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Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« on: May 17, 2014, 10:56:05 PM »
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"KW" Hi-Rail Grapple Truck #59 is our newest addition to the Showcase Miniatures N scale line up of MOW equipment.
If you liked the Ballast regulator Walter Vail recently finished then check out this new Grapple Truck.  Debbie will be posting them to the website immediately following Walters finalizing the mold work.  Of course I will update this post when they are ready.
For a preview check out the links below:
https://flic.kr/p/nn9dDp
https://flic.kr/p/nn8Qiz
https://flic.kr/p/nFpTjZ
https://flic.kr/p/nn8QcT

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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 11:15:46 PM »
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 :)  Excellent!

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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 12:47:13 AM »
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Joe,

Great looking truck. I know that this isn't on the market yet, but this looks like you are well on the way to making a self-loading pulpwood truck (and trailer).
Such as: http://wc2scale.org/zenphoto/wc-industrial-photos/log-trucks/

The grapple looks perfect for pulpwood. It would look very cool on your 1960s I type truck as well.

Thanks for your committment to N scale and making so many cool models.

Best wishes, Dave
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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2014, 01:10:48 AM »
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My first thought was,

I could make that into a pulpwood truck.

Yep.

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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014, 05:22:50 AM »
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Joe,
I hope that Prentiss grapple will be available separately as so we may be able to put this onto other chassis.!!!
A much needed thing in the lumber and logging industry. Great looking!!!!


Jon

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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 08:46:32 AM »
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Joe,
I hope that Prentiss grapple will be available separately as so we may be able to put this onto other chassis.!!!
A much needed thing in the lumber and logging industry. Great looking!!!!


Jon


Gotta agree - its the same grapple used for loading sugarcane and the Baton Rough  DPW used a panel body truck like that for years to pick up brush and bulk trash when I was a kid.
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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2014, 11:52:19 AM »
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Joe,
I hope that Prentiss grapple will be available separately as so we may be able to put this onto other chassis.!!!
A much needed thing in the lumber and logging industry. Great looking!!!!


Jon

Gotta agree - its the same grapple used for loading sugarcane and the Baton Rough  DPW used a panel body truck like that for years to pick up brush and bulk trash when I was a kid.
My first thought was,

I could make that into a pulpwood truck.

Yep.
Jon and Phillip duly noted on the grapple as a separate component group.
Dave thanks for link to the photos the one showing the International is very enlightening. 

Especially thanks for the encouragement and input.

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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 02:18:09 PM »
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Wow! 

Funny, I was just shopping for some ties for these mow tie gons I've been working on...

« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 02:20:35 PM by ljudice »

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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2014, 02:58:38 PM »
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Yet another nice and useful model from Showcase. A lot of modern-ear modelers will be happy!  Nice job Walter!  If Showcase keeps on bringing out this type of models, pretty soon the N-scalers won't have any reasons to complain that there aren't many modern utility vehicles available in N scale.  :D
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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2014, 02:59:36 PM »
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Jon and Phillip duly noted on the grapple as a separate component group.
Dave thanks for link to the photos the one showing the International is very enlightening. 

Especially thanks for the encouragement and input.

Excellent Joe!!
Should be looking for a half dozen or more.  :D

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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2014, 04:51:32 PM »
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Wow! 

Funny, I was just shopping for some ties for these mow tie gons I've been working on...

So this brings up another needed detail component - hi rail rigs to graft onto existing trucks.
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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2014, 12:28:58 AM »
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Joe,

Is that really going to be a "KW" type T800?

If so, I sure hope builder packs are in its future!

Carter
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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2014, 11:47:31 AM »
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Thanks Guys, for the input. 

The truck is being finalized now and should be available by weeks end.  The grapple assembly will likely be a separate part number as well right from the start because there have been several requests.  This particular grapple may be a little light for heavy logging work but it would definitely fit in a pulpwood operation.  The logging industry from the early narrow gauge days right up to current trucking has always been one of my favorite topics.  Just like the "I" Type, several variations to this truck are planned and currently in the works.

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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2014, 11:54:59 AM »
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CSX carried ties with this as a hi rail truck.
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Re: Showcase Miniatures #59 "Get a grip man"
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2014, 02:48:22 PM »
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If that is a Kenworth T800 cab, then a dual axle tractor version would be awfully nice to have.

Another nice addition to your line.

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