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mitchtim
Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:41:50 AM

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TWH - Drake Trailer Model

Gary, congratulations and thanks for creating an Aussie truck model. We have been waiting a long time for one of these!

Mitchtim
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:09:11 PM

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i cannot see any details under your link... takes me too the start page only

i would be curious to know the liveries in which the model is planned in.


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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:54:35 PM

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Christian,

http://www.twhcollectibles.com/t-News_05142009.aspx

Unfortunately no addiditional information on liveries.

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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 2:08:41 PM

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Did you spy the spec sheet icon cunningly "highlighted in black" K-W plus Drake specs pdf
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Joe.

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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 12:14:36 AM
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That is going to be a very cool model to have.......

William.....
Gavin84w
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 2:01:58 AM

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It will be good for the US guys to see this style of float as it works very well and fits the machines on the deck a lot better than the meccano style trailers IMO
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any guesses how much?Think

Jon
mitchtim
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 9:49:43 AM

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Real Aussie Trucks:

T908

Mitchtim
Stripeyjack
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 1:13:49 AM

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This model even in its development stage looks a winner, I put my name on the list for one in Brisbane the other day...just good to see an Aussie model out there in the marketplace, Drake needs to be commended for their efforts....the fellow from Drake was saying that the KW will have a Cummins powerplant as it will be built to the same specs as the real thing on the road. Having said that I hope this opens the gates a bit to maybe a new line of Aussie models, I would be happy to see a triple stock crate road train in RTA or Hampton colours down the trackPray or a Gulf tipper set for that matter. Anyway it looks like this one will be a good seller, I know where one will be heading when they are releasedSmile
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Stripeyjack
PS: Gary W my Norscot Peterbilt/ float & D8 made it back to Victoria in one piece- Qantas didnt inflict any damage to it on the way homeTeeth
Gary W
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 8:57:50 AM

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Stripeyjack,

Yes, we are confident that the T908, Dolly and Low Loader will be very popular.

Glad to hear that Qantas can deliver the goods and in one piece.

Regards,

GaryWink Wink
mitchtim
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:15:24 AM

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Here is a possible livery for the model. Also found a good use for the 8750 dragline bucket model from TWH....!!





Missing the dolly in these pictures but still good!!

I am hoping this may encourage the Aussie guys to post some of the liveries they see out on the roads.

Mitchtim
Gary W
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:29:43 AM

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Information is that the model will be available in these colours -

Blue
Green
Gun Metal Grey
Red
Yellow
White

as well as in numerous Australian Heavy Haulage Transport Companies liveries.

Hopefully this will include -

N Q Heavy Haulage www.nqgroup.com.au

McAleese Transport www.mcaleese.com

Tenkate Group www.tenkate.com

Gary


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S A R
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:59:35 PM

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This is great stuff for Australian Collectors. :d/ :d/ :d/ I will be getting one for sure.Applause Applause
Will go for the McAlesse myself.

David
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Gavin84w
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 8:58:27 AM

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Gary, do you know if TJ Clarks (from Sydney) livery has been considered?
Gary W
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 10:00:36 AM

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Gavin,

Yes, T J Clarks [Tom himself] was contacted by Sandra to take part in this project, however at this time they have not yet replied.

Intereresting fact that it was actually T J Clarks new 2 x 8 Dolly and 4 x 8 Swing Wing that was actually measured up by THW at Drake Trailers for this project as it was the one availabel straight off the production line.

The KW T908 is based on the Specs from North Qld Heavy Haulage.

Gary Pray Pray
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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 11:55:26 AM

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Thanks Gary for the quick response, i know all the Clarks very well and have worked on and off with them in over 20 years through my association with all 3 NSW Cat dealers in that time. I will drop into the yard nextweek and give him a hurry up!!!

Funny story goes a number of years ago when Jimmy Barnes was making the film clip for his hit song "Driving Wheels" he wrang Bill Clark up to see if he could use there truck in the film clip and Bill told him to pi$$ off as he was to busy!!
Gary W
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 7:53:22 PM

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Gavin,

Ha ha, that's great about Jimmy Barnes........no doubt a 'Kodak' moment!!!!

The first run is limited to 2000 pieces [Prime Mover, Dolly and Trailer sets] with an additional 1000 Prime Mover models being produced.

We would appreciate any assistance to get some more company liveries.

Gary

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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2009 6:12:59 AM

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Here is a couple of pics of this trailer and dolly arrangement.
The truck,dolly and float belongs to Regal Transport.A Perth based company formed when Strategic Transport and N&L Transport become one.
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Another Great Aussi model would be the Centipede with a length of 181.5ft 205 tonnes and 110 wheels it is the worlds longest trk and i think would make an incrediable model
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