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    Ronald G. Gardner

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  1. Hey all This is what I'm trying to build in 1/25th scale. This is a 1/50th scale Diecast Masters set up. this view shows a Diecast Masters Kenworth T880 tridem tractor, custom 3 x 3 x 3 XL Specialized HD130 drop nose RGN trailer with 3 axle jeep and 3 axle stinger. Thats a Caterpillar D10T2 dozer sitting on the trailer for perspective purposes. You can see my scratch built trailer in the background, and it's almost as long as the whole 1/50th set up. this view shows the Kenworth T880 tridem. this view shows the custom XL 3 axle jeep. The square box on the trailer gooseneck is a hydraulic power pack. this view shows the Cat D10T2 dozer. this view shows the custom 3 axle XL nitrogen charged stinger/booster. As you can tell the 1/25th scale set up is going to be HUGE!!! Well that's it for now be back soon with more. Ron G
  2. Hey misterNNL I just measured it and works out to be approximately 5.00 feet long!!! Tractor is 17.0" total length, 13.875" frt. Bumper to king pin. Jeep is aroind 13.0" total length, 6.50" king pin if jeep to king pin on flip section of trailer. Trailer is 29.0" total length, 28.25" king pin to rear of trailer. Stinger (booster) is 11.00" total length. So 13.875" + 6.50" + 28.25" + 11.00" = 59.625" almost 5 feet😱😱😱 Ron G
  3. Hey misterNNL I think it's going to be around 4 feet maybe longer!!!😱 Ron G
  4. Hey Nitro I just ordered a bunch of stuff from Matt off of Shapways. "D" rings, outriggers, rachet binders and glad hands. Ron G
  5. Hey all I have been working on my Revell Peterbilt 359 custom heavy haul tractor while I'm waiting on parts to come in the mail. I have the Wheels/tires pretty much done ready for paint. I temporarily put it together to see how it works with the lowboy trailer. this view shows it with my AMT D8H dozer and the lowboy trailer. I think it looks amazing together, what do you guys think? close up view of the tractor. closer view of the D8H dozer and trailer. view looking down on the dozer and the trailer. Well that's it for now be back with more soon. Ron G
  6. Hey all I have some more done on the trailer. I've been working on the suspension, axles and brakes. this view shows the three axles sitting loosely in place. this view shows the rear axle. I made this from parts of the AMT lowboy kit and some plastic tube and card stock. another view of the rear axle. bottom view of the rear axle. I'm not a hundred percent satisfied with this set up, so I'm thinking about replacing it with 3D printed ones from Shapways. this view shows the 3D printed set up from Shapways. this view shows the actual 3D printed part. I'm really hoping that these work out ok. I've also been working on a hydraulic power pack for the lowboy RGN. It will consist of a hydraulic tank (scratch built), hydraulic pump (also scratch built) and a 3D printed Honda 13hp engine. this view shows the 3D printed Honda engine. this is the set up I'm trying to replicate. another view of the hydraulic power pack. Still have alot of scratch building, wiring, plumbing, etc.,etc. to do...lol. well that's it for now be back soon with more updates. Ron G
  7. Hey all Got more done on the lowboy trailer. view of the lowboy trailer and my Kenworth W925 tractor. top down view of the trailer and tractor. rear view of the trailer, the yellowish white plastic parts are from the AMT lowboy kit modified to fit. side view showing the AMT parts added to my trailer. rear view showing the tail light area from the AMT kit that I am in the process of modifying to look correct for the XL 130 HD. top down view of the trailer bed. I ran out of 1/2" 'I' beams, so it's off to the hobby store for more stuff...lol. well that's it for now be back soon with more updates. Ron G
