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#81 Mr. Can Am Garage

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:50 PM

I was lucky enough to be trusted with a test shot of the Moebius Great Dane 53' trailer but I had to build it so it could be displayed at NNL East. I received it a mere two days before my local show so I decided to give it whirl to see if I could get it built in time for that. So for two and a half days, I did nothing but work on the trailer. It was finished in time but with no decals it looked pretty plain. I knew what I'd been planning on doing with it from the day the kit was announced so I got that done well before NNL East.

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On the table at NNL East.

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Back home in my garage.

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I'm sure you all can guess where I got the decals from. ;)

A great big Thank You to all of the gang at Moebius for letting me have one - Art Anderson, Dave Metzner and Frank Winspur.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

That looks awesome! Too bad I missed NNL East. It looks perfect behind your CN LoneStar.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:59 PM

That is a great looking trailer! I can't wait to get a couple of them.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

NICE!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

I guess the manufacturers put chrome wheels on for better saleability. But the 2 hole buds would look preety cool on this kit.
So no, they can't please everyone, just trying for the majority, which I think they're going to reach, again... We can always get our own custom parts.

Edited by BigBad, 25 April 2012 - 04:19 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:52 PM

Sweeeeeett!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:58 PM

saw it in person, that things a monster!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:06 AM

Beautiful! The CN logos you chose look great.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:56 AM

Incredible piece of work!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:17 AM

That is 1 sweet trailer ! Many issues with putting it together ?
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:21 AM

Great looking trailer! We can now use the old Fruehaufs for storage trailers.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:20 AM

The choice of wheels for this kit was just a simple case of economics for us - the 10 hole wheels are done - the tooling is paid for, so in an effort to control costs on the trailer kit we elected to use the existing wheels -

We're also using those wheels on the ProStar, for the same reason..

Perhaps we'll be able to add a different wheel to our kits at some point in the future. Since we're new to the big truck segment of the hobby we've tried to be a little conservative with our tooling budgets.
Once Pro Star and Great Dane are out on store shelves we'll have a better feel for how we can budget for tooling costs etc. going forward and I hope that we'll be able to add some variety to future kits like different wheels.

Thanks for your support.
Dave

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:23 AM

John,
The trailer came out really nice - I reallly like the CN decals and the LoneStar makes a great looking rig!
Thanks for posting the photos!

Dave

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:11 AM

Were did you get the trailer

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

WOW!!!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:54 AM

The choice of wheels for this kit was just a simple case of economics for us - the 10 hole wheels are done - the tooling is paid for, so in an effort to control costs on the trailer kit we elected to use the existing wheels -

We're also using those wheels on the ProStar, for the same reason..

Perhaps we'll be able to add a different wheel to our kits at some point in the future. Since we're new to the big truck segment of the hobby we've tried to be a little conservative with our tooling budgets.
Once Pro Star and Great Dane are out on store shelves we'll have a better feel for how we can budget for tooling costs etc. going forward and I hope that we'll be able to add some variety to future kits like different wheels.

Thanks for your support.
Dave


Mr Dave,

When I first saw the pictures of the test shots you have build, I said to my self that this kit will become a best seller.
I am fully respect yours and your colleagues work, working on new truck subjects and ofcourse I am respect all the money that moebius is putting on. I wish all the best.

Early today I was thinking about how to ask for a new subject and I have to say that your post make it easy for me. As I strongly believe that all moebius truck models will succeed, I was thinking if it is early enough for the next trailer. What about a modern 53FT container trailer (intermodal, sea can, you name it)??? I believe that this kind of trailer should be an interesting subject for most of the truck modellers and since there is not any US container trailer availiable exept the italeri's 40ft European trailer, I believe that this could also be a best seller. Most important is that, as far as I can understant by my zero knowlegde about molds, it woudn't be difficult or complecated to create a 53FT contaner trailer. How this sounds to you???

I still want to dream for new Peterbilt kits, like 386 & 389......

Wish you all the best,
Kostas.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

[quote name='Z06Bob' timestamp='1335233756' post='680646']
With Quebec plates! Alright! I tought the truck was pretty neat when you first built it, but with the decked out trailer, it's an awesome rig!
Looks great without the reefer unit too! Good thing Moebius didn't overlook this detail. That Lonestar looks like a natural for this paint scheme, doesn't it?
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Dang straight it's got Quebec plates. Not only does the LoneStar have Quebec plates but it has mudflaps from my local dealer (InterEstrie) and it's fleet number shows it running out of Montreal. BM10 - Broker (Port of) Montreal (truck) 10.

Thank you all for the kind words!

[quote name='jeffb' timestamp='1335261481' post='680802']
saw it in person, that things a monster!
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It ought to be as the trailer alone measures 26 inches.

[quote name='rssschris' timestamp='1335280625' post='680949']
That is 1 sweet trailer ! Many issues with putting it together ?
Chris
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No issues putting it together. A nice quick and easy build.

[quote name='Dave Metzner' timestamp='1335284601' post='680982']
John,
The trailer came out really nice - I reallly like the CN decals and the LoneStar makes a great looking rig!
Thanks for posting the photos!

Dave
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Thanks Dave!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:31 PM

I was driving home from work today and saw a CN Prostar coming the opposite way. Made me think about your Lonestar, you got that paint scheme right on!


Cool but you shouldn't give me ideas. ;)

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:28 PM

LOL! I never noticed you ever needing any inspiration to talk before Bob


LOL!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

I didn't know you were into "bling" Bob. And by the way, what's wrong with a "white day cab with a single exhaust, painted black frame and tanks and white wheels"? To realistic for you I guess...


I'm thinking of building a Prostar in that exact configuration to tow the Great Dane. :rolleyes:
Well, I MIGHT hang onto the aluminum wheels. B)