I am almost done with this scratch built International 7600 hi - rail roto dump truck. The dump box spins 360 degrees and the knuckleboom crane is fully functional. A Boley cab combined with a few herpa parts and the rest was scratchbuilt. I still need to add bumper corner posts, a toolbox on the side of the chassis, an exhaust stack, and custom decals for the cab and crane. enjoy and have a great day.
Railnet, the platform around the crane and the headache rack was built from evergreen styrene and the etched metal decking was a spare set of etched roof walkways from an Intermountain PS 4750 covered hopper. Tichy ladders, bolt heads and .015" wire rounds the platform out. On the kick plate below the operators chair 600 grit sandpaper was used as the antiskid material.
BNSF Jay, I check the 1-87vehicles site almost everyday and when Jesse posted the article it lit the fire. I used the article as a basic guideline to placement of the parts. I had the luxury of meeting Jesse 2 years ago and he allowed me to take over 100 pictures of his various trucks which helped as well.
I just have to send the cab artwork and the palfinger logo in to Jim of Highball Graphics and add a few odds and ends and it will be done.
This is an old thread, but it gave me an idea. A few years ago, I found 1:87 scale GMC 9500 resin cast cabs, on eBay