jbaakko's Gauge Party Winter 07

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by jbaakko, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    Not sure what I'll end up with, but I'm entering...
  2. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    I think I'm going to do a semi trailer & converter dolly, hauling scrap from the maintenance depot. I dug through my scrap drawers and found a Wather's pulpwood truck pup I scrapped due to it being bent, and tons of wheels, and parts I need.
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    jbaakko Active Member

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    Sheesh, will October get here already! I want to start! I keep adding more parts from the scrap bins to install on this truck!
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    jbaakko Active Member

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    Ahhh, October... 25 Days until my birthday.

    Here's a review of the current parts list from my scrap bin. It's slightly over exposed but, what can you expect from a phone?

    Semi-list:
    -Athearn KW Cab & Chassis
    -Athearn truck wheels (I think I have enough for the cab & pup)
    -Walthers Pulpwood truck pup, converter dolly removed
    -Walthers Pulpwood truck converter dolly
    -Walthers Pulpwood truck crane & grapple
    -Proto 2000 grab irons/ladder
    -Walthers Autorack side panels
    -Plano etched metal walkway bulk stock (left over from the Barstow yard tower!)
    -Evergreen sheet ribbed siding scrap (from Barstow tower again)
    -Midwest Products 3/32" basswood left over, for scrap ties
    -RPP Step guards
    -Athearn hand rail stanchions
    -Proto 2000 wood deck from 52' drop end Gon
    -Window panels (unknown kit)
    -Interior from Street Whipz van
    -Bowser Roadrailer trailer stand and bumper
    -Walthers pintle hook from 26' parcel trailer
    -Ertl mirrors, air horn, exhaust
    -RPP brake wheel (to make trailer kingpin!)

    -Anything else I find useful in my scrap boxes.

    I still need a fuel tank, and battery box for the truck, and headlights.

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    jbaakko Active Member

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    Update #1, 10-1-07

    Well, I've been prepping the boom most of the day. I'm going to make it fully positionable, which means breaking it into segments, and making all new hydraulic pistons. I have the basic sections of the boom done, I just need to do the seat and base hinge now. The biggest problem there will be adding the top mounted hydraulic piston, because the model had a bottom mounted one. I may got bottom mounted, not sure yet.
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    jbaakko Active Member

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    I'm jumping ahead of the competition, I think. Remember now, this is all out of my scrap bin, and very little is assembled exactly as the kits the came from.

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  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Josh that pup trailer looks AWESOME!!!!!!! Keep it up man, cant wait to see some more pics and with some paint too :thumb: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :thumb:
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    jbaakko Active Member

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    I've taken a short break, I'm way ahead of my own schedule!
  9. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    But what kind of truck is it?
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    jbaakko Active Member

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    It's a truck to haul lumber, in this case it will be hauling scrap ties. It was a Kenworth cab, but I'm doing a little modification to it.
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks like you are off to a great start Josh.
  12. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    That's some really smart stuff.
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Looks great so far!! :) :) I might finally post pics tonight :)
  14. Kevinkrey

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    I just stumbled across this thread and it looks great! I want to see more pics. I want to buls one of those, but with a mack cab, and another without the pup, for hauling brush, maybe a ford areomax? Please post mer pics.
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    Getting there. Its been slow lately, as I've gotten distracted from it. I'll get more done soon.
  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Now your talking Kevin!!!! Macks are my favorite trucks :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    The majority of my trucks are Macks :cool:
  17. Kevinkrey

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    You must liike the movie convoy then, huh Trucklover. Mack model RS700L. My favs are thee Mack model r's. I have quite a few trucks I want to build in a Mack.
  18. Lighthorseman

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    That's really coming along nicely. If it's to be a logging truck, most of them have tough lives, don't they? Will it be all beaten up and weathered, :eek: or a spiffy brand-new logging truck? :twisted:
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    Semi-used.

    I figure, for being a old truck, it'll be well taken car of, like its an O/O truck. They buy old used ties to be used in people's yards... :rolleyes:

    Go figure, I saw something along that line here in San Diego, though they were selling people rocks.
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    jbaakko Active Member

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    I'm, sorry guys, I'm not done... I'm too sore to figure out where the metal pins are for the arms.