Thanks! I've had it a few years and am building a few more carriages to pull behind it. I could get a decent trailer but I figure why not do it properly and find something to finish the picture? Plus a decent truck might be able to lug around a traction engine in the future.. just in case!
My Uncle has miniature trains he takes around on a truck
It started out with just a truck, then a truck and trailer and then a more powerful truck
He even double stacks the rolling stock some times
Anyway I'm getting off the subject now
My uncle has mentioned that height can be a real issue when trying to load and unload and it is very easy to end up to high to safely unload, or so he has mentioned so probably no bigger than say a 4 ton truck as the tray gets to high of the ground very quickly
He also finds some railways are extremely tight to get into.
So maybe no bonnet
And a lot of trucks right up into the late 80s are still pretty slow and can make for a long day if you are travelling any distance
Just some thoughts
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id be looking at a Swishy style float,close to the ground as possible .....although I know its quite difficult to get a turntable approved on a 16"wheel ute........used to be a rig around brisbane with a small dual wheel Dodge ( 329 maybe) towing a 40ft semi that did boat masts.......the same company now seem to have a conventional car trailer,thats 40ft long.
Driver 1901 My Mate's truck has the same sheetmetal as a C line inter. It has a large V8 International motor on Gas and Petrol and runs very well. I expect it will cruise at 80 or 90kph. when loaded. It is physically large enough to carry a traction engine but the weight and height may be too much. It does need some rust repairs and as I said it currently has no tray. Its suitability will depend on whether you plan to crane the Loco on or have a ramp of rails and steam or winch it on. You would need a heavy rigid or just possibly a medium rigid licence.
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I too love your trains set and ideas as to what you wish to do. MAybe something like one of the F trucks as the tow vehicle but using a car trailer as the main form of transporting the trains. You could even run some rail track and with a winch carry some on the truck and winch them down onto the trailer as it will be closer to the ground.
Downside is overall length at some venues maybe.
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After looking about I quite like the idea of a mid 50s era F600 as suggested previously. Unfortunately, I missed out on a 54' one for sale by a few hundred dollars this weekend.
That being said, has anybody got a 53-56 F600 for sale? Or know somebody who has? It's probably a little bit bigger than what I need for now but it's not going to be a daily driver and I like the look of them!
So after some looking and lurking around, I love the look of the AS and S Internationals. Don't suppose anybody knows of a nice 160 or 182 for sale somewhere in Vic? Saw an S180 come up for sale on Facebook this evening. Gone in less than an hour before I'd had a chance to message them!