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#1 midwest 1953

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 10:56 AM

Let's see if my picture posting works----Posted Image
looks like we are ok.

This started as the Autocar dumptruck,(extended frame,third axle,front wheels posable, scratchbuilt winch,tower,tool boxes,drivers door opens)AMT lowboy(narrowed nose,wooden deck) Cat ( scratchbuilt rops,a little weathering)

This was completed in late 80's,so were probably original issue kits.
enjoy ;-)

Thanks for looking,
Jim



(For those squinty-eyed folks, yes, the white tags on the Alaskan Hauler,A-64-B, and Challenge mixer kits do say $10.00)

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:45 PM

Jim
Nice!
Were these published in a magazine at one time? They are vaguely familiar.

$10 kits ! Yikes!

Tim

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 05:49 PM

Tim,

Thanks,

I don't think this ever made the magazines, although it did make the rounds to several contests--------

Of course,several people have had similar combinations over the years.

Those 10.00 kits have a sad story attached to them. I bought them at a show in the early 90s from a guy that had lost his eyesight in an industrial accident.

Jim A.

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 01:53 PM

Jim
Lost his sight.. tragic. By them going to another modeler, the previous owner's vision will carry on.

Tim

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 11:32 AM

Don't know how well his vision is carrying on---------

They were engine and chassis started whenI got them and other than soaking the a-64 chassis in Superclean they haven't been touched.
As tis oft said" He couldda done that!"

The A-64 is destined for a DD12v71 and a Phil Jensen style Holmes wrecker.

The Kenworth/Challenger Mixer is another story-- I'm a little more intimidated by the rarity of the kit.

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 11:55 AM

Pretty cool setup, almost a diorama. Looks like so many 1/1 Cats Ive seen, especially on the Oregon coast, where rust invades every unprotected surface overnight! Dan Nice extras on the Autocar too.