Kenworth T800 US style day cab truck in scale 1:17,5 with PF. It features solid axle suspension on all axles, Ackerman geometry on steering axle and fully functional fifth wheel.
About this creation
This truck is build on request for a buddy of mine. About two years ago I received this email from a very nice and friendly US citizen. He did run into my truck model pics. Ever since we do email quite a lot and he provides me with lot of pictures for me to use for the models I make. My first lowboy trailer is a great example of that. As you can read in the description of this lowboy I ran into some issues with the design. Basically because the frame was way to weak. The lowboy pictures he send me over helped me solving this...just great...
It basically is a repainted version of my US Truck 4 (Log Truck). So this also is a Kenworth T800 day cab semi truck. It is not a very complex model but I loved building it. Also because it fits so perfectly with this second lowboy of mine. To be honest I was not sure about the color scheme at first. After all I have to admit this buddy of mine did a very good job with this color scheme. Talking things over did bring us to a very fine model that is already in the US at this time.
Thank you all so much for these kind words. It is so much fun building these models and yes I put loads of effort into it to get all details right. I want them to be realistic, what you don't see on these pictures is that it is remotely controlled and has full suspension on all axles...
Quoting Tanner Tharp
I see these almost every day. You made a wonderful model of it! Great job!
Always nice to see people who are around the real life stuff almost everyday enjoy my builds...!!!
Quoting 2ror ornot2ror
Oh, and when are you going to make a u.s. style dump truck?? Maybe you could base it off of a kemworth t800 or w900 or a peterbilt 379. Or, how about a rotator wrecker. (U.S. style of course.)
There are so many things I could build, if I only had more time... :-) I'll be back with much and much more stuff...just wait...
Quoting Chris Melby
Of course, to each their own, but why build the same stuff over and over, with this kind of brick commitment, why not try something new? Anyways, nice truck, again.
This truck was build on request, I wouldn't have build it myself. In my opinion I do build new stuff all the time. Yes they are all trucks, trailers and machines...but that is what I like building... :-)
Sorry about adding 2 comments in a row. I know you don't wont to give complete building instructions but do you think you could give instructions on the front and maybey rear suspensions of your truck models?? I keep trying to come up with a good steered and suspended front axle for my truck models, but I haven't had much luck yet. Let me know by quoting this comment.
Aaaaaahhhhh..... the ol' girl is out with her new twin sister!!!! They really are twins except for thier paint jobs and that they are different trucks. One thing I noticed is the semi truck is about oneish studs lower than the logging truck. Any ways, great work Ingmar! Oh, and here is a link to my latest creation. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/318204 Oh, and when are you going to make a u.s. style dump truck?? Maybe you could base it off of a kemworth t800 or w900 or a peterbilt 379. Or, how about a rotator wrecker. (U.S. style of course.)
To start with I do like to say: Thank you for these kind words.
Quoting Patrick Star
How much trucks can you build without smashing others?
Maybe it is time to do a little explanation. At the moment I do not have a single build up truck. As I am working on three new models the others had to "leave"...
Quoting Bernhard Mollema
1 day I hope we will find a build instruction attached :)
I have been asked for instructions about a hundred times. This is what I tell people all the time. Creating building instructions is very time consumming. I prefer to spend this time on the actual build...hope you understand...but maybe someday...
Quoting Thoy Bradley
Its been a long time since I saw a decent truck on here...
I am afraid a lot of people have left this page and do prefer Flickr...