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anyone make a 1/25 yard truck?
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 05:16 AM UTC
Anyone make one of these? I'm looking for a Swift yard truck, or something similar.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/james_hurley/2004/feb/ups_yard_goats.jpg

It wouldn't be too bad to scratch one since it mainly has flat body parts. I used to work at UPS and probably almost got run over by several of these jokers. hahaha

John
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 06:02 AM UTC

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Anyone make one of these? I'm looking for a Swift yard truck, or something similar.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/james_hurley/2004/feb/ups_yard_goats.jpg

It wouldn't be too bad to scratch one since it mainly has flat body parts. I used to work at UPS and probably almost got run over by several of these jokers. hahaha

John



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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 06:08 AM UTC
For some reason I cannot get this link to sit right!

it should be a link to Truck Model World where theblog is on a scratchbuilt Yard Shunter that might be of help to you.

Maybe someone can fix the link.

Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 08:56 AM UTC
Got it to work. Why did he put the cab on the wrong side? hahaha

That's going to help quite a bit though, thanks.

I might start with an older cab over. I'd imagine that most of the stuff other than the cab should be similar.

Thanks,
John

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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 11:56 AM UTC
None of the current plastic manufacturers or resin casters offers a yard goat. You'll have to scratchbuild the cab and any of the components. The AMT GMC Astro/95 or Chevrolet Titan/90 should give you a decent kit to gat many of your major components from.

Have fun & pist pics.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 01:33 PM UTC
Cool, I'll go with the Titan.

Is that an older kit or something? The Titans are around $30 on ebay and the Astros are $60 or more.

John
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 02:27 PM UTC
Actually, just the opposite. The itan was reissued by Round2 back in late 2008, so they are still being produced & are readily available. The Astro was limited reissued in 2004 by RC2/Ertl, and is now out of production. RC2/Ertl also offered them for a higher price than Round2 offers their kits for.

They are essentially the same except for the grill & badges. Both have the 5-spoke wheels & both have the Detroit Diesel 8V71N.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 02:42 PM UTC
Nige's link

That would be a very interesting build for sure.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 02:19 AM UTC
Before you go and deal with eBay, check with Dennis over at Model Express. He has Titans & Astros at reasonable prices.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 09:40 AM UTC
I'll order from him. The only bad part about you showing me his site was that I saw 4 or 5 other car kits that I'd really like to get. He's got some really cool stuff! He's even got the first kit that I ever built (an el camino when I was around 7, yes, I'm a hillbilly). hahaha

Thanks for the link Jim.

John
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 12:48 PM UTC
Not a problem. Dennis is a good guy.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 07:19 AM UTC
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Guess these bits'n'pieces may be of use :








Lots more info on these things, let us know want info is needed and we'll get ya sorted.
If ya want them as 1:25th printouts just give a yell.

Roger.
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:51 AM UTC
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or if ya after the older style:


lots of info on that as well.

Roger.
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 01:02 AM UTC
Great drawings.