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BRBO 2021 Brockway 361 "Widow Woman" from Movie Convoy


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Load is 12 pieces wide.  I'm gluing up flats of 12 and will then stack them, 12 high for the front and rear and 6 high for the center.  That's 30 flats......made up 9 last night, seems like I can do 12/hr but need more room and weights for more than 6 at a time.  I'm starting to think I might need to re-enforce the trailer frame, this stuff isn't exactly light.....

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Load was glued one layer at a time, 12 pieces wide as I counted from a movie still.  The front and rear stacks are 12 high, the one in the middle is 6 high.  I used a sheet of paper to glue up each of the 30 flats, provided a guide as well as keeping the work from sticking to the bench.  First pic shows the assembly, second pic is the assembled loads.  I'm leaving them rough as the ones in the movie don't appear to very neatly stacked.

 

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1 hour ago, doorsovdoon said:

This will be a great build. The trailer will have an actual real load, have you weighed it? 

Not yet, but it's not light.  I've looked at the trailer wrt re-enforcement but not sure I can add strength where it's most needed.  Trailer is done except for wheels and tires which limits what can be done.  If the tires are hollow I'll certainly have to fill them. 

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If you have more to build, make them hollow.

Just use short pieces for the ends on the intermediate levels and just do a full layer on the top.

Just a suggestion.

   Rog😁

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I thought about that....after the fact.  Not sure I want to drill holes as I think the white glue will fail and I'll have a mess.  Total weighs in at 1 2/3 lbs, the short stack is 1/3 lb and the tall ones are 2/3 lb each.  I started working on re-enforcing the trailer last night, it's taking extra care as the trailer is all but done.  Not much heavier than the Cat dozer so I'm not overly concerned.  The rear tall stack is over the wheels, the front stack is just behind the pin.

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1 hour ago, Warren D said:

I thought about that....after the fact.  Not sure I want to drill holes as I think the white glue will fail and I'll have a mess.  Total weighs in at 1 2/3 lbs, the short stack is 1/3 lb and the tall ones are 2/3 lb each.  I started working on re-enforcing the trailer last night, it's taking extra care as the trailer is all but done.  Not much heavier than the Cat dozer so I'm not overly concerned.  The rear tall stack is over the wheels, the front stack is just behind the pin.

I think that I’ve had some old M.T.F.A. cabs that were heavier than that. 😀

Looks great! I’m really liking this build!

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In the previous post I forgot to thank those who made suggestions, I do appreciate all feedback.  After a few hours work, the trailer structure has been re-enforced.  I removed 1/8" of each rib to make room for a section of 1/8" square brass tube which is now glued in place.  Some touch up painting and I'll be set.  The brass is tucked in between the frame rails so it won't be seen except from underneath.

 

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Wheels came in from Jamie, I decided to use the larger kit tires as the movie trailer appears to have larger skins.  Also added are the tie downs.  A few stills I've seen show just enough tie downs for the load with one extra right at the rear.  The photo shows two different shades of white, one shade seems to be around these tie downs leading me to believe they were just added for the movie.  Second pic is a mock up of the load.  Next is mounting the load and strapping it down, then the headache rack up from and the trailer will be done.

 

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Wow , sorry I haven't posted in a while your really making head way !  Adding the brass support was a good idea , you definitely don't need it buckling under the weight of the load.

Keep up the great work 

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7 minutes ago, Mopar - D said:

Warren excellent build on your trailer and load looking forward to seeing your Brockway build. 

Thanks, I think the worst part of the Husky will be the door decals!

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Started work on the tractor, engine is built, using the Cummins from the A64B based kit.  From what I see in the rollover pics, looks like there was a Cummins in the movie truck.  Cleaning up the cab, still have a bit of flash to remove before it goes to primer.  Chassis is under way, I shortened the A64B chassis to closer match the proportions of the movie truck.  The only dead on side shot of the tractor is the crash scene shot from overhead at a distance.  To say reference material for this build is scarce is an understatement!  Wheels are soaking in cleaner, then get cleaned up and primed.  Long way to go and a short time to get there...........oops, wrong truck movie.......

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This is one I will be watching. I have an original Rubber Duck Mack that is from the actual kit that was released by MPC back in 1978. I plan on building the Blue Mule from Whiteline Fever and the truck from Duel soon. I finished my Snowman truck just before the holidays.

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25 minutes ago, James Maynard said:

This is one I will be watching. I have an original Rubber Duck Mack that is from the actual kit that was released by MPC back in 1978. I plan on building the Blue Mule from Whiteline Fever and the truck from Duel soon. I finished my Snowman truck just before the holidays.

If you haven't heard, the MPC Rubber Duck Mack isn't even close.  It's been said the only accurate part in the kit is the hood ornament.  I built up the AITM Rubber Duck Mack kit a couple of years ago.  I still have to build the Snowman KW, have the decals and all the parts, just need the time to get to it.  Then there's Pig Pens Mack from Convoy, the trailers, Spider Mike's Diamond T.....the list goes on.

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1 hour ago, Warren D said:

If you haven't heard, the MPC Rubber Duck Mack isn't even close.  It's been said the only accurate part in the kit is the hood ornament.  I built up the AITM Rubber Duck Mack kit a couple of years ago.  I still have to build the Snowman KW, have the decals and all the parts, just need the time to get to it.  Then there's Pig Pens Mack from Convoy, the trailers, Spider Mike's Diamond T.....the list goes on.

I agree that the MPC kit for the Rubber Duck Mack is just plain terrible. And mine is even worse. It looks more like the truck after it fell from the bridge.  I didn't build it, it came second hand to me. But what I did build is a lot lesser known truck from a forgotten movie. I built the KW from Breaker Breaker. Here's a pic of my Rubber Duck Mack and the KW from Breaker Breaker. I also almost have Pig Pins truck built too. I have the right model but the cabs I built is yellow. I built it before I started building the movie trucks. Another one I want to do is the truck from Over The Top.

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9 minutes ago, James Maynard said:

I agree that the MPC kit for the Rubber Duck Mack is just plain terrible. And mine is even worse. It looks more like the truck after it fell from the bridge.  I didn't build it, it came second hand to me. But what I did build is a lot lesser known truck from a forgotten movie. I built the KW from Breaker Breaker. Here's a pic of my Rubber Duck Mack and the KW from Breaker Breaker. I also almost have Pig Pins truck built too. I have the right model but the cabs I built is yellow. I built it before I started building the movie trucks. Another one I want to do is the truck from Over The Top.

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