd,

      You're not helping the addict... ;)

       

      That's probably as close as I could start with.

       

      Hum.

    • March 4, 2021 12:46 PM EST
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      Actually Todd, I bet I could bash something up using the parts I have on hand still. I still have a decent enough mold to make more tires (I think I would only need to make 6 more). About the only thing that I don't have extra laying around would be the trailer axle springs. 

       

      Now I've really gone into the deep end! But it's on track because I wanted to work on my model of T-D Feeds this spring so this is for that project, right? 

    • March 4, 2021 3:18 PM EST
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    • March 4, 2021 6:40 PM EST
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      Which one did you say was low on air

    • March 6, 2021 4:01 PM EST
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      This truck is done for now. Working on the feed truck now and trying to wrap up that build sometime in the next few days. Then onto some light weathering and only 60 days if building, right?

    • March 7, 2021 2:52 PM EST
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      Just to prove that I am actually still working on this...

      Round 2 of the tank looks so much better already.

    • March 7, 2021 4:17 PM EST
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      Nice work that pickup looks great!

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    • March 10, 2021 2:27 PM EST
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      The pickup came out great. The new tank is looking good as well.

       

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    • March 10, 2021 4:28 PM EST
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      You know what would look really good with this feed truck, Devon?

       

      A feed mill... I'm 100% blaming you for making me build this model and not working on the layout. Because of you I've now got another small side project going as well. Quit being such an enabler to this modeler addict.

    • March 10, 2021 6:04 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      No

       

      I believe just less than 24 hours ago you volunteered a new toy of yours.... I would only need about 500 sq ft of siding produced?

    • March 10, 2021 6:22 PM EST
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      I might have to rescind my offer if I am making 1:29 industrial buildings. If you need a door knob let me know.

       

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    • March 10, 2021 6:28 PM EST
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      What? Actually what I need printed up are some scale coupler draft gear boxes and a few small parts to replace the missing part in the roof when I remove roofwalks from boxcars.

      This post was edited by Craig Townsend at March 10, 2021 6:29 PM EST
    • March 11, 2021 7:29 PM EST
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      Craig Townsend said:

      What? Actually what I need printed up are some scale coupler draft gear boxes and a few small parts to replace the missing part in the roof when I remove roofwalks from boxcars.

      Get me files or at the very least some pictures and dimensions. The only scale coupler draft gear boxes i intend to make are KADEE knock offs. So I will need something to go on. An already drafted .stl file would be real nice. 

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    • March 11, 2021 8:27 PM EST
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      Devon,

      Shhhh, the scale draft gear box design is Burl's that he sent to me to modify. I've got to tweak it a bit still ( make the mounting screw holes a bit beefier), but the idea is to print it so it is a drop fit into USAT boxcar mounting pad. For some odd reason they used the G sized mounting pads for the Kadee, not the #1 pad. 

       

      https://cad.onshape.com/documents/c75ffb74a8b0d4319718d58d/w/7614b5506c94ce1a46ea9672/e/ac0f8602d88c5ee54032a406

      This post was edited by Craig Townsend at March 11, 2021 8:29 PM EST
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