I thought that this build was too good not to share. Will is my youngest son, nearly 22 and this is a build he has been working on for a long time. He did the truck in his early teens pretty much straight out of the box except for the fuel tanks which he made from conduit.
This is the kit he used for the truck. He had one trailer behind it and was going to build a second to make a road train but we went to a model show and someone else had already done it, albeit behind another prime mover so he looked for something else.
This is the trailer kit he used x2, and this is what he came up with....
In Oz this is called a B Train or Stag tippers running at 25m or 26m under permit. What he did was cut both trailers, took a section out of the B(2nd) trailer and add it into the A (1st) trailer. He then altered the rear of the A trailer to accommodate the turntable for the B trailer and changed the pivot points for the A trailer as well.
It's all new chassis from that big plate to the left of the hoist through to the turn table pin. Humbrol yellow chassis over white base and Holts duplicolour light silver for the bodies. His mother is making up canvas tarps for the tops of the trailers.
He decided to leave the ringfeeder for the roadtrain on it. KFS tailights were used.
I admit that there were times when I didn't think that this would make it across the line but it has and I reckon it was worth the wait!
stitchdup: No but it looks pretty decent, not sure about ordering from poland though cos that would be pricey
Feb 4, 2020 3:06:41 GMT -7
DeeCee: That stuff looks impressive, but a trip to Bunnings will get a good set up mate, and left over money for model kits.
Feb 4, 2020 4:37:07 GMT -7
mmthrax: I use old executive desks. Lots of drawer space and no clutter up top. They also lock to keep kids away from the blades, chemicals etc. They are also super cheap.
Feb 4, 2020 7:35:36 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: A bench set up like this would require me to be organized. Right now, I have my acoustic Ovation on the bench getting some new strings. Someday I will put away these guitars and start smelling the glue again, oh how I do miss those head rushes
Feb 4, 2020 14:17:13 GMT -7
stevet: damn you hit a sweet spot with the willys
Feb 4, 2020 20:22:46 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: I'll post up some pics of my new set up. I am the same as mmthrax, I use an old "Roll top" desk. and have a bunch of draws. I just use some old wooden wine boxes for paint storage, they work insanely well.
Feb 6, 2020 15:01:43 GMT -7
DeeCee: CONGRATULATIONS Mark, Joe and Mike.... BEAUTIFUL BUILDS guys...
Feb 7, 2020 2:22:01 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: AWESOME BUILDS GUYS - YOU ALL ROCK!!!
Feb 7, 2020 10:31:38 GMT -7
mustang1989: Thanks fellas.
Feb 7, 2020 10:56:06 GMT -7