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#1 Hessel Hemstra

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:31 AM

For some time I have tried to get information about detachable gooseneck trailer. The American trailers are very different to European one's and since I only build American trucks I would like to know how these trailer look like. Factory drawings would of course be wonderful but photo's or specification sheets would do. Could anyone of you help with this?? Project is for long term so no rush.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:21 AM

I don't know if this will help or not, but here is a 1996 Ken Smith article about converting the Revell of Germany Heavy Duty Trailer into a three axle detachable gooseneck trailer. Hope it helps.

http://public.fotki....nov_1996_conve/

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:17 AM

Thanks for that. But I think this is just a try and not anything like the real thing. I will look into this one. Other info is always welcome.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 04:07 AM

It's a start, anyway.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:57 AM

Hessel,
Take a look at this album, Pete & Lowboy The last 26 pictures show what mine looked like before it was painted. I used the article that Jim mentioned as a guide when I built mine a few years ago. I also used the Rogers Trailers web site as a guide for building the neck, they have drawings on their site in PDF format


All I can say is... WOW! That is a great scratch built lowboy. The Pete in front of it is far from a slouch too!

This is what I'm talking about when I say we need updated trailers and trucks. I am not up there with the scratchbuilders quite just yet. So that would be a trailer I'd buy in a second if some plastic model company would dare to make one. Just like I did with the Moebius Lonestar. Let's have 53 foot flatbeds, spread axle step decks, lowboys, reefers, food grade tankers, Nascar type racing transport trailers, 3 and 4 axle oil tankers, chemical tankers, dumpers,2 axle dollies. There is no shortage of subjects! How about it boys? Moebius, a Prostar maybe? Round 2? Revell?(Oh by the way, let's have them with the 2 and/or 5 hole budd wheels please...)Please, please, please! I'm not kidding! :rolleyes:

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 11:11 AM

heres one i did out od alum

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here a plastic one i did
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Edited by semijoe, 24 September 2011 - 11:13 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2011 - 06:04 AM

Hessel, one of the guys here built a pretty nice lowboy trailer by using some drawings and pitures from a trailer manufacturer's internet site: www.rogerstrailers.com.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 06:06 AM

heres one i did out od alum

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here a plastic one i did
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These trailers are for the 1:14 scale Tamiya trucks aren't they? All aluminum build, impressive! Really nice.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:52 AM

http://www.holdentra...oy Complete.pdf
These are the lowboys we use behind our M916 Military Semi's. With a drawing and some dimensions. This is the fold down version.
This is some pics.
http://www.facebook....=1&l=98a65b725a
And this is the other sttyle with detatchable neck we have.

http://www.holdentra...ck Complete.pdf

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:08 AM

This is the M870A3 which is the detachable neck the first design was an M870A1 with collapsible neck. This has more dimensions:
http://www.bing.com/...t=0&FORM=IDFRIR
Air Brake Diagram
http://www.bing.com/...t=0&FORM=IDFRIR
and structural Diagram
http://www.tpub.com/...-14-P0360im.jpg

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:52 PM

Robert, I'am with you on I will buy one . Not that great on just build it with whatever. i will buy one or two of the kits you said if they came out.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:09 PM

hello hessel i pull a 55 ton talbert and once in a while i pull a 55 ton fontaine beam trailer that also has a detachable goose neck. if thats what yoUr looking for i'll take some pictures for you.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:29 PM

Anthony, I would like you to post some pics.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:19 AM

Cappy When you take pictures if you would tape a ruler to the trailer, shoot parallel to the trailer. Walk parallel to the trailer moving the ruller as you go. Any photos shot at an angle screws up the geometry and makes it hard to draw scale drawings. If you email me photos With my phot etiting software and Drawing software I'll scale up and create drawings for a 1/24 and 1/25 scale to share to the group.vincep@pa.metrocast.net

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:07 PM

no problem . i am off till tuesday. but tuesday morning when the sun comes up i'll start taking some pictures what do you want to see i pull a regular low boy and a beam trailer. i do have some pictures . i'll put some up tonight. PS I'am a bowtie man to.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:06 PM

Drop me an email vincep@pa.metrocast.net

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 05:25 PM

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:48 PM

Cool looking trailers

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:45 PM

here are some pics of the talbert I've been working on for over 10 years !
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:57 AM

Great trailers! Does anyone who used Ken Smith's techniques know if the AMT D8 bulldozer will fit? I had originally bought the AMT lowboy for it, but it was too narrow. The D8 is way too wide, even as a "WIDE LOAD" cargo. I had wanted to convert it into a fire service trio. Thanks.