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Post by Rowdy75 on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 10:30 am

While the sheep truck is something I really want to make, the amount of work required has always brought any start made to a halt. The same goes for making the sheep wagons for a livestock train. Hopefully posting a few WIP photos on here will keep me motivated to finish this time. A very basic start, repainting the prime mover.




that's about it now until the detailing parts and trailer chassis arrive.


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Post by tezza43 on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 3:54 pm

Looking good so far, but where will you find all the sheep for the rest of it? Laughing

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Post by allan on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 6:11 pm

That's one cool truck.
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Post by fat141 on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 10:31 pm

Emu looks great as well

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Post by Rowdy75 on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 12:32 am

tezza43 wrote:Looking good so far, but where will you find all the sheep for the rest of it? Laughing

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Prefer not to think about that at this stage. As I mentioned in the other thread there was an article in AMRM about using foam to make a representation of sheep for rail wagons, though I think I would prefer actual model sheep, but so far an empty running back to load is leading.

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Post by Rowdy75 on Sat 16 Jul 2011, 9:38 pm

The trailers and detailing bits arrived the other day, so a bit more progress has been made. Bullbar, mirrors and horns added to the tractor and have started on the trailers.







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Post by fat141 on Sat 16 Jul 2011, 11:49 pm

Rowdy, what scale are we working in please mate?
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Post by Rowdy75 on Sun 17 Jul 2011, 8:18 am

fat141 wrote:Rowdy, what scale are we working in please mate?
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forgot to metion that Embarassed. 1/87

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Post by fat141 on Sun 17 Jul 2011, 10:37 am

Mate, if it is that small, just fill the trailers with cotton wool Laughing
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Post by sports850 on Sun 17 Jul 2011, 12:23 pm

1/87 is pretty close to HO scale in railroading so these might be suitable for you , just check with the seller or a hobby shop as to their actual measurment first .

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/60-SHEEP-Preiser-very-detailed-white-HO-1-87-scale-/320725037839?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item4aacb3b30f
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Post by fat141 on Sun 17 Jul 2011, 2:44 pm

Hey Rowdy, just checked the sheep market for you, and that one sports quoted ( close to a "white sports quote") seems like a good buy. No animal cruelty involved. Not a kiwi in site. Laughing
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Post by sports850 on Sun 17 Jul 2011, 3:36 pm

Well here's a pink car-nation to go with your white sports quote then Rod


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Post by fat141 on Sun 17 Jul 2011, 8:05 pm

Brrrrrrrrrrr, ugly, aint it?

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Post by Rowdy75 on Mon 18 Jul 2011, 9:18 am

hmm, I don't think I want any thing like that on the truck. Since taking those photos I have ripped the deck off the trailers to be redone with plastic. I originally started with balsa as that is what I used for my cattle truck.

Will have to make a cattle road train one day too.

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Post by Rowdy75 on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 8:59 pm

Made a start on one of the trailers with a new plastic deck and commenced on the sides. Then the missus said we were going to Yeppoon for the afternoon so all work stopped, looks a bit weird with the side less then half done.


Also re-discovered my semi completed Greyhound coach that will hopefully get finished around th same time as the truck.


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Post by blatdriver on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 1:16 pm

put the sheep in the bus, just for something different rolf
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Post by fat141 on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 3:26 pm

Nu zuland lonely hearts club bus? What are you, some sort of deviate? Laughing Laughing
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Post by Retchard on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 7:36 pm

How's this one coming along? Would love to see some progress shots or the finished truck.
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Re: Sheep Truck WIP

Post by Rowdy75 on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 5:19 pm

Retchard wrote:How's this one coming along?
With the pace of a startled snail.
Progress stopped for a time while I reconsidered the method of construction, should start again soon though. Will post some more pics when I get something done.

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Post by Rowdy75 on Mon 19 Sep 2011, 5:48 pm

Finally got some work done on this one. During the downtime though I used materials bought for this project elsewhere so need to buy some more.




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Post by fat141 on Mon 19 Sep 2011, 10:12 pm

Good job mate
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Post by allan on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 10:40 am

that's looking great so far. bigthumbsup
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Post by Retchard on Sat 01 Oct 2011, 7:57 pm

Well cool there Rowdy, now only 2 more trailers to go. Wink
Seriously, keep up the good work.
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