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1/43 Trucks

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:29 pm

IXO Mercedes Benk SK 1838 Tractor unit

The trucks of the Mercedes-Benz series Schwere Klasse (SK, for "heavy class") were produced from 1989 through 1998, when they were succeeded by the new Mercedes-Benz Actros truck. The Mercedes Benz SK, in essence is basically a revamped Mercedes-Benz NG chassis with a few added driver comforts and electronic assistance and diagnosis making it a much more comfortable ride than its predecessor. They were powered by diesel engines starting with a naturally aspirated V6 producing 225 bhp , going up to a Twin turbo intercooled V8 with 510 bhp . This Ixo model is almost identical to the one I drove many years ago and is a very nicely done model of what was an excellent range of trucks .

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Post by Tom » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:36 pm

Now that is nice. I like the Actros too.

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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Thu May 02, 2019 6:51 am

Tom wrote:
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Now that is nice. I like the Actros too.
Thanks Tom , Ixo have really suprised me with these new range of tractor units as they are much nicer than I expected . They seem to cover alot of earlier trucks so im hoping they will add a few more models of some newer stuff . I have a couple of Actros coming up soon too ;)
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Thu May 02, 2019 7:08 am

Ixo Renault Magnum AE

Next one is a new arrival . The Renault Magnum is a heavy-duty truck that was produced by the French Manufacturer Renault Véhicules Industriels and later Renault Trucks (also part of Renault, now Volvo) from 1990 to 2013. The Magnum was available in semi and rigid configurations, both configurations could be bought with a 6×2 or 4×2 drivetrain. The 6×4 is merely designed for heavy haulage uses.
In 1985, Renault presented a prototype truck, the VE 10, with special aerodynamics to reduce fuel consumption. The truck was launched as the Renault AE (for AErodynamic) in 1990, and notable for being the first modern truck with a completely flat cab floor and for having a mechanically separate cab and engine compartment, resulting in increased comfort inside the cab. The cab was designed by Marcello Gandini. Engines at launch were the AE 380 with a 6-cylinder turbodiesel offering 374 hp, and the AE500 with a 503 hp Mack V8 diesel. It was voted Truck of the Year 1991. Since 1997 the truck was marketed as Renault Magnum and the cab was redesigned, and new engines became available ranging in power from 440 - 520 bhp. In 1995, the VE 20 prototype was presented, giving a preview of the second generation Magnum.

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Post by Tom » Thu May 02, 2019 7:35 am

Very distintive but I've always thought it an ugly beast. It is instantly recognisable though and a great model.

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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Fri May 10, 2019 8:35 am

Ixo Ford LTL 9000

The Ford L series is a range of heavy-duty trucks that were assembled and marketed by Ford between 1970 and 1998. In 1976, the LTL-9000 was introduced. Designed as a truck for long-haul drivers, the LTL-9000 was a competitor to the GMC General, Kenworth W900, Mack Super-Liner, and Peterbilt 359. Fitted with a set-forward front axle and a longer hood, this version had more room for larger powertrains. In 1978, Ford gave the LTL-9000 its own grille and headlight styling, including one of the first uses of the Ford Blue Oval in North America.
The L-900/L-9000 chassis were available in all axle configurations, but were typically sold as semitractors and the LTL-9000 was only sold with a diesel engine. The 9000 series had a Cummins NH230 standard, producing up to 350 hp.


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Re: My 1/43 trucks

Post by Tom » Fri May 10, 2019 9:06 am

Looks great, another area I need to stay out of.

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Post by JSB33 » Fri May 10, 2019 9:43 am

You and Luc could drive around in that and pretend you are BJ and the Bear :lol:
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Fri May 10, 2019 10:19 am

JSB33 wrote:
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You and Luc could drive around in that and pretend you are BJ and the Bear :lol:
Only in the right truck.....BJ Mckay drove a beautiful Kenworth Aerodyne .
I used to love that show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMD7Z7z8DRo


I would l iove to show the boys at Ixo this video.........I need all of these .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAiXHBzFNmE
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Post by Jager » Fri May 10, 2019 10:26 am

I'm not much of a truck guy, but that looks impressive.
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sat May 11, 2019 10:43 am

Ixo 1979 Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker

Just released by Ixo is this gorgeous looking Peterbilt Pacemaker .
Since the inception of the Peterbilt brand, the company has manufactured around 40 unique models of Peterbilt trucks. Initially, the truck model numbers began by using a “2” for single drive rear axle models, and a “3” for dual drive rear axle models until 1981. Peterbilt eliminated this format of naming Peterbilt trucks around the late 1970s. The 352 wass one of Peterbilts most famous and popular trucks with over 29,000 of them being produced.

