I have the one from SourKraut, and one from STS. The STS engine, which is the one I used here, needs spare DD parts from AMT kits. I checked their site, and it looks like they don't carry it anymore. The SourKraut engine is complete, and I hope he gets more in stock, because I would like one or 2 more.
I have been progressing on these. I'll show the daycab which finally has some color.
I found a color that I think looks like Ryder Yellow. Seemed to match the pale shade of yellow of a few Ryder trucks from the '70s on Hank's. It's pactra RC257 Daytona Yellow. It's from their RC car paints.
Here's a rear shot. I made my own mounts for the wind fairing.
Ray, That's cool! Good work buddy. I find it amazing that you do a lot of your work on these in the cab of your truck. Good way to deal with down time!!
Thanks. Although this trailer was started and worked on while I was @ home repairing the house from the storms in Joplin. I'm finally back to work, and the Freightliners are with me so I can at last finish them.
Back on the bench is the daycab in the Ryder colors.
Here is a quick mockup as to how it sits now.
A lot of the plumbing of the air lines is in place. You can see the photoetched metal bumper also.
I'll probably press forward with the frame first, but I'm not sure. It's been 4 years since I've touched this truck. The trailer is done I just need to re-attach some parts that fell off during moving. Thanks for looking.
Not much progress to report. I worked on the interior a bit. The quilted upholstery detail was sanded smooth for a more plain appearance.
I also threw in a couple of shots to show the grille. It's only a test fit. The grille was part of a photo etch detail set made by Harald Weber. It includes the door handles and window cranks seen in the interior pic.
I'm getting a little further with the frame as well. I'll post more when I can.