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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 5:52:53 PM
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Hello all,

As the saying goes, I have good news and bad news. ...

The good news is that the Kenworth T800W and the Mack Granite Series Trucks will be spectacular! We have been working hard on them and they both look great!

The bad news is that, because of some mistakes made in the early tooling samples, we are going to be delayed a bit. We are looking at the Mack coming out in early 2009 - probably February. The Kenworth looks like March or April at this point.

We apologize for the delay, but there is no alternative. We are dedicated to insuring the trucks are 100% accurate and they will be - so we have to take the delay instead of bringing out something that is not up to our standards.

The photos you have been looking at will be revised as soon as we have good shots of the trucks. Some changes to the photos include:
- Visors will be corrected on both trucks.
- Both will have new rear fender configurations. The Mack will have single fenders and the Kenworth will have duals over the rear tires and singles over the lift axle.
- Mack will have larger stacks.

These are just a few of the more obvious improvements. Stay tuned for revised photos!!

Chuck
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 7:42:01 PM

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good I have time to pay down the credit cardTeeth
HeavyHaul
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 8:20:25 PM

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Any news on when the new Rogers 3+1's will be released Chuck ?
Thanks for the updates....I'm sure most will have no problems waiting for these improvements on the T800's....look forward to the new pics.
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 8:49:16 PM

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same thing about the flip axle's, another mistake in the rear of the trailer..Chuck said they had missed the bumper in the pictures so it wasn't casted in the mold... sounds like these models aren't meant to be Think lol
hulan
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 11:23:33 PM

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I look forward to the pics!!!....Is there ever gonna be a sleeper version released for the T-800W?

P.S. Is the Sword website going to be updated soon? I am dying to look at detailed pictures!!

Thanks,
Gregory
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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 1:08:53 AM

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Hey caught it before it is released and people complain then and you can not do anything about it.
Thanks for the info
Jason

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R Jordan
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 6:20:03 PM

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Hi Chuck,
Kindly take ur time and allow all the errors on the models to be corrected. As you said the standard must be 100% as always. sword is a landmark company in the model market to stay and rise above all competion.

Roland.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 10:44:49 PM

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Well I for one am glad that the models will be done up to the Sword standard...
No problem waiting especially in this economy...
I also like the new fender arrangement on both trucks...
Looking Fwd. to the new pics...

Art
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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 11:03:41 PM

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Chuck any logging trucks or trailers? Or are you guys planing on making one in the future?

Real men drive diesels!
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:17:42 PM
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We have prepared a Pitts Log Trailer, but have not produced it yet as we are not sure there is a big enough market to make them.

What do you guys think?

Any other trailers you would like to see? We have already done these:
- East 2-Axle Flatbed.
- Nelson 3-Axle Ramp Trailer.
- Rogers 3-axle Lowboy.
- Rogers 4-Axle Lowboy w/Flip Axle.
- Nelson 3x3x3 Trailer.
- Wabash Box Van
- Brenner Tank Trailer.
- East Dump Trailer.

What would you like to see?

Chuck
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:28:50 PM

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How about a Nelson Manufacturing Crane boom dolly?

A 3 or 4 axel wide spread dolly



Or for the larger cranes like the AC-500, 7550 or maybe when the LTM-11200 9.1 is released a boom launch trailer?

http://www.nelsontrailers.com/boomlaunch.php

Or a pre-cast/stressed concrete transport w/ steerable dolly.

like these: http://www.nelsontrailers.com/steerable-dolly.php , maybe it could come complete with a load too? Teeth


Or a Murray trailer?



or this one..

http://www.murraytrailer.com/new/Ambassador/ambassador01.html

Murray Trailers


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SS 396
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:52:13 PM
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I would love to see some tag-along trailers, like an eager beaver 25 ton, or 10 ton. It doesnt have to be eager beaver but any tag along would be great. The only two i know of are produced by CCM, and they are a bit expensive!! Just my two cents
John N
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:55:46 PM

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Chuck,

I second that request. I think that if you made some 10 and 20 ton tag trailers, like some nice Eager Beavers or Interstates, and maybe made some type of pintle hitch that could mount on your T800s, Granites, and Pete 357's, and it cost around $100 if at all possible, you would have tons of people buying them, just my opinion, though, but I know I would buy one and it is something that there are pretty much none of in 1:50 besides the 1:48 CCM's, and people are always asking for them. And also think a paving lowboy would be good,

Jim


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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:58:47 PM

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admin,

How about a set of transfer dumps:



Maybe a paving lowboy:



A dolly/jeep - lowboy combination:



A lowboy and stinger combination:



Randy M. Smolenack
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Jim15
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:01:00 PM

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And everything that Randy said, lol,

Jim


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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:31:51 PM

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Demag TC2800 wrote:
How about a Nelson Manufacturing Crane boom dolly?

A 3 or 4 axel wide spread dolly



or how about a load for that dolly

Teeth Teeth
Claus
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:01:51 PM

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I would like a frameless dump trailer.
treeman
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:26:25 PM
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I second the 20 ton tag trailer idea for under or near $100, although it'd be nice if you can up it to a 25 ton maybe, that way, we can haul those new 320D L CATS coming out!! Also, the log trailer is a great idea!!!

Thanks for the update on the trucks also!! Glad to know that when I place my order for the KW or Mack, it will be up to Sword standards!!!

loaderman953C
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:30:42 PM

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I am all for a some tag trailers, 10 and 25 ton would be good choices. Rogers, Talbert, or Eager Beaver they all are fine with me.

I also like what Randy posted, and my addition would be step deck trailers.

Like this one,



My 2 cents,

Andrew
DeWoc19
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:40:45 PM

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im gonna have to agree with the boom dolly that DemagTC2800 posted - pretty much i think all of his suggestions should be made!

i really like a jeep and stinger set up, anything having to do with lowboys is always nice..... but in all honesty it would be nice to have some 1/50 drop deck trailers and flatbed trailers (Fontaine Renegade Trailers) for us crane guys to haul around our counterweights and boom pieces

Fontaine Trailers

i would also like to see a Diamond Heavy Haul dual lane parameter truck/trailer combination
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