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4200 single drive

24 May 2014 - 06:55 PM

Here's one of a couple of trucks that I have been tinkering with.  I've been slowly working on this 4200 project for a few weeks now.  It's a project because I had to use the junk parts box to put this together.  Thanks to fellow modeler Cappy625, I acquired a 4300 frame from him.  I shortened it to make this a single axle truck.  I'm using an AMT DD8v-71 engine with single exhaust.  It took about a month to paint because the weather here in Colorado has been weird.  One day we're in the 70s and then the next we're in the 40s making it difficult to spray paint.  I think I painted it 4 times now and am at the point where its "good enough" to press on.  So here is what I got done so far...












Thanks for looking.....Jeff


IH Paystar Dump Truck

15 February 2014 - 02:39 PM

I took a break from the Mack I was building and threw this together.  Just a basic out of box build with a little paint.  My goal was to keep the build simple and not get bogged down in too many details. 


My Dad had the original kit on his closet shelf for years (In the 70s) and I would always dream about building it.  He worked as a geologist for a coal company and he had me put a "P&M" sticker on it for the Pittsburg and Midway Coal Mining Co he worked for at the time.  Dad finally let me have it to build and I remember it was originally molded in orange, silver and black colors.  I got a picture of it somewhere but can't seem to find it.  I built this truck and put the gravel decals on it although the dump box surely looks like it wants to haul coal instead!




MACK DM600 Builders kit

24 December 2013 - 09:19 PM



I am new to the forum.  My name is Jeff.  I have been watching for a while and decided to build a truck again after a few years absence.  I picked a kit that has parts scattered about and off their sprues, a "builders kit".  It is the inaccurate ERTL RUBBER DUCK kit.  Since it will never be the RS700L, I decided to build it as a plain U600 bobtail or maybe a lowboy puller.  Here's a few pics of where I'm at with this build.  I got the frame/engine built and painted then dullcote.  The cab is primered in flat white, sometimes I use flat black as a primer.  I have a few parts de-chromed waiting to be painted .  I think I will paint the cab green.  well, that's it for now...