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More rascals.
1944 US Army truck switcher with kitbashed wheels:


1945 Gamman:


1945:


1947 rail tractor, probably from NZ:


1947 International:


1951 Gamman. Cab looks like Ford:


1956 Miller Bros, Ruatapu:


1956 Miller Bros #2, Ruatapu:


Jose.

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Jose,
I did warn you about those inventive Kiwis :)

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Great stuff! I can see that someone might want to devote their entire "modeling life" building replicas of these wonders. Proves that there's a prototype for ANYTHING.

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I think someone needs to model one of these as a railtruck.


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Yep, ANYTHING...

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Well here is one of them almost. The basis is a Bachmann Truck with a Backwoods miniature cab and crane. Rigging still required as too a good set of headlights. It is now fitted with a DCC Decoder but does not run that well due to the poor plastic gears in the Differential. Might have to look at it one day.

The Backwoods kit was a dream to build. Window glass has been fitted since this shot was taken way back.



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:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

5 Moose rail-trucks !!!!!

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mwiz64 wrote:
I think someone needs to model one of these as a railtruck.




That is too cool! Any idea what it is? (Make/model)


Edit: Found it myself...it's a 1938 Dodge.

http://libraryhack.anotherbyte.net/pictures/view/108396

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From http://www.yourbrisbanepastandpresent.com/2010_01_01_archive.html
The proprietor, Luton White, must have been quite an entrepreneur as well as a mechanical marvel. He built his own tow truck on a Dodge chassis to enable him to haul vehicles back to his workshop. Here are its classic art deco lines, as photographed around 1938.

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I just wish there was a couple more pictures of it from other angles. If you like this one, Google the term "Labatts streamliner". It's pretty cool too.

<edit> OK I found a couple more of the Barnes Auto tow truck but they are here on my IPad and I can't upload photos to this website from there. I'll get them uploaded some other time.

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Did you check out the link to TRAMS it should interest some

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Here are the other photos of that tow truck that I promised above. I wonder if I could use the lost foam method of molding that body shape with fiberglass? I've made some real simple shapes like that before (airplane cowls) but that looks pretty challenging. It sure as heck would be a cool railtruck. If I did it, it would have to be large scale. Humm....




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Just found another....



And this advertisement


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That truck is like Aunt Millie's wart...it kinda grows on you! I think you SHOULD build one. I have a 1:24 33(?) Chevy truck radiator grill which looks pretty much like that one. Let me know if you need it.

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I can't tell if those are louvers on either side of the grill, or if they are a painted design.

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Ray they were chrome strips, I can't remember for the life of me the make, but I'm sure it was English in origin, I remember delivery vans with fronts like that when I was a kid in Sydney

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As I look at the pictures those look like stripes either side of the grill. Also, the 38 Dodge trucks grill looks about like that but more curved side to side. I think the thing might have been made by cutting the original down the center and flattening out the two halves.

I'm going to start experimenting at making the basic shape. I'm imagining that it will take me several iterations before I get something acceptable.

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In the last pix, it looks like they stick out from the body, where the body rounds out of view on the drivers (US) side..ergo chrome strips.

Pardon me if I don't march with the group, but that thing is warthog ugly!


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I see where you see them sticking out now on the left side in that last grainy photo.

As for appearance, I like it because it's so different. I have a friend that models the ugliest planes he can find. I don't find this truck ugly. However, I can see where some people might.

How about the Labatts Streamliners?









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