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#1 camaro73

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:40 AM

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:00 AM

Nice so far. Are you going to keep the discks or swap in some spokes?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:08 AM

So far so good.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:14 AM

Thanks guys!

No spokes on this one Jim.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:13 PM

Hi Brian, Looking good :) I really like the addition of the brake lines, I think that really adds to the model :) I did notice one little problem though with your brake lines :( The front drive axle only has brake chambers, meaning they should only have one air line per chamber and that line is connected to the service brake petal. The rear axle has spring brakes, so each chamber should have two lines, one line releases the spring brake and is connected to the yellow button in the cab, the other line is connected to the service brake petal. The brake chambers on the front axle should also have only one brake line. Other than that small little problem, the model is looking great and I can't wait to see pictures of the finished model :)

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

Thanks for pointing that out Rich. I never could get any clear views of the brake chambers on the net. That should be a simple fix.

Also, I just learned something new. Thanks again.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:29 PM

Hay Brian nice job, I built one loved it, what did you use for the brake lines it looks good. I like the way you laid them. It looks tight. Keep the posting going I can get ideas for my next 123 kennywopper

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

Thanks Mike!

I used .050 solder for the brake lines. They are not perfect but it does add a lot more detail.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

awesome start!

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:03 PM

Very nice job love the K-123s :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:16 PM

im planning on building one of these kits soon myself....only if i can find some spokes....Yellow and Green (NO ITS NOT JOHN DEERE)

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

What type of spokes are you looking for? I picked up some 5-spokes from Daniel at Plaskit.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:45 PM

Brian I can see the solder now, thats a great idea. I used really small wire for my brake lines. I'm going to try solder on my titan project. I will post some pictures of it soon. What color are you chosing for the cab? You can check out my 123 on earlier posting, excuse the camera HA HA happy modeling :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:05 PM

The cab will be painted Testors Star Bangled Blue and I might put white stripes on it. Not sure about that yet.

I've seen your 123 Mike. It turned out great!

So far this KW has been a lot easier to build than my Titan was. But I am still early in the build.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:18 AM

Hi,

Nice start to the K-123 cabover. They do turn out really nice - you just need to be patient with the clean-up.

I've got one that the parts are cleaned up for - looks like some of you guys know your stuff so I'll be picking your brains about brake lines, etc. - good reference pictures of Kenworths are hard to come by in the U.K.!

Cheers,

Jim

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:12 PM

Brian can you show some pictures of your titan? I'm working on one now?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:18 PM

Brian can you show some pictures of your titan? I'm working on one now?


Here is the link to the WIP page: http://www.modelcars...wtopic=50498=

Here is the finished page: http://www.modelcars...wtopic=52566=

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:44 PM

What type of spokes are you looking for? I picked up some 5-spokes from Daniel at Plaskit.


the spoked wheels that come in the 40 ft reefer and the fruehauf tanker, i think there fives?...

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:54 AM

I thnik you're right.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 02:23 AM

the spoked wheels that come in the 40 ft reefer and the fruehauf tanker, i think there fives?...

those wheels dont have drive hubs.you would be happier with swaping the wheels for titan or diamond reo ones.its a good excuse to buy another kit