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Scratch built Steel Mill heavy duty trucks 7 years 8 months ago #1

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and now to something totally different...

saw this Komatsu HM400 articulated dump truck for $8 including shipping to NZ on ebay and immediately have had an idea for a Steel Mill heavy duty truck for the JKSTEEL Mill. the scale is 1/144 but it is close enough for N scale (1/160) as it is a freelanced truck anyway...





when it arrived here I immediately disassembled the whole thing as I would only need the cab and all the wheels for my little project. with some Evergreen Styrene profiles and plates plus some brass I built this 'slab carrier' truck...









...next step is to build a 'slag pot carrier'

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Re: Scratch built Steel Mill heavy duty trucks 7 years 8 months ago #2

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here we go, my next heavy dury truck, a 'ladle carrier', something similar to the one in this link...

http://rogergsmith.typepad.co.uk/publishing_days/2010/07/scrap-metal-giants-forthcoming-dvd-3rd-post.html

again built with parts from a Komatsu HM400...









and just for fun loaded with a 'big bucket'...



some more details for the cabs and some ENZED hoses and then off we go to the paint shop...

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Mate, beautifully done. Great idea to use a satisfactory truck as a third of the work is done with the cabin and wheels (especially wheels) Outstanding start.

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