numbersman

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  • Location Virginia
  • Full Name Charles H. Roop

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  1. numbersman added a post in a topic Moebius New trucks......KW, Peterbilt.....others? New trailer?   

    These are great ideas. Thanks for writing this.
  2. numbersman added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Best way to assemble Italeri multi-piece cab?
    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.
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  3. numbersman added a post in a topic Moebius New trucks......KW, Peterbilt.....others? New trailer?   

    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.
     

  4. numbersman added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Peterbilt 352 with DD 12V71
    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.
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  5. numbersman added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    KW W900 with Cat 1693 TA?
    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.
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  6. numbersman added a post in a topic Congratulations Tim Ahlborn   

    Congratulations, well deserved. Thanks so much for your web site.
  7. numbersman added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Peterbilt 359 Hoods?
    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?

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  8. numbersman added a post in a topic Vote! Revell Share Your Dream   

    I've been voting everyday.
  9. numbersman added a post in a topic Vote! Revell Share Your Dream   

    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.
  10. numbersman added a post in a topic Anyone making the New Kenworth or Peterbilt semis?   

    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.
  11. numbersman added a post in a topic Moebius ProStar - Test Shots   

    I was wondering why the ProStar has been delayed and when it will be released.
  12. numbersman added a post in a topic 1/16 scale "michigan" 6 cylinder   

    Sounds very good. Can't wait to see the engine.

    Charles
  13. numbersman added a post in a topic 1970 Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker   

    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
  14. numbersman added a post in a topic all my 1/16 truck models   

    Great looking collection, especially the 352 Pete. I need to get working on my projects, seem to be in a slump.
  15. numbersman added a post in a topic 1970 Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker   

    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.