Getting close on this one just some fine sanding and add a back bumper with lights, then some finish.
This is a fun build and cool to have something to help connect my different models together.
I’m going to steal the tires off the black car and use them on the trailer they match up with the Mack truck so that works out just right.
I painted my spare set of spoker wheels for the black car so we’ll see how that works. lol
I really like using the dowels as a frame member they are drilled and go in 1/2” so really add to the strength, much more that just a butt joint.
My brake away front end is drilled in to the frame so quite strong, used 3/8 oak dowels for this.
OK I build this to go with the Mack truck but the frame on the Mack is still set up for the drilling rig but will be cutting it down once I’m sure I know what I need.
The back axle isn’t glued in just clamped so can move it any way I need to .
So now I just wanted some pictures of the mack and excavator and bulldozer together.
With these I should be able to see any thing that needs changing.
As I have said earlier I cut the trailer from 17” to 14” on the part that carries a load so my excavator and Bulldozer fit just right.
I also cut out one set of wheels this took another 2 1/2” off the length of the trailer.
I hope there’s some good pictures at the right angles to help anyone wanting to build the trailer.
Really a fun build I have about 15 hours in this project so far.
Something I’ve been doing lately.
I use gorilla super glue for all my building but there are times when I feel like I need a little extra strength so I’ve been putting wood glue down the middle of a glue up and super glue around the edges .
This way I get the benefit of the wood glue with the ability to keep moving with the project without having to clamp things up and then watch the glue dry.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.