New Layout Pictures

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    You could also use Atheran's bobtails (the old ford C cabs with a dry box all on the same chassis with no trailer)

    For 28'ers, I go with A-LINE,, because I like there's the best. Promotex has 27'ers but I don't like them because they have rounded off cornres and are not 28 scale feet long. A-LINE has some trailers that come with decals and also sells decals for the trailers also like SAIA Motor Freight, Yellow Frieght, ROADWAY and ROADWAY Express, G.O.D. (Guarenteed Overnite Delivery), and many more available throgh Micro Scale Decals or Walthers.

    For the 32'ers, the only one's I have seen are Walthers and I am not sure if they make them still.

    Check out A-LINES products and you might see something else you could use, they have so much great stuff and detail parts for trucks and trailers.
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Thanks Steven, It is fun and I am exited to get "back to work" so to speak on the layout. Christmas is just around the corner and lots of stuff is comin':thumb: :D :thumb: :D :D

  3. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    boley made truck close to what i was looking for without the trailers. those all in the same chassis truck were more what i am looking for. I am interested in a regular length tanker trailer and truck. Its gonna be tough to find decals though for the business i want (Island oil, or Island something or other. I'll remember when i see it) Its based on Staten island, NY, near where i model.
  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Ok, so here is the templates I made for Trailer and Cab Decals. I will post one in each length (28', 40', 45', 48', 53')

    The way I made these is my simply measuring the trailer length and drawling them in photoshop. So for example, the 48' trailer is a scale 48' feet in photoshop (measure trailer in inches with ruler and use ruler in photoshop to draw a line to X amount.) Do you follow?

    For the cab logo, I measured the door space on the cab and also made a template like the trailers, not shown.

    For the Front/back trailer logos, do the same thing and shink logo to fit the correct dimentions and position.

    Attached Files:

  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    How could I forget Boley?:oops: hamr wall1. Yes they have the modern Bobtails.

    Ok forthe rectangle tanker truck, I don't think that I have ever seen on of those before. Promotex makes some good tanker trailers. Here are some examples of there models:
    [​IMG](Kind-of a rectangle shape)
    [​IMG] (available in white or silver)
    [​IMG] (Trailer with Lift Axle)
    [​IMG](3 Axle Tanker Trailer)
    [​IMG](Bobtail Tanker Truck)

    All these can be found on and the above trucks on this page:

    There are also the Boley Tankers too.

    Does that help you some?
  6. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    I don't have photoshop, or decal paper. Thanks for the ffort though. My sister has photoshop ( apperently there is some deal where it can't be installed on more than one computer, or shes just spiteful). maybe she can print it out.
  7. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    I am a noob at motor vehicles. i meant Regular, as in the common lenghth trailer for tankers, lol.

    Looks like what i'm looking for, but i can't tell how long it is exactly. whatever it is is close enough.

    yeah, that looks pretty good to. So Bobtails are the kinds of trucks that are on a solid chassis?

    sure does! Still searching for more stuff to populate my roads. Do trucks sometimes drop off the 53' trailers to be off loaded later by workers? i sometimes see the trailers just sitting there. it would be an interesting scene to have a forklift unloading the trailer, and bringing the cargo to the loading bay.
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    OOPS, My-badhamr hamr It did say regular, don't mind me, just a blonde moment LOL

    Those one's are a scale 48' long, normal tanker trailer lengths that you see at gas stations.

    Yep, you got it, kind of a weird name huh? lol

    Ya they do often drop off the trailers to be unloaded/loaded. Usually if it is a big warehouse, a truck will come in with a trailer, back up to a dock and un-hitch the trailer and pick up an empty trailer from another dock at the same building. That would be a cool scene to see a 53' trailer being loaded by some dock workers and a fork lift or too!!
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    HHMMMMM, I didn't know that? Maybe so?
  10. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    happens to the best of us, lol

    good i know what to look for. are there any outside braced tankers? I see these going in and out of my local water treatment plant. just thought they were interesting.

    almost as weird as Back-hoes! lol

    yeah, but i mean, say its is a small back road behind alot of stores or something, but there isn't space to back the truck into the loading dock. would it just be left to the side and have people unload it?
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I don't know of anyone who makes the outside brased one's.

    In that case, the the driver would most likely not be dropping off the trailer but I have seen that done before in the back of buildings that serve many different businesses so I guess that would be ok to.
  12. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Some grain trailers are flat bottom. The dumping stations in the Twin Cities and Duluth have a dump system that they chain the simi down, then dump the whole works right out the back. Very fast system for dumping.
  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    WHOA:eek: :eek: , that first pic is awsome. I didn't know they could do that with a truck that big.
  15. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Some Updates on the Layout

    I am really enjoying my days off from skool because I am getting lots of stuff done.

    Here are some things I did yesterday.

    1. Shows another extention of the road I did yesterday. I painted it grey to make it look like they had already paved the other part of the road. Now they have gone back and are ripping it up again as they do in the real world.

    2. Showing more construction, I added another gravel truck pulling in and waiting to be loaded up. The orange gravel truck is a Caltrans truck and you can see close ups ofit in the thread on my weathered trucks found in the weathering forum.

    3. Another overall view of the construction site.

    4. I added and weathered the shed on the gravel company. This shed coveres the loading bays for which loads the hoppers. I also added a pipe that goes into the shed.

    5. Shows the walkway to the conveyor I made.

    Attached Files:

  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I added a small section of track to the Backery, it is all I had left over:cry: and put the track bumpers in and ballasted the small section

    Attached Files:

  17. COMBAT

    COMBAT Member

    Looks great!!! :thumb:
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Thanks, I forgot to say that those pipes that come out of the warhouse and curve to the right will continue and go into the ground.

    O and don't look at those coal hoppers on the roof :oops:
  19. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Looks pretty good. I didn't even notice the hoppers on the roof til you mentioned them
  20. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    lol if you look in alot of my pictures, you'll see weird things like that. once i posted a picture of my 44 tonner switching american hardware supply, but i moved the tank car loading rack out of the way, but I put it on the large Highway bridge. it took me a minite to spot that in the picture. also, in a recent picture i posted on my thread, you can almost see my NS SD80MAC trying to blend in with the shadows, and my GP7 out on the road in the background, but luckily i take good pictures, and you't have to look to see them!

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