Author Topic: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx  (Read 2166 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

cfritschle

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 854
  • Respect: +133
    • N Scale Vehicle Association
Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:15:19 AM »
+1
This morning's email from Pat Sanders:

"Trainworx is going to the dumps.  N scale dump trucks that is. Kenworth T800, W900 and Peterbilt 379s with matching dump boxes. Reservations are due May 31, 2018

Part #   description
47971   Black Peterbilt 379 dump truck
47972   White Peterbilt 379 dump truck
47973   Red Peterbilt 379 dump truck
47974   Blue Peterbilt 379 dump truck
47975   Yellow Peterbilt 379 dump truck

48071   Black Kenworth T800 dump truck
48072   White Kenworth T800 dump truck
48073   Red Kenworth T800 dump truck
48074   Blue Kenworth T800 dump truck
48075   Yellow Kenworth T800 dump truck
48076   DOT Orange Kenworth T800 dump truck

49071   Black Kenworth W900 dump truck
49072   White Kenworth W900 dump truck
49073   Red Kenworth W900 dump truck
49074   Blue Kenworth W900 dump truck
49075   Yellow Kenworth W900 dump truck

Please use the following link for more information.

http://www.train-worx.com/18-4dumptrucks.pdf

At your service,
Pat Sanders

trainworx@wic.net
970-874-9747
Trainworx
PO Box 127
Delta, CO  81416"

Now you will be able to have a ready made-fleet of dump trucks.   :D

Edit:  Fixed link!
« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 09:26:58 AM by cfritschle »
Carter

N Scale Vehicle Association
"For the modeler and collector of 1:160 scale model vehicles and equipment"
http://nscalevehicles.org/

Philip H

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 7475
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +526
    • Layout Progress Blog
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 09:53:05 AM »
0
And the cab swaps will now begin.  Wonder what this will do to the pricing for Athearn dump trucks on eBay?
Philip H.
Chief Everything Officer
Baton Rouge Southern RR - Mount Rainier Division.

"Yes there are somethings that are "off;" but hey, so what." ~ Wyatt

"I'm trying to have less cranial rectal inversion with this." - Ed K.

"There's more to MRR life than the Wheezy & Nowheresville." C855B

basementcalling

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2510
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +232
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 10:21:54 AM »
0
I'll need a dump truck for the denero these will take from my wallet.   :D
Peter Pfotenhauer

Maletrain

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1380
  • Respect: +183
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 11:24:06 AM »
+1
Now about making some heavy dump truck models suitable for the "transition period" modelers? Say about 1950 to 1955? 

The Athearn Mack B is about as close as it gets in good quality RTR for N scale, and those are not cheap, nor particularly early in the period.

Mark5

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 9183
  • Always with the negative waves Moriarty ...
  • Respect: +194
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 11:36:54 AM »
0
Cool, but the dump trucks around here (east coast) seem to have higher sides on the "dump box" - are these common out west?

Mark

cfritschle

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 854
  • Respect: +133
    • N Scale Vehicle Association
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 02:13:15 PM »
0
Cool, but the dump trucks around here (east coast) seem to have higher sides on the "dump box" - are these common out west?

Mark

These are very common in the western states!   :D
Carter

N Scale Vehicle Association
"For the modeler and collector of 1:160 scale model vehicles and equipment"
http://nscalevehicles.org/

Mark5

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 9183
  • Always with the negative waves Moriarty ...
  • Respect: +194
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 03:09:21 PM »
0
These are very common in the western states!   :D

Why is that? Is the dirt heavier out west? :trollface:

Seriously, I have often wondered about this.

Mark

Petty Cash

  • Posts: 23
  • Respect: +21
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 04:35:39 PM »
0
Why is that? Is the dirt heavier out west? :trollface:

Seriously, I have often wondered about this.

Mark

A lot of it is the work the truck is spec’d for, how it’s spec’d, and the weight laws where it’s intended to operate. 

wazzou

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 4495
  • #GoCougs
  • Respect: +517
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 05:25:36 PM »
0
Or the weight restrictions on the roads have as much if not more to do with it.
Bryan

Member of NPRHA, Modeling Committee Member
http://www.nprha.org/
Member of MRHA


daniel_leavitt2000

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 5457
  • Respect: +559
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 05:50:27 PM »
+2
Finally!

Trainworx had an awesome idea with the build-your-own parts, but I thought execution was very flawed. There was no list of parts needed for specific models. There was no "build your own" site that would use drop down options (like real car websites). I would certainly call myself an advanced N scale vehicle modeler and I was very confused over what I needed to purchase to make a complete model.

At lest this saves a lot of confusion.
'In my great and unmatched wisdom'

EspeeGoldenState

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 355
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +44
    • Modern Southern Pacific
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2018, 06:45:02 PM »
0
I plan on getting one of the DOT orange ones, but is it wrong that I was hoping for pink versions of it as well?

Chris
Attempting to model the SP in 2015...

soo

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 637
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +116
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2018, 10:43:24 PM »
+1
What is needed for these...
Snow plows...front wedge, dual sided wedge and the shoulder( second lane) plow.
Drop in salt spreader rigs that fit in the dump bed.
Could even use a snow blower/auger.

The W900 needs to be on the tri-axle also. Aggregate companies need the heavy haul frame for over weight loads.

Y-it

nkalanaga

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 6792
  • Respect: +306
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2018, 01:41:13 AM »
0
A lot of the eastern trucks are designed for coal, which is much less dense than dirt or rock.  Also, many of the eastern trucks have extra axles, which allows for more weight, and a bigger box.  It also doesn't help that many of the local coal and gravel haulers never pass a weigh station, so don't worry much about weight limits...

The T800s could easily have the box extended with side boards, and would look good for a modern Appalachian coal or gravel truck.
N Kalanaga
Be well

Rossford Yard

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 900
  • Respect: +48
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2018, 02:50:41 PM »
0
Strikes me as odd, but this is one product I will actually pre-order, knowing how fast previous vehicles of this quality have sold out and been hard to find.

bman

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 529
  • Gender: Male
  • I gotta have more Conrail!
  • Respect: +76
Re: Ready to Use Dump Trucks Announced by Trainworx
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2018, 04:53:51 PM »
0
  Also, many of the eastern trucks have extra axles, which allows for more weight, and a bigger box.  It also doesn't help that many of the local coal and gravel haulers never pass a weigh station, so don't worry much about weight limits...

Portables.  They get well used here in Central Ohio.   There's a good many dump trucks around here with the rear mounted drop axle as well and 3 frame mounted drop axles.