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Claus
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 6:47:06 PM

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The Sword or WSI Peterbilt 379 is still my favorite thing made in 1/50 scale ever. I prefer the WSI version over the originals with their brighter chrome.








Quinella
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 7:15:02 PM

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Yes Claus, they rank right up there with me as well. I prefer the Sword/TWH though. It has the metal wheels, albeit not as shiny. I wish Chuck would have made a W900. Nice set of white/black ones there too. Craig
modelmaniac
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 7:45:40 PM

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Nice looking rigs.How much do those tractors weigh?Looks like those trucks can handle that load,easily!Would that load be permitted like that,or would the tractors have some wheels removed?Just looks wide,thats all.
Claus
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 8:10:21 PM

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modelmaniac wrote:
Nice looking rigs.How much do those tractors weigh?Looks like those trucks can handle that load,easily!Would that load be permitted like that,or would the tractors have some wheels removed?Just looks wide,thats all.


Thanks for the compliments. Those tractors are in the 40,000lbs range. I'm no expert but I'm sure the flip axle on the lowboy is overkill. Where it gets weird on moving tractors is farmers have much more liberal laws than truckers or contractors and seem to get away with not removing duals and things or not having to get the permits. So these are the scraper versions so I might be in trouble.


modelmaniac
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 9:45:19 PM

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Excellent pics!Good to see the tractors hauled as one piece.I have seen dump trucks transported here in the U.K. with one wheel removed on either side,but that maybe due to the route,and narrow streets.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:55:29 AM
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Claus great looking fleet especially with the farm tractors on the lowbeds. Your correct about the farmers, around here the DEM has no jurisdiction on their land. They can go thru wetlands and waterways with no consequences, but if site guys did it you would be paying fines and replicating what was destroyed. Do you have the scrapers that hook to the Case 485 tractors.
Steve
Claus
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:01:37 AM

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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Claus great looking fleet especially with the farm tractors on the lowbeds. Your correct about the farmers, around here the DEM has no jurisdiction on their land. They can go thru wetlands and waterways with no consequences, but if site guys did it you would be paying fines and replicating what was destroyed. Do you have the scrapers that hook to the Case 485 tractors.
Steve


Thanks Steve, I have two of the Miskin scrapers, 6 of the tractors.
kcmtoys
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:37:05 AM

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The 379 is one of my top favorites too Claus. In IA, WI, IL, MI, IN, and others, if the machine is Green or Red and smells like cow poop, no permit needed unless overweight or extreme on dimmensions. You still have to check the route for restrictions, use signs, flags, and lights. In Illinois and others drivers can get annual permits for 120,000 on 6, 12 wide, and for length which covers the construction side. Whistle


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Claus
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:08:53 AM

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Thanks for the explanation and pics Ken! We don’t have a Landoll trailer in 1/50, could use the Nelso ramp to haul the pans but damn that trailer sits so high!
RobS
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:19:13 AM
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Great looking rigs!

Rob
kokosing Const Co
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:03:06 PM

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Claus wrote:
Thanks for the explanation and pics Ken! We don’t have a Landoll trailer in 1/50, could use the Nelso ramp to haul the pans but damn that trailer sits so high!


There’s custom built Landoll trailers made by MP & Sons toy trucking. He does mostly 1/64th scale but builds 1/50 Landolls and other 1/50 trailers too. Also there is a kit form on Shapeways too but pricy.
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kokosing Const Co wrote:
Claus wrote:
Thanks for the explanation and pics Ken! We don’t have a Landoll trailer in 1/50, could use the Nelso ramp to haul the pans but damn that trailer sits so high!


There’s custom built Landoll trailers made by MP & Sons toy trucking. He does mostly 1/64th scale but builds 1/50 Landolls and other 1/50 trailers too. Also there is a kit form on Shapeways too but pricy.


For how much the shapeway kit is you can buy one from Mark good looking too.
kokosing Const Co
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:17:01 PM

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And it’s already painted and decaled! Lol
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:54:15 AM
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Hi Claus, nice trio you have there. I really like the white and black paint setup as it differs than the same color trucks and trailers when they where sold as a set. The Sword/WSI Peterbilt 379 is easily the best American Tri-Axle Tractor available to collectors in 1/50th scale. The only real complaint I have about although I am probably asking too much is that I wish it had a pintle hook on the rear to tow air compressors, generators, tag-along trailers, etc.

-Mike, Collecting 1/50th Construction Diecast Since 2003.
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Claus
Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:15:10 AM

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kokosing Const Co wrote:
Claus wrote:
Thanks for the explanation and pics Ken! We don’t have a Landoll trailer in 1/50, could use the Nelso ramp to haul the pans but damn that trailer sits so high!


There’s custom built Landoll trailers made by MP & Sons toy trucking. He does mostly 1/64th scale but builds 1/50 Landolls and other 1/50 trailers too. Also there is a kit form on Shapeways too but pricy.



Wow!!!Smile Smile Smile

Claus
Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:03:22 AM

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kcmtoys wrote:
The 379 is one of my top favorites too Claus. In IA, WI, IL, MI, IN, and others, if the machine is Green or Red and smells like cow poop, no permit needed unless overweight or extreme on dimmensions. You still have to check the route for restrictions, use signs, flags, and lights. In Illinois and others drivers can get annual permits for 120,000 on 6, 12 wide, and for length which covers the construction side. Whistle


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Without a Landoll this is as close as I can get for now Ken. The pans look silly on the ramp trailer.



rakell
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:51:04 AM

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Those miskins look good on the Nelson!

"Fairplay to those who dare to dream and never give up hope" - Marketa Irglova
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:13:18 AM
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Claus did Chuck put Volvo engines in those 379’s you ordered from him, those things must pull like The Q.
Steve
Claus
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rakell wrote:
Those miskins look good on the Nelson!



Thanks Ryan!
Claus
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:55:07 PM

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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Claus did Chuck put Volvo engines in those 379’s you ordered from him, those things must pull like The Q.
Steve


No dummy, I'm not from Rhode Island, Cummins, the way God intended them to be.
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