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Paul B

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  1. Ok, I see you have met Ben Sorry Ben, couldn't resist. It was served up so neatly. I do have to be careful about commenting on unfinshed projects. I can hear a voice asking "are you the pot or the kettle?"
  2. Looks good Gordon. Looks like somebody got the "look but don't touch" talk:)
  3. Thanks for the comments guys. Monty Oregon doubles are otherwise known as Rocky Mountain doubles, where you have a full length semi trailer followed by a shorter pup trailer. Oregon set the maximum trailer length for this combo at 68'. The term super singles refers to wheels and tires, where a wider single wheel is used in place of duals. Anthony, I hope not. I'm done moving for a while.
  4. Been a while since I've posted between work changes and and a move. Starting to get back to modeling by making post move repairs. First up, is my Freightliner FLD with Oregon doubles. I originally built this 4-5 years ago. Tractor is almost straight from the box. Trailers are modified Italeri 48' van trailers that have been cut down to 40' and 28'. Dolly is modified from the US Mail kit.
  5. Finally finished this afternoon. The tractor was finished last December. Trailers are from an AMT Double Header kit and a third trailer from a US Mail kit. Wheels are Wicker two hole Budds. Pintle hitches, gladhands, electrical connections are from Platkit. The rear of the trailers were generally lacking in detail and looked like a flat piece of plastic. I therefore detailed the door frames with styrene and built new bumpers. The rear door panels were all individually separated then glued in place. The door cables are small diameter styrene rods, thread just wouldn't provide the correct tensioned look. To my knowledge System 99 never used exterior post vans and these trailers were built to be generic so that they can be used with other tractors as I complete them.
  6. A little more done on the trailers. As you can see from this shot, I used styrene to add detail to the rear of the simplified kit trailers. Pintle hitches are from Plaskit.
  7. Very nice! The colors look great.
  8. Very nice Tim. Stil see the bakery droms here. Mainly on Freightliner COEs. Now you need to finish it off with the trailer.
  9. Thanks guys. As Leo pointed out they are not legal in the Central Valley. Not sure if there is enough room in my display case. It will be a tight fit if they do.
  10. Thanks Bob. Not really guts, just practice. The modifications on the tractor and the trailrs are fairly simple. No complex reworking of the cab or body. By the quality of work on your Volvo, you are well on your way.
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