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quadk

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Hertz Rental single screw semi
« on: March 03, 2006, 07:10:29 PM »
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This is an HO Athearn single screw semi that I weathered up for a well abused rental truck. I gave the cab a wash of black and Raw Sienna acrylics. I then weathered the frame, stack, tanks, bumper and grill with Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber.



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Re: Hertz Rental single screw semi
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006, 07:55:08 PM »
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If it is a short term rental truck, would Hertz have let it get in that condition? If it is a leaser, the lessee is going to pay through the nose for failing to maintain it!  ;D

Looks like what some of the pulpwood loggers and chippers run around here!

quadk

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Re: Hertz Rental single screw semi
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006, 08:00:27 PM »
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Yeah looks like a few trucks around here too or trucks that I have seen running around in Chicago. Now a days you don't see many rough looking rental trucks, but there used to be some pretty used and abused rentals out there. I don't know how well Hertz used to be but I know that Ryder had and still has some pretty rough looking trucks

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Re: Hertz Rental single screw semi
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006, 10:56:55 PM »
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Yea, I was wondering, did it leave the lot that dirty?
Someone might have some 'spal'n" to do. ;)

Kind of reminds me of a car I rented up in Seatlle one time.
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Re: Hertz Rental single screw semi
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2006, 03:19:54 AM »
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Hey Ken-this'll get my interest back into scale trucks when I'm
supposed to be workin' on my train cars!  :P
That's a fine lookin' truck though. Makes me wonder if somewhere
buried in my "junk" is an old "Chessie System" Freightliner that I
chopped & converted to a suicide cab as a teen.
Wondering also-I seem to recall in my foggy memory that a company
at one time made an HO scale version of a Brockway truck. (always
liked those!-to me looked good as a dump truck-had a resemblance
(to me) to a "B" series Mack-kinda rare to see them on the highways!)
Does anyone remember or know what I mean?

LOL-I remember reading the Stephen King short story "Trucks",
& he referred to a truck as being a "Hemingway"  ::) shrugs..guess
he didn't do his truck research-always had the feeling he meant
Brockway! (but he never did his research too well-in the book
version of Christine, the '58 Plymouth had a gear shift lever-all Mopars with
an automatic tranny from '57 thru '64 had push button control! ::)
Ok, gettin' too far off topic here-gonna go listen to music!  ;D


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3rdrail

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Re: Hertz Rental single screw semi
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2006, 09:07:10 AM »
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Mitch (The Donkey), there's a good reason Brockway trucks resembled Macks. Mack Truck built them, at least the last few years they were made. As far as "Hemingway", there was an East Coast LTL carrier, Hemingway Transport, which used a spouting whale as a logo because they were based in New England. Since Stephen King lived in Maine, perhaps that's who he was thinking of. One of the many carriers who did not survive deregulation...

quadk

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Re: Hertz Rental single screw semi
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2006, 10:00:28 AM »
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Hey Mitch no problem, anytime I can divert ya in the hobby just let me know hehe! Yeah I had heard all that stuff before with Hemingway and stuff but couldn't remember any of the details.
Thanks 3rdrail, now that you said that it all came back to me, I forgot about the Hemingway trucking company.