How about a scale vehicle thread

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Catt, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. LocoIndy76

    LocoIndy76 Member

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    Pic of the only vehicles so far a couple semi's and trailers. No real layout yet, still in the beginning phase(I bought foam last weekend)

    I drove for Schneider National for 4 years so I HAD to get one of these as soon as I saw them!!! :thumb:

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  2. chessie4155

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    Found this at Tractor Supply..Not sure if its 1/87th scale but it looks close enough..
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  3. Kevinkrey

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    It would look great with a minor bit of detailing. I model on a budget and look for cheap finds all over. Its fun to see how realistic you can make models with a little work.
  4. COMBAT

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    I got some stuff for my B-Day today.... I am VERY happy.... :thumb:

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  5. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Happy B-day! Now, you think we are going to let you get away with just pictures? Details!!!! Spill the beans!! I'm not an HO buff (that's my excuse and I'm stickin' to it) and so can't recognize these things by site.... Who makes the locos? New, used, ebay find? What? DCC, Sound? Neat stuffs. Did you buy them yourself (like I usually have to for myself) or was a certain significant other thoughtful enough to shower you with these gifts?
  6. COMBAT

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    Locos, Athearn, DCC ready, NEW like every other engine. I am going to see Bruce about them.

    I picked out a list of things I wanted. My Mommy and Daddy bought this stuff you saw for me. The wife got me other things. :)

    I love being an only child! sign1
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    You got some nice stuff for your B-day Combat, I love International dump truck and crew cabs!! And the BC Rail is AWESOME to, im gonna have toget one of those, the blue and white looks really cool!!
  8. COMBAT

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    Thanks.... the trucks are for my mine. :)
  9. COMBAT

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    I did some more stuff today as far as models go.
    First up a all metal trailer I built. I am really happy with it. It will be used to haul my new tractor. I will end up having the trailer painted yellow. :)
    Any suggestions on which way the tractor should face for weight on the trailer when its hauled around?

    Thanks to Woodone for the inspiration to try this model. He really needs to post some of his works here as they are amazing! :thumb:
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    Thanks for looking!:wave:
  10. Damn Hook

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    Looks good man! As always... Everything does. :thumb: I can't help ya with which way it should be on the trailer, I've seen them both ways area here.
  11. jbaakko

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    I'd say backwards, looks safer that way. Love those GHQ kits, just wish they made more.
  12. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Looks good.
    Have the mass of the backhoe, the cab and engine, sitting over the trailers wheels, and a little towards the pulling vehicle to put the weight on the drawbar. That would put the bucket facing the ramps.
    Hope that helps.
  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    AWESOME Combat, I love that trailer, I plan on getting a few of those also to haul around some small equipment like that behind a pick-up or small dump-truck.

    As for which way it should face, put it facing backwards like the last picture, that way more weight from the mini excavator will be on the trailer hitch when it is hooked up to what ever you put it with and it will be less likely for it to fall off its hitch during transportation :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    **Edit** Position as 88 said above, we posted at the same time and he does a better job explaining sign1
  14. COMBAT

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    Here is an update of the trailer after paint. It was picked up by the utility company.
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    This shot shows the wood chipper that they already had.
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    Enjoy! :)
  15. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW Awesome, that utility trailer looks so cool!! And it looks even better behind the utility truck!
  16. Damn Hook

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    I agree! :thumb:
  17. woodone

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    here is some of the the ol new and newer

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  18. COMBAT

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    Nice logging trucks. I am partial to the left one of course! :)
  19. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    6 Of my newly weathered trailers

    Burlington 53' Plate Trailer

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    Knight Transportation 53' Trailer

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    28' OVERNITE Trainsportation Pup Trailer

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    28' ROADWAY Pup Trailer

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    28' USF Bestway Pup Trailer

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    28' Yellow Freight Pup Trailer

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  20. LocoIndy76

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    Trucklover

    announce1AWESOME!!! Very nice!!!! From what I have seen you have the best collection of scale modern trucking equipment I have seen!!! :thumb:

    I wish I was doing HO because there is a much better selection...

    Great weathering on the trailers.

    I drive a semi and it is amazing how bad the condition of trailers can get! :eek: