Kenworth K-123 (WIP)

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Nice so far. Are you going to keep the discks or swap in some spokes?

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So far so good.

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Thanks guys!

No spokes on this one Jim.

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Hi Brian, Looking good :) I really like the addition of the brake lines, I think that really adds to the model :) I did notice one little problem though with your brake lines :( The front drive axle only has brake chambers, meaning they should only have one air line per chamber and that line is connected to the service brake petal. The rear axle has spring brakes, so each chamber should have two lines, one line releases the spring brake and is connected to the yellow button in the cab, the other line is connected to the service brake petal. The brake chambers on the front axle should also have only one brake line. Other than that small little problem, the model is looking great and I can't wait to see pictures of the finished model :)

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Thanks for pointing that out Rich. I never could get any clear views of the brake chambers on the net. That should be a simple fix.

Also, I just learned something new. Thanks again.

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Hay Brian nice job, I built one loved it, what did you use for the brake lines it looks good. I like the way you laid them. It looks tight. Keep the posting going I can get ideas for my next 123 kennywopper

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Thanks Mike!

I used .050 solder for the brake lines. They are not perfect but it does add a lot more detail.

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awesome start!

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Very nice job love the K-123s :rolleyes:

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im planning on building one of these kits soon myself....only if i can find some spokes....Yellow and Green (NO ITS NOT JOHN DEERE)

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What type of spokes are you looking for? I picked up some 5-spokes from Daniel at Plaskit.

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Brian I can see the solder now, thats a great idea. I used really small wire for my brake lines. I'm going to try solder on my titan project. I will post some pictures of it soon. What color are you chosing for the cab? You can check out my 123 on earlier posting, excuse the camera HA HA happy modeling :rolleyes:

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The cab will be painted Testors Star Bangled Blue and I might put white stripes on it. Not sure about that yet.

I've seen your 123 Mike. It turned out great!

So far this KW has been a lot easier to build than my Titan was. But I am still early in the build.

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Hi,

Nice start to the K-123 cabover. They do turn out really nice - you just need to be patient with the clean-up.

I've got one that the parts are cleaned up for - looks like some of you guys know your stuff so I'll be picking your brains about brake lines, etc. - good reference pictures of Kenworths are hard to come by in the U.K.!

Cheers,

Jim

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Brian can you show some pictures of your titan? I'm working on one now?

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What type of spokes are you looking for? I picked up some 5-spokes from Daniel at Plaskit.

the spoked wheels that come in the 40 ft reefer and the fruehauf tanker, i think there fives?...

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I thnik you're right.

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the spoked wheels that come in the 40 ft reefer and the fruehauf tanker, i think there fives?...

those wheels dont have drive hubs.you would be happier with swaping the wheels for titan or diamond reo ones.its a good excuse to buy another kit

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I'm pretty sure that Daniel's spokes are from the Ford C600 kit. He actually has several types.

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i always liked the kw coe. i'm shure it will turn out very nicely done.

it's taking a great shape now keep it going!

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I finished some of the wheels and started on the tanks.

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Keep up the nice work looks good so far :D

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Keep up the nice work looks good so far :D

Thank's!

I have always wanted a 68 Camaro. That was the year I was born. :D

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