Several Peterbilt trucks have been featured in well known past films, which helped to boost their popularity. For example, the classic 1950s Peterbilt 281 with the narrow-nose butterfly hood was featured in Steven Spielberg’s thriller Duel in 1971 and in the 1982 TV series Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff, the Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker , was featured as the armored truck Goliath. A unique version of the 2007 Peterbilt 379 portrayed Optimus Prime in the first three Transformers movies.

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Post by Tom » Sat May 11, 2019 11:07 am

That looks great!

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Post by Paulius43 » Sun May 12, 2019 8:47 am

They look really good! I like your way of presentation, at a quick look I was not sure if the pics of the Merc and Magnum were of a model or the real thing! :geek:
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Post by Keko » Tue May 21, 2019 3:08 pm

Ixo has made a true revolution with all those nice trucks.

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Post by JSB33 » Wed May 22, 2019 5:28 am

Sure looks like a high end model. You are building another extension then? ;)
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Post by frenchy » Thu May 30, 2019 8:13 am

I do like those trucks Gazzer.....
There is a definite 'NO ENTRY' down that road!!!
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:41 am

Tom wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 11:07 am
That looks great!
Thanks Tom , Ixo hit a home run on these as they are proving to be popular going off how quickly the sell out at CK Modelcars.
Paulius43 wrote:
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They look really good! I like your way of presentation, at a quick look I was not sure if the pics of the Merc and Magnum were of a model or the real thing! :geek:
Appreciate your comments , thank you ;)
Keko wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Ixo has made a true revolution with all those nice trucks.
They sure have , lets hope they cxarry on with some more good looking cabs
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Sure looks like a high end model. You are building another extension then? ;)
They are very good , no extension needed just yet but never say never.
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I do like those trucks Gazzer.....
There is a definite 'NO ENTRY' down that road!!!
Yeh they are pretty well done for the price. Space is the issue with bigger models but its worth the sacrifice although I appreciate they arent for everybody.
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:02 am

Ixo 1959 International Harvester DCOF-405 "Emeryville"

Another brand new release from Ixo

This is one of International Harvester's Toll-Road Tractors. designed for pulling double tandem-axle semitrailers on certain restricted-access toll roads. Available engines were a 335-hp Cummins turbocharged diesel and the 375-hp International DT-817 turbocharged 6-cylinder formerly used in construction equipment.
A heavy truck manufacturing division of what was formerly International Harvester, later Navistar, was located in Emeryville in California. One of its more popular over-the-road semi-truck models, was the International DCO-405, which became commonly and affectionately known as an "Emeryville".

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Post by Tom » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:26 pm

Trying my best to avoid these. Excellent.

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Post by JSB33 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:13 am

You will soon have enough trucks to open a truck stop. Just be wary of the Lot Lizards :lol:

I am only buying 1:64 semi trucks, the 1:43 are fantastic but too big for my limited space.
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Post by gilma » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:52 pm

Beautiful trucks. I particularly like the iXO models 8-)

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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:14 pm

Tom wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Trying my best to avoid these. Excellent.
Thanks Tom , I know they aren`t everyones cup of tea, but these new Ixo releases are very good VFM. They are on a roll lately .
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You will soon have enough trucks to open a truck stop. Just be wary of the Lot Lizards :lol:

I am only buying 1:64 semi trucks, the 1:43 are fantastic but too big for my limited space.
Jeff, these 1/43s take up about twice the space of a car . The smaller scales are fine and my Stobart fleet in 1/76 is really well done but the bigger 1/43s are the ones to have.
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Beautiful trucks. I particularly like the iXO models 8-)

Thank you , I can recommend the Ixo`s , they are nicely detailed trucks for not a lot of cash. ;)
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:50 pm

Eligor Renault Radiance Concept

The truck was shown at the Hannover Motor Show in 2004 and it demonstrated the concept of a "truck of the future". This concept was a joint project between Renault Trucks and Renault Design, under the direction of Xavier Allard and Kemal Esen .
Based on the Renault Premium , the prototype was fully operational although it was limited to the speed of 30 km/h. Renault Trucks’ stated their objective was to create a concept that users could "drive like a car, work in like an office and live in like their own home”.

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Post by 105epaul » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:21 am

I have just bought that 1959 International, it is lovely and the price was right from MCW in Germany. May have to purchase more of the American trucks as I have a few more from other manufacturers. There is just something about an American truck although of course I am a fan of American vehicles which probably explains the one lurking in my garage.

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