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daniel_leavitt2000

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Idea for JoeW/Showcase
« on: August 02, 2014, 01:17:20 AM »
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We were talking about possible product ideas in the KW tractor thread, and I wanted to share a few more that I had. You have a lot of MoW trucks and we really appreciate the variety. Many of these trucks would be used with other truck types. For example, the tie truck would need a dump truck with ballast and a backhoe for lifting and moving earth and rail. Here is a great example of what I am talking about:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5092/5492958715_bec81152f6_o.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3338/3647962688_210bfa1252_o.jpg

Here is and excellent shot of an all-weather backhoe, trailer and dump truck:
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2237/2652978284_58514ab752_o.jpg

Now these trucks would be used in all sorts of roadwork and small construction projects too. In fact, we even use backhoes with plows attacked to their buckets to remove snow in the winter. Yes, the snow gets so high, a regular truck won't cut it!

So, I was thinking that the three vehicles: dump truck (you already have one perfect for the job), trailer, and an enclosed cab backhoe could be available together as a package deal, or separately. I would love a ton of Case or Ford enclosed backhoes!

But here is the neat part: If you made that trailer in Z scale, that Z scale model would be a perfect sized N scale landscaper trailer! Also, the N scale bucket assembly could also work on a Z scale wheel loader while the digger would also work on a Z scale excavator. Both models are desperately needed in Z.

Needed models, parts sharing, multiple uses for the parts designed. What's not to love!
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Re: Idea for JoeW/Showcase
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 09:22:13 AM »
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Great ideas...  I think I've mixed and matched parts on most of the new Showcase trucks I've built.


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Re: Idea for JoeW/Showcase
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 12:12:13 PM »
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Now if we can talk Walt into doing those cabs in both N and Z I would be one happy camper. :)Maybe we should email showcase and suggest these vehicles (truck trailer and back hoe).Could also suggest them to Deb on their Facebook page.
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Re: Idea for JoeW/Showcase
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 01:48:00 AM »
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Thanks for emailing me Daniel.
The pictures are great. We have some of the parts already from previous models so it might not be hard to get started.  Walter had been on a trip but is just getting settled back in so I will be talking to him and referring to the thread you have started here.  I also saw the post on Facebook that Catt put up today.  I sure am glad you are thinking about us like this, you guys are real pals.  We will definitely be considering these requests and look forward to more.