How about a scale vehicle thread

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

  1. 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!!
  2. COMBAT

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    Thanks.... the trucks are for my mine. :)
  3. 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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  4. 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.
  5. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    I'd say backwards, looks safer that way. Love those GHQ kits, just wish they made more.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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! :)
  9. 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!
  10. Damn Hook

    Damn Hook New Member

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    I agree! :thumb:
  11. woodone

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    here is some of the the ol new and newer

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  12. COMBAT

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    Nice logging trucks. I am partial to the left one of course! :)
  13. 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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  14. 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:
  15. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Indy for the very kind words :wave:

    Couldn't even tell you how many Trucks and Trailers I have, last time I counted tho it was over 500 and now it is well over that now :eek: :mrgreen: :cool:

    There is a way better selection for trucks let alone vehicles in HO scale but Athearn, Atlas, and Delux-Innovations make some pretty nice trucks and trailers in N scale (if that is the scale you are doing) and also Con-Cor made some decent trailers that with a lil work to them would look just fine on the layout. GHQ also makes some really nice cabs in N scale and they have some awesome construction equipment to.

    I believe you when you say,

    Cause I see some of these trailers on the roads and freeways that look like there just about ready to crumble :eek: :confused: Its a wonder they continue to even put goods in them.
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    Yeah. I have a Con-cor Schneider National(who I started driving for) and Roadway tractor and trailer, and then I have 5 Atlas trailers in SWIFT, EXTRA, and BNSF. I saw at our LHS that they have Athearn Roadway Mack tractors with 36' Pup trailers that look pretty cool. They also have Deluxe container chassis and also the container to match them.. Those couple of items are on my list of upcoming purchases! :thumb:
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  17. COMBAT

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    I posted the details about this building in my thread, but if you dont follow that thread here,
    http://forum.zealot.com/t114688-9/#post624589
    I thought the vehicle fans might like to see the trucks at the very least.
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    Thanks for looking.
  18. COMBAT

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    This is my Fire Station and the trucks that were just washed. Enjoy!

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  19. LocoIndy76

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    COMBAT

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing
  20. Damn Hook

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    Looks good guys! Great job on weathering those trailers, Trucklover!