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Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:49:21 PM
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Guy thanks for the information, that tractor looks like it has very nice detailing.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:26:02 AM
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Other models from "Lolo"collection:





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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:28:44 AM
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A milk transport in the Reims region, a place better known for its champagne:







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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:38:21 AM
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Late seventies, 2 reefer units towed by SAVIEM and Berliet latest generation tractors before they combine their forces and form the Renault VI group:









To be continued (next time).
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 4:37:48 AM
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 4:41:39 AM
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The SAVIEM SM 8T tractor, used to deliver Renault car parts:







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An Express Maree combination, carrying fresh fish from French harbors to Paris, towed by a Bernard TD 150 tractor:







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modelmaniac
Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:00:26 PM

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Beautiful models.That Berliet though,phew,what a good looking truck.I love that cab style.Very similar to many trucks,around that time.That is the first truck I have seen with the graphics continuing onto the roof of the trailer.
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:36:41 PM
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modelmaniac,

The Berliet tractor was a TR350 Centaure, built from a standard Berliet KB2400 cab, fitted with a high roof: https://www.fondationberliet.org/ressources-documentaires/archive-article-dossier-camion-berliet/berliet-centaure-tr350/
That was at that time (late 70s) probably the first European truck to allow the driver to stand in the cab with no problem.
That move resulted in the Renault AE truck (to become later the Magnum) some 10 years later, with a totally flat floor above the engine: https://www.fondationberliet.org/ressources-documentaires/galerie/renault-rvi-ae-magnum/

I hope this helps.
Guy
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:55:47 PM

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Just saying that I vaguely remember the Berliet cab looks a lot like the Ford transcontinental,and Renault cabs around that era.I am probably out by a decade,or two though!Good to know,it's the first 'standing room' cab.I do remember having a technical drawing of the Renault Magnum,in design stage,in a truck book.At the time,I thought,its basically two boxes,no aerodynamics,it will never be produced.Now I still see them,on the road.LOL.
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 3:16:24 PM
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modelmaniac,

The Ford Transcontinental had almost the same cab than the Berliet TR, as Ford bought the KB2400 cab from Berliet for their truck. Only the lower part of it was modified to accommodate the higher Cummins engine installed on Transcontis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Transcontinental

I agree with you, Renault AE and Magnum aerodynamics are far from being optimized: that's probably the price to pay to get the largest possible volume in constrained dimensions.

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Guy
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 3:48:38 PM

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Didn't know that,about Ford buying cabs from Berliet.I always thought,it was the other way round,as Ford is such a global brand.When it comes to designing a truck cab,depending on what the truck is for,the aerodynamics are secondary,driver comfort always comes first.
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A Willème LD610 carrying bottles of a drink well-known in the Marseille region, "to consume with moderation", as we would say in France these days:







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Produced by Altaya, a West-German combination towed by a Mercedes-Benz LPS 333 6x2/4:









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Guy
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SAVIEM JM 200 tractor and its Titan tanker semi-trailer:









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Unic 619 tractor fitted with a V8 engine:





Same cattle carriers towed by a Scandinavian-produced tractor and a similar unit from French origin (at right):





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Guy

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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 11:22:04 AM
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Berliet TLR 8 tractor in Martelet removals company livery (France):









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Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 8:14:02 PM
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Guy those are some very detailed trucks and trailers. Very nice.
Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 8:31:49 AM
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Road tanker in colors of a famous Dutch oil company distributing gasoline to South-East of France petrol stations:









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