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Post by Rowdy75 on Sat 22 Oct 2011, 3:35 pm

This will be based on a photo I saw in a book from the library 'Roadtrains of the Northern Territory" A Diamond T prime mover and 5 trailers.
Anyway the Diamond T arrived the other day from the States. Trailers will be scratchbuilt. As my other road train is taking a bit of time this will be started as well. As usual for me 1/87



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Post by dv8v8 on Sat 22 Oct 2011, 10:56 pm

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Post by baZOOKa on Sat 22 Oct 2011, 11:05 pm

They are just a tough looking truck arent they. Seen a couple at car shows and cant help but be all over them ...watching this !
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Post by allan on Sun 23 Oct 2011, 8:55 am

will be watching this one. Smile
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Post by tezza43 on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 8:21 am

1:87 scale - how can you see it? Amazing detail for such a small kit. Is this related to model railway HO scale? I'm looking forward to seeing this completed.

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Post by Rowdy75 on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 5:00 pm

Yes HO scale in the model railway world. I am hoping to get this one started within the next day or so and some work on my Kenworth road train as well. I discovered even though my primary interest in this scale is the trains, I really enjoy building the road vehicles as well.

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Post by Rowdy75 on Tue 01 Nov 2011, 5:45 pm

Made a small start today, just came off the midnight - 8 shifts so didn't feel like doing too much. Cab is not yet permanently attached, still a bit of work to do on the chassis.



With a bit of luck the finished product will look something like this
http://www.truck-photos.net/picture/number1536.asp

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Post by allan on Tue 01 Nov 2011, 6:48 pm

going to look great,how many trailers are you going with.
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Post by Rowdy75 on Tue 01 Nov 2011, 7:01 pm

I have enough spare wheels to make 6 trailers all single rear axle. 99% sure though will go with 5 trailers like the picture in the book with one dual rear axle trailer. Have the book out from the library again at the moment. Not a bad read.

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Post by allan on Tue 01 Nov 2011, 8:49 pm

Geoff,check out nov' 2011 Truckin'Life there is a story about remebering Ted Smith he drove Diamond T road train like the one you are building,there is some old black/white photos in it,one with 7 trailer.
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Post by allan on Wed 16 Nov 2011, 8:46 am

Hows this one going popcorn
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Post by Rowdy75 on Wed 16 Nov 2011, 9:26 am

Fairly well, actually got the thing painted in its base coat. haven't had time to take a photo though

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Post by allan on Wed 16 Nov 2011, 12:44 pm

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Post by Rowdy75 on Sun 04 Dec 2011, 3:10 pm

Made some small progress today. Still a lot to go. Unfortunately we are very short staffed at work at the moment so progress has slowed considerably.





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Post by allan on Sun 04 Dec 2011, 3:27 pm

looking good so far. Very Happy
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Post by Rowdy75 on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 11:02 am

Bit of a hold up on this one now, decided I didn't like the colour so pulled it apart and stripped the paint. Hopefully get back into it other the next couple of days.

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Post by allan on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 9:08 pm

will be watching popcorn
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Post by J chopalot on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 11:38 pm

Looking good!
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