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Post by Gary Walker on Thu 02 Dec 2010, 6:43 pm

Hi all, built this about 8yrs ago, based on a real truck that operated in the '70s. It was used to carry bassalt from Bass Point, near Wollongong, to Port Botany during constuction of the third run-way at Mascot International Airport. It was set up this way, with the pusher axle, to run legally over Mt. Ousley in accordance with the weight restrictions of the day. Cheers, Gary.






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Re: White 4000

Post by allan on Thu 02 Dec 2010, 7:47 pm

now thats a diffrent wheel base,top job on it. bigthumbsup
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Post by dv8v8 on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 1:21 am

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Re: White 4000

Post by tezza43 on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 8:14 am

That's a really nice piece of modelling Gary. Not too 'au fait' with truck axles - is a pusher axle driven or free rotating? Can it be removed or lifted when not required?

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Re: White 4000

Post by Gary Walker on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 8:33 am

Hey tezza43, a pusher axle is free rotating, & can be either fixed or lifted. Pretty sure back in the 70's it would have been fixed. Cheers, Gary.

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Re: White 4000

Post by zenrat on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 12:54 pm

So the idea being that when there's enough weight in the back to cause axle loading issues the suspension has compressed putting the extra wheels on the road?

Good job. Particularly on the weathering.

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Re: White 4000

Post by Gary Walker on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 3:57 pm

Hi Fred, yeah thats the idea, load it up puts the axle down; take the weight off, & up comes the axle. Cheers, Gary.

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Re: White 4000

Post by scummy on Sat 04 Dec 2010, 4:57 pm

G,day ,bloody hell gaz ,dad used to drive these from the point to mascots third runway with pioneer , they had dogs on them too. The tailgate was two way tailgate , opened normal and like a barn door as well for the huge foundation rocks .Ive seen this around but never paid alot of attention to it . Great job i'll send him the picks and see what he says .
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