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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 4:45:56 AM
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Steve,

I didn't do a lot on the W900: I think that the original 5th wheel, cast on the chassis by Norscot, was simply removed and replaced by a white metal one.
To be fair, Norscot trucks are not that bad, considering their price. Of course, they can't compare with TWH, Sword or even WSI american trucks in terms of level of detail, but they are robust and with some minor mods, they can be turned into interesting models.

For example, this upgraded Kenworth T2000 (shortened chassis at rear, new 5th wheel) with an East Trailers MMX5 (modified Sword model) in the Michigan State:



Or, that upgraded Peterbilt 379 EXHD (new 5th wheel) delivering a CAT product on its Trail King TK 110 HDG lowboy:



And if you are fed-up with their unavoidable Fruehauf box semi-trailers, you can always use them for 40' "Turnpike Doubles" (work in progress, here with International and Kenworth modified Corgi models). You just need to replace their "toyish" landing legs and the rear sliding door and they can become very acceptable 40' Fruehauf box units (the most difficult part being to get rid-off the side paper decals)





I have others which have been modified into UK Crane-Fruehauf units, with slightly heavier mods.

I hope it helps (to have you look at Norscot trucks models differently).
Guy

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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 11:58:12 PM
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Guy thanks for the response. When you dress up the Norscots they look good.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:43:39 AM
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Tank semi-trailers made from modified Minitrucks kits:











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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:58:13 AM
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My first 100% Chinese set, which, I must admit, completely seduced me. Lots of details on that model produced by ShangJia Models, in the livery of the DHL worldwide logistics company. The road combination, typical of Far-East equipment, can be easily compared to European models in terms of quality and details, even if one can regret its light weight (due to lot of plastic parts) and that some of these parts are very fragile (cyclist semi-trailer side protection bars for example):



Isuzu EXR 51E 4x2/2 tractor and 40' container carrier 2-axle semi-trailer of unknown brand, loaded with a 40' maritime container (ShangJia model).
Link to the website of the Chinese model producer: http://www.shangjiamodel.com/en/







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:08:24 AM
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Delivery of a construction dumper by the Bloedorn company, member of the European heavy haulage joint venture Big Move.
A Mercedes-Benz Actros 2546LS MP2 6x4/2 tractor and its matching 5-axle Doll Vario S5H-T semi-trailer with extendable plant equipment transport low bed (Conrad models) are carrying a Terex TA 40 6x6 articulated dumper of 30.82 tonnes (NZG model):











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Guy


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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 4:41:58 AM
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British demo combination used by JCB in UK:







ERF EC??-??MT 6x2/4 tractor and Nooteboom OSDS-48-03/V 3-axle lowloader (Corgi models) loaded with a 23.07 tonnes JCB JS 220 LC tracked excavator (Motroart model).
The real ERF unit, here with an Andover lowloader:



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Guy
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 4:46:09 AM
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Coder et Trailor box semi-trailers, built from Minitrucks kits (displayed earlier in this subject):









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Guy
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 4:49:51 AM
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An old Berliet tractor and its tank semi-trailer, both built from Minitrucks kits:









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Guy
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a Van de Wetering B.V. combination, a Dutch heavy haulage company very much involved in boat transport throughout Europe:



Scania R620 6x4/2 tractor and 2-line Nooteboom Euro 48-02(P) modular semi-trailer with extendable ultra-low beams of adjustable width (NZG models), carrying a 45' motorboat of unknown brand (damaged Corgi load modified, to be repainted)









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Guy


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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:57:15 PM
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Guy the boat transport pictures are nice, like the way you ribbed the boat on the Lowbed.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 3:50:28 AM
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Steve,

Thanks for your positive comments.

Bernard tractor fitted with a Pelpel cab (Minitrucks kit):









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Guy
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Haulage performed by Holtrop, one of the various companies of the Dutch Van der Vlist Group, specialized in the transport of abnormal loads all over Europe:







Volvo FH12-T500 8x4/4 tractor + Goldhofer STZ-VL3-37/80A 3-axle semi-trailer with extendable ultra-low bed (Tekno models) loaded with an Altas-Copco Scooptram ST14 4x4 articulated underground wheeled loader of 38 tonnes (Joal model)



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 4:03:20 AM
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Other views of the 1950s Berliet tractor in BP livery, presented earlier:









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Guy

GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 4:12:37 AM
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MAN TGX 33-540 FDS 6x4/2 tractor and Goldhofer SPZ-DLA-46/80AAA 4-axle extendable flatbed semi-trailer (Conrad models) carrying a 20' maritime container and access platforms of a MAN B&W 18V48/60CR marine engine (Tekno model + Conrad parts):





Note: strangely enough, all my pictures, hosted by ImageShak in 800x600pxi size, are appearing in the recent weeks in various smaller sizes with no credible explanation.
Has anyone else experienced that problem?

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 3:37:42 AM
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A short trip to Scotland with William Nicol, an old transport company based in Aberdeen.

In the eighties:





Volvo F88 4x2/2 tractor + Boden 2-axle flatbed semi-trailer with a load of cut poplars of 31.6 tonnes. The whole outfit is a Corgi production.



To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 3:41:12 AM
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In a more recent past, another Corgi product: DAF FT 95XF-T430 4x2/2 tractor and Clayton 3-axle tank semi-trailer:







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Guy
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Magirus-Deutz tractor and tank semi-trailer, both built from Minitrucks kits:







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Guy
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 3:47:27 AM
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The same tractor delivering supplies to a construction site:







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Guy
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 3:51:25 AM
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A few homemade models from Jean-Francois, here in their final configuration:







To be continued.
Guy
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