Side-Tip Quad Road-train in 1:20 scale

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Project by AussieWoodenModels posted 05-27-2016 12:36 AM 1060 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this ,” little, ” Quad Road-Train for a NSW, Australia client last year. It, ” only,” measures 2.7 metres, ( 9ft ) from end to end x 127mm, ( 5” ) wide. A real one, is, ” only ”, 53.5 metres, ( 175ft. ) in length, and are quite common here in Australia away from the major population areas as they are heap cheaper to operate than a Railroad !!

Construction info;- Truck/Prime-Mover/ Tractor, ( depending on where one lives );- Aussie Kenworth T908 sleeper, with classic Aussie roobar, long rang tanks, etc. My own designwork, ( can supply Plans if anyone is interested ), Built from pine, & 9mm. ( 3/8” ) high grade marine ply, with Jarrah, or Red Gum for trim items such as toolboxes, & tops of air intakes. Gloss varnish finish.

Side-tip trailers,- Made from 9mm,( 3/8” marine ply, with Jarrah trim on the top of each tipper body.
Road-train dollies,- Tri-axle, ( six duel wheels ),
Wheel diameter,- 50mm. ( 2” ) lathe-turned. Gloss varnish finish.

  • Last photo, ( if allowed ), is a Real Australian Side-Tip Quad Road-Train



-- Roger.

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#1 posted 05-27-2016 02:13 AM

What a fantastic model that is Roger. Love your trucks.

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#2 posted 05-27-2016 03:03 AM

That is one wild out fit.
Hard to beleave their let on the road but I guess their set up for i so roll on.
I’ve seen shots of them in movies but wow!!!
Nicely done.

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#3 posted 05-27-2016 03:43 AM

htl,- That’s only a, ” baby,” one,- with a payload rating of, ” only, ” 120 tons. They come bigger with five or Six Trailers hooked up,- up to, 200 tons payload.
The average Flat-deck triple here can carry 120 tons of general freight out on the highway.

  • I have a site on Facebook for my wooden models and there’s also a few videos showing our huge Road-trains out on the highways.

-- Roger.

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#4 posted 05-27-2016 11:32 AM

Do a Google search for “Aussie road train”, there’s tons of cool pictures out there !


I remember seeing a YouTube of one doing a U-turn a while back, but I cant seem to find it now.

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#5 posted 05-27-2016 02:07 PM

That’s a great model. Have you made any of these for kids?

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#6 posted 05-27-2016 06:15 PM

Мarvel….......... wonder….......

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#7 posted 05-27-2016 07:23 PM


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#8 posted 05-27-2016 08:51 PM

Now thats how you build a model, document and present it.
None of the sideways 1 picture no story rubbish here!

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 05-27-2016 11:02 PM

Julian,- Adult size, ” Kids. ” – called Truck Drivers. They drive a real one, therefore ,( naturally ), they want to own a model of the one they drive.

-- Roger.

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