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Offline Tim_w

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Transport International's NEW '10 Wheel Truck'
« on: November 19, 2005, 13:21:19 »
Hello  All

Some of you might be familiar with a truck (set 3935) that Playmobil produced for the construction theme. It comes in the form of a truck and trailer which is used for transporting diggers and other heavy equipment to construction sites. Inspired by this vehicle and the fictional transport company Transport International i decided to take things further and expand on the theme with my own conversions.
My first big project was to create a truck capable of pulling very heavy loads and so the 10 wheeler was born. This model was created using a stretched truck chassis and is based on a real 10 wheel truck. Most of you will probably have seen this custom before but i thought it would be a good addition to our new board. To make it a little bit more interesting i went out in the frost this morning and took some new pictures.

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Re: Transport International's NEW '10 Wheel Truck'
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2005, 13:26:49 »
Here is a size comparison with a regular truck from set 3935. As well as being longer the 10 wheeler has additional equipment behind the cab in the form of extra fuel tanks and a second radiator. The second radiator is added to cool the extra equipment used to make the truck more powerfull.

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Re: Transport International's NEW '10 Wheel Truck'
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2005, 13:47:35 »
It looks very good, if you had not told it was customized I would believe Geobra made it  :)

Thanks for posting, Tim  :)

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Re: Transport International's NEW '10 Wheel Truck'
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2005, 14:18:30 »
Good idea to start afresh Tim so everyone on the board can see the development from the start

I hadn't noticed the extra tank on the custom before Tim btw. 
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Re: Transport International's NEW '10 Wheel Truck'
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2005, 17:30:42 »
It looks very good, if you had not told it was customized I would believe Geobra made it  :)
That's exactly what I thought the first time I saw it! :D

The "Vehicle Specialist" title on your profile is very apt, I must say. It's obvious a lot of work and planning went into this and the end result speaks for itself. 8-)
Thanks for braving the frosty weather in order to take these photos for us. ;)
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Re: Transport International's NEW '10 Wheel Truck'
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2005, 18:31:16 »
Hi  Kristian, Gordon, Sylvia

Thank you very much indeed for the very kind feedback.  I have a few more projects to share with you in the 'Transport International' theme but i am trying to spread them out a bit. One of them is new and has never been seen on forums before. Infact i will go and present it now  :D,

Kindest Regards  Tim

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Re: Transport International's NEW '10 Wheel Truck'
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2005, 23:22:18 »
Your customs are always so amazing
You have such an eye for detail.

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Re: Transport International's NEW '10 Wheel Truck'
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2005, 17:46:16 »
Hello  Meg  :wave:

Thank you very much again for your kind feedback. I hope that one day i will be able to show everyone how i make my vehicles but i have never been very good at explaining the process in writing :(.

Regards  Tim  :)9

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