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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 coun
  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
  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
  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 iso
  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 ma
  12. Hey all I have some more done on the 3 axle drop nose lowboy trailer. Here are some pictures for you to look at. front view. side view. rear view. top view. front isometric view. rear isometric view. this view shows the hydraulic power pack. this view shows the Bridgestone R244 285/75R 22.5 tires and alco 10 hole wheels. It's getting closer to being able to print it on my 3D printer. Be back soon with more updates. Ron G
  13. Hey Jeff No they aren't, they fit real tight on the Hayes 5 spoke rims because they are 24.5" diameter, which are what the Italeri 1/24 wheels are in 1/25 scale, not 22.5" diameter. I used the 22.5" dia. floats on the 24.5" 5 spoke rims because they look so cool on the gravel train and my AMT Peterbilt dump truck..oh! oh! I spilled the beans, yes it's another build I'm doing and it will have the dump from the AMT Autocar dump truck kit on it. Yes I have, but most of Moluminum tires are out of stock. And Auslowe is a pain in the rear to get in any reasonable amount of time. I d
  14. Hey Jeff The tires are really great! The wheels I had to modify by adding a 1/16" thick section I cut from an old set of Italeri truck rims and then added to the Scenes Unlimited front rim to make it into a float rim. The float tires actually come with a 10 hole Alco set of rims, lug nuts and center cap of your choice. His wheels/tires are really nice stuff, I really wish he had more for the semi tires, different brands, different tread designs, etc., but they still are nice. Ron G
  15. Hey all I have the NTC-370 Cummins engine mostly done. I added most of the oil, fuel, air and water lines to it. this view shows the oil lines to and from the turbos added. this view shows the main fuel filter made from scratch and the two auxiliary fuel filters from the parts bin added. I added a oil pump and line to the block. I also added the air and fuel lines and the fuel fittings at the rear of the block. You can see the cooling lines from the water inlet housing to the air compressor. this view shows the cooling lines from the water inlet housing to the air compres
  16. Hey micko Nothing new project is on hold wsiting for items in the mail that I need to finish it. Ron G
  17. Hey all Small update, I got the tires & wheels from Scenes Unlimited, thanks Jeff for the heads up. I have to say that the tires and wheels are absolutely amazing quality. I got 24.5" drives and heavy haul front floats, both Bridgestones with 5 spoke wheels to match the trailers wheels. I had to modify the front wheels into wider wheels to fit the floats. I used some old Italeri wheels from an old kit I built eons ago. I think they turned out pretty good. I took my Fordom tool to the Kenworths front fenders to thin them down to a realistic thickness. Then I added some fender exten
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