Rail Truck

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by JBBVry, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. JBBVry

    JBBVry Member

    This is my kitbashed HOn3 Mack Rail truck in color. finily got done with it and i think it looks pretty good.

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  2. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Great job and pictures. :thumb: Fred
  3. philip

    philip Guest


    nice :thumb:
  4. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Great job !!! That is one neat looking Mack (good photography also....)

  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A very neat looking Mack JBB, but is it an optical illusion but it looks like the front wheels are off the track on the drivers right side.
  7. JBBVry

    JBBVry Member

    he just hit a bump as i made the pic. lol
  8. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    A beautiful model, and great photography! :thumb:

    Could you tell us something more about how you powered the little critter?

  9. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Thumbs Up!

    I love railtrucks and other assorted funky critters, and this is an excellent example. Well done! :thumb:
  10. JBBVry

    JBBVry Member

    At the size of this little guy i don't see a way to power it. it is static 100% and was a pain to get that lead truck right and it still is off alittle as you can see in that pic. I used a On-Trak Mack ac rail truck for the rear wheels and the wheels on the lead truck. I used a Jordan Highway Miniatures 1923 Mack Stake Truck for the rest. i cut he bed down by 2 boards on each side and the sides were cut to only 2 boards high and the head board was cut both ways in height and width the Chassis had to be cut off at the back of the cab. and has no deatails underneath at all from there back i used a small plastic rod to take up the space there and glued the two sides to it it was a Perfect fit and when i put on the gears and chain on the sides the wheels were 3 foot. The lead truck was a real pain the one that came with it was for HO not HOn3 so i had to make one. I found a pice of white metal that was just a bit too big so i used it but grinding it down to fit was not as easy as i thought it would be. It took over 3 hours to get it right and took all 4 of the little white metal things i had. The metal cab that came with the kit was nice but i liked the open doors in the Jordan kit so i used it. well there it is all done and i like it. i would love to find a way to make one that runs.
  11. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    Hi, this one is HO standard gauge but it runs! It is supposed to be a weed sprayer.

    I put a small open frame motor in the tank that powers the back wheels. It has six wheel pickup.

    It runs a bit too fast but I intend to change the motor and gearbox for one with a 38:1 reduction.


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  12. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

    Real nice work.

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