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124.thumb.jpg.dc9a51ddf170514785305be023A year ago November I made a trip to Bridgewater, NH to see this Coleman truck and take photos and measurements.  This rig really intrigued me because of the extended location of the engine and the narrow track.  I had the pleasure of hearing the 6 cylinder Buda engine start and run.  What a great sound!  Now I have it in miniature along with a nice album of photos of the truck and the build.

The model is 1/25 scale and is a combination of brass in an assortment of sheet and strip stock, two part casting resin and plastic of all shapes and sizes.  Turnings of aluminum were made for the headlights, the rollers for raising the body and for the front wheel hubs.  The rear wheels have more than 55 pieces each and consist of plastic and two part resin castings.  The top of the radiator is made of plastic stock that resembles a wood texture.  Since it has no grain, it is very easy to carve.  The raised "COLEMAN" on the front of the radiator is part of the plastic block and was carved using small mill bits and an Xacto knife.

The color is Krylon Bauhaus Yellow, a close match for the Catepillar yellow of the real truck.  Body is Duplicolor Satin Black.143.thumb.jpg.cc4b511fbab0332ccb8315cae1141.thumb.jpg.6faa780a5f41d166a604af0109139.thumb.jpg.ac1e29b125be7d3bb3c08a62f7134.thumb.jpg.b1c51eba29f0f39400d4c3f528129.thumb.jpg.e17e39d7abac4a8a1a5009492c131.thumb.jpg.7d097dc62fd225d45c7de252a0132.thumb.jpg.c11d1463417e49f089fced7441122.thumb.jpg.dd685765e8a8fe0f2335460bf0124.thumb.jpg.0e9ff26e7122aee2aa5d58ed78

Decals for the model were made from scans of the photos, traced in a graphics program to the proper size and color.  They were printed on an ALPS dry printer.

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This, along with all of your builds, needs to be in a special category...Museum Ready Replicas.  But you know that's how I feel about your work.

Stunning, Charlie.  As always.

Hope to see you at NNL East!  Will bring this one along with another piece of fire apparatus.

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This, along with all of your builds, needs to be in a special category...Museum Ready Replicas.  But you know that's how I feel about your work.

Stunning, Charlie.  As always.

Well said!!

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     Truly  awesome replica ! I wonder why there is no grab handle on the side of the hood to help you get onto the fender and into the cab??

 

 

 

     Be Well

      Gator

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