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48' Loadking 3 axle drop nose lowboy trailer

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Fantastic scratchbuilding,  love all those details layered on the parts

Looking at the renderings as drawings really helps fabricate these cool trailers 

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Wow ? That is an awesome work of art!! Keep it going and keep us posted on it!!

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Hey all 

  Got more done on the lowboy trailer.

20210104_162612.jpgview of the lowboy trailer and my Kenworth W925 tractor.

20210104_162750.jpgtop down view of the trailer and tractor.

20210104_163331.jpgrear view of the trailer, the yellowish white plastic parts are from the AMT lowboy kit modified to fit.

20210104_163256.jpgside view showing the AMT parts added to my trailer.

20210104_163240.jpgrear view showing the tail light area from the AMT kit that I am in the process of modifying to look correct for the XL 130 HD.

20210104_163447.jpgtop down view of the trailer bed. I ran out of 1/2" 'I' beams, so it's off to the hobby store for more stuff...lol. well that's it for now be back soon with more updates.

Ron G 

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Awesome scratch building going on here! Looks awesome! I like the KW with the spokes too!

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Hey all 

  I have some more done on the trailer. I've been working on the suspension, axles and brakes.

20210109_154954.jpgthis view shows the three axles sitting loosely in place.

20210109_154833.jpgthis view shows the rear axle. I made this from parts of the AMT lowboy kit and some plastic tube and card stock.

20210109_154906.jpganother view of the rear axle.

20210109_154933.jpgbottom view of the rear axle. I'm not a hundred percent satisfied with this set up, so I'm thinking about replacing it with 3D printed ones from Shapways.

20210109_155034.jpgthis view shows the 3D printed set up from Shapways.

20210109_155054.jpgthis view shows the actual 3D printed part. I'm really hoping that these work out ok.

  I've also been working on a hydraulic power pack for the lowboy RGN. It will consist of a hydraulic tank (scratch built), hydraulic pump (also scratch built) and a 3D printed Honda 13hp engine.

20210109_155013.jpgthis view shows the 3D printed Honda engine.

20200705_151242.jpgthis is the set up I'm trying to replicate.

20200705_151256.jpganother view of the hydraulic power pack. Still have alot of scratch building, wiring, plumbing, etc.,etc. to do...lol. well that's it for now be back soon with more updates.

Ron G 

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Hey all 

  I have been working on my Revell Peterbilt 359 custom heavy haul tractor while I'm waiting on parts to come in the mail. I have the Wheels/tires pretty much done ready for paint. I temporarily put it together to see how it works with the lowboy trailer.

20210110_153248.jpgthis view shows it with my AMT D8H dozer and the lowboy trailer. I think it looks amazing together, what do you guys think?

20210110_153428.jpgclose up view of the tractor.

20210110_153511.jpgcloser view of the D8H dozer and trailer.

20210110_153617.jpgview looking down on the dozer and the trailer. Well that's it for now be back with more soon.

Ron G 

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So very impressive!!!! Thank you for sharing!

Vince

 

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Ditto ^^^^ x2   fantastic work . Theres outriggers and d rings available on shapeways too. Designed by down range productions i think. Matt leese made em and their very nice 

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1 hour ago, gotnitro? said:

Ditto ^^^^ x2   fantastic work . Theres outriggers and d rings available on shapeways too. Designed by down range productions i think. Matt leese made em and their very nice 

Thanks guy's 

 Thanks Nitro, I'll check em out.

Ron G 

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Very nice!!! Great looking set up ya have there!!!

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Hey Nitro

  I just ordered a bunch of stuff from Matt off of Shapways. "D" rings, outriggers, rachet binders and glad hands. 

Ron G 

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3 hours ago, ShakyCraftsman said:

Hey Nitro

  I just ordered a bunch of stuff from Matt off of Shapways. "D" rings, outriggers, rachet binders and glad hands. 

Ron G 

Awesome !!! He's a great guy , you'll really like the parts he drew 

I really have trouble finding parts im searching for on there any tips 

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Outstanding scratch building along with a real hands-on knowledge of the subject are obvious. This is going to require a custom built box to haul the finished model to shows! Have you figured out how long the finished model will be in 1/25th scale?

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3 minutes ago, misterNNL said:

Outstanding scratch building along with a real hands-on knowledge of the subject are obvious. This is going to require a custom built box to haul the finished model to shows! Have you figured out how long the finished model will be in 1/25th scale?

Hey misterNNL

  I think it's going to be around 4 feet maybe longer!!!?

Ron G 

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10 hours ago, ShakyCraftsman said:

Hey misterNNL

  I think it's going to be around 4 feet maybe longer!!!?

Ron G 

Yikes!!

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Hey misterNNL

 I just measured it and works out to be approximately 5.00 feet long!!! 

Tractor is 17.0" total length, 13.875" frt. Bumper to king pin.

Jeep is aroind 13.0" total length, 6.50" king pin if jeep to king pin on flip section of trailer.

Trailer is 29.0" total length, 28.25" king pin to rear of trailer.

Stinger (booster) is 11.00" total length.

So 13.875" + 6.50" + 28.25" + 11.00" = 59.625" almost 5 feet???

Ron G 

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Hey all 

 This is what I'm trying to build in 1/25th scale. This is a 1/50th scale Diecast Masters set up.

20210101_184157.jpgthis view shows a Diecast Masters Kenworth T880 tridem tractor, custom 3 x 3 x 3 XL Specialized HD130 drop nose RGN trailer with 3 axle jeep and 3 axle stinger. Thats a Caterpillar D10T2 dozer sitting on the trailer for perspective purposes. You can see my scratch built trailer in the background, and it's almost as long as the whole 1/50th set up.

20210101_184212.jpgthis view shows the Kenworth T880 tridem.

20210101_184323.jpgthis view shows the custom XL 3 axle jeep. The square box on the trailer gooseneck is a hydraulic power pack.

20210101_175214.jpgthis view shows the Cat D10T2 dozer.

20210101_184232.jpgthis view shows the custom 3 axle XL nitrogen charged stinger/booster. As you can tell the 1/25th scale set up is going to be HUGE!!! Well that's it for now be back soon with more.

Ron G 

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Thats really cool,  only seen video of these enormous trailers in use . Few yrs ago a company was transporting a turbine section from the GE plant . I watched one go thru on that convoy and still amazes me how controllable the system worked 

Carry on ! 

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