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Scale Model Trucks => 1/87 Scale Model Trucks => Topic started by: JJG on June 22, 2017, 12:26:39 AM

Title: TREMCAR B-TRAIN DRY BULK TANKERS
Post by: JJG on June 22, 2017, 12:26:39 AM
When I got the J&L resin cast tanker from Andre Giroux, I also bought a twin set for B-train version. After some research, they look like they might resemble a Tremcar brand so that is what it will be!!
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/002_zpsxyp91k72.jpg)
the tanks are what is in the kit so one has to supply the rest. I'm quite fine with that as those tanks are the difficult part, the chassis donors are both Athearn container chassis modified to fit the tanks, front fenders modified from a Tonkin tanker
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/003_zpsmhmqbdfv.jpg)
and the rear fenders are from Promotex that are also slightly modified
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/faefbb22-0f72-4ef5-b713-5656007660f4_zpshv0gfdiz.jpg)
the braces are Plastruct or Evergreen strips.

Jim.
Title: Re: TREMCAR B-TRAIN DRY BULK TANKERS
Post by: Peterbilt1 on June 22, 2017, 04:28:07 PM
there looking awesome so far great job.
Title: Re: TREMCAR B-TRAIN DRY BULK TANKERS
Post by: jredding666 on June 25, 2017, 06:53:28 AM
Progressing nicely. Those should look great when they're done.
Title: Re: TREMCAR B-TRAIN DRY BULK TANKERS
Post by: JJG on July 08, 2017, 10:56:11 PM
a little more progress here
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/010_zpsdzrbplg5.jpg)
ladders from Kibri and Herpa, steps from Norscot Peterbilt chassis, plumbing is a combination of K&S aluminum tube and Plastruct rod, clearance lights scratch built and deck plates for both are also from Kibri
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/011_zpsvb1dvvkv.jpg)

Jim.
Title: Re: TREMCAR B-TRAIN DRY BULK TANKERS
Post by: jredding666 on July 08, 2017, 11:41:48 PM
Looking better every time. Like the use of the container trailers. I've used them for a lot of things other than hauling containers myself.
Title: Re: TREMCAR B-TRAIN DRY BULK TANKERS
Post by: JJG on July 12, 2017, 11:16:45 PM
The basic unit(s) come out of the paint shop......
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/2b9a51dd-358b-480b-b43f-8ad475933bb8_zpsd1ozxlbs.jpg)
now for the details

Jim.
Title: Re: TREMCAR B-TRAIN DRY BULK TANKERS
Post by: JJG on July 16, 2017, 10:49:00 PM
Here are a few shots of the tankers near the finish line, just requiring some safety stripes and a few other details, hooked into a build of years ago, the Tonkin Western Star, just for a few shots! Not sure which tractor will be dedicated to this trailer(s) but until then, here is a look
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/003_zps70z4phat.jpg)
Dennis Aust wheels and tires all the way around coated with Alclad
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/004_zpskqxfdwxt.jpg)
rubber hoses up front are aluminum tube painted flat black
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/018_zpsz9wssvyp.jpg)
just with the lead
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/010_zpsw2m2wwmr.jpg)
now the pup
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/013_zpsta3zakno.jpg)
back together again
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/8b458f53-1d51-4972-ba20-6d1d8b059af2_zpshggkmha1.jpg)

Jim.
Title: Re: TREMCAR B-TRAIN DRY BULK TANKERS
Post by: GothamMatt on July 18, 2017, 02:45:16 PM
Wow, those are looking sharp!  I bought some aluminum tube this weekend after seeing what you do with it. Looks great.
Title: Re: TREMCAR B-TRAIN DRY BULK TANKERS
Post by: jredding666 on July 18, 2017, 06:07:46 PM
Another great looking build
Title: Re: TREMCAR B-TRAIN DRY BULK TANKERS
Post by: JJG on July 30, 2017, 01:20:14 AM
Here is a Peterbilt 379 hooked into the tankers
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/8b43f8fb-79f5-4cd8-afec-3c796544eccb_zpsslgqla38.jpg)
safety stripes are on, units are complete
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/ac55566e-4b5c-4495-97bb-381c64bc21e6_zpsvuw4fekl.jpg)
and one more look
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/008_zpsjhyxjx8z.jpg)

Jim.
Title: Re: TREMCAR B-TRAIN DRY BULK TANKERS
Post by: Peterbilt1 on August 01, 2017, 10:20:00 AM
Awesome job those look amazing.