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NEW Trailer For Transporting Extremly Heavy Loads
« on: November 19, 2005, 19:10:00 »
Hello  All

Here is my next installment on the 'Transport International' theme. This is a completely NEW project and has never been seen on forums before. It takes the form of a special trailer used for transporting very heavy loads such as high voltage transformers usually exceding 100 ton's in weight. To help spread the load there is a pair of 6 wheel 'bogie's' at each end of the 'well' wagon, so called because of its shape. To further help spread the load the 'well' wagon itself has an extra pair of axle's and a total of 8 wheel's. Due to the weight of the loads this trailer transports two trucks are needed to move it, one pushing and the other pulling.
It has certainly been a very long time in the making and caused its fair share of problems :) but i am quite happy with the final result.

Regards  Tim
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Re: NEW Trailer For Transporting Extreemly Heavy Loads
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2005, 19:18:21 »
Here are pictures of one of the 'bogies' and the 'well' wagon, the main components which go together to make the whole vehicle. The big hole in the centre of the bogie is where the coupling fits. The trailer itself has been made as a modular unit so all the main components can be seperated and used in different combinations with future projects.

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Re: NEW Trailer For Transporting Extreemly Heavy Loads
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2005, 19:25:53 »
Finally here is a picture showing the extra axles and how they fit underneath the wagon. This proved quite difficult to make because i had to disect an old dustbin lorry chassis so i could fit the wheels to the trailer.
The last picture shows where my inspiration came from, thank you to 'Freddo' for sending me the picture that started the whole project off.

Kindest Regards  Tim

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Re: NEW Trailer For Transporting Extremly Heavy Loads
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2005, 19:36:29 »
Amazing!! Great!!  :D I guess I need a truck like that if I ever move my whole playmocollection   :) I'll give you a call then  :P

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Re: NEW Trailer For Transporting Extremly Heavy Loads
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2005, 19:37:13 »
 :o Stunning, Amazing...um, and a lot of other "WOW" words!

I was lucky to see a bit of this "in process" but am still blown away by the finished masterpiece!

Take a bow Tim!  :**: :)9
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Re: NEW Trailer For Transporting Extremly Heavy Loads
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2005, 21:29:41 »
Well, Tim, you leave me absolutely speechless!  I've watched this idea develop and each time I've thought, "He can't better that" and you have!

And I know you have another surprise up your sleeve - that rig wasn't built just to transport two plastic palnt pots!
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Re: NEW Trailer For Transporting Extremly Heavy Loads
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2005, 21:51:55 »
Hello  Kristian, Diana, Gordon  :wave:

Thank you very much indeed for the kind feedback, its very much appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed looking at the pictures.
That new project of mine is going to be bigger than i though Gordon, it looks like i will need to make another new trailer to transport it !!! I thought you might like the plant pots as a stop gap :lol: :lol:

Regards  Tim :) 


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Re: NEW Trailer For Transporting Extremly Heavy Loads
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2005, 00:08:06 »
That new project of mine is going to be bigger than i though Gordon, it looks like i will need to make another new trailer to transport it !!! I thought you might like the plant pots as a stop gap :lol: :lol:


Ah...now I'm really curious Tim.  ??? You didn't tell me this part did you? Oh my...can I help?  ;D
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Re: NEW Trailer For Transporting Extremly Heavy Loads
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2005, 10:08:50 »
Cool custom,  8-)

  A great trailer for carrying heavy plant (pots) around.

 I actually have to work on such trailers like that and most have steering rear axles, maybe that could be another challenge for you oneday.

If this link works you will be able to see some of the vehicles that I have worked on in the past.

http://www.somerscales.co.uk/

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Re: NEW Trailer For Transporting Extremly Heavy Loads
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2005, 10:42:14 »
Cool custom,  8-)

I actually have to work on such trailers like that and most have steering rear axles, maybe that could be another challenge for you oneday.


Knowing how Tim rises to a challenge and how fast he can work, "one day" will be today! :)
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