Bert Beholds Big Rigs

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby bigtractormike » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:30 am

definitely different, like that they come off and have opening doors. have never seen before, good catch !!

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:55 pm

More Yatming...

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This one was a swap meet find. Yes, the trailer's landing gear is broken. One leg of the cast metal piece snapped when I tried to lower it. The crimping tabs on the trailer frame were closed too hard.

We have several trailers of various odd makes that use what appears to be the the same basic mold for the landing gear legs. I've learned to be careful with them, especially if they're made of metal. Some are made of plastic, but those are usually held in place with a bracket that is screw-mounted instead of being crimped in place.

It's still a good flatcar load. The "Sea Land" logo is often seen on TOFC trailers. Containers, too.

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby bigtractormike » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:56 am

another YAT 1/64 th .

these are hard to find, late '70's early 80's I think, very hard to find. seems sea land would be more of a container than a box trailer , but then again, this was probably before the container industry really took off

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:12 am

bigtractormike wrote:these are hard to find, late '70's early 80's I think, very hard to find.


OH yeah, especially these days. We got those Yatmings back in the late '80s as I recall.

Hadn't seen any more of them (not that I was looking very hard) until a few months ago when I found a club member selling a couple at our monthly TTOS meet. I could hardly believe my eyes. Got a good deal on them, but no pix yet. (Bert is being difficult.)

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:25 am

Shinsei strikes again...

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... with "Shinsei Mini Power"! (Made in Singapore.) Also found at a local swap meet back in the late '80s.

The trailer on this one is a kick. Maybe I'm just used to Ertl's approach with 1/64 semis--metal trailer chassis, plastic trailer body--because this trailer seems backwards to me with its metal body and plastic chassis. Kinda top-heavy, but a very cool model that I am glad to have. As seems to be standard practice on these Asian mfg trucks, there's a plethora of working features; four opening doors on the trailer, folding landing gear, rubber tires, lifting tractor hood, clear tail light lenses... fun stuff.

"Electronics, huh? Was this thing chased by three black '95 Civics on its way here?"

The driver said nothing to me, Officer. :noevil:

"Well, maybe he'll need an escort on his way out."

Sounds like a job for the Rogue Hog Squad, Officer.

"Heeeyyyyy... yer right!" 8-)

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby bigtractormike » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:12 am

Haven't seen many Shinsei in 1 / 64 th, usually 1/ 87 th. nice about the working features, but the tires are just not right, definitely not on a road tractor, more of a construction type unit.

wanting to do something different with the metal body , plastic frame. go figure

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:26 am

Another unknown maker...

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But it's made from tooling that is very similar to several Shinsei trucks we have (like the previous one). It's mostly plastic, but the metal Kenworth cab body looks just like the Shinsei North American tractor cab. The wheels and tires appear to be the same as well, except for the front tractor tires. We found it at a local toy store; part of a chain that was going out of business.

This unusual truck carries an unusual load. The three air-flow containers would carry the compound for making drilling mud for drilling oil wells (hence the oil company logo). I like to stage this truck in the desert oil field on our layout, right next to the bubbling wells.

"I wonder if Jed Clampett ever had one of those."

The company that leased his land probably did, Officer.

"Better that way. If Jed had one, Jethro would try to turn it into a 'double-not spy rig' or something."

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby bigtractormike » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:42 am

Dime store type of toy, Made in China most likely, a lot of different manufacturers copied other peoples stuff quite openly. the tires on the last two look like smart toy tires on some of there H/O construction stuff. Smart toy was the predecessor to Boley

interesting looking load ,

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:31 am

And along the same lines...

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... and from the same store as the mud transporter, I think. For a while there we were finding cool 1/64 trucks everywhere we looked. Or so it seemed, compared to the way things are now, anyway.

It's hard to get a feel for the scale of the boat. Given the type of craft it is, I tend to view it as somewhat smaller than 1/64. But the outboards seem huge for 1/64. Plus, a drop-bed trailer seems more appropriate for transporting a 40' sailboat than a vessel this size.

Maybe the boat's owner just wanted to be extra careful.

"Probly some soda-pop tycoon. Whu'dja win, kid?"

Win? I didn't know I'd won anything.

"Well, that hull stand makes the thing look like a trophy!" :)

Must be intended for launching by crane, Officer.

"I hope so. You'd hafta put that whole rig under water to float that boat off that rack!" :lol:

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby bigtractormike » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:32 am

I'd say the boat was larger than 1/64 th scale , it is a lot larger than the tractor trailer. it's on the stand to raise it above the deck of the trailer, definitely a crane or fork lift load, I see what you mean about the motors being huge, the boat needs to be stretched out a bit in length


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