  8. Hey guys I now have the gooseneck with the front flip extension done. I also have the lift cylinders for the gooseneck done. Here are some pictures of the set up. this view shows the gooseneck attached to the gooseneck base and the main pivot pins with lock pin clips. this view shows the front flip extension and the pins and pin clips. Also you can see the channel braces for the two king pins. this view shows the gooseneck front extension. The pins on top are the pivots and the pins on the bottom are the lock pins. You can just see the two king pins on the bottom. this view shows the front extension flipped up and resting on the rubber support blocks. You can see the front king pin it's made out of a 1/8" diameter aluminum tube. this view shows the gooseneck in the down position and the gooseneck flipped up. this view shows the gooseneck and the main pivot pins with pin clips. this view shows the gooseneck base and the locking cylinder. On the right is the rear of the gooseneck. this view shows the front of the gooseneck base and the attachment pin locations to the frame of the trailer base. this view shows the trailer connection pins this is were the gooseneck base attaches. this view shows the front of the trailer base and the relief area for the locking cylinder. this view shows the hydraulic lifting cylinders and how they attach to the gooseneck and the gooseneck base. this view shows the gooseneck and the front of the trailer and the approximate width of the trailer base. this is a 1/50 scale diecast set up of what I'm trying to make in 1/25 scale. It's a Kenworth T880 tridem tractor, XL Specialized XL130 HD 28' well lowboy trailer with a 3 axle jeep and 3 axle nitrogen stinger with a Cat D10T2 sitting on it for prospective...lol. you can see my scratch built lowboy trailer in the background. It's as long as the whole set up in 1/50 scale...lol. well that's it for now be back with more soon. Ron G
  9. Hey all I guess it's been a while since I posted anything on this build, so here are some pictures of where I'm at. I have the two main beams, all the braces and the gooseneck built. I used 5/8" 'I' beams for the main beams and 1/2" 'I' beams for the cross beams. I used 1/4" 'I' beams at the rear for the cross beams under the bucket well. I used 5/8" & 1/2" beams to make the rear frame. I made the gooseneck from 1/16" thick flat stock and 0.03" x 1/4" strip stock, also I made the pivot from 3/8" down to 3/16" telescopic plastic tube from Evergreen plastics. The pivit pins are made from 1/8" plastic tube with copper lock pins. The part of the gooseneck that attaches to the trailer is made from 1/16" thick plastic stock and various sizes of 'I' beams. King pin is a piece of 1/8" aluminum tube. the rear of the trailer transitions from 5/8" to 1/2" 'I' beams and has 1/4" 'H' columns for cross braces. I'm thinking about scratch building the rear air suspension, but I may use the ones from Moluminum, don't know still on the fence on this one. The wheels & tires are from Moebius this view is looking down at the gooseneck. I still have to make the front flip portion of the gooseneck, add all the lines, finish the lift cylinders, etc., etc....🤪 this is a side view of the gooseneck area. I have the trailer posed with my AMT Kenworth 925 for the gravel train for pictures only. This has changed a little from my original concept, it's now closer to a XL Specialized HD130 with s 28' well. I plan on making a three axle 'jeep' for this also and possibly a three axle 'stinger' too! Need to order more wheels & tires. Well back to it, be back soon with more updates. Ron G
  10. Hey all Here's a little something I've been working on in Unigraphics NX11. It is the AMT Peterbilt 359 day cab kit along with the dump box from the AMT Autocar dump truck. Here are some pictures for you to look at. Let me know what you think. front isometric view with five hole 22.5 Peterbilt wheels and tires. rear isometric view. side view with the 5 hole Peterbilt 22.5 wheels and tires. side view with 24.5 6 spoke (Mack style) wheels and tires. rear isometric view of the truck with the 24.5 wheels and tires. I know that Pete's never came with 6 spokes, but look cool.😉 Ron G
  11. Hey James If you send me a picture/drawing of a Vortex air cleaner with some dimensions I can model it in Cad and the print it. I used the air cleaners that came in the Revell 1/25 Peterbilt kit to model the ones I used on my cad model. There the same as the ones in there 1/16 scale kits, but there are two of them. Ron G
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