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    1/16,1/12, 1/8

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    Ronald G. Gardner

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  1. Hey all I've been wondering if any of you have had a problem with Kootenay 3D model parts in Canada? He has some really nice looking stuff for trucks in 1/24-25 and 1/16 scales. My problem is that I placed an order with him in The end of January and I still have not received my order. He sent me a tracking number, finally, after a month and a half. When I look it up it says "number created, not in system yet". This is a pretty crappy way of doing business. Ron G
  2. Hey Topher Nice build, are those rear tires from the kit, or aftermarket? Ron G
  3. Yeah I know, I started this build before I knew what those where, I've fixed them since. Ron G
  4. Yeah, like I said I did this before I knew better, but thanks for the tip. Ron G
  5. Nice scratch building skills. This is preety cool, looks like an AMT Peterbilt you got pulling it. Ron G
  6. Hey everyone I started this build about a year ago and I'm still in the process of getting it done. It is a scratch built XL Specialized RGN XL120 Lowboy, XL120 jeep and stinger. Here are some pictures for you to look at. This view shows the tractor, jeep, trailer and stinger with the bottom half of a scratch built Cat 374D excavator sitting on it. This setup is almost 6 foot long! This is the truck, it's the 359 Peterbilt from the Revell "Can Do" wreaker kit modified into a heavy haul tractor. This is the scratch built XL120 jeep. This is the scratch built XL120 Lowboy and Cat 374D. Rear of trailer. Landing gear for the stinger. This view shows the plumbing on the rear of the trailer. This view shows the rear suspension and plumbing. Suspension is from Moluminum. This is the lift cylinder for when you unhook the goose neck. It rides on the frame of the tractor so you can remove it from the deck for loading equipment. This view shows the goose neck, main cylinders, lift cylinder and the pony motor for the hydraulics. The front of the goose neck is flip able. Pony motor and hydraulic tank. The motor is 3D printed and everything else is scratch built. These are the main cylinders. This view shows the rear of the goose neck pivot and how it attaches to the deck of the trailer. This is the stinger, it has air & hydraulics for adding pressure to the rear of the Lowboy and to lift it up. Like I said I started this a while ago and haven't done much on it recently. I have more pictures if you guys are interested. Ron G
  7. Hey all I started to do all of the plumbing: air, fuel and electric. I made a "T" fitting for the air bags, now I need to make 3 more. This view shows the air valves that I scratch built and added. This view shows the air valves painted blue. That's it for now be back soon. Ron G
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