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Virtual Trucking / Re: 1truckingenthusiast's Adventures
« Last post by 1truckingenthuiast on Today at 10:57:22 AM »
Updated to 1.32

Art S.
1/87 Scale Model Trucks / Trailmobile Bullnose Pup
« Last post by rch on Today at 10:49:59 AM »
Here's a 3D printed Trailmobile bullnose pup trailer lettered for Pacific Intermountain Express:

I designed a few variations on the basic pup trailer: outside braced or fluted, with or without signboards for P-I-E, and angled or rounded wheel wells. This was the test print of the angled wheel well trailer with fluted body and signboards. I wasn't happy with the location of the axle and wheel wells, so I revised the design but I just filled in the wells on this prototype model.

The other thing was I couldn't find decals to match, so I designed a new set and had FedEx Office print them on Bare Metal Foil clear decal paper. I did not seal the decals prior to applying them, only after.

Unfortunately these trailers are not cheap to print. Since they are flat kits, they take up a lot of space in the printer so the cost is high. But when they are printed flat the detail is rendered well. I need a few more, but they'll come over time. Here is the prototype trailer posed with an Athearn RTR/Rail Power trailer and my Jifflox Kenworth:

1/87 Scale Model Trucks / UPS Parcel Trailer Paint Color
« Last post by rch on Today at 10:34:30 AM »
I have a few parcel trailers to paint. Can anyone recommend a good match for the gray base color? I typically use Model Master enamel paints, so I have a pretty wide selection of grays available. I just don't know which one is best to start with.

One more question: are the wheels black or brown?
A Shot A Day 2018 / Re: August 2018
« Last post by Rob Archer on Today at 08:31:18 AM »
Friday August 17 2018
A gloomy but warm and humid morning.  A Trimac F/L Coronado with a Fortress Trucking trailer heads up the street.

Anything Trucking Related / Re: New Equipment Sightings
« Last post by charlie on Today at 05:22:58 AM »
Bowman out of Williamsport MD has gotten new Mack Anthem day cabs & Volvo VNL sleepers. 8)  Saw at least 6 of each on I-81 in VA yesterday.
Anything Trucking Related / Re: Blast From My Past
« Last post by Blue Mule74 on Today at 01:47:51 AM »
Nice looking Freightliner Cabover in your link
Favorite Truck Shows / Re: Truck Show Athens, Ontario
« Last post by JJG on Yesterday at 09:36:29 PM »
Oh......I wish I could go to that one!!

           ...BIG RIG TRUCK NATIONALS ST. THOMAS RACEWAY PARK this weekend too. 8)....u'd b torn tween the two. ::)...I'll cover Athens, ;D...History Channel is spose 2 b @ Sparta. :o...Jim. ;)

Woe......nice!! Yeah I would be torn, good you are covering, let me know when they air St. Thomas, that would be interesting.....hometown fever?? Might happen

Virtual Trucking / Re: 1truckingenthusiast's Adventures
« Last post by 1truckingenthuiast on Yesterday at 06:21:35 PM »
Hauling a load of strawberries from Santa Maria, CA to Las Cruces, NM.

Pulled off I-10 in Tucson to talk to my broker

Art S.
A Shot A Day 2018 / Re: August 2018
« Last post by JJG on Yesterday at 06:14:01 PM »
August 16, a smokey summer day - too many fires burning- but would be bright and sunny, the concrete must get poured.....this Freightliner twin steer just fed the pumper

Working Class by Jim Hurley / Re: Fire Trucks - add your pics
« Last post by GA_Dave on Yesterday at 05:13:23 PM »
Tanker 1, Lake Norman, NC
2016 Kenworth T-300/Pierce Contender DX

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