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Marty K
Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 5:29:52 AM
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Hi Guys ,starting in on a new project .Theres going to be some work in this one , converting a C509 KW to a C540 and scratch building a 5x8 160 ton 'minesite' trailer .
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Campmb
Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 7:21:57 AM
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Marty, I fully expect this project to be just as spectacular as your Aussie road train. I will be watching as you progress. Good luck, Mike
Marty K
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 3:29:20 AM
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Cheers Mike .
Getting a little bit of progress happening . Bonnet had to get 8mm longer and 4mm wider at the grille end , Cab needed the hole where the sleeper was filled in and a new rear window and the exhaust stack lugs filled in , Doors needed the windows reshaped and the bottom window on the lh door filled in .
IMG_1068 (2) by Marty Khull, on Flickr
modelmaniac
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:17:07 AM

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Love the look of that tractorApplause Looks like there is a very powerful engine,under that massive hood!Teeth
Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:39:35 PM
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Marty K, the cab and hood look fantastic so far, great work. This looks like a great post to follow just like your last incredible customization.
Steve
Marty K
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 6:53:19 PM
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modelmaniac : 19ltr Cummin's in the real thing , I believe the bonnet was 'stretched' on these to get a cooling system in there to handle 50+ degree outside temps .
Exkvate3140 : Cheers mate , theres a long list of stuff to do with this one so it wont be a quick project...
Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:45:47 PM
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Marty K that’s good news.
Thanks
Steve
Basketball Man
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 12:18:14 PM

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It looks like this is going to be a beast of a project, I can’t wait to see more!

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Marty K
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 3:18:21 AM
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Postie dropped off some more goodies yesterday so another stage sorted , it's starting to show its size now . I think it's going to be a big beast...Think
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rlmc
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:28:16 AM
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Like your truck. Mind if I ask what wheels/tires you are using?

Robert
Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 11:37:45 AM
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I was going to ask the same question on the tires, and that is going to be a real beast. It is starting to look like the sugar cane trucks in Size from Hawaii.
Thanks
Steve
kcmtoys
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:08:27 PM

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This is going to be a great truck, just like your other one! Keep up the good work. Me too, wheels and tires 1/34 or 1/24th?Think Whistle Angel Ken











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Marty K
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 4:07:51 PM
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Hi Guys , The tyres/rims/hubs are 3d printed . I knew the actual tyre size so I scaled that and worked backwards . As it sits the wheels are 27mm tall x 7mm wide .
Cheers
Marty
modelmaniac
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:53:38 PM

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Nice one.Applause Really looking forward to progress pics,as it goes forward.Cannot wait to see it being finished.Those wheels look great.Are they solid?That thing looks like a beast!Smile
Marty K
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:20:06 PM
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modelmaniac : multi peice wheels
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Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:52:47 PM
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Those wheels and rims came out great from the 3D printer, the replicated tread couldn’t look any better.
Thanks for the response.
Steve
Marty K
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 11:24:25 PM
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No worries Steve . The people that do this stuff as a buisness I understand if they dont wan't to share to much detail , for me this is a hobby . If anyone gets an idea for something out of stuff I do thats what its all about .
modelmaniac
Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 6:42:32 AM

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At first I thought you printed those wheels.That is why I assumed they were solid(one piece)They have been made very well.ApplauseVery impressive,they look really good.Well worth paying for them to be done,professionally.
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