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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2016, 07:52:45 AM »
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Are there any plans to release RTR tractors ?

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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2016, 09:37:44 AM »
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Pat at Trainworx will be releasing more RTR trucks and is going to have the parts restocked very early in 2017.
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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2016, 09:48:18 AM »
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Excellent.  Added up cost this morning to get parts, came up with $33.  RTR FedEx were $26, street price under $20.  Hopefully, prices will be similar for new runs.

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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2016, 12:23:48 PM »
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I think I spent a little over $40 for parts and shipping for each of my tractors.
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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2016, 01:43:28 PM »
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I think I spent a little over $40 for parts and shipping for each of my tractors.


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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2016, 07:16:18 PM »
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I was just over to MB Klein's site looking at the cab kits.Trying to figure out what all is in that plastic bag is almost impossible.Can anyone shed some light as to the contents of the bag?
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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2016, 08:44:45 PM »
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I was just over to MB Klein's site looking at the cab kits.Trying to figure out what all is in that plastic bag is almost impossible.Can anyone shed some light as to the contents of the bag?

Check out the PDF link below

The truck parts (and downloadable catalog) are now officially available!

Printable parts catalog, (PDF):

http://www.train-worx.com/truckparts.pdf

Online parts list with photos still being added:

http://www.train-worx.com/truckparts.htm

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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2016, 09:25:31 PM »
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I was just over to MB Klein's site looking at the cab kits.Trying to figure out what all is in that plastic bag is almost impossible.Can anyone shed some light as to the contents of the bag?

Johnathan,

I addition to the cab kit, you will need (at a minimum) an under frame, rear suspension, front wheels, rear wheels, air cleaner and fuel tanks.  This link to a gallery on the Trainworx website lists the items that went into each truck shown.  http://www.train-worx.com/truckgallery.htm

And thank you everyone for the compliments, but the kudos should go to Pat Sanders for making the parts available.  These trucks are a lot easier to build than most of the kits we have available.

Carter

Edit:  You can get by without the exhaust stack, but there are holes in the cab roof for the air horns.
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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2016, 09:36:24 PM »
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Carter,
   My main interest is just the cab kit it's self. The rest I have in abundance. In fact my intentions are upgrading some of the N scale semis and such with the much better looking Trainworx cabs. :D

  Thanks for answering my questions guyZ.
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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2016, 09:39:28 PM »
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Carter,
   My main interest is just the cab kit it's self. The rest I have in abundance. In fact my intentions are upgrading some of the N scale semis and such with the much better looking Trainworx cabs. :D

  Thanks for answering my questions guyZ.

I am doing that as well, but I am finding it a lot easier to build the complete Trainworx truck than modifying one of the older trucks.   ;)

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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2016, 04:24:27 AM »
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I was just over to MB Klein's site looking at the cab kits.Trying to figure out what all is in that plastic bag is almost impossible.Can anyone shed some light as to the contents of the bag?

I also wasn't too sure as to what parts were included in the cab kits. Desciptions are ok, but I'm more of a "visual" person. As they say "picture is worth . . ."

Here are photos of the kits I have:

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As you can see, it is a complete cab and the front part of the frame which holds the hood and front axle and which mates with the rear part of the frame.

I also agree with Carter that the Trainworkx trucks feature very easy modular construction (just like Legos)  and the overall quality is so much better than other brand trucks. If you add just a super-realistic cab to some older more basic model, the rest of the model (frame, wheels, etc.) will look even worse than before.
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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2016, 08:46:15 AM »
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Living on a fixed income kind of puts a damper on buying all the neat stuff so if I can class up a truck or two with one of these cabs I am a happy camper. :D

Pete ,much thanks for the pics now I know exactly what I will have to work (play) with.
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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2016, 01:00:24 PM »
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I think I spent a little over $40 for parts and shipping for each of my tractors.


It is amazing to ponder that the size of this image on my screen is about 8 times longer than the object it represents, and yet as it looks in the picture, most of the detail level would be considered acceptable for a G scale model.  These are truly incredible. 

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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2016, 01:05:16 PM »
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It is amazing to ponder that the size of this image on my screen is about 8 times longer than the object it represents, and yet as it looks in the picture, most of the detail level would be considered acceptable for a G scale model.  These are truly incredible.

I would consider this series of trucks one of those "game changers" we discussed in the Crew Lounge a while back.   While they don't actually change the way we build our layouts, perform modeling tasks, or operate our trains, they sure bring the fidelity of the N-scale model vehicles to a higher level (and by a yooge leap).  The availability of the separate parts is also part of that "game changer".
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Re: Trainworx Truck Parts
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2016, 08:05:26 PM »
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These truck builds are really cool! I'm gonna have to place an order for some parts at some point.

I agree that Trainworx has a game-changer here. The quality in every aspect is on a whole new level.

I would go so far as to say that loco manufacturers could potentially follow suit with regards to how TWX went about achieving flush-mount windows. Why not? ;)

If they did, I would only suggest that the clear plastic be painted black first, then the final color to reduce light bleed-thru with headlights, etc. (if that can be done with these kinds of results, that is).
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