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Re: More New Trucks and Trailers from Trainworx
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2015, 06:24:16 PM »
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  If you're looking for another idea........How about a 66 GMC Crackerbox ???????   :trollface:

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Re: More New Trucks and Trailers from Trainworx
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2015, 07:30:02 PM »
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Can't- cracker boxes are still smaller than a choke box. You won't see any official GM products under 2" in any scale. An international transtar would be a good idea. An Autocar would be nice too.
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Re: More New Trucks and Trailers from Trainworx
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2015, 09:05:07 PM »
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What year did the tractor and trailers come out?

As mentioned earlier, the trailers with the UPS "shield" logo will not work for anything older than 2003. 

The Kenworth T800 has been around since 1986, but earliest I have found them in UPS service is late 2011 or early 2012.

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Re: More New Trucks and Trailers from Trainworx
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2015, 09:18:49 PM »
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As mentioned earlier, the trailers with the UPS "shield" logo will not work for anything older than 2003. 

The Kenworth T800 has been around since 1986, but earliest I have found them in UPS service is late 2011 or early 2012.

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Also of note, according to the flyer, the tractors are marked "LNG "  Liquid Natural Gas vehicle.  Was is 2011/12 when these started showing up with LNG technology ?

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Re: More New Trucks and Trailers from Trainworx
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2015, 09:31:59 PM »
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As mentioned earlier, the trailers with the UPS "shield" logo will not work for anything older than 2003. 

Yeah, any UPS models I would use would need to have the 1961-2003 logo.
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Re: More New Trucks and Trailers from Trainworx
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2015, 09:58:44 PM »
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Also of note, according to the flyer, the tractors are marked "LNG "  Liquid Natural Gas vehicle.  Was is 2011/12 when these started showing up with LNG technology ?

The photo of the T800 in Nevada with the triples in the link above was taken on January 20, 2012.  The testing of the LNG engine in the Kenworth T800 goes back to 2009, but I have not found any photos of one in UPS service earlier than the photos in this thread on Hank's Truck Forum that were taken January 12, 2012.

http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=58377.0

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Re: More New Trucks and Trailers from Trainworx
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2015, 11:13:15 PM »
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Waiting for Chuck to post his pre-order page, but I'm going to start with 6 of each trailer, so roughly $200.  I'll save the cabs for later.  I don't really have a road system planned yet, so no real need for them.  I'm sure this will be the first of many trailers I'll be buying from Pat in the months to come.  Might be time to get some more spine cars too (and to put a TTRX spine set on my top-5 freight car list).

At least this is cheaper than the BLMA crude oil train I pre-ordered a while back.  (And no telling what I'll be pre-ordering with the next BLMA announcement on Wednesday.)

Same boat here Gary, may even have to order 8 or 10. NS loves to run UPS z trains here on the East coast.  I have yet to pull the trigger on the BLMA pre-order, but going to have to cave in on that too, since 60% + of the crude traffic is going to Phlia on CSX and NS. I'm starting to lose track of all my pre-orders these days (great day in n scale when that is happing :), well until the bills start to arrive)  Oh and then there is this issue of all this foreign power running around. I could literally find evidence of just about every  foreign road in PA trackage (except for maybe MRL and FEC)

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Re: More New Trucks and Trailers from Trainworx
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2015, 01:47:16 AM »
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Daniel:  Or a Western Star, for the Northwest and Canadian modelers, although they've spread continent-wide since the 80s.  In the 60s and early 70s they were probably the third most popular log truck in the Northwest, after Kenworth and Peterbilt.
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