Toy Construction #117: Mining Truck

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Blog entry by htl posted 11-04-2016 12:10 AM 2670 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Trying my hand at the mining truck.
I don’t know why I do it to myself working with pine, it’s so hard to get a smooth finish without showing sanding marks, the harder woods are much easier to get right and stay that way.

The plans call for 4 1/4” wheels but shrinking it down to use 3” wheels.
Using pine and cherry

Radiator and guard.

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#1 posted 11-04-2016 12:44 AM

Pretty cool. Just be careful where you park it….

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#2 posted 11-04-2016 12:55 AM

I love that picture I’ve used it myself somewhere???
To start this build I did some searches and this picture is really showing one of the smaller mining dump truck. LOL
Here’s one hot truck.
Some days you just have to use the air conditioner!!!

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#3 posted 11-04-2016 06:09 AM

Oh my Bruce, You are amazing sir, a new week and a new project….

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

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#4 posted 11-04-2016 08:38 AM

Looks very similar to a 741 to me but my mining work is a foggy past now
I still remember the rotten OGL (Open gear lube) that lubricant managed to get on everything as well as the dragline cables!

The picture Joe posted is a scary reality they had untimate right of way regardless of any road rules

I will watch out of a interested memory

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 11-04-2016 03:44 PM

Great looking mining truck and that first photo is just ‘FAB’, gave me a huge smile to start my day off with. I too dislike pine for it’s smoothness as well as it’s tendency to blotch unless treated with sealer.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 11-04-2016 07:55 PM

There is a lot of nice details on this truck. You really did a nice job on this model truck.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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