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CrankyCrafstman

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  1. Hey all Here's a picture of the truck, trailer and Cat D8H. the Cat D8H looks real good on the 3 axle drop nose lowboy trailer. And it should as this is what I had envisioned in the first pl ax ce when I started doing all this Cad work...lol Ron G
  2. Hey all I've been working on the D8H Cad model some more. I have the D352 engine just about done, still have a few large items to do plus all the plumbing. I have the blade and the blade arms almost complete, still need to do the blade tilt cylinder and the plumbing. Here are some pictures for you to look at. front isometric view. rear isometric view. this view shows the grill and all gazillion holes I had to put in. this view shows the operator area, still have a few controls to add here. view of the D352 Cat engine and all tge bolt heads I added ( I lost count side view of the engine. I still have to make the transmission, fuel injection pump, hydraulic pump, water manifolds, etc., etc. view from the other side of the engine with more bolt heads...lol Well that's it for now be back with more updates soon. Ron G
  3. Hey Harv Good luck on the surgery. I just had my cataract surgery on my eyes about two months ago. My optomoligest is the only one in Michigan that does the lazer surgery and he does lense replacement with corrected lense implants. I have worn glasses since I was around 11 years old, I will be 70 years old October 31st of this year. Well I had the surgery with the best lense implants and I don't need to wear glasses anymore, really weird, I only need some readers when I'm doing my models. The surgery was a piece of cake. So don't worry about it. Ron G
  4. Hey guys I found this model on the internet. It's a Cat D11!...BiiiG... It's a pretty good model, just needed some tweaking here and there. I had to replace the crappie simple tracks that it had. So I took my D8H tracks and up sized them to fit, now it looks proper. It actually has the engine modeled up in it. But it's just a sheet body not a real solid model, so I'm not sure if I can print it, we'll see. So here are some pictures for you to look at. she is definitely a BIG MOTHER! But it does fit on the 4 axle drop nose lowboy trailer, barely. side view of the D11. view from the rear. this view shows the D11 next to the D8H, big difference. Now I just need to finish up the D8H. Be back soon with more updates. Ron G
  5. Hey all Here are some more pictures of the Cat D8H dozer. side view of the D8H. this view shows the body details and the blade all in preliminary status. this view shows the rear body details and tracks. this view shows the tracks a little better. this view shows the undercarriage detail in the preliminary stages. Well that's it for now be back with more soon. Ron G
  6. Hey guys Here are some pictures of the Cat D8H I'm doing on Unigraphics NX11. I have access to UG while my wife is working at home for FCA (Chrysler). So I've been working on the computer instead of my work bench and I'm trying to get everything done before she has to go back to work at the Tech Center. So here they are. this view shows the D8H on a 3 axle Loadking drop nose lowboy trailer being pulled by a lloonngg! Pete 359 heavy haul tractor. same thing from the rear. It still needs a lot of work to get it to be done. Ron G
  7. Hey all Here is a picture of the Pete 359, 3 axle trailer and 336 excavator. Here is a picture of the Pete 359, 4 axle trailer and a ALL NEW! Cat 390FL on it... my God this thing is HUGE! It doesn't even fit on the 4 axle trailer even with the outriggers out! Guess I have to design a bigger trailer. Here are some pictures of the Cat 390FL. this view shows it in the bucket on the ground position. I got this 3D model off of the internet from GrabCad. (Free download) It needs a lot of work to finish it up, it's missing a lot of stuff. this view shows it in the load position, but to actually ship this on my 4 axle trailer you would have to remove the stick and bucket. In this configuration it's 20' 6" from the ground to the highest point of the boom arm and that's a little to tall. Here are some pics of the Cat 390FL and the Cat 336 next to each other for comparison. front isometric view of both excavators. rear isometric view of the excavators. side view of the excavators. front view of the excavators. rear view of the excavators. top view of the excavators. You can really see the differences between the two. The 390 is the largest mass excavator that Caterpillar makes and the 336 is a middle sized large excavator. Well that's it for now be back with more updates soon. Ron G
  8. Hey all Here are some more pictures showing the latest progress. made made some progress on the radiator and the engine. this view shows the engine in better detail, it still needs a lloott! Of stuff. this view shows the door hinges and door handle added. this view shows the Peterbilt emblems on the air horns. this view shows the windshield wipers and headlights added. isometric view showing the whole truck. side view showing the door hinges and door handles added to the cab and sleeper doors. Well that's it for now be back with more soon. Ron G
  9. Hey all I did some more work on the 4 axle heavy haul Peterbilt 359 heavy haul tractor Cad model. Here are some pictures for you to look at. side view showing the color scheme and over all size. side view with the hood open. front isometric view. rear isometric view. top isometric view showing the tri-axle fenders. this view shows the radiator, engine and transmission in there preliminary stage. this view shows the grill mesh and Peterbilt emblems. this view shows the rivets on the hood, the air cleaner and the chrome door surround. front isometric view showing the tractor and the 3 axle trailer. rear isometric view showing the tractor and the 3 axle trailer. Be back with more soon. Ron G
  10. Hey Bomber Actually its made out of plastic. Ron G
  11. Hey Jeff I got my 1/24 scale RC Caterpillar 336 from Diecast Masters today. It's pretty nicely detailed and it works real well, but it is not 1/24 scale!!!! It is closer to 1/20.5 scale, based off of the real 336's dimensions and what it scales up to. Here are some pictures of it. pretty niice looking and detailed well. more of a side view. this view shows it next to a drafting scale. Center to center of the idle wheel and the drive sprocket is supposed to be 13' 6" and it scales out to 16' 6" OOPPS!!!! Maybe I can say its a Cat 390 (thats the biggest one they make). It scales width wise to 12' 3" and it's supposed to be 8' 3", well it is what it is. Ron G
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