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    Charles H. Roop

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  1. I need some help. What is the best way to assemble the multi-piece cab on the old Western Star conventional. I think the instructions have you assemble the cab around the cab interior. I left a seam on the Freightliner I did years ago. Would it be better to assemble the cab and get it true somehow and insert the completed interior? I know there are a lot of accomplished modelers on this forum and I would greatly appreciate some help with my project.
  2. I would like to see a Harley Davidson edition of the Lonestar. I would also like to have it with an ISX 15 Cummins engine. It would be great if Moebius would just give us a ISX 15 Cummins kit by itself that we could fit into the Lonestar and Prostar kinda like the tire and wheel set. I know that there would be issues around licensing and cost to produce but I think that a Cummins ISX 15 kit would be a hit. It could also be retrofitted into the Peterbilt kits that are out there now. The Peterbilt 378 and 379 used these engines extensively. I have even seen it replacing old engines in Pete 359s. I know that there is a resin Signature 600 engine out there from KFS, I believe. However if you are a purist that engine was made nearly a decade before the Lonestar and Prostar were manufactured.
  3. I have been thinking about building a Peterbilt 352 with a 12V71 and I have a question. The Round Two Pete only has one breather and air intake going to the 8V71. The few pictures I have seen of the 352 with a 12V71 have two breathers and dual intakes to the 12V71. Tim has one of a Alaskan hauler like that on his web site. I was wondering if it would be realistic to just use one breather air intake system that is in the Round Two Kit for a 12V71 setup . I am trying to cut some costs and not have to buy two kits. I have the P&P resin 12V71 engine. I would also like to see some pictures of a 12V71 I just haven't been able to find much on the internet. Thanks much for any help.
  4. Does someone know if Kenworth installed a Cat 1693 TA in the shorter hood tractor, like the AMT Movin On Truck. I think that truck had a 120" BBC.
  5. Congratulations, well deserved. Thanks so much for your web site.
  6. Does anybody know if Peterbilt made a 359 with a fiberglass hood on a 127" BBC model? If so do you know the years offered?
  7. Great ideas, I voted for the class 8 trucks, the dozer, the grain trailer and dump trailer. Thanks for this post. I sure would like to see some of them get into production.
  8. I would like to see Moebius do a Peterbilt 389 or a W900L with a Cummins ISX engine. I agree that Moebius has done a great job with the Lonestar and the new trailer. If they made a model with a Cummins ISX engine, you could even put that motor in other trucks and make them more modern.
  9. I was wondering why the ProStar has been delayed and when it will be released.
  10. Sounds very good. Can't wait to see the engine. Charles
  11. What modifications did you make to the frame and doghouse to get the big engine to fit? I am going to do about the same build, different colors. Maybe I won't have to re-invent the wheel. Thanks, Charles
  12. Great looking collection, especially the 352 Pete. I need to get working on my projects, seem to be in a slump.
  13. I got 3 1693TA engines from Sourkraut's Model Trucks. They are the ones made by KFS. I have got one about 2/3 of the way built. It is the best model truck engine in resin I have ever seen and I have done several of them. His internet address is sourkrautsmodeltrucks.com.
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