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1959 White 3400TD Diesel Tractor (trailer not finished yet)

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These are preliminary photos of my brother, Larry's latest model... a 1/24 scale, mid '50s to early '60s White 3400TD which, when completed, will also feature a 35' flat deck trailer.
The production truck was unusual in that the cab was raised, a large interior dog house fabricated necessitating the raising of the passenger seat, and two large radiators mounted behind the cab to effectively accommodate the Cummins NH220 engine. This was White's largest truck in the 3000 series and referred to at the time as 'King of the Highway'.
The model is mostly scratch built of soldered brass (chassis, steering axle, air and fuel tanks, radiator / exhaust / Luberfiner assembly, all fuel, air, and coolant plumbing, mirrors, accessory sanders, factory sleeper, and complete trailer structure, etc.), and styrene (engine, batteries, interior dog house and interior sleeper, trailer deck, etc.). The modified cab front and door structures are from an incomplete and damaged Danbury Mint diecast.
The standard White 3400TD (tractor / diesel) production colors were ...red chassis and green or red cab. The model is done in basecoat / clearcoat for the main chassis and cab components, while smaller details are picked out with Humbrol and Testors paints . The model is quite heavy, very durable and, so far, has taken more than 500 hours to build. He expects the trailer will be completed by the end of this month and I will re-post images of the full rig at that time. For Larry, this is a productive way to thoroughly enjoy what otherwise has been a cold, long, hard winter.







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