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Marty K
Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 6:20:33 PM
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Time for something different so out with the cutting tools...
IMG_1212 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
And since it needs a trailer or 3
S6001464 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
Quinella
Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 8:14:09 PM

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Holy Mackerel Andy!! Thank you. Very clever and stunning.
Marty K
Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:50:16 AM
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Cheers Quinella , still a ways to go but it's coming along...oh , who's Andy ??Smile
Quinella
Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:35:32 AM

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Marty K. I see you're in New Zealand. The term "Holy Mackerel there Andy" comes from an old television comedy show that aired back in the 1950's here in the USA. The line became famous and has been used here for over 50 years. CAW
ChandlerYohn
Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:21:50 AM

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Amazing Kenworth custom! Looks like another Drake Kenworth was used as a donor for parts. The road train looks great as well. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Marty K
Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:57:25 PM
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Qinella , thought it might have been something along those lines..I'm actually in Australia , but us Kiwi's like to call it the West Island..usually to stir up the natives Wink
Chandler , I've used 2 donor Drakes , another 509 for wheels and a 200 for the front suspension and engine /rear suspension for the powered dolly on the road train .
Thanks for looking and the comments .
Cheers
Marty
Campmb
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 10:22:11 AM
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That's some great work there Marty! Awesome Mike
320dlrr
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 1:30:04 PM

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Never seen anything like thatThink Very interesting set up, looks great!

-Keegan

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Marty K
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 4:17:47 PM
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Cheers Mike .
320d , From what I gather they seem to be used mostly on 3+ trailer road trains . Here's the real thing found on the net
Roadtrain by Marty Khull, on Flickr
modelmaniac
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 6:03:21 PM

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Very interesting.Teeth I like the look of that tractor.Looks like quite a lot of work,did you have to relocate the stacks?More pics,please!
Marty K
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 9:19:21 PM
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Modelmaniac , the stacks originally mounted in the 2 lugs just behind the door grab rail on the side of the cab .
IMG_0053 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
IMG_0009 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
rare ss
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 6:18:48 AM

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Very cool custom mate.. the 'real' trucks were special order factory built C510 10x6 prime movers for Brambles Industrial Services (BIS) the twin steer was to keep the trucks road legal with the beefy QSK19 up front.. There was about x12 or so built
Marty K
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 6:56:04 AM
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Rare ss , cheers mate , interesting information the real trucks..any idea when they were built ?
rare ss
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 7:57:17 AM

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Marty K wrote:
Rare ss , cheers mate , interesting information the real trucks..any idea when they were built ?


Found this online.. round 2005 by the looks, only issue with them was the fuel economy

http://truckdeadline.com.au/Content/Kenworth/C-Series/Article/Kenworth-s-C510-Sets-New-Benchmark-in-Extreme-Duty-Performance-and-Reliability/1087/1081/2548
modelmaniac
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 9:24:12 AM

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Really like the tractor pulling the excavator.Looks excellent.Applause
rare ss
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 10:11:56 PM

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Here's one getting a birthday.. it's had a chassis extension and is 11.5m long!

Quinella
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 11:08:01 PM

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Holy Cow, you Oz guys have some wicked looking rigs. Those road trains are so interesting. I saw a TV show on them one night. One portion showed how perilous it is for one road train to pass another during the night. Very interesting. Is there not much of a railway system to the rugged, uninhabited portions of your country? Thanks,CAW
Marty K
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 10:25:43 PM
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Rare SS , now that's a truck..!!!
Quinella , I'm far from an expert , the rail system seems to be pretty much down the east coast , across the bottom and up the west coast . Pretty much nothing in the middle or top . Youtube "Outback Truckers" ..
This part of the project is done for the moment....
IMG_0133 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
IMG_0139 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
IMG_0140 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
RMS Models
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 6:20:15 AM

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Marty K,

Curious, with all this custom work, why did you leave the mounting holes for the original position of the exhaust?
Marty K
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 6:33:54 AM
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RMS , I'm limited to brush painting at this point and I havn't got the paint colour match of the original quite right yet . So I decided to leave them as they are for the moment rather than making a mess of trying to hide them .
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