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This is a forum for anyone to post their trailers they've built from scratch. All styrene. No kits or anything with instructions! Just plan old styrene put together. Anything is accepted. Campers, car haulers, semi trailers, boat trailers, horse trailers, anything!

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I've made two 'scratchbuilt' trailers that we here in the UK call Caravans.

The first is a resin shell imported from the states, with gas tanks etc. so I made the floor, tow bar, with stand and jockey wheel, and found wheels from my spares box. I taped the finish with plumbers tape.

 

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The Teardrop is just treadplate and smooth plasticard plus a plastic rod frame and tow bar, spares box aircraft front whell and rear wheels and draughtmans coloured pins for the lights and an odd bit of wire etc for the power connection to the tow vehicle.

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Here are the ones I have finished. The orange one was patterned from a picture of the one that came with the AMT 63 Nova.The red and white one was going to be a teardrop cargo trailer and the one in front is a regular teardrop camper. The purple one's body came from the 38? Ford by Monogram so it is only partially scratch built.

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Your trailers are very nice Gary. I especially like the teardrops. I have a soft spot for these little caravans as we also call them in Australia. Your Chev tow vehicle reminds me of our 60-62 Holden station wagons, only ours were all 4 doors except for specially built ambulances.

Regards,

RHB.

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The first and so far only trailer I've built. Made from styrene channel, flat sheet, and strip. Some of the most fun I've had at the workbench. Every race car deserves a trailer. This definitely won't be my last!




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I have built a couple, one being 1/32 scale camper teardrop style. The other is a general utility trailer filled with dirt and a couple of shovels made from toothpicks and blades from the material on the top of a wine bottle. My third attempt is another teardrop, only in 1/25 scale. No interior detail, just curtains covering the windows.

 

 

 

 

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Here's a trailer I built from styrene sheet and channel, and weathered a bit. It's on a diorama set in the 1950's, and represents a trailer someone built in maybe the 1930's for farm use. The diorama is of people moving in to the Grange Fair in my home town of Centre Hall, PA. The fair is a 141 year tradition. There are 1,000 of these 14'x14' tents on the grounds, and folks live in them for 10 days each year. It is believed to be the only remaining tent fair in the USA.  

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I started this car hauler awhile back, and have set it aside for a bit. It will hold four cars. I have a ton of work to do on it, suspension, sides, hydraulics, etc..but its a start. Not as nice as some of the other here, but it should look good when Im done. I plan on making the flat portion rise up now. I didnt think about it when I started, but it will have to to allow a car to roll over it. The tongue will also tilt, allowing the car underneath to be unloaded. It is a triple axle. 

 

 

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Thanks for posting these guys!Great stuff.Isn't it amazing what we can turn a flat sheet styrene and some inspiration into?Please keep posting more of these amazing builds.

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This is one I built several years ago.  I have some better pictures of it, but for some reason Photobucket is not wanting to cooperate.

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Nice tar pot trailer Dan.Looks show room new to me so I'm thinking that a weathered or job used one would be a whole lot dirtier?

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Old thread, but I put these here. Scratch built caravan trailers, 1:25. First one is a rwplica of my 1:1 "Kopara" the name means the reindeers foot. 2010 T@b 320 OffRoad. 

The second one is spotted from a youtube advertisement filmed ca. 1974, Gooseneck hitched to VW 1303S 

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