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I personally like it. I've built quite a few over the years starting with the original MPC way back in the early 70's. The one I'm building now has the most work I've ever put into the kit. I wanted to correct a few flaws and add my own touch to it.

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I've only built one, it is an or gina Blue printer ertl. Very nice, I think I kept the instructions, I hope.

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The original MPC issue was no different than the Ertl.

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I, for one, am stoked that this one is coming back. All the ingredients are there to make a Michigan gravel train. I already have one tractor nearly finished to pair up to such a setup, and a couple more planned.

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I, for one, am stoked that this one is coming back. All the ingredients are there to make a Michigan gravel train. I already have one tractor nearly finished to pair up to such a setup, and a couple more planned.

The gravel train set up can be quite impressive with the right tractor. The picture you have of the DR Giant set back front axle is a good example.

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This is one of the few trailers that I'm actually looking forward to coming out. I need one to go behind a W900B. Can't decide if I want to do it as a frameless or not. I'll have to check my references for Clark Concrete.

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Do you guys think a Fruehauf Dump Trailer thread with reference pictures, in the proper forum board, would be a good thing? I know I have pictures and links that would be of some help. Raise your hand if you say yes.... <raises hand>

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Yes! I would love to see more pictures. I also am thinking of a Michigan gravel train. I live about a quarter of a mile down the road from a major gravel pit. We used to have a hundred or more loads a day going right by the house. Probably about a third of them were trains. I wish I had taken pictures of them back in the early '90s. Now they are all aero nosed trucks with smooth trailers. Back then, they were mostly Autocars, Kenworths and Macks pulling ribbed trailers. I know where some of these are parked, so I might be able to talk my way in to get some snapshots.

I have a pair of the old issues, but I will probably grab another one just because I can still fit another model in the house... somewhere...

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Picked one up at the LHS today! Just need to figure out what tractor to put with it.

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Just about any of them will work. I built a Diamond Reo for my first dump trailer.

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Now mind you I did a lot changes to that DR. V8 Detroit, rims and tires from the Freightliner COE, Revell Pete stacks and bumper. The hydraulic tanks is from an AMT Pete that I modified. Moebius mudflaps. As you can see I cut an axle off the trailer, not pictured is the tarp system I made for it.

Anthony Oteri has done a few great lookin set ups using this trailer.

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Anthony Oteri has done a few great lookin set ups using this trailer.

Why Thank You Sir... :lol:

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I just ordered a couple of these, today.....Tower Hobbies is running free shipping and with my coupon code for $15 off, I got them for $44.99 out the door.... (so to speak)

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Tower is out of stock already. Does anyone have any info on how big of a run this was? Hopefully they dont discontinue them for awhile. Its so nice to actually get these at a reasonable price.

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I would like to get a few more as well, like I need anymore kits at all, lol.

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Scale Hobbyist isn't showing it yet. He had the DM (but it's on back order) so I would imagine he'll have the dump trailer as well.

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I notice that the instructions have a section showing how to cut the body, attach some alternate parts and fit it to a truck chassis/cab for a standard "straight job" dump truck. However, at the top it says that this section is for "nostalgia purposes only".

Does anyone have any idea why they say that? It seems to me that all the parts are in the box to do this.

I was thinking that it might make a cool dump truck on the MPC Mack DM 600.

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