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Hey all

  This is my Revell 1/25 Peterbilt 359 4 axle heavy haul tractor. I'm making this from the Revell "can do" wrecker kit.

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  I started this by assembling the frame and suspension. I also stretched the frame a scale 2 feet so that I could add two extra tanks, 4 fuel tanks in all. I also added a step in between the two tanks on the drivers side.

   This rig will have Scenes Unlimited 10 hole Alco wheels, Bridgestone L375 445/65R 22.5 front floats, Bridgestone M710 285/75R 22.5 drive tires and Michelin "X" 445/50R 22.5 super singles on a lift axle.

20200721_190427.jpgthis view shows the frame.

20200721_190407.jpgthis view shows the frame and front steerable front axle.

20200721_190756.jpgthis view shows the frame next to the frame of my Kenworth W925 gravel train tractor.

20200724_173039.jpgthis view shows the whole thing just temporarily put together for pictures.

20200724_173748.jpgview from the other side.

20200724_175559.jpganother view showing the headache rack.

20200724_175746.jpgview from the front looking aft.

20200724_175956.jpgview from the rear looking forward. I have a aluminum fender kit that will cover all three rear axles.

20200718_145656.jpgthis figure is from the 1/24 Airfix Mosquito kit. I modified him by removing his officers hat and turnig it into a baseball cap. I also turned his shoes into cowboy boots.

20200718_145733.jpganother view of the driver figure for this big Pete.

pete-1.jpgthis view shows the Pete heavy haul that I modeled up in NX 11 (Unigraphics).

pete-2.jpgthis view is from the aft looking forward.

pete-3.jpgthis view shows the rear of the rig 

3-axle-trailer-6.jpgthis is a side view of the 4 axle Peterbilt 359. I also have a 3 axle 24' well Loadking drop nose trailer with flip up rear axle, a 4 axle drop nose trailer with flip up rear axle, a Caterpillar 336E excavator and I'm working on a Cat D8H/K and D8T bulldozer. These are modeled up in NX11 and I my be able to 3D print parts of them on my 3D resin printer. Since I modeled them full size I should be able to print them to any scale. Well that's it for now be back with more updates soon.

Ron G 

 

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Looking forward to the next update Ron..

Jeff

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Posted (edited)

Hey all

 Brief update, I have the NTC-475 Cummins twin turbo engine assembled ready for paint. This Revell Cummins  engine is pretty nicely detailed, but it was missing two pipes one oil one fuel, it was missing the oil dip stick and it didn't come with a stater moter!!! really Revell, big no no. Right now I'm waiting on wheels and tires from Scenes Unlimited so I can finish up how the wheels and brake drums will mount.  I need to know this so I can finalize the frame so I can paint it. I need some 0.014" diameter brass rod so I can make the door hinges (I have a set of piano hinges from Model Garage). I'm debating weather I should have the sleeper top removable to display the interior detail or not, I'm still up in the air with this.

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This is the NTC-475 turbo side view. 

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This is the fuel pump side view.

Ron G 

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Another excellent project. I appreciate your attention to the tire selection.

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Excellent work!! its going to be some outfit when its finished. 

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Thanks guys 

  I have the Cummins NTC-475 twin turbo just about finished. I'm almost ready for paint. Here are some pictures for you to look at.

20200826_185840.jpgthis view shows the alternator that I had to add, wasn't one in the kit, the sediment filter from the parts bin, and all the oil, fuel, air and water lines I added.

20200826_185816.jpgthis view shows the made from scratch starter moter, fuel and air lines and fuel fittings at the rear of the block. I added the pipe at the bottom of the engine from oil pump to the oil pan.

20200826_185752.jpgthis view shows cooling lines from air compressor to water inlet housing at tge front of the engine.

20200826_185724.jpgview of the front of the engine 

20200826_190321.jpgview of the passenger side of the engine in the frame.

20200826_190253.jpgview of the driver side of the engine in the frame.

20200826_185451.jpgthis view shows the big Pete engine top left next to the Kenworths NTC-370 on the right. I put the Cat D8H d352 engine on the bottom for size comparison. Well that's all for now be back soon with more updates.

Ron G 

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 Ron ,

         I really like what you are doing on this project . That Tri-drive is one of my favorites . Will be watching this one for further updates !

 

  Be Well

  Gator

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Hey guys 

  I've done a little more work on the 359 Pete Cad model. Here are some pictures for you to look at.

20200904_194500.jpgthis view shows the grill mesh andPeterbilt emblems added.

20200904_194527.jpgthis view shows the air cleaners, rivet detail and chrome trim around the door openings added.

20200904_194550.jpgthis view shows the rear tri-axle fenders added.

20200904_194620.jpgrear isometric view.

20200904_194649.jpgfront isometric view.

20200904_194709.jpgthis view shows the radiator, engine and transmission in there preliminary stage and the hood tilted up.

20200904_194735.jpgside view with the hood open.

20200904_194758.jpgside view with the hood closed. Well that's it for know be back with more soon.

Ron G 

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Man, this looks awesome.... Definitely, diggin' the color choice... The engine is looking real nice, too...

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Hey kilrathy

   Yeah my birthday (Halloween) colors. The engine is basically just a square block right know but it will look just like the actual Revell model with all tge detail.

Ron G 

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Hey all 

  Here are some more pictures of the Big Pete 359. I've done some more work on the Cad model, so here are the updates.

20200905_205149.jpgthis view shows the updates to the radiator and the engine.

20200905_205207.jpgthis view shows the engine in more detail, but it still needs a whole lot more stuff added.

20200905_205231.jpgthis view shows the door hinges and the door handles added.

