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#1 Old Buckaroo

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 04:16 PM

This was my 50th B-Day present to myself last week . Picked it up off ebay at a $39.99 BIN price.

Sadly the kit does not have the spoke wheels as shown on the box. Blasted Alcoa's <_< instead.

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Anyone know of a good source for spoke wheels ?


Edited by Old Buckaroo, 28 May 2014 - 04:17 PM.


#2 Jim B

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 04:53 PM

I know of an excellent source for the Mack spokes & the square tanks. Check with Daniel at Plaskit Resin. That's where I got the Mack spokes for my R685ST & Cruisliner.

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:07 PM

I bought the same kit when it was re issued back in 2003 thinking it was the re issue of the original R685ST with the spoke wheels. Upon opening the box I felt a little deflated to say the least. What was on the cover was not actually in the box. Oh well I still have it along with the issue that has both the spoke and Alcoa wheels(Red truck on box cover). Maybe Round 2 will reissue it again this time with the spoke wheels and square tanks.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:01 PM

Im sure I have s set of Mack spokes in my junk box. There from the DM800. Your welcome to them. I probably have the tanks also.

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:06 PM

Oh dern,

Anthony is correct - round fuel tanks..   relax , breathe normal... :wacko:



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:13 PM

I bought the same kit when it was re issued back in 2003 thinking it was the re issue of the original R685ST with the spoke wheels. Upon opening the box I felt a little deflated to say the least. What was on the cover was not actually in the box. Oh well I still have it along with the issue that has both the spoke and Alcoa wheels(Red truck on box cover). Maybe Round 2 will reissue it again this time with the spoke wheels and square tanks.


We can only hope....

Ben

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:27 AM

I know of an excellent source for the Mack spokes & the square tanks. Check with Daniel at Plaskit Resin. That's where I got the Mack spokes for my R685ST & Cruisliner.

Jim - you cant make a reference to such fine trucks without providing pictures. ;)



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:40 AM

Sorry about that!  I was on my phone When I posted that.  Here's the R685ST:

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And here's the Cruiseliner:

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And here"s the pair of "single stack Macks":

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Hope you enjoy them.  Oh, happy birthday! :)



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 05:37 AM

Jim - Thank You ! :)

Those are two Fine looking trucks.  The R685ST would look good in front of a set of doubles. The Cruiseliner glass is flawless , nice work on both.

 

I have been accumulating parts to build a Cruiseliner.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:42 AM

Thanks, I'm glad you like them.  I don't have a set of doubles to hook to it, so I usually use the external post van.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 10:51 AM

I have the 4 from my tanker build you inquired about, if your still interested. Drop me a message

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:39 PM

happy birthday! I have a set of square tanks [ I prefer the round ones] let me know if you want/need them :D



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:07 AM

I sure wish AMT would re-issue their Macks,I have so many projects planned that need the R-Model it's not funny! they are just way too expensive anymore! In my opinion,the R-Model is one of AMT's best kits,i only wish I had stocked up when they were readily available. If anyone needs info on pretty much anything Mack,please feel free to contact me,as I have spent the better part of the last 40 years accumulating Mack Memorabilia,Brochures,Factory tech sheets,pictures,etc. And have driven Macks almost exclusively for the past 35 years!..................................Mark



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:09 AM

Jim,where did the Jersey plate and APA decals come from? I was born and raised in South Jersey,and actually worked for APA a short time before they went under, out of the Philadelphia terminal..............................Mark



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:35 AM

luckily, I have two more of these kits in my stash, the version with the truck 'drawn' on the box in green.



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 03:10 PM

Mark, the APA logos came from Jerry @ Model Truckin'.  As for the New Jersey plate, I got it from either The Plate Shack ( http://www.plateshack.com/ ) or Jim Moini's License Plates ( http://moini.net/ ).  I can't remember.  PM me your email address, and I'll send you want I have.

 

The Mack R-model was a really nice kit to build.



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:14 PM

The rear suspension is the only thing that is a bit difficult to assemble on the r series and cruise liner. The brake chambers as well on the rear end need modifying as well. Still love the kits though and hope they get reissued again.

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 04:45 PM

Hope you had a great birthday ,and the Mack's look great.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 03:51 PM

so, this is odd, huh?

 

this kit has spokes and square tanks,

 

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this kit has spokes and alcoas, and comes with both style tanks,

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and it would seem that Seans kit has round tanks and alcoas only,

 

very odd, yes?



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:09 PM

The kit that I built was the Steven's International reissue, and that only had the Alcoas & the round tanks.