Midland Belly Dump Trailer Build
Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:00 AM
Edited by Aaron Corey, 19 April 2012 - 06:01 AM.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:11 AM
Very nice modeling, your trailer is looking great I do have a question that maybe you or another member maybe able to help me with, Does anyone make a scale ruler for 1/25th scale? What I'm getting at, currently there are scale rulers that model railroader use for 1:160, 1:87, 1:64 and 1:48 scales, where all the measurements on the rulers are in foot and inches. Does this type of ruler exists for 1/25?
Thanks in Advance,
Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:50 PM
Here's my latest progress; the hopper is attached to the main body:
Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:09 PM
An excellent topic and build, its great to see how you have gone about the works so far.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:36 PM
The front and rear "bumpers":
The hopper doors:
Next, I'll be taking the suspension from the AMT Fruehauf flatbed trailer and adapting it for this project...
Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:49 AM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:35 PM
Now I understand why the real trailers are built the way they are: Even though I'm mainly using 0.020" styrene (which is pretty flexible on its own), the fully assembled trailer body is surprisingly strong and stiff.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:20 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:20 PM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:38 AM
Now that I look at the photo, I realize that could solve the issue by trimming the front of the suspension (the part that grips the frame rails) to allow it to sit further forward on the frame rails...
Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:45 AM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:32 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:25 PM
I've fixed the suspension. Here's a mockup to see how everthing fits together:
Now, I just need to add a few more details (push block, air cylinders for the hopper doors, mudflaps etc.) and then it'll be time to paint.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:02 PM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:19 AM
...and the air cylinders for the hopper doors:
Now I just need to paint and decal, and this thing will be done.
Edited by Aaron Corey, 18 May 2012 - 08:21 AM.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:21 PM
I may convert it to 1/32 scale.
I have a set of aluminum scale rulers from Murphey.
Murphey's Rule 3 has 1/25 & 1/43 scale
Murphey's original has 1/72 & 1/48
Rule 2 has 1/32 & 1/35. (have to find where I hid that one!!)
I ordered these several years ago from an ad in a model 'Enthusiast' magazine,
so I am not sure if they are still made.