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Very cool flatcar load from 1972
« on: May 29, 2016, 11:25:09 AM »
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This just caught my eye as a truly unique flatcar load:





Taken in Alaska in 1972.
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Re: Very cool flatcar load from 1972
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 11:32:46 AM »
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I think that's what they use to get to the grocery store.


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Re: Very cool flatcar load from 1972
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 08:26:14 PM »
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AEC , that is what the Atomic Energy Commission uses as an abbreviation . But that blue is Air Force , so is that AFC ? If so what does the C stand for ?
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Re: Very cool flatcar load from 1972
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2016, 10:34:36 PM »
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http://www.unusuallocomotion.com/pages/industrial/thiokol-and-lmc-tracked-vehicles.html    photo 27

The Juggernaut
 In 1966 the range of Thiokol Juggernaut was introduced , impressive rigid chassis and four-track steering (wagon-steer) vehicles designed to carry heavy loads on soft ground for construction, pipelines and oil industry. The Juggernaut 4T (photo 24 and 25) had four lines carrying wheels, the Juggernaut 6T (photo 26 to 28) and had five rows of bearing rollers. Finally, the Model 30T Juggernaut (photo 29 and 30), a real mammoth, had eight axles carrying wheels (+ 2 axes for the sprockets). All the 'Juggernaut' were studied by Foremost Developments Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, but it seems that the 4T and 6T have been built to Logan, since these two models were only sold under the brand name Thiokol. The T 30, also sold by Foremost, is still in catalog of this later, though modified, under the name Husky 8

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Re: Very cool flatcar load from 1972
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 09:52:42 AM »
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That is a very cool load.  How would one model it? I guess the truck chassis wouldn't be hard, but what about the running gear? Is there a half-track model in Z scale that could be used?
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Re: Very cool flatcar load from 1972
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2016, 12:30:34 AM »
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The cab is from a 1967 to 1972 Ford F series pickup.  Willmodels and Rasputin have those.

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Re: Very cool flatcar load from 1972
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2016, 02:38:27 PM »
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AEC , that is what the Atomic Energy Commission uses as an abbreviation . But that blue is Air Force , so is that AFC ? If so what does the C stand for ?

Alaska Energy Commission???

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Re: Very cool flatcar load from 1972
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2016, 11:21:42 AM »
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A 1/144 scale Russian T-34 could be used for the running gear.  I found a kit on that auction site with separate tracks and wheels.

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Re: Very cool flatcar load from 1972
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2016, 05:25:52 PM »
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A 1/144 scale Russian T-34 could be used for the running gear.  I found a kit on that auction site with separate tracks and wheels.


I was thinking about the N scale Roco personnel carriers you see on sale a lot.  But I know the vehicle body covers the treads and am not sure if the treads are full under the body, or a partial casting.  Anyone have one of those to be able to tell?
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Re: Very cool flatcar load from 1972
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2016, 01:08:05 PM »
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The T 30, also sold by Foremost, is still in catalog of this later, though modified, under the name Husky 8

Did a quick search, here's a link to a page with several images: http://bright-cars.com/photo/foremost-husky-8/05/default.html

From the looks of a couple of the versions, one might potentially use a flat cab from a semi or military vehicle as a starting point for a more modern version.