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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 3:10:54 AM
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Steve,

The top end of the Renault Trucks range is now made of T, C and K Series, "T" being designed for long distance transport (top pictures), while "C" is built for light construction duties (middle) and "K" for heavy duties (bottom): https://www.renault-trucks.fr/k-380-520







Except for the "small" 2.3 metres wide "C" unit, all can be fitted with engines up to 520hp. The "T" high cab truck is now replacing the legendary Magnum truck, which "revolutionized" European haulage in the 90s, with its square cab and flat floor. That new range proved to be quite successful in France (see 2018 statistics below) and Europe and the "K"range is selling well overseas as well, where its capacity to handle severe conditions is appreciated. As it can be seen below, Renault Trucks was the top seller in France last year:



I hope this helps.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 3:39:35 AM
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After Matchbox bought-out Dinky Toys in the nineties, the British model producer had a few excellent 1/50 scale models built in China: the Mercedes-Benz O3500 vintage coach in Reisebüro Ruoff livery (already shown in this topic) and some US road combinations towed by a 1938 Peterbilt 6x4 tractor, a 1948 Diamond T 4x2 and a 1956 Mack 6x4. It should be noed that these trucks were also sold solo.
One of these Diamond Ts in the livery of a Missouri beer distribution company:







Diamond T 910 4x2/2 tractor and Fruehauf Aerovan 1-axle 30' box semi-trailer



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 3:49:06 AM
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Back to UK with a fire truck from Aberdeen (Scotland):





"Type B" fire and rescue Scania 94D-P230 fitted with an Emergency One (UK) FG body (Fire Brigade Models)



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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 10:07:50 PM
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Guy I appreciate your very informative response along with a graph. I guess that Renault was very successful. Love the Diamond T also great looking model.
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Steve
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2019 4:07:47 AM
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
[...] Love the Diamond T also great looking model [...]


Steve,

I agree with you, the Diamond and its trailer are both very nicely made.
I have Matchbox-Dinky Peterbilt and Mack models as well, but their trailers are still being modified (as for quite a lot of my models). The Peterbilt 344 DT should tow a 33' Trailmobile reefer, made from a Corgi Classics unit, while the Mack B61 will end in front of a Fruehauf 40' belly dump unit (from Corgi Toys origin):





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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2019 9:44:45 AM
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Guy the belly dump looks spot on being pulled by the B61, they were all you saw in the 70’s around here when the major highways were being built. I did not know that Corgi had produced one, that looks like a nice model.
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Steve
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2019 10:26:15 AM
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Steve,

I wouldn't say that the Corgi Toys belly dump is a wonderful model:



It came with a Berliet 4x2 tractor which I have used for a more plausible service and its main advantage was the 1/50 scale. The dump body top part is all plastic, it had funny British mudguards on small Corgi wheels and a widely oversized Corgi landing leg system plus a large knob on the side, used to maneuver bottom gates. I removed all of these and plan to built the proper rear tandem protection with the pushing frame at rear and hide the screw now replacing the large knob with a removable cover:



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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2019 3:33:57 PM
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Guy I see what you mean about the belly dump, I did not know you already started to improve it, your modifications make it look 100% better.
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Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 2:52:11 AM
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GuyM wrote:
Model cars in a 1/50 scale are so few that it's worth mentioning this one found recently on a British sales site for a very low price [...] Welly, producer of that BMW 535i 4x2/2 car, indicated a 1/43 scale on its box; the seller claimed a 1/50 scale and was displaying the model along a ruler: some more precise measurements when I received it show... a true 1/48 scale! [...]


On the same motto "In terms of scale, never trust a model car producer" 3 other models produced this time by Dickie for their "American Dream" series, most of them being carved 1/43 under the chassis(*):





The 3 late 50s American cabriolets, with from left to right: a Pontiac Bonneville 1958 4x2/2, a Chrysler 300E 4x2/2 and a Cadillac Eldorado 1955 4x2/2.

Note (*): precise measurements of each model car reveal that these 3 models are respectively produced in a 1/48, 1/49 and 1/50 scale.

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 2:57:06 AM
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The Pontiac Bonneville 1958 cabriolet:





The Chrysler 300E:





To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 3:02:57 AM
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The 1955 version of the Cadillac Eldorado cabriolet:





The Dickie "American Dream" series was made of a dozen of mythical American cabriolets: I ignore what could be the scale of the other models, which can still be found for sale at a low price on specialized websites, generally defined as being in a 1/43 scale.

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Guy
Mr. Scholz
Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 12:32:41 PM
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Hello Guy,

I had the very same buttom dump trailer as a kid. Now seeing it behind the B-61, I wish I would have kept it. It looks very good, hope to see picturws of it finished.

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Max
GuyM
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Volvo NL12 (Conrad) and Mack F700 (Tekno kit) within Jean-Paul's model fleet:









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 3:11:59 AM
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Various Jean-Jacques' tipping semi-trailers on the Richelmi material dump site dio:









Regards.
Guy
Quinella
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Guy: the blue Mack F700 is great looking. Did it come in a specific livery, or was it repainted solid blue? I have many different colors and liveries. Also, I found a great gravel trailer that goes well with the Mack b-61. Send me your e-mail by Private Message and I'll send the pictures. I cannot post pictures anymore. Craig
modelmaniac
Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 7:36:21 PM

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Love those tipper trailers.How many has he made?The Iveco tipper,looks just like a local,here,company that hauls stone from quarry,to site,their trailer looks like a bulk tipper trailer,cut in half!
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 9:45:08 PM
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Guy both the Volvo and Mack look great, please pass it on to Jean-Paul.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 2:48:06 AM
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Gents,

Many thanks for your positive comments.

Craig,

The Mack was bought as a kit from Bemo Models; they got them it at some Tekno Open Days, I think: https://www.bemomodels.com/nl/bouwkits-1
It was built (you can get some building sketches on the Tekno website) and painted by Jean-Francois, as per Jean-Paul instructions, who drove a similar one when he started his driving career, long ago.

modelmaniac,

Most of Jean-Jacques' tippers were designed and built by Jean-Francois, from existing tipping units seen around here. The one with the rounded sides was provided to MiniCams, to be used as as a master for their current model.
IVECO tractors are Conrad ones, while Renaults are MiniCams models.

I hope this helps.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 12:43:49 PM
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Quinella wrote:
[...] Also, I found a great gravel trailer that goes well with the Mack b-61. [...]


Craig sent me a few pictures of the bottom dump he is referring to:





It is produced by Lionel Trains in O scale (equal to 1/48 scale in the States) and I agree, it fits nicely the Matchbox-Dinky Mack B61.
Never seen that type of trailer before and I'm a little puzzled, in particular with the useless rear doors and the single bottom door. As I am not an American trailers specialist, feel free to tell us more about that trailer and to indicate which manufacturer may have produced the 1/1 scale real unit?

Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 4:24:49 AM
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Jean-Jacques used a few pictures of an excavation site downtown Monaco where CoGeBat worked as a subcontractor for JB Pastor:



to build the following diorama:







To be continued.
Guy
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