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 Posted: Wed Sep 11th, 2013 10:03 pm
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Zaveda ... Space Invader ... Darth Vader !!!

Anyone know which 1:35 truck-kit has the best engine ?

Idea being ... leave the hood on the truck SHUT; & bung the engine in a critter.

Just thought someone might know.

I quite like cheap & nasty kits...
...don't get 'the fear' when yer reach for the glue !

Cheers

Si.

There are some quite nice soft-skin military trucks etc.
Could be good for industrial mining & logging lash-ups !



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 Posted: Thu Sep 12th, 2013 07:49 am
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Si I think the engine from the Tamiya GMC 6x6 kit is probably the best detailed engine in 1/35th scale I have come across. Although it would be an expensive way to get just the engine. If you could find a use for the rest of the kit it would make it a better buy as it is a very good kit.

There is a picture of the GMC engine on page 10 of the Two Sister's Saga in the narrow gauge section of this forum.
I can't get it to work in this post.


There is quite a good replica of a V8 in the Tamiya Quad gun tractor kit as well.

Peter M

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 Posted: Thu Sep 12th, 2013 03:16 pm
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Hi Peter

Thanks very much for that !

I was looking on eBay last night, at trucks !

I realised the Chevy I liked...
...was in fact an SAS Land-Rover ... DOH !
The LR is OK; those LRDG SAS Chevy's are N I C E though.
I have the SAS Jeep kit here; waiting for something.

I then looked for 'small trucks'.
Saw 3 types of GAZ; the smallest looked very Model-T to me...
...middle sized one, bit bigger, more modern looking cab.
I'm guessing the engine (if they have one) is average at best.

Also saw a Revel 1:35 6-wheel Henshall (typo), German I figure from the name.
Looked like a pretty cool, oldie-stylee truck...
...but BIG !

I saw the tamiya 1:35 GMC 6x6 Peter.
Thanks for the engine tip; I will have a look at it.

I have a GMC 6x6 in 1:32 by Forces Of Valour...
...It's an absolute MONSTER.
I think even the Tamiya 1:35 one; would dwarf the On30 Shay I have, to convert to 1:35n2.

The Quad truck is a whakey-vehicle for sure.
As Herb says, very Star-Wars !
I thought the Quads were great as a kid...
...& made an Airfix 1:72 one (I think).
The detailed V8 sounds interesting.
I will see if I can find your pics Peter.

I am just getting back into modelling after a while away.
I was making 1:24, but found it to be a bit too big for me.
I guess I am trying to do something similar to you Peter...
...look for 'reasonable sized' models; in a 'large scale'.

Just had a dig through some older HO stuff here.
Pulled out an Athearn S-12 switcher !
I think she runs OK...
...a candidate for 'critterizing' for sure.

Am trying to 'size things' a bit before going NUTS with the saw.
Pictures & a thread soon, I hope.

All the best.

Cheers

Si.



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 Posted: Thu Sep 12th, 2013 04:04 pm
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Interesting thing about the Nash Quads

If one side of the vehicle went into a ditch----they couldn't get out!

With four wheel steer, any effort to steer the front wheels out, put the rear wheels further in--and vice versa.

My old man drove a Ford T ambulance in that dust-up, and said that it was almost comical when that happened.

Four wheel drive,and four wheel steer-- wonderful idea--that sucked!


How far off topic can I be, Commander?



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OT ... nar ... never

I didn't know they had 4-wheel steering Herb.

Sounds like Peter's move to ditch the steering...
...& get it on rails...
...is where the moneys at !

Only on FREERAILS !

Si.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 12th, 2013 05:07 pm
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my brother has a 60's army mule (amo carrier) 4 wheel drive and steering in 4 wheel steering it is a hand full unless going slow



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Detailed engines? Heck, just put plug wires, etc. on them and they look just right. Or use them as "junque" somewhere. I almost never put engines in my trucks/autos so I have a bunch of motors to use as "fine scale details"...yeah, right...

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Si I can thoroughly recommend the Athearn chassis, they are excellent.

I use four on Two Sisters and about a dozen on my HO switching layout Benson.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 13th, 2013 07:22 pm
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Hi Peter

Thanks; I gave the Athearn a quick once-over last night...
...& A OK !

WOW ! about 22,000 Quad Tractors made...
...there must have been quite a few modded ones after WWII.

(I am very tempted; to try a 'open pick-up' version)

- - - - - - -

Been looking at your 'fleet' some more !
Apart from your more 'left-field' (no pun intended) motive-power...
...your more conventional 'Brit-Crits' (for want of a better term) are fantastic.

While I'm asking about kits...
...2 questions.

1. What is the basis of the grey critter, with the big-tank on the back-bed ?

2. What is the basis of the grey critter, with open back-bed, & small tank behind the cab; & what looks like a similar back to the Opel Blitz.
The cab has 'squarer doors' & look though.
?

Sorry; dunno how to describe them right !
I'm sure at 'The Farm' they have nick-names ?

All the best.

Cheers

Si.



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 Posted: Sat Sep 14th, 2013 06:56 am
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Si, The truck with the tank on the back is the Zaveda Gaz Six wheel truck. The tank is a Walthers HO scale Oil tank. It Runs on a Con-Cor four axle chassis.

The other truck is an Italeri Opel Blitz gas producer, that runs on the same type of Con-Cor chassis as the device above.

The chassis by Con-Cor run very well, possibly a tad smoother than the Athearn but they are much more expensive of course.

I trust this is of some help.

Peter M



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