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Post by dv8v8 on Fri 28 Nov 2008, 12:24 am

the prime mover was a pretty good diecast but the grille had no detail so it was replaced with a home made casting, a bull bar was added and the wheels were replaced, steering was converted to right hand drive and a driver was added, the first two trailers are plastic and excellent detail but they had to have an extra axle added the spare wheel hangers locker boxes and ringfeeders were detail item that were also added, the last trailer was a herpa chassis, the deck was made from styrene, locker boxes were added and the gates are photoetch items, the pallets were assembled from a kit and the 44 gall drums are homemade castings, the whole thing had the lights ect painted in and decals added before weathering, ( maybe a lil too much weathering on the windscreen ) this model is in 1/87 scale











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Post by stevegt738 on Fri 28 Nov 2008, 7:19 am

I like.
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Post by Paul on Fri 28 Nov 2008, 7:43 am

Nice! even in 1/87th this would be pretty long!
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Post by Guest on Fri 28 Nov 2008, 8:00 pm

Another nice 1/87th scale truck well done aus

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Post by Rowdy75 on Fri 28 Nov 2008, 8:55 pm

Top stuff John

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Awesome Job!

Post by Gluey on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 7:57 am

Love it.....
Does anybody know where I could get my hands on a 1/87 scale Western star same or similar model? Can't find one anywhere.

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Post by scummy on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 10:10 am

RMS gona get ya , theres no ropes or binders on the 44's .
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 12:24 pm

great effort on the weathering, looks sweet!
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Post by dv8v8 on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 5:32 pm

Gluey wrote:Love it.....
Does anybody know where I could get my hands on a 1/87 scale Western star same or similar model?  Can't find one anywhere.


i got this one from an online company that has long shut down, dont know where u would find one now, the name of the manufacturer was Ton
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Post by Gluey on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 7:50 pm

I'll keep searching.
Thanks heaps. Keep up the awesome work.

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Post by dv8v8 on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 9:15 pm

a quick search turned this up

http://www.tontrucks.com/oem/westernstar.html
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Post by Gluey on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 11:18 pm

Much appreciated. I'll see how I go.
Thanks heaps.

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Post by Hemi on Fri 13 Jan 2017, 9:22 pm

1/87th scale (AKA HO Scale) Thats a LONG thing for a Train Layout, but would be ABSOLUTELY stunning on one! NICE job!

I'ma "Train Guy" at heart, so... this is right up my alley!
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Post by dv8v8 on Sat 14 Jan 2017, 12:05 am

its not as long as the one im building now, 5 trailer cattle train, but im sick of painting cows
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Post by Hemi on Sat 14 Jan 2017, 6:26 am

NICE!!!! LOL @ Painting Cows!
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Post by mouse on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 11:17 am

i like those small scale bigthumbsup

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Post by modelfreak on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 8:44 pm

Nice!
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