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I'm sure a single drive is realistic enough for a lot of trucks. I'm not as familiar with how trucks are spec'd in Europe, but over here, my company sells countless combinations of power ratings, transmissions, and final drive ratios and configurations. All depends on the exact duty cycle that the truck will see.
Found a vid on yt with a Dutch Daf XF single drive axle 🙂
In the UK, trucks are based on axle / gross weight: 4 x 2 tractor unit with 2 x axle trailer is up to 38 tons, 4 x 2 with 3 axle trailer up to 40 tons and 3 axle tractor unit with 3 axle trailer up to 44 tons.
I know in The Netherlands, they run multi axle container trailers at round 50 - 60 tons (I think). In Scandinavia they can run even higher. In Italy they use specialised trucks for hauling marble etc... at higher weights with multi axles either rigid or artic.
Not sure if this helps or hinders but food for thought.
Single axle and duel axle trucks, in Europe, are mainly influenced by the roads and loads. Our USA counterparts, tend to have long straight roads, but need long range. Australia, aim for long times away from destination and civilization. Hence why the massive difference between them all. When it comes to hauling, that's another cup of tea! A single axle can easily do our crappy, tight English roads, but a duel axle could easily do the same. In Germany, they'd go for dual, but Italy, they'd go for single axle. As with anything, it's down to the market. Roads definitely make the difference, when buying new stock. My question is though.. Why do America make grade crossings, to a height, that trucks get stuck? Surely it makes sense to keep them level? That's why in England, we call them 'Level Crossings' ???
Hey Danny, just catching up on this build. I'm kinda doing mine, in-between doing everything else. I too found the steering box issue. I've got my chassis built, and I've got my cab, almost ready for paint. The interior is done and fitted. Any updates on your build brother?
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I bought my 18yr old nephew one of these for his bday. I think it was his first ever kit. Probably a mistake!
From picture 44 onwards, are we looking at pictures from the repair and redecalling? If so, amazing job!!! It is absolutely flawless! 👍
Great result Mr Danny Meer! Very impressive result! Kudos!
Great job on your truck!
Knap werk, Danny. Net een foto van een echte trekker. 🙂
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I'm a Scania fan so it's a no brainer - either one !!
Love the Unimog. We're the opening doors part of the kit ?
For euro trucks, love the Scania the most and have 4 in stash.
Think I will go for the Imperial first 🙂
And yeah Nigel, opening doors is stock with this kit same for the backdoors. you can close them or keep them open like I have now (not glued)
Imo it's the best of that show truck line 🙂
Now that i've seen the metallic in the exterior parts, thinking of buying a metallic black for it 😛
started as new project here:
Scania R730 Imperial | Album by Dony (1:24)
Danny, I've been looking at the Imperial myself. Not really my thing, but I've kinda talked myself into a corner, with a mate of mine. I'll be waiting for you to start 👍
@Bozzer the parts really look nice, very detailed and some nice decals in kit, even chrome stickers for bling 😛 Just ordered metallic black for it, at first wanted to use normal gloss black but the parts have metallic flakes in it and looks kinda cool already 🙂
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Nice & shiny - cool display of different golds, the decals were worth all the trouble too - and the hi-polish mirror bumpers & rims really make the show 👍
Very nice Danny! Great colour. Good idea to have a caravan behind it too.
Holy amazeballs dude! Your Steampunk Girls VW bus turned out amazing!!!!!
Thank you guys for the nice comment, working on the caravan atm and struggling with the roof lol
Could have make it eassier on myself with making a flatroof but where's the joy in that 😛
Hairdryer helps to gently bend plastic😉
Hmmm can buy this 1 for € 27,50....good price but have already so much in stash lol...
Buy it Danny!
I did buy it Bozzer 😄 The chassis rails where already done and broken in 2, but is easy to fix. that's why it was only € 20,- for the kit and € 7,50 for postal. normally it would be around € 80,- or more for this kit 🙂
Good work mate! I lost out on 1 of these, but I'm on the lookout. A mate picked one up for £56! I've seen them go for £100+
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and I tried vallejo decal softener but didn't help much, think the decals are to thick or old or the combination of both 😛
Beacons... how fun 😄
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