Peterbilt truck #19: Preview

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 03-05-2015 02:53 PM 2448 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the last blog of the Peterbilt truck. I made 200 picture,s (didn,t use them all) That means an average of slightly more than 10 picture,s per blog entry. The blog took some time but in relation to making the two logging trucks it wasn,t that much. Tomorrow I will ask my daughter to make some project pictures but below the preview:

As mentioned before tomorrow hopefully more pictures for label Project. For that reason you may also wait with comments

Thanks for watching.


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#1 posted 03-05-2015 03:54 PM

I’ve certainly enjoyed your many blog entries as these MAGNIFICENT trucks came to realization. You are certainly a very astute craftsman and patiently achieved your goal. Even through some slight mistakes which you so generously shared. Thanks for all your efforts. Now who gets to put them on the mantel?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 04:03 PM

You made two! I am looking forward to the finished pictures/presentation.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 03-05-2015 04:08 PM

Thank you guys.

I don,t have a mantel. I hope to solve that problem.
Yes I made two. Or is,t a trick. No it,s a truck. No it are trucks.


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#4 posted 03-05-2015 04:28 PM


You have done a real service in posting your blog on How to Build these great trucks. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Posting on a blog is not easy when done in great detail.

This will be of benefit to truck builders for a long time.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 03-05-2015 04:33 PM

Thanks Thomas,

The biggest difficulty for me is the language. It is more than 40 years ago I left school. I,m glad with google translate.


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#6 posted 03-05-2015 06:47 PM

Well done Jan…

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 03-05-2015 06:58 PM

Those are so nice. They bare realy great miniatures.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 03-05-2015 07:18 PM

Wow. I’ve been watching your build blogs. These Petes have turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 03-05-2015 07:34 PM

Great blog Jan, the results look wonderful. I’m looking forward to seeing the full project photos.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 03-05-2015 07:36 PM

exceptional! fantastic! if you mailed me one, you would still have one left over :-) really well done, compliments and thanks for sharing!! I might have to try something like this, I am inspired.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#11 posted 03-05-2015 07:40 PM

Thank you guys for all kind words.

Before I started building this trucks never had heard of Peterbil. Now I know it,s part of PACCAR. And PACCAR is also the owner of DAF (DAF is a Dutch brand)


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#12 posted 03-05-2015 11:46 PM

You have a beautiful truck. Be proud. Now you are ready for the next project.

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#13 posted 03-06-2015 08:58 AM

G’Day Dutchy,
The trucks look magnificent sir, a credit to your craftsmanship….

I for one, do very much appreciate all the time and effort to not only build these beautiful models/toys BUT extra time and effort it took to photograph each set of steps, make & to write up some excellent notes….

This all goes to your credit of paying it forward, showing someone else how it was done, encouraging them that they too could have a go and along the way enjoy the relaxing, rewarding pass time of toy and model making at the woodwork bench in the shed….


-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#14 posted 03-06-2015 09:04 AM

One other thing Dutchy,
While we don’t have a lot of Peterbilt Trucks in Australia, they are the Rolls Royce of Primemovers across the USA and for my money one beautiful rig….
I built a toy/model of a 1988 379 Peterbilt with sleeper plus a dropdeck trailer for my grandsons to play which started from on beautiful black rig I saw on the highway “Living the Dream”.....

Peterbilt Motors Company, founded in 1939, is an American manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty Class 5 through Class 8 trucks headquartered in Denton, Texas. Peterbilt operates manufacturing facilities in Denton, Texas (1980), and Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec. From the early 1960s until the mid-1980s, the company was based in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, with its headquarters, and main plant all in Newark, California. The Newark plant closed in 1980 and consolidated manufacturing at its facilities in Denton, TX and Madison, TN. In 1980 headquarters and engineering also moved to Denton. The Nashville plant was closed in 2009.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#15 posted 03-06-2015 10:51 AM

Thanks Crowie for expalnation and kind words.


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