ShakyCraftsman Posted August 22, 2020 Share Posted August 22, 2020 (edited) Hey all Well lets get started with some pictures. this will be the tractor for the gravel train. It will have Hayes 5 spoke 24.5 wheels & Bridgestone tires from Scenes Unlimited. I added a hydraulic tank just behind the sleeper for running the dump cylinders on the dump trailers. this view shows the trailer kits I will be using.The front trailer is 24' long (OOB) the rear trailer will be modified to 18' long from the stock kit one by cutting out a scale 6' section. this kit is for parts. I used the dolly parts from this kit to make a tandem dolly. The wheels are a little different then the ones in the gravel trailer kit, but there pretty close. So far I have the frame for the tractor assembled, ready for paint. I started on the front dump trailer, and I have the frame assembled for it. I started on remaking the hydraulic cylinder for it, but it came out to big in diameter, I used plastic tube and should have used aluminum tubing instead. So I ordered some Aluminum tubing and I'm remaking the cylinders right now. I have the tandem dolly scratched up and ready for paint. So here are some more pictures for you all. this view shows the tractor. this view shows the front dump trailer. this view shows the scratch built tandem dolly. this view shows the Bridgestone L375 445/65R 24.5 front floats. I reworked the front Scenes Unlimited Hayes 5 poke wheels into float wheels with some bits from my spares box.2 this view shows the front dump trailers wheels/tires this view shows the dolly's wheels/tires. this view shows the air, electrical and hydraulic connections. this view shows the glad hands (aftermarket) tge electric connector made from scratch and tge hydraulic connector made from scratch. closer view of the connectors. Well tgats ut for now be back soon with more updates. Ron G Edited August 22, 2020 by ShakyCraftsman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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