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redneckrigger

Detachable gooseneck lowboy DONE!

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I finally stuck the fork in this build tonight! This was originally a kit from KJ at Double Take Replicas. It ended up that all I used from the kit is the deck main beams, wheels, and the neck side beams. I used the suspension from Jamie at Moluminum as well as his tires, outriggers and mud flaps. I got the D-rings from Shapeways. Everything else is scratch built from Evergreen plastic stock. The name of my fictional company is Readsboro Heavy Haulers, hence the name on the gooseneck. The entire hydraulic neck mechanism works exactly like the real thing. All of the decals were from the parts box and Modeltruckin.com and Slixx Decals. (Still gotta get the yard gofer to get to the RMV to get the tags for it!) This was a challenging but very rewarding build! You can find the build thread in the "On the workbench" forum. I ALSO got TONS of inspiration from all of the awesome builders on this site. Thanks for checking it out!

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I just went through your WIP for it and wow. Watching it all come together into this was beautiful. A build you can really be proud of. 

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1 minute ago, Rusty92 said:

I just went through your WIP for it and wow. Watching it all come together into this was beautiful. A build you can really be proud of. 

Thank you! Feels good to be done. Now, onward and upward!

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Real nice work Tom . What will be your load?

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Having built one of these trailers, I must say you really took it to the next level. Outstanding build, looks fantastic!

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This is really nice, looking forward to seeing it behind a truck and hauling a load.

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Great looking trailer.  Well done.

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Very Awesome work!! It looks great!!

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Did a little bit of edge weathering tonite, just a bit, and put a coat of dull cote on it.  It doesn't look paint shop fresh any more, a huge departure from my normal build style. As far as a load for it, I have a Hough loader, a Cat D6T dozer, a Cat 320 excavator and a Galion roller.  Gotta think of something more, outside my comfort zone! Thinking of a rough terrain hydraulic crane perhaps????

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Nice trailer 

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Turned out great Tom, I enjoyed watching it come together.

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A really fantastic outfit, it looks great!!!

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Awesome!

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Looks great, I've got some diecast construction equipment that needs transport!

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Nice work, Tom!   Will you be showing this anywhere?

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6 hours ago, Chariots of Fire said:

Nice work, Tom!   Will you be showing this anywhere?

I will be bringing it to NNL East, though I am not sure what will be hooked to the front of it! Trying to get a Mack B815 done. I may try to go to the Spring Thaw Show in Fulton as well if life does not interfere again! Hope to see you at NNL!

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Success!

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On 1/16/2019 at 12:34 PM, 72 Charger said:

Real nice work Tom . What will be your load?

 

On 1/18/2019 at 9:47 AM, Warren D said:

Looks great, I've got some diecast construction equipment that needs transport!

 

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Ok, you've got a fair number of loads.  I've got 3 of the Bantams, just scored the 4th.  Can't say I've seen the orange dozer before.

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2 hours ago, Warren D said:

Ok, you've got a fair number of loads.  I've got 3 of the Bantams, just scored the 4th.  Can't say I've seen the orange dozer before.

Only have the one Bantam, should get the crane and the backhoe one of these days! The orange dozer is a First Gear Allis Chalmers cable dozer. I also have a small IH dozer by Spec Cast, and a Cat D9 cable dozer by First Gear for ACMOC (Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owner's Club), and all of the farm tractors by ERTL as well as the JD310 backhoe. Never have enough!

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9 hours ago, redneckrigger said:

Only have the one Bantam, should get the crane and the backhoe one of these days! The orange dozer is a First Gear Allis Chalmers cable dozer. I also have a small IH dozer by Spec Cast, and a Cat D9 cable dozer by First Gear for ACMOC (Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owner's Club), and all of the farm tractors by ERTL as well as the JD310 backhoe. Never have enough!

Ok, you win!  LOL!  The Bantam Crane seems to be the hardest to find, I missed the last one that came up; that was about a month ago, maybe more.  The backhoe and shovel seem the most common though I like the dragline!

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4 hours ago, Warren D said:

Ok, you win!  LOL!  The Bantam Crane seems to be the hardest to find, I missed the last one that came up; that was about a month ago, maybe more.  The backhoe and shovel seem the most common though I like the dragline!

I've only got the shovel. I have seen the backhoe and the dragline and plan on getting them as well. I also saw a salvage crane with magnet, grapple etc. that should be added to my list. Did they make just a crane also?

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1 hour ago, redneckrigger said:

I've only got the shovel. I have seen the backhoe and the dragline and plan on getting them as well. I also saw a salvage crane with magnet, grapple etc. that should be added to my list. Did they make just a crane also?

They made 4, the Backhoe, Shovel, Dragline and Salvage crane with the 3 attachments.  Numbers are CON 001,002, 003 and 004.  The dragline is 003, crane is 004.  I think the shovel is 002, backhoe 001.  In 1/25 scale.  Had different offerings in 1/50 including some truck mounted.

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