model trailer


keith_u
04-06-2003, 03:46 PM
Any one know where i can get plans to build a model trailer to hold just one car? thanks

tonioseven
04-06-2003, 04:15 PM
AMT makes one as a kit if you can find one.:)

integra818
04-06-2003, 05:17 PM
Revell makes one too. It's red on the box.

Honoturtle
04-06-2003, 05:40 PM
You can scratch-build one with stylene, and parts-box rims/tires, etc.

fullbloodchop01
04-06-2003, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by Honoturtle
You can scratch-build one with stylene, and parts-box rims/tires, etc.
(styrene;) )
yea i think that will be your bet bet

keith_u
04-06-2003, 08:07 PM
Yeah i know theres a kit to make one but i wanna build it myself.I just wanted to know if anyone had mesurements on how big to make it.

64 Chevy
04-07-2003, 12:07 AM
I am also working on a trailer that will be mainly scratchbuilt with the exception of the wheels, some suspension componets and other small things. As for your size question you would just have to measure the car you want the trailer to hold and build it accordingly. A typical real life trailer is not much wider than the car it will carry. Length is varaible for if you want a storage comparment up front, as mine will have, or if you just want it to be one car length. Good luck and I hope it comes out as planned.

keith_u
04-07-2003, 04:42 PM
well when you get yours done and i get mine ready we we can take pics to compare how they look.my boss has a trailer that he uses to haul stuff with and it is just right for a car so i think i will measure his and scale it down to 1/25th.Now to get the stuff together to make it.Thanks for all the input!

Keith

B16EF
04-12-2003, 05:25 PM
I started building one yeterday. It's the first thing I've ever scratch built, and looks pretty good. I am using styrene sheets, styrene strips for a little lip along the sides, and styrene square tubing for the frame. The trailer measures 8" long by 3 1/2" wide. The car sits on 1" wide tracks(?) with a 1 1/2" gap in the middle, so you can see the square tube frame running sideways. I think the dimensions are good, because it will hold my Fujimi Civic or my Tamiya Castrol Supra, and they look perfect on it. Good luck with yours.:)

Math
04-12-2003, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by B16EF
I started building one yeterday. It's the first thing I've ever scratch built, and looks pretty good. I am using styrene sheets, styrene strips for a little lip along the sides, and styrene square tubing for the frame. The trailer measures 8" long by 3 1/2" wide. The car sits on 1" wide tracks(?) with a 1 1/2" gap in the middle, so you can see the square tube frame running sideways. I think the dimensions are good, because it will hold my Fujimi Civic or my Tamiya Castrol Supra, and they look perfect on it. Good luck with yours.:) post some pictures of your work!

B16EF
04-12-2003, 06:37 PM
I will when I can but I dont have a digital camera.:( My bro is supposed to be letting me borrow his soon, though.:)

Math
04-12-2003, 06:38 PM
ok

keith_u
04-12-2003, 06:45 PM
I will put in some progress pictures when i start.I am waiting for the styrene angles and sheets to come in.

BaNe
04-13-2003, 12:10 AM
YES I want to see pics! anyways an easy to find trailer is the AMT display case trailer you can take off the casing and it look pretty good! I have a friend who owns a large trailer manufacturing company and would like t build some replicas of his truck and trailers. anybody know where I can get a newer Dodge powerstroke model? or a four door dodge? he owns both

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