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#61 vaughn

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

Like it a lot. Great job.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:59 PM

I can't tell you enough how cool I think this project is, and the execution is just great.

Now, who's going to scratchbuild the steam shovel? :P

#63 Chariots of Fire

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:34 AM

I can't tell you enough how cool I think this project is, and the execution is just great.

Now, who's going to scratchbuild the steam shovel? :P

Hah! Not me!! Wait until you see its companion piece, the AP with the cement mixers on the back! My colleague, Jeff Harper is working on that part.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:23 AM

Sweet build!

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:43 PM

The only thing better would be if you take the model to Boulder Dam and take pics of it there. :)

You've really done some fantastic, inspiring work here, and should be incredibly proud of how it turned out. :wub:

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:55 PM

Very, very nice!!!!!!!!! Looks like it drove right out of the picture!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:53 AM

The only thing better would be if you take the model to Boulder Dam and take pics of it there. :)

You've really done some fantastic, inspiring work here, and should be incredibly proud of how it turned out. :wub:

A bit of a haul, Casey! We will be showing the trucks on a small diorama once Jeff gets his built.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:12 AM

Fan-freakin-tastic.


Ditto, I've been watching quietly in the shadows . I took a tour of the dam several years back and got to see the vidoe of it being built. The guys back them had some bigones

All I can say is WOW. you nailed this replica perfectly

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

Thank you, Bill. It's given me a whole new prospective on the ingenuity and drive of all of the people that built the dam. Inspiration, really. Not only did I learn something about the truck but a lot more about the project as a whole. I visited it as well a few years ago when my daughter was living in Henderson, NV.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Last October I mentioned that JeffH was working on his version of the Boulder Dam AP.  Well here are some pix of his work.  A lot of progress in a relatively short time.  He's shooting for NNL East to display it.  We expect to prepare a backdrop of the dam construction site to go along with both trucks.

JeffsAP1.jpg

Here is the beginning of the two mixers that will be on the back of Jeff's rig.

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And a bit more progress on the drums.

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Here's what the truck looks like with the mixers mounted.

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Jeff borrowed my truck to take off some of the detailing.  When Boulder Dam was built some of the dumps were converted to haulers for the mixers.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

Very nice work, Man...Very nice....Outstanding....



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

This is fun to watch, very nice work



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:53 PM

Brilliant work!! If its not in kit form build it yourself, there's nothing as pretty as antique trucks.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

These are superb!  Excellent work.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:46 AM

This is why I love this site. KUDOS boys.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

i hope to see them at masscar..so awesome



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

i hope to see them at masscar..so awesome

Hi, Gordon!  Jeff is working hard to finish his build in time. 



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

Outstanding build!!



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

Very  nice !  These old trucks fastinate me. I wish there were more kits available, but it seems that there are always unique versions such as these that some of us didn't even know existed. How could they possibly keep up, producing what we want? I wish I had the knowledge amd the skills needed to build such interesting replicas. Guess some of us will just have to experience these through your posts. Keep up the good work, and thanks for taking the time to share with us, because we know can be very time consuming.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

That is just amazing! :wub:   Now you need to build the shovel that goes with it. :)