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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 4:55:23 AM
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With another Western Star 4700 unit joining the fleet, the SF tractor is now assigned to other duties:





- Left: Western Star 4700 SB 6X4/2 tractor (modified Diecast Masters model) and East Trailers Model 34 2-axle tipping semi-trailer (modified Sword model),
- Right: Western Star 4700 SF 6X4/2 tractor (modified Diecast Masters model) + East Trailers BST 48x102 2-axle flatbed semi-trailer (modified Sword model), loaded with 11 Nucor Skyline NZ 38 sheet metal piles of 1.47 tonne each (Tekno load).

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 4:59:24 AM
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The 4700 SB Western Star unit:







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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 5:02:30 AM
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The "SF" version of the Western Star 4700:







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modelmaniac
Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 11:08:25 AM

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Really good looking trucks.They look nice,hooked to those trailers. What modifications did you do to the dump trailer?
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 11:47:33 AM
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modelmaniac,

The dump trailer had its king pin changed so that it could fit any of my 5th wheels.
This the "standard" 5th wheel/king pin system I use on most of my models (with a mobile traversing pin holding the semi-trailer in position):



The flatbed trailer received the same mods and had its bed camber removed in addition: as you can see, I didn't manage to get a bed 100% flat (there is a slight camber remaining).

I hope this helps.
Guy
modelmaniac
Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 12:34:08 PM

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O.K.,Thanks.The only mod,I could think of,was for the trailer to fit multiple tractors.The functions do not need any mods(in my opinion).
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 5:18:23 AM
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GuyM
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Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 12:16:30 AM
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Guy is the single axle a Mack COE a custom.
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GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 4:46:53 AM
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Steve,

The 4x2 Mack F700 is a Tekno model bought by Jean-Paul in kit form from Bemo Models: https://www.bemomodels.com/nl/mack-f700-laag-dak-4x2-trekker-kit

I hope this helps.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 1:51:31 PM
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Guy thanks for the information, that looks like a very nice kit.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 11:34:54 AM
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To be continued.
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 11:37:15 AM
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To be continued.
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GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 11:43:04 AM
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Mack-powered RVI AE 500 6x4. At that time, Renault Vehicules Industriels (or RVI) which owned Mack Trucks, offered a Mack engine as an option for their "top-of-the-range" flagship:





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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 3:44:19 PM

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Guy: Who makes that rear loading hauler that the Eder Excavator is riding on? I would love a few of those. Craig
GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 3:59:59 PM
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Craig,

That's a Nicolas STA 45 2-line lowloader semi-trailer, produced by MVI in kit form in a 1/50 scale.
I remember mentioning it earlier in this topic: the Nicolas lowloader was first produced as a tank transporter for the French Army, with some items being used later for civilian transport: https://autoline24.fr/-/vente/semi-remorques-porte-engins/NICOLAS-STA-45--18071011295775396600

Unfortunately, MVI have stopped producing it long ago, but some may be available on the second-hand market (?).

I hope this helps.
Guy

modelmaniac
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 6:25:03 PM

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Really like that blue dump trailer.Looks great behind that Mack.Do you have any pics of it 'tipping',to show the tip angle,and any tipping gear/hydraulics etc?Looks like resin.Was it a kit?
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:31:12 PM
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modelmaniac,

I couldn't find any picture of the blue tipper in raised position but you'll see below another model of the same tipping unit - built by Jean-Francois as well - showing its tipping mechanism and tipping angle:



All these tipping semi-trailers have a plasticard-made body and metal chassis, with front ram built from ex-radio sets antennas.

I hope this helps.
Guy
Quinella
Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:22:10 PM

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GuyM wrote:
Craig,

That's a Nicolas STA 45 2-line lowloader semi-trailer, produced by MVI in kit form in a 1/50 scale.
I remember mentioning it earlier in this topic: the Nicolas lowloader was first produced as a tank transporter for the French Army, with some items being used later for civilian transport: https://autoline24.fr/-/vente/semi-remorques-porte-engins/NICOLAS-STA-45--18071011295775396600

Unfortunately, MVI have stopped producing it long ago, but some may be available on the second-hand market (?).

I hope this helps.
Guy



Well Guy, if you ever find another , I would love one. That other yellow four axle lowboy looks like a stretched Joal trailer. Those Macks are great looking. Keep em coming!!! Craig
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