Heller 1:24 Trailer
Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:11 PM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:40 AM
Yes, European semi trailers have been tri-axle and single-tyred since the Seventies as standard. The Heller kit depicts one of the early versions from the Seventies with the 80 profile Michelin Pilot X tyres. The tyres became wider and lower profile in later years and today they are mostly 385/65R22. There are few trailers left of the type the Heller kit resembles and every time I see one, it makes me chuckle at the thought that a 30+ year old device is still earning its bread.
the nice thing about it is that it looks correct behind any tractor, be it from the Seventies, or today.
Edited by Junkman, 10 January 2012 - 07:49 AM.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:47 AM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:16 AM
Does anyone know how much would be involved into converting it into a U. S type trailer ? Ed Shaver
Not sure whether you can make an accurate US trailer out of it at all. But the least thing you'd have to change is the bogie. That requires altering the rear portion of the frame, since European trailers don't have sliding bogies.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 03:08 PM
Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:11 PM
I hear Moebius is coming out with a Trailer for their Lonestar truck.
Hi Ed its no problem to alter the trailer to US standards I converted one and I'll be adding photo's this weekend.