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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 2:07:10 AM
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A few other old Dinkies built in a 1/48 scale - and not 1/43, as generally thought - modified or in the process of being modified:

- An inter-cities Wayne bus:



- GMC DF-862 tractor + Fruehauf box semi-trailer, originally in McLean livery:



- GMC H5005 truck with Moore & Sons cash transport armored body (Brink's livery):



- Euclid R15 B3FD dumper



The same in its original Dinky Toys version, quite different from the 1/1 real unit:



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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 5:51:19 PM
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Guy nice pictures of the heavy haulers, GMC, armored truck and Euc. Looking forward to seeing that Euc completed.

Is that Quinella standing in front of his armored truck with the red tie and the green fun coupons hanging out of his pockets?
Steve
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Guy, thanks for bringing back great memories. That Euc dump truck was always my favorite toy as a kid. Wished I still had it. I tried to convince my parents to buy me that GMC Maclean tractor trailer but l never did get it. Oh well! Mike
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 2:04:23 AM
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Guy nice pictures of the heavy haulers, GMC, armored truck and Euc. Looking forward to seeing that Euc completed. [...]
Steve

Steve,

I'm afraid that you will have to wait a little bit as, from the 3 Dinkies above, only the McLean set is 100% completed:







GMC DF 862 4x2/2 tractor and Fruehauf-US 2-axle box semi-trailer (modified Dinky Toys models)



The original combination modeled by Dinky:



Picture D. Shull issued from Hank's Truck Pictures website.

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Guy

GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 2:21:11 AM
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Modification by Azur Modelisme of a tipper into a timber tractor (Conrad unit with Minitrucks forestry semi-trailer):







Attentive observers have noted that rear-view mirrors and width indication poles are missing on the Conrad model, probably damaged by Jean-Paul on a narrow access track leading to the loading site.

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 2:24:58 AM
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The same Mercedes-Benz tractor, probably ending its working life on some African roads, towing an American lowboy:





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 2:31:37 AM
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Another transport performed by one of Jean-Paul's heavy fleet unit. The Berliet TBO 15 M3 HC tractor (built by MiniCams from a Minitrucks kit) is towing a Nicolas STA 45 ex-tank carrier (MVI kit) loaded with a Clark wheeled loader (Conrad) and a Menck scrapedozer(NZG):









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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 8:08:55 AM
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Guy I’m sure it will be worth the wait, very nice job on the GMC. Your heavy haul and construction pictures are very nice also.
Steve
GuyM
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Renault Magnum AE 500 in kit form built by Jean-Jacques:







To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:29:55 AM
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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:45:46 AM
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Found some years ago in a local swapmeet at a very reasonable price(*), the 1st model ever produced by A. Smith for Angego, French model company starting in early nineties with the famous British model maker a long series dedicated to WW2 military vehicles:



US Army military wrecker Ward LaFrance M1A1 6x6/2 with its Gar Wood lifting equipment(Angego model)







Note (*): the seller was asking for a rather low price, until he discussed with the Angego owner, who was selling models at the next table. When I came back to get the wrecker, its price had noticeably increased as the seller had realized his error. After lengthy discussions, he finally accepted to reduce his requirements and I bought it at a "middle" price.

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Guy

GuyM
Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:53:13 AM
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A road haulage set, representative of a widely developed architecture in Germany and Austria in the fifties:







Hanomag SS100 4x2/2 tow truck and Langendorf 1-line lowloader with a 1+1-axle front dolly (GMTS models) carrying a 10 tonnes Hamm DL10 road roller (NZG model)



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Guy

GuyM
Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 2:50:19 AM
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Built by Jean-Jacques from Minitrucks bits and pieces, a Berliet TLM 10 tractor fitted with a Cottard cab:









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Guy
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Jean-Francois had in mind to build a very specific tipping semi-trailer used by Nicoletti years ago. Here below, the model at development stage and the final Marrel unit, fitted with a Telma retarder (additional braking system) on its rear tandem axle. It is towed - as with Nicoletti - by a Berliet TLR 280 tractor:









To be continued.
Guy
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Guy
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 3:29:14 PM

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Jean-Francois trailers are stunning.Really well built.The attention to detail,is amazing.I really like seeing the older models,being modified.They look great,when you have finished.Applause Also,in the fifties,that Hanomag unit towing the load,was 'heavy haulage'.Nowadays 150+ tons is not even that heavy.LOL.
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 2:46:14 AM
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For us European, the respect in truck design of the US "Bridge Formula" has sometimes some strange effects on trucks architecture. For example, to carry its McNeilus Bridgemaster M80 cement mixer drum, this Kenworth T880 6x4/2 carrier had to be fitted with an extra axle in front of the driven tandem and - more surprisingly - of another one on a lifting frame at rear, used at full load to spread the weight over a longer distance (First Gear model):









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 3:05:20 AM
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In the US, some States accept "Turnpike Doubles" transport, on dedicated networks. These combinations made of 2 semi-trailers, started in the fifties/sixties with 2 "short" 40' semi-trailers (12.19 metres each) but these days 53' (16.15 metres) long units are common.
Two 1980s "Turnpike Doubles" made of 40' semi-trailers, being built from Corgi and Norscot models:





- Top picture: Kenworth W925 6x4/2 tractor (modified Corgi model) and 2 Fruehauf-US FB-F2-40/150/96 2-axle box semi-trailers (Norscot models being modified) with a homemade Fruehauf-US 2-axle dolly,
- Bottom picture: International Transtar C-OF 4070A 6x4/2 tractor (modified Corgi model) and 2 Fruehauf-US FB-F2-40/150/96 2-axle reefer semi-trailers (Norscot models being modified, vintage cold generation units to be added) + homemade 2-axle Fruehauf-US dolly.

To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 3:08:12 AM
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Guy
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 3:12:26 AM
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Hanomag-Henschel tippers built by Azur Modélisme from largely modified Minitrucks kits:









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Guy
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