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I'm building two of our home-built silage trailers for my father's birthday. Both trailers have been with us since the early 1970s and are in bad shape today with the usual rust and rot, so I decided to resurrect them in 1/32 scale :)  The trailers were built using sturdy truck axles with dual wheels and were used for silage, grain, bringing in hay bales and general haulage with the added advantage of being able to change the sides and tailgates. One trailer was finished in red and the other in Ford blue and grey.

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On ‎09‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 11:36 PM, alf aphid said:

Very nice Ian, are they going to be tipping? 

Yes Alf, tipping and swinging tailgate, just waiting for corrugated styrene for the upper sides and channel for the chassis. May run into mesh difficulties again! Can't find any fine enough!

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13 minutes ago, tabmodels said:

Yes Alf, tipping and swinging tailgate, just waiting for corrugated styrene for the upper sides and channel for the chassis. May run into mesh difficulties again! Can't find any fine enough!

how fine are you looking for ??  try these guys, great to deal with,takes paypal to

https://www.artisan32.com/gb/143-grille-metal-et-pvc

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11 minutes ago, tabmodels said:

Yes Alf, tipping and swinging tailgate, just waiting for corrugated styrene for the upper sides and channel for the chassis. May run into mesh difficulties again! Can't find any fine enough!

Yes I must confess no more joy on that front. I need to sort tipping mechanism on mine

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On ‎10‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 11:37 AM, Tractorman810 said:

how fine are you looking for ??  try these guys, great to deal with,takes paypal to

https://www.artisan32.com/gb/143-grille-metal-et-pvc

Thanks Sean, I did have a look on that site, not sure if that's even fine enough for this scale, may have to compromise somewhat and go with the closest match. Only other option is to print fine mesh on to clear acetate and cut it to size. May not have the desired effect though.

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On ‎10‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 11:37 AM, alf aphid said:

Yes I must confess no more joy on that front. I need to sort tipping mechanism on mine

Yes that's the fun part :wacko: working out the mounting points and the stroke of the ram so that it tips high enough but also comes back down to rest properly. A major pain when building hedge cutter arms! The real trailers have a 3 stage ram in them but I think I'll stick to single stage :P

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18 minutes ago, tabmodels said:

Yes that's the fun part :wacko: working out the mounting points and the stroke of the ram so that it tips high enough but also comes back down to rest properly. A major pain when building hedge cutter arms! The real trailers have a 3 stage ram in them but I think I'll stick to single stage :P

Exactly! I've also slightly fluffed my pivot point but not going to mess with it any more, just won't tip as high as it should! I won't loose any sleep over it though. Looking forwards to seeing your set up, I think you will get there before I will! 

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32 minutes ago, tabmodels said:

Thanks Sean, I did have a look on that site, not sure if that's even fine enough for this scale, may have to compromise somewhat and go with the closest match. Only other option is to print fine mesh on to clear acetate and cut it to size. May not have the desired effect though.

Looking at Sean's link, there are some quite fine ones on there, what gauge would a silage trailer mesh be normally? 50mm? 

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On ‎10‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 0:52 PM, alf aphid said:

Looking at Sean's link, there are some quite fine ones on there, what gauge would a silage trailer mesh be normally? 50mm? 

I've no idea, all I know is that if I was holding it in my hand I would know if it's either right or wrong! Hard to tell when looking at a photo of it, even with the measurements. I need the fencing mesh for the tailgates, large diamond mesh at the front of the red trailer and rectangular mesh for the front of the blue trailer, which is extremely fine.

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42 minutes ago, tabmodels said:

Thanks Sean, I did have a look on that site, not sure if that's even fine enough for this scale, may have to compromise somewhat and go with the closest match. Only other option is to print fine mesh on to clear acetate and cut it to size. May not have the desired effect though.

What your looking for is this stuff from Accurate Armour,https://accurate-armour.com/products/decals-diorama-photo-etch/d03

Laser Etched 1/35th scale,tricky to paint though as it's easy to clog up,

Their chequer plate is way better as well,again 1/35th scale,https://accurate-armour.com/products/decals-diorama-photo-etch/d06

Pity their web site is a bit of a pain,??

Regards

Joe.

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On ‎10‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 0:59 PM, catkom3 said:

What your looking for is this stuff from Accurate Armour,https://accurate-armour.com/products/decals-diorama-photo-etch/d03

Laser Etched 1/35th scale,tricky to paint though as it's easy to clog up,

Regards

Joe.

That the finest mesh I've seen so far Joe, thanks! And that's a good point about the paint. I think I can get away with Halfrauds body repair mesh for the tailgates, looks about the right size.

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37 minutes ago, tabmodels said:

I've no idea, all I know is that if I was holding it in my hand I would know if it's either right or wrong! Hard to tell when looking at a photo of it, even with the measurements. I need the fencing mesh for the tailgates, large diamond mesh at the front of the red trailer and rectangular mesh for the front of the blue trailer, which is extremely fine.

Yes it's so difficult to work from descriptions, I have got it very wrong before!!

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47 minutes ago, tabmodels said:

I've no idea, all I know is that if I was holding it in my hand I would know if it's either right or wrong! Hard to tell when looking at a photo of it, even with the measurements. I need the fencing mesh for the tailgates, large diamond mesh at the front of the red trailer and rectangular mesh for the front of the blue trailer, which is extremely fine.

I had a quick work out and the 0.4mm cubes only scaled wise a 12.8 cm in the real world so not far off, doubt in some ways that would be that small in real life

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On ‎10‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 0:59 PM, catkom3 said:

What your looking for is this stuff from Accurate Armour,https://accurate-armour.com/products/decals-diorama-photo-etch/d03

Laser Etched 1/35th scale,tricky to paint though as it's easy to clog up,

Their chequer plate is way better as well,again 1/35th scale,https://accurate-armour.com/products/decals-diorama-photo-etch/d06

Pity their web site is a bit of a pain,??

Regards

Joe.

Oh that chequer plate could have some potential! B)

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On ‎10‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 3:42 PM, catkom3 said:

It's all nice stuff Ian,not cheap,but good,I've looked at these a lot,never got round to getting any though,https://accurate-armour.com/products/135th-accessories/a155

Needing a low loader,?? https://accurate-armour.com/products/135th-kits/k154

Regards

Joe.

Very nice stuff indeed, that low loader looks fantastic

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2 hours ago, catkom3 said:

It's all nice stuff Ian,not cheap,but good,I've looked at these a lot,never got round to getting any though,https://accurate-armour.com/products/135th-accessories/a155

Needing a low loader,?? https://accurate-armour.com/products/135th-kits/k154

Regards

Joe.

@MadMark Ideal for your heavy haul business. ;)

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