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  • wherrygirl
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    It's probably the angle at which the photo was taken, but the exhaust looks a bit too close to the door to be comfortable, even with the heatshield! Yes, the grey one does seem to be the best choice. You'll have to add a few dirty smudges at the top end.

  • wherrygirl
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    Confused.
    In the first picture you say the left is a trailer wheel and the right a truck. The truck rim seems to be deeper than the other one, front to back. Is that how you can tell which is which? And if so, why is it deeper? If not, then how?
    Also, the truck tyre is deeper (inner edge to outer) than the other. Is that typical of truck wheels as opposed to trailer ones?

  • janihudi
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    at the right side of the truck made a airtank and a toolbox



    maybe that i will saw some metal away under the tanktrailer, it's very close to the truckchassis,and shorten the truckchassis at the back for 2 or 3 mm

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  • janihudi
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    drilled holes for the toplights on the roof and the mudscreens for turning signal lights.
    the holes in front of the tanktrailer are for the ladder,but plastic glueing on white metal issn't a succes,4 attempts failed,the fifht try is drying now



    the airhorn belongs in the middle of the roof,but DAF made here a ventilation hatch, so now it's cloose to the middel

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  • janihudi
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    did some work on the Duel DAF again

    made the fifth wheel on the truck and cut away the metal of the trailers kingpin so it will fit.
    boxes full with parts, but not even 1 round dieseltank, i got some,but to small, so this one will be the one that stays

    also glued the landinglegs at the trailer



    did some search for some images for details,but there are several trucks, but looking at videoclips, must this one be the Original

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  • janihudi
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    didn't done much today.
    spray painted the wheels
    and remove te Original landinglegs system and replace them for a more realistic model.
    not mouted them yet,the model is not on it's wheels,so don't know the exact hight for them.



    also made a ladder for the tanktrailer,also not glued yet. it will give problem for the spray paint



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  • janihudi
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    the mistake i made as in #650 was that i placed them above the chassis.
    they are made for them thatswhy the supports at the exhausts.
    but here i placed it under the chassis ,same lenght as the doubble in #650.
    cut the support away for a part and bingo i got one i like.
    even if i think it's to high, i can cut of at the top.
    the Original truck didn't had the curve on top anyway



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  • janihudi
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    i can choose now from 3 exhausts

    the single sidepipe, wnich looks good, but not a heatshield, also a chrome one and had to made it rusty



    a shorter one ,with heatshield, but also chrome, and slightly shorter

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  • janihudi
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    and i have plenty to choose out

    top row verticle exhaust , and 3 and 4 from the left side, looks the best

    afterall i need a single one

    bottom row ,are more or less side pipes, horizontal under the truck
    just see how it will looks



    this is a sidepipe.
    it's starts direct from frontwheel and extends tll the rear axle , or just as long you wante it to be, but anyway it goes by the side of the truck


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  • janihudi
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    next problem,to find a proper exhaust
    to wide ,to high



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  • janihudi
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    i have so many boxes with wheels and tyres , that i found a better size

    the left ones, but again on new type of rims.
    the difference in rims, the left one is a trailer wheel ,the right one a truck wheel



    the tyres on those wheels fit also on the old type rims ,so thats a problem solved,partly, the wheels are the type for traction axle, so for the truck ,not for a trailer.
    the aluminum rims on the truck are also the special bought ones, there big too,
    the bleu rims are just for looking how it looks when they all had them. the tyres on them i use for the trailer


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  • janihudi
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    and the next problem showed up on this simple model.
    i bought wheels and tyres which belongs to the age of the truck, old type wheels.
    but they are to big for the trailer, the fill the wheel arches compleet.
    darn

    the right wheel is the old type



    those are better fitting, but also te big.
    and though it's a model, in real live there is not much place for suspension.,even when it was fully loaden like standing here



    and it are todays model wheels, and truck rims.

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  • pakarang
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    Coming soon, janihudi... LOL

    My Christmas gift for you.

  • janihudi
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    but why don't you show your collection Paul?

  • Paul Cobb
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    Really pleased to see the thread I started without really thinking there would be that much interest in it, has soared to so many pages! Brilliant.

    Some nice models as well. Still collecting WWII vehicles, myself, although I have to be more discerning now. I will also collect related items - I picked up a 'trackside' model of an Anderson Shelter in OO scale. Intended to be used on an allotment or similar on a model railway as it shows a door added to the front - but a nice addition. Personally, I'm not a builder of models as time does not permit this. Another current favourite is a WWI open top bus painted khaki green used for transporting troops to the front in France. Also, a recent model is of a replacement WWII bus for the Outer Circle route in my native Birmingham. This is painted in utility grey and comes with a bit of history. Replacements were required faster than livery painting allowed, so they simply painted the wheel arches and platform edges in white for blackout use.

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