detachable gooseneck

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For some time I have tried to get information about detachable gooseneck trailer. The American trailers are very different to European one's and since I only build American trucks I would like to know how these trailer look like. Factory drawings would of course be wonderful but photo's or specification sheets would do. Could anyone of you help with this?? Project is for long term so no rush.

Hessel

the Netherlands

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Thanks for that. But I think this is just a try and not anything like the real thing. I will look into this one. Other info is always welcome.

Hessel

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It's a start, anyway.

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Hessel,

Take a look at this album, Pete & Lowboy The last 26 pictures show what mine looked like before it was painted. I used the article that Jim mentioned as a guide when I built mine a few years ago. I also used the Rogers Trailers web site as a guide for building the neck, they have drawings on their site in PDF format

All I can say is... WOW! That is a great scratch built lowboy. The Pete in front of it is far from a slouch too!

This is what I'm talking about when I say we need updated trailers and trucks. I am not up there with the scratchbuilders quite just yet. So that would be a trailer I'd buy in a second if some plastic model company would dare to make one. Just like I did with the Moebius Lonestar. Let's have 53 foot flatbeds, spread axle step decks, lowboys, reefers, food grade tankers, Nascar type racing transport trailers, 3 and 4 axle oil tankers, chemical tankers, dumpers,2 axle dollies. There is no shortage of subjects! How about it boys? Moebius, a Prostar maybe? Round 2? Revell?(Oh by the way, let's have them with the 2 and/or 5 hole budd wheels please...)Please, please, please! I'm not kidding! :rolleyes:

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heres one i did out od alum

SANY0627-1.jpg

here a plastic one i did

SANY0153.jpg

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Hessel, one of the guys here built a pretty nice lowboy trailer by using some drawings and pitures from a trailer manufacturer's internet site: www.rogerstrailers.com.

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heres one i did out od alum

SANY0627-1.jpg

here a plastic one i did

SANY0153.jpg

These trailers are for the 1:14 scale Tamiya trucks aren't they? All aluminum build, impressive! Really nice.

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http://www.holdentrailers.com/40-50-60%20Ton%20Folding%20Neck%20Lowboy%20Complete.pdf

These are the lowboys we use behind our M916 Military Semi's. With a drawing and some dimensions. This is the fold down version.

This is some pics.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150199219633458.312267.701323457&type=1&l=98a65b725a

And this is the other sttyle with detatchable neck we have.

http://www.holdentrailers.com/50-60%20Ton%20Detachable%20Gooseneck%20Complete.pdf

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Robert, I'am with you on I will buy one . Not that great on just build it with whatever. i will buy one or two of the kits you said if they came out.

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hello hessel i pull a 55 ton talbert and once in a while i pull a 55 ton fontaine beam trailer that also has a detachable goose neck. if thats what yoUr looking for i'll take some pictures for you.

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Anthony, I would like you to post some pics.

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Cappy When you take pictures if you would tape a ruler to the trailer, shoot parallel to the trailer. Walk parallel to the trailer moving the ruller as you go. Any photos shot at an angle screws up the geometry and makes it hard to draw scale drawings. If you email me photos With my phot etiting software and Drawing software I'll scale up and create drawings for a 1/24 and 1/25 scale to share to the group.vincep@pa.metrocast.net

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no problem . i am off till tuesday. but tuesday morning when the sun comes up i'll start taking some pictures what do you want to see i pull a regular low boy and a beam trailer. i do have some pictures . i'll put some up tonight. PS I'am a bowtie man to.

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Drop me an email vincep@pa.metrocast.net

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Cool looking trailers

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here are some pics of the talbert I've been working on for over 10 years !

detachable1.jpg

detachable2.jpg

detachable4.jpg

detachable5.jpgdetachable6.jpgdetachable7.jpgHPIM0901.jpg

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Great trailers! Does anyone who used Ken Smith's techniques know if the AMT D8 bulldozer will fit? I had originally bought the AMT lowboy for it, but it was too narrow. The D8 is way too wide, even as a "WIDE LOAD" cargo. I had wanted to convert it into a fire service trio. Thanks.

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hey jamie your talbert looks great. if you deciede to cast those trailers let me know. i would'nt mind having one or two of those.

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Thanks, I wish it was a castable part, its huge! would be better lazer cut ,

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here are some pics of the talbert I've been working on for over 10 years !

detachable1.jpg

detachable2.jpg

detachable4.jpg

detachable5.jpgdetachable6.jpgdetachable7.jpgHPIM0901.jpg

This needs to be posted in the model trucks board!

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Thanks for the info from all of you. I still would like some details about the coupling facilities. I can't find out about the way the bed is attached to the neck. Sure the two guidance pins in the front are visible, but what happens when the bed lifts. Is there a pin or something which secures the bed two the neck?

Thanks,

Hessel

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here are some pics of the talbert I've been working on for over 10 years !

detachable1.jpg

detachable2.jpg

detachable4.jpg

detachable5.jpgdetachable6.jpgdetachable7.jpgHPIM0901.jpg

Was this ever finished?

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