Mining truck

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Project by htl posted 11-12-2016 09:57 PM 5586 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this out of some old pine shelving with cherry accents.
The wheels are 3” tall but if I had made it to the plans they should have been 4 1/4 that would have made this one big truck.
Here’s a Hummer tire which is 1/4” smaller than the plans for the dump truck.

This is a fun straight forward build without to many tricky thing to build so would be a great starter model.
As with most of these models the making of the wheels is nearly half the project in my opinion.

Here is a short blog of this build.

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#1 posted 11-12-2016 10:19 PM

Nice model.

Have you ever been close to the real ones? They are monstrous sized!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 11-12-2016 10:29 PM

Never up close but from my research to build it I get the idea. LOL

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#3 posted 11-12-2016 10:34 PM


-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#4 posted 11-12-2016 11:10 PM

I always admire your craftsmanship Bruce…
The truck is great and the wheels are superb sir….
Another project WELL DONE!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 11-13-2016 12:13 AM

Great build man. Really great wheels. You have taught this old dog a few things.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 11-13-2016 12:40 AM

Hunter I ain’t no spring chicken myself being 67,, spittin and sputterin to get er done.

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#7 posted 11-13-2016 03:30 AM

Really nice.
It looks very realistic.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 11-13-2016 06:30 AM

Brilliant work HTL and as railbuck said yhese monsters have to be seen to believed they are one scary piece of equipment.

I found a photo of the tyre dump at Peak Ridge you may be interested to see.

There are rows and rows of the tyres you faithfully replicated,
Its a bit hard to see but between the red barriers on the left to the electricity pole on the right is full of tyres.

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 11-13-2016 08:32 AM

Another nice one. Well done Bruce.


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#10 posted 11-13-2016 10:01 AM

This is a very impressive model. and it has lots of nice details. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 11-13-2016 02:36 PM

Very nice you build such nice models, and so quickly I am still looking at plans and you have it built?

Way to go.

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#12 posted 11-13-2016 02:48 PM

You may have noticed I only pick the easier ones. LOL

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#13 posted 11-13-2016 02:56 PM

Hats off……..................

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#14 posted 11-13-2016 03:00 PM

Thanks all and love checking your work out as well.

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#15 posted 11-13-2016 03:41 PM

You may have noticed I only pick the easier ones. LOL

- htl

Another great job #4...

However, tell the truth… you picked it because it hasn’t got lights or mirrors.

Dutchy is just too European to say so.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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