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Anyone make 1950's conventional cab suitable for logging? 1:25

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Not much luck doing search.  What I'd really like is a 1950's era log truck in 1:20 scale to use with that scale model logging railroad.  Don't think I'll find that.  On a gamble today, I picked up the AMT 1103 Peerless logging trailer in 1:25, new, $29.    Could be OK in that scale, but am having trouble finding a suitable 1950's vintage truck to hook it up to that would match scale.  AMT has a couple, but later years.......might have to adapt/bash????

Any tips/thoughts would be appreciated.  Not much out there in older conventionals that I can find.

Thanks, Dennis

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Thank you.  I ordered AIT's Sterling kit.  I've always liked early Sterlings since I was a kid and saw them on the road.  Not cheap, but......   Now I need to research what base kit/chassis to buy to build the conversion on.  All AIT's kits/parts appear to be 1:25, which is what I've settled on.  

Back to more shopping/homework.....

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On 9/20/2019 at 4:34 PM, Dennis said:

Thank you.  I ordered AIT's Sterling kit.  I've always liked early Sterlings since I was a kid and saw them on the road.  Not cheap, but......   Now I need to research what base kit/chassis to buy to build the conversion on.  All AIT's kits/parts appear to be 1:25, which is what I've settled on.  

Back to more shopping/homework.....

I generally use the AMT Autocars  for any of the non Pete, KW Mack or IH kitsconversions     paul

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Received the Sterling conversion kit from AIMT.  REALLY looks good.  Expensive, but I am glad I got it.  I think I'll take advice here and look for an AMT Reo or Autocar for it's chassis.  Not sure how, "drop in," it will end up being;  I'm sure some fitting will be required.  Likely will get the Autocar.  Thank you all for the help.

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On 9/20/2019 at 4:34 PM, Dennis said:

Thank you.  I ordered AIT's Sterling kit.  I've always liked early Sterlings since I was a kid and saw them on the road.  Not cheap, but......   Now I need to research what base kit/chassis to buy to build the conversion on.  All AIT's kits/parts appear to be 1:25, which is what I've settled on.  

Back to more shopping/homework.....

Don't forget that Sterlings of that era were chain drive.

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Well, dog-gone!!  I knew earlier Sterlings were chain drive but it never occurred to me the one I got from AIT fell into that category.  Now I have no idea what chassis to buy or what parts to chase to replicate the chain drive!!  For most vehicle models I've ever built, I always liked those where the wheels would turn.  I was expecting to achieve that here as well, but a chain drive mechanism is a real challenge.  Anyone have thoughts as how to proceed?  Anyone done an, "active," chain drive chassis?????

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2 hours ago, Dennis said:

Well, dog-gone!!  I knew earlier Sterlings were chain drive but it never occurred to me the one I got from AIT fell into that category.  Now I have no idea what chassis to buy or what parts to chase to replicate the chain drive!!  For most vehicle models I've ever built, I always liked those where the wheels would turn.  I was expecting to achieve that here as well, but a chain drive mechanism is a real challenge.  Anyone have thoughts as how to proceed?  Anyone done an, "active," chain drive chassis?????

Hees a few photos of a 1940's 1950's Sterling drive set up. The differential is in the center of the 2 axles.

Look at Tamiya, Top Studio and Model Factory Hiro, they make a few 1/12 and 1/16 scale Motorcycle chain and sprocket set up detail sets.

https://www.hiroboy.com/112_Motorcycle_Chain_Set__P941--product--2135.html

 

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Beautiful photographs.  Thank you.  Really pulls at me to re-create such a system in the model.  Not sure if I'm up to it.......will have to experiment.  The motorcycle parts links are appreciated.....I might have to look into one to give it a try.  Wonder if anyone else has ever done it?  

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On 9/28/2019 at 5:41 PM, Dennis said:

Beautiful photographs.  Thank you.  Really pulls at me to re-create such a system in the model.  Not sure if I'm up to it.......will have to experiment.  The motorcycle parts links are appreciated.....I might have to look into one to give it a try.  Wonder if anyone else has ever done it?  

Here is an alternative for you from the Sterling Factory.  :)  You CAN use the AutoCar rears in place of chain drives.   Paul.

 

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