jbaakko's Gauge Party Winter 07

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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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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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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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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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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.
 

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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:
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.