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Post by Jms52 on Tue 11 Jun 2013, 11:35 pm

Hi all
I am trying to make a t900 kit up to look like the t908 with tri drive Hampton Transport in Perth have one.
Has any body tried adding the extra axle?

I have been stuck at home for the last six weeks with another six to go so have been working on the half finished jobs i will take some pics tomorrow and post them.

Modelling is a good way to stop going around the bend

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Re: Kenworth T908 tri

Post by Jms52 on Wed 12 Jun 2013, 9:06 pm

I contacted Kenworth in Perth today and they have sent me drawings of the suspension so i will post photos of the build as we go

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Re: Kenworth T908 tri

Post by bennyg on Sun 14 Jul 2013, 9:22 pm

Are you looking at using an Auslowe conversion kit? You will need a revell or moebius lonestar if you do. You shouldn't have to cut the chassis if its a tri drive with a sleeper. Cheers. Can't wait to see it on the bench.

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Post by Jms52 on Wed 17 Jul 2013, 12:24 am

I have been busy working on three kenworths from Hampton transport  A t909 T904 tri and a t600
The t909 is using the cheap W900 kit from Revell with some additional parts from auslowe, The T600 is using theT 600 A Canepa with again some additions. The T904 tri has been interesting and is a combination of two revell w900 kits with additional parts from Auslowe and aussie resin. I hounded Hamptons, Kenworth perth for details of this truck as it had non standard neway ad suspension set 1520 apart and 6200 from front axle to centre axle of the tri. It is still a long way off being finished and the other two are just needing some bits and pieces. The following pictures show the real trucks and the models.Thanks to Hamptons and Kenworth perth for their help and Nigel for his assistance.











I will post more pictures as we get closer to finishing off." />

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Re: Kenworth T908 tri

Post by zenrat on Wed 17 Jul 2013, 9:56 am

Jms52 wrote:...Modelling is a good way to stop going around the bend

Thanks

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Re: Kenworth T908 tri

Post by allan on Wed 17 Jul 2013, 11:53 am

Some cool Kenworth's in the making
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Post by bennyg on Wed 17 Jul 2013, 1:00 pm

Nice work.

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Re: Kenworth T908 tri

Post by Jms52 on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 11:44 pm

slight problem today with the 600 was in a hurray and doing something else at the same time and went to put a light clear coat over the truck only to find i was spraying gloss alluminium so it was strip down the truck and start the paint job again. Must remember do one thing at a time lol

Thanks for all your comments i will post more photos later this week

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Re: Kenworth T908 tri

Post by Ray64 on Thu 08 Aug 2013, 9:30 am

Ah look forward to the progress with these mate! 

I worked on a mine as a fitter in the Goldfields and Hamptons hauled the ore from the mine to the process plant, I remember when their brand new T904 (tri) arrived on site, man what a tough looking truck, mine spec, with day cab, they also had a Tri drive Mack Titan from memory.
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Post by Jms52 on Thu 08 Aug 2013, 11:57 pm

well they are slowly coming together. I have a bit more to do but here they are in there present form



 

I need to improve my camera skills . The tri has a scratch built attempt of a roller bearing turntable still need to put on the bull bar and a few light etc.The t600 still needs the aero kit and steps  I will get daughter to take better photos when i get them finished. Thanks for the comments guys

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Post by mouse on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 8:18 am

good looking KW

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Re: Kenworth T908 tri

Post by Ray64 on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 11:14 am

Awesome work mate bigthumbsup 

Your photos look good to me, have you got the 'macro' feature on your camera?
Macro will give you good close up shots.
You can go that one step further and set up a photo booth using a white background, this will really help the pictures stand out.
I only do it now and then, I prefer to use my garage dio...Wink 
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Post by allan on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 2:11 pm

Great job on the Kenworth  bigthumbsup
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Post by silverfox on Sun 11 Aug 2013, 4:48 pm

These are nice looking builds.
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Re: Kenworth T908 tri

Post by Jade043 on Fri 16 Aug 2013, 2:57 am

I'm not that much into trucks but I have to admit you got wicked skills in building. The paint jobs and attention to detail is awesome
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