20200905_205252.jpgthis view shows the Peterbilt emblems on the air horns.

20200906_193121.jpgthis view shows the windshield wipers, warning lights and headlights added.

20200906_193140.jpgisometric view of the whole truck.

20200906_193200.jpgthis view shows the door hinges and door handles added to the cab and sleeper doors. I'm basically modeling up the Revell Peterbilt 359 that I'm making in 1/24 scale. Well that's it for now be back with more soon.

Ron G 

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Hey all 

  Here is a picture of the truck, trailer and 336 excavator.

Here is a picture of the truck, trailer and a ALL NEW!!! 390FL excavator.

20200907_201341.jpgnow thats a big S.O.B. it doesn't even fit on the 4 axle trailer even with the outriggers out. It's 20' 6" from the ground up to the tallest part of the boom arm. I guess I'm going to have to design a bigger trailer.😁 That's it for now be back with more soon.

Ron G 

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On 9/9/2020 at 8:58 AM, Mopar - D said:

Ron heres what you need for a trailer. 
https://pin.it/vIqZ5WK

Not even close. This machine would be broken down to transport. To heavy and to big to transport in one piece. My estimate would be about 6 loads. Track would be transported separately 2 probably legal loads, bucket would be by itself 1 oversize overweight load, arm by itself 1 overweight load, main frame by itself 1 oversize overweight load, machine body by itself as a super load.

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5 hours ago, steel_tiger1 said:

Not even close. This machine would be broken down to transport. To heavy and to big to transport in one piece. My estimate would be about 6 loads. Track would be transported separately 2 probably legal loads, bucket would be by itself 1 oversize overweight load, arm by itself 1 overweight load, main frame by itself 1 oversize overweight load, machine body by itself as a super load.

Good info, thanks. Makes sense, something I haven’t thought much about.

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Hey steel tiger

  There's a video on YouTube of someone moving a complete with bucket 390fl from Conexpo 2020 on a what looks like a nelso tyoe 3x3x3 trailer, so it is possible. Although not inder any 16' 6" clearance bridges...lol

Ron G 

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On 9/10/2020 at 10:04 PM, steel_tiger1 said:

Not even close. This machine would be broken down to transport. To heavy and to big to transport in one piece. My estimate would be about 6 loads. Track would be transported separately 2 probably legal loads, bucket would be by itself 1 oversize overweight load, arm by itself 1 overweight load, main frame by itself 1 oversize overweight load, machine body by itself as a super load.


Where I live you can have a gross weight of 64 metric tons on the roads so you need a special permit as a broken down Cat 390 is still too heavy and too wide.
The complete machine weighs 86-90 metric tons tons depending on version, around 200000 lbs, so they usually take off the counterweight, the stick and the bucket, so what they transport is the basic machine with the boom only and the taken off parts on another trailer or maybe two.
When transported the machine straddles the trailer and is blocked up as the track width is too wide for most trailers at 4.41 meters, 14.5 ft, so the tracks are hanging free outside of the trailer bed just over the ground, the machine is quite high at 4.89 meters, 16.08 ft, to the top of cab and that's another reason for getting it as low as possible when transported so you can clear overpasses and tunnels.

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On 9/10/2020 at 10:04 PM, steel_tiger1 said:

Not even close. This machine would be broken down to transport. To heavy and to big to transport in one piece. My estimate would be about 6 loads. Track would be transported separately 2 probably legal loads, bucket would be by itself 1 oversize overweight load, arm by itself 1 overweight load, main frame by itself 1 oversize overweight load, machine body by itself as a super load.

 

13 hours ago, ShakyCraftsman said:

Hey steel tiger

  There's a video on YouTube of someone moving a complete with bucket 390fl from Conexpo 2020 on a what looks like a nelso tyoe 3x3x3 trailer, so it is possible. Although not inder any 16' 6" clearance bridges...lol

Ron G 

Yes you can transport a complete Cat 390, but there are some limitations you have to take in consideration, like weight, hight and width, how far you have to transport it, and if there are any bridges, overpasses or tunnels on the route.
Where I live you can have a gross weight of 64 metric tons on most of the road network and you need a special permit as a broken down Cat 390 is still too heavy and too wide.
The complete machine weighs 86-90 metric tons depending on version, around 200000 lbs, so they usually take off the counterweight, the stick and the bucket, so what they transport is the basic machine with the boom only and it's still too heavy, the taken off parts are transported on another trailer or maybe two.
When transported the machine straddles the trailer and is blocked up as the track width at 4.41 meters, 14.5 ft, is too wide for most trailers, so the tracks are hanging free outside of the trailer bed just over the ground, the machine is quite high at 4.89 meters, 16.08 ft, to the top of cab and that's another reason for getting it as low as possible when transported so you can clear overpasses and tunnels.

On the 5 mile road construction project where I work right now we have two Cat 374F's, one Cat 352F, three Cat 336F's (one is a long reach) and some smaller Volvo excavators like one EC 290, two EC 250's, one EC 220, one EW 170 and one EW 160, one Cat D8 dozer, seven wheel loaders, one Cat 988, one Cat 980, one Volvo L90, two L70's and two L60's,  eight Volvo Dumpers, three A40's two A30's and three A25's, one Cat 140M grader and two Cat Compactors, one CS68B and one CS66B.
We have downsized some since last winter so some machines are sent away as there were more earler, but the ones I mentioned above is what we have right now.
So I have seen my fare share of machine transports lately.;) 

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Hey Force

Thats alot of cool toys to play with...lol You must have a very large sand box...lol😁😎

Ron G 

 

 

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Yeah I do, it's about five miles long and around 200 feet wide. :lol:

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