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1:20 scale " Aussie Monster, " Quad Road Train.

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Project by AussieWoodenModels posted 05-15-2021 10:50 PM 727 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wooden model has the, ” WOW ! ” factor just for its sheer length as it is all of 2.9 metres, ( about 9 1/2 Ft ) in length, and based on a Real Side-Tip Quad Road Train ( For those who do NOT believe such a thing exists,- hop onto You Tube & type in, ” Port Hedland Road Trains. ” ) – Some even comprise of SIX Trailers in length !!
A real Quad Road train stretches all of 175ft in length,- as more than one impatient traveler has discovered to their dismay.
Anyway,- enjoy the photos of this impressive wooden model.

-- Roger.





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crowie

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#1 posted 05-15-2021 11:01 PM

That’s one super size build.
I’ve seen photos of them but wouldn’t like to have on coming from the other direction whilst drive; triples are scary enough in outback Queensland.

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

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Eric

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#2 posted 05-16-2021 12:31 AM

That’s a truck. As Peter says, would not want to meet one on the road. Great build.

-- Eric, building the dream

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sras

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#3 posted 05-16-2021 01:43 AM

Wow! If the roads are icy stay home!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 05-16-2021 06:53 AM

Man o man what a neat build. What size are the wheels you used?

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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BobWemm

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#5 posted 05-16-2021 11:31 AM

WOW Man.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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987Ron

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#6 posted 05-16-2021 12:59 PM

Great build. Watched the youtube video of the trucks. amazing.
Makes one wander what power is under the hood of the truck. What speeds do they get on a good day. stoppage distances etc?

-- Ron

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 05-16-2021 02:28 PM

GR8 BUILD 86 wheel monster love the dumping action GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 05-16-2021 04:00 PM

That IS impressive truck and build

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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awsum55

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#9 posted 05-16-2021 05:17 PM

You build incredible models, do you sell them or just collect them? I didn’t see many small vehicles traveling that road, and the videos show how strong the winds are in that area. I guess with all that weight the winds don’t bother them.

I was wondering why when there are 4 trailers the third one is always short. I saw 3 long (same size) trailers, but never 4. Is this done so they can make turns or is there another reason?

-- John D, OP, KS

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 05-16-2021 10:28 PM

Very nice work on that “road train”. I read about those long “trains”. they are really impressive!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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AussieWoodenModels

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#11 posted 05-16-2021 11:07 PM



Man o man what a neat build. What size are the wheels you used?

- Dutchy


Standard 51mm Dia, ( 2” ) Wooden wheels rolling on 9.5mm, ( 3/8” ) Dowel Axles.
The wheels are custom made by a retired school teacher friend of mine to suit my requirements.

-- Roger.

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AussieWoodenModels

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#12 posted 05-16-2021 11:12 PM



You build incredible models, do you sell them or just collect them? I didn t see many small vehicles traveling that road, and the videos show how strong the winds are in that area. I guess with all that weight the winds don t bother them.

I was wondering why when there are 4 trailers the third one is always short. I saw 3 long (same size) trailers, but never 4. Is this done so they can make turns or is there another reason?

- awsum55


As to why the 2nd last trailer is shorter,- helps to make the rear end less likely to, “swing, ” or weave on the road,- especially when there’s a side wind.
YES,- I do build these to order,- sold heaps over the last ten or so years,- mostly to Port Hedland Transport people who drive the real ones,- although there’s one of my model Quad’s in Tasmania,- owned by a guy who used to drive one of these monsters in the Port Hedland region of Australia.

-- Roger.

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AussieWoodenModels

76 posts in 1850 days


#13 posted 05-16-2021 11:21 PM



Great build. Watched the youtube video of the trucks. amazing.
Makes one wander what power is under the hood of the truck. What speeds do they get on a good day. stoppage distances etc?

- 987Ron


Thank you & everyone else for their compliments.
Average HP under the bonnet,- American CAT; Cummins, etc. 650 Hp. Turbo-charged diesels with anything from 14. to 18sp gearboxes, & usually double-reduction final drive, plus 2 or 3sp. diffs as well. ( have a look on the Kenworth Australia website for heaps more info. ). Average speed on the open road,- up to 90kph which is about 50mph,- as for stopping distance,- depends on whether the quad is empty or fully loaded,- either way, ” DO NOT OVERTAKE ONE,- THEN HIT YOUR ANCHORS ! ” unless you want your vehicle to become, ” Instant scrap metal ! ”

-- Roger.

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BigTiny

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#14 posted 05-18-2021 12:08 AM

Roger my Aussie friend, they don’t become scrap netal, they become modern art hood ornaments. (or should I say ”bonnet ornaments”? (grin)

Paul the Canuck

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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