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#1 highway

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:35 PM

Ok, gearjammers, the MCM Truck Stop is celebrating it's grand opening, and we need trucks in the lot!

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL BUILD THREAD!

OFFICIAL DATES: Jan 1 2011 to Dec 31 2011 (Feel free to start now if you want!)

NOTE: ENDING DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO JUNE 30, 2012!!!

EDIT: DUE TO LIFE ON THE ROAD CRUISING THE NATION IN MY 1:1, THIS BUILD WILL NOW HAVE AN ENDING DATE OF TO BE ANNOUNCED!!! I HAVE VERY LIMITED INTERNET ACCESS AND WILL CATCH EVERYTHING UP ONCE I COME OFF THE ROAD AND ANNOUNCE A NEW END DATE AT THAT TIME!!!!

I want this to be a fun community build for everyone, and to keep it fun, I will not have many rules. The one major rule is the truck MUST be road legal. You may build a race truck or some wild custom with aircraft engines or Space Shuttle boosters on it, but it will have to be your load on the road legal truck. I would like to keep this build geared to a tribute to the truckers around the world who make sure each and every one of us have the products we need to live life as we do.

Even though the title is "Tractor Trailer Community Build", that does not mean you have to build both a truck or trailer. All trucks will qualify, from straight trucks, to, for our Aussie friends, road trains. Also, any year truck is welcome. If you want to build a city delivery truck, wrecker, car carrier, heavy hauler, or whatever, feel free, and if you want to build and enter more than one truck, there will be no limit on entries. There is also no limit to scale, any scale is welcome as long as it's a kit. They just have to be road legal, just like the ones I hear and I could look out my window right now and see on U.S. 40. There must be a wreck on the interstate, because that's the only time they run heavy past the house this late at night!

I also want to add, even though I said no wild customs, that does not mean you can't customize your truck. Custom trucks are part of the industry, and are welcome at the MCM Truck Stop just like they are at the TA about 5 miles from my house! B) Chrome, custom hoods, fenders, stacks, or stretched frames and sleepers are not only welcome, but encouraged! If you don't think you have enough chrome or "chicken" lights, don't forget to visit the MCM Truck Stop's Chrome Shop! :lol:

Now, for the few rules that I will have in the build.

1. Of course, like I've said, the entry MUST be road legal! I will not be putting on my scale DOT badge and inspecting the truck or checking log books and quoting DOT laws (yes, I do have the Federal Motor Carrier Rulebook!), I just ask the entries be something you would see actually one the road.

2. All HAZMAT or oversized loads MUST have appropriate markings. Simply put, if you have a tanker hauling fuel, it must have "Flammable" placards (signs) on it. I will not get picky on placement, since rules can and probably have changed over the years, but current regulations are one on the front of the vehicle, one on the rear, and one on both sides. If anyone has any questions, feel free to PM me. Also, with oversized loads, and "OVERSIZED (or WIDE) LOAD" banner on the front and rear of the truck. It will not be a requirement, but if you wish to have escort vehicles and police escorts, feel free to do so, just please have the escort vehicles marked with the appropriate banner as well, except for police cars.

3. Trucks under one ton MUST be a working vehicle. One ton or smaller pickups or support vehicles are allowed, but they must be some type of work vehicle, such as a tow truck, a shop/roadside service truck, or a "Hot Shot" combination. A "Hot Shot" is a truck similar to this:

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The only exception to this rule are vehicles that are not the build entry themselves, such as ones used for loads on a car carrier or wrecker.

These next rules are not really rules, but some basic guidelines for the starting kits themselves.

1. Please post pictures of what you will be starting with. I would prefer we all start with unstarted kits, but rebuilds are also welcome. I will also consider partially started builds, but only if they are not far along in the build process.

Partially started builds like these that are nearly complete will NOT be eligible!
EDIT: THIS RULE HAS BEEN CHANGED!!! FINISH THEM IF YOU GOT THEM!!! ONLY COMPLETELY FINISHED BUILDS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER, AFTER ALL THIS IS A COMMUNITY BUILD !!!
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If you have a question about a partial build, please PM me.

2. When your build is complete, please try some outside photography. This idea came from the Jairus Race Plane CBP I was in over the summer, and I found it to be quite fun. Try to get some pics in your driveway, sidewalk, or on your porch, just something to make it appear like the truck is running down the road or is parked in the truckstop, or some other natural setting.

OK, I've rambled enough, but I just wanted to close saying this thread is also for us to post our progress, post your work in progress pics here. If you wish to have your own WIP thread, too, that's fine, but make sure you post the progress here, too!! If there are any questions at all, DO NOT HESITATE TO PM ME! I will do my best to answer all your questions. I will be making another post immediately following this one with the official entry list, and I will place an asterisk (*) behind your name once you have posted a pic of your entry, this means you are OFFICIALLY in! It will be like this:

Your Name: Your Build Entry *

Also, at the end of the build, I will post a poll thread for the entire forum to vote for a "winner" from all the completed official entries. You won't get a prize, but you can brag you won first prize at the MCM Truck Stop and Chrome Shop's 1st annual truck show! :lol:

OK, let's get in gear and start building, and most importantly HAVE FUN!

Edited by highway, 05 July 2012 - 06:32 PM.


#2 highway

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:36 PM

OFFICIAL ENTRY LIST

1. Highway-
  • Ford LTL 9000 Cattle Hauler*
  • 2 Lowboys*
  • "The General" 4-4-0 Steam engine (Load)*
  • 1990 Ford F350 4X4 (Oversized Load Escort Vehicle)*
  • 1990 Ford F250 (Oversized Load Escort Vehicle)*
2. Donnie Boger-
  • GMC General*
  • International Transtar 4300 Eagle*
  • Freuhauf Flatbed Trailer*
3. FlatbedKW-


4. Clayton-
  • Peterbilt 378 custom sleeper*
5. Stryfe 101-
  • White Freightliner SD-UPS*
  • Mack Cruiseliner Custom
6. plasticbutcher-
  • Kenworth K100 COE*
  • White Frieghliner COE with 40' flatbed*
7. Aaronw-
  • Dodge L700*
8. rssschris-
  • Diamond Reo*
  • Livestock Trailer*
9. Blake Rogers-
  • Kenworth W900*
  • International Payhauler (load)*
  • Dodge L700 COE*
10. cargostar-


11. Wheelman-
  • 1999 Chevrolet Silverado custom rollback
12. Master Modeller-
  • Peterbilt 359*
  • Peterbilt 359*
  • Peerless Logger*
13. Clay-
  • "Gearjammer Lee" Peterbilt 359 car carrier*
14. cam-
  • International Transtar 4300 Eagle*
  • 40' Great Dane Dry Goods Trailer*
15. Madd Trucker-
  • Mercedes Truck x2
  • Scania x2
16. cowboysevens-
  • Peterbilt 358
17. niteowl7710-
  • Ford F350 Hot Shot with 38' tri axle fifth wheel trailer*
18. Dusty-
  • Krupp Titan SWL 80*
  • Bussing 8000 S 13*
  • Renault Magnum*
19. Danno-
  • Peterbilt 359 with Lowboy Trailer*
  • American LaFrance Eagle Pumper
20. bigern26-
  • Kenworth W900 Aerodyne*
21. dwc43-
  • International Paystar Dump Truck*
  • Kenworth W900 (Movin On)*
  • Diamond Reo*
  • Ford Louisville Richard Petty Race Hauler*
  • Kenworth W900 Aerodyne*
  • Lowboy Trailer
  • Heavy Duty Lowboy trailer
  • Cat D8 Dozer (load)
22. mistermodel-
  • Peterbilt 359
23. billhytla-
  • Mack Superliner
  • Freuhauf Flatbed trailer
24. Rick-
  • White Freightliner COE*
  • 40 Foot Freuhauf Reefer*
25. whale392-
  • Kenworth K123 Cabover
  • Freuhauf 40 ft reefer
26. supercharged-
  • Peterbilt 359 Car Carrier*
  • Kenworth K100 stretched frame custom*
  • Ford Aeromax and trailer*
  • Kenworth W900 Daycab Custom*
27. old-hermit-
  • Ford F350 Hot Shot with 38' Trailer*
  • Kenworth W900 Aerodyne with Freuhauf Reefer*
28. grimreaper-
  • Peterbilt 359*
29. Markus355-
  • Chevy Titan
30. Justin-
  • White Freightliner COE*
  • Reefer trailer*
  • Ford Louisville
  • Kenworth W900
31. modeltrucker-


32. Nick Winter-
  • 1976 GMC Sierra Grande K35 Holmes wrecker*
  • 1975 Jeep CJ5 plow*
33. airlessride-
  • Kenworth W900*
34. mackattack-
  • Kenworth W925*
  • Peerless Logger*
35. txdieseldog-
  • Chevy Titan 90*
  • 27 foot double trailers*
  • Ford Louisville delivery van*
36. Railfreak78-
  • Kenworth K100*
37. JustBill-
  • Ford Louisville Rollback wrecker*
38. Wagoneer81-



39. BigBlockLyle-
  • 1984 GMC Snowplow
40. DoubleD-
  • Freightliner Dual Drive COE*
41. ghoodii-
  • Autocar Wrecker
  • Freightliner COE with flatbed
  • Chevy Titan 90 with tanker
42. truckman1981-
  • Peterbilt 359*
43. PLUTODNCR4-


44. A12Runner-

45. bandit1-
  • Peterbilt 359 (Gearjammer Lee JR)*
46. stewart-
  • Dodge Van Custom Shop Van (MCM Truckstop Racing Team)*
47. W-409-
  • Kenworth W-900*
48.scale trucker
  • International Lonestar and Reefer Trailer*
  • Dodge L700 and car hauler*
  • Peterbilt 379 and tanker trailer
49. martinfan5-
  • International Lonestar with Featherlite racing trailer*
50. Pollock-
  • Peterbilt 359 with Freuhauf 40' dry van*
  • Kenworth K123 Aerodyne wih Trailmobile racing trailer*
51. Willie-
  • Kenworth W900*
52. jekylljr-
  • Volvo VN780 with Reefer Trailer
  • Peterbilt 378 with dump trailer
  • Mack Superliner Triaxle Dump

Edited by highway, 28 November 2011 - 05:15 PM.


#3 SpreadAxle

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:03 PM

I'll join in. I love the road legal rule, and the fact that it lasts all year. I'm bad with CBP deadlines when they're short. LOL.I don't know which tractor kit I will use just yet, it will be my "namesake". A Flatbed KW. I'll post my decision on kits when I decide.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:03 AM

Put my name on the list as well.379 maybe a rebuild 359? Clayton Shepard

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:36 AM

question, do our trucks have to run a trailer to be entered? I like building the trucks but I don't know if I'll ever really do any trailers. If not then count me in for 2 possibly 3 trucks...

White Freightliner SD - UPS Truck (even though they never used these, I work with what I have)
Mack Cruiseliner custom with a stretched frame and a Mack v-8
and my custom Chevy Titan that i've already got a build thread for if that's allowed


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 05:32 AM

Hey Hiway, this sounds like just the "kick" I need to get back to killing plastic, so count me in with a Revell KW 123 coe/ and an AMT frieght shaker coe
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:20 AM

I need to build another truck, somehow it has become a few years since my last one so count me in. I'll have to figure out what I'm going to build though, so many kits so little time. :lol:

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:21 AM

Can anyone get in on this ? I have never been in a community build & though I have bought a few, I have never built a semi. Could be a nice change from drag cars.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:21 AM

count me in with the payhauler and aussie kenworth :lol:

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:37 AM

Put my name down for a fire truck of some sort :unsure: . Probably on a Mack MR, or an IH Cargostar chassis

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:21 PM

question, do our trucks have to run a trailer to be entered?
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Gray, tractors only are just fine! :unsure:

Even though the title is "Tractor Trailer Community Build", that does not mean you have to build both a truck or trailer. All trucks will qualify, from straight trucks, to, for our Aussie friends, road trains. Also, any year truck is welcome. If you want to build a city delivery truck, wrecker, car carrier, heavy hauler, or whatever, feel free, and if you want to build and enter more than one truck, there will be no limit on entries.


There was one other style of truck that I have already gotten a PM asking about, and that is a "Hot Shot", which is commonly a one ton dually pulling a trailer. The most common hot shots are either car carriers or flatbeds. Here's a few pics I found online of examples of hot shots.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:23 PM

Can anyone get in on this ? I have never been in a community build & though I have bought a few, I have never built a semi. Could be a nice change from drag cars.

Sure thing! This build is open to everyone! :unsure:

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:28 PM

Put my name down for a fire truck of some sort ;) . Probably on a Mack MR, or an IH Cargostar chassis

That is another great example of one I forgot, thanks Dave! :unsure:

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:37 PM

May I get in on this with a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado Roll back? "slightly" custom? - that might kick me into gear to get it re-started...

Yeak, Mike, that would be ok, we might need a wrecker or two here at the MCM Truck Stop! "Slightly" custom is fine, but I might have to draw the line at rubber band tires! :unsure:


On the serious side, and I'm going to edit the rules in the first post slightly for the smaller trucks, one ton or smaller trucks will be fine, but in the case of these trucks, they must be some style of working truck, just like Mike's wrecker, a truck stop shop/roadservicetruck, or the hot shots I mentioned in a previous post. The only exception are cars loaded on a car carrier!

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:40 PM

I just wanted to thank everyone else that I didn't quote a post from for the interest and welcome to the build! I look forward to seeing the pics of everyone's starting kits soon!

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:16 PM

Count me in. I asked for two of Revell's Pete's for Christmas and AMT's Peerless Log Trailer.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:32 PM

count me in with the payhauler and aussie kenworth :lol:

Blake, are you going to build it as an Aussie or North American version, since I know either is possible from the kit?

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:39 PM

Entry list updated!

For those of you not really sure of your entry yet, I put your name only on the list until you are sure, and for the ones sure but no picture yet, all I have to add is the (*) to make it official. :lol:

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:52 PM

You can count me in, I dont have anything right now but I will try to get something.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:26 PM

I'm in, I will be building the transtar 4300 eagle with the 40' great dane dry goods trailer. ( I think that is the trailePosted ImagePosted Imager) I will post pics as soon as possible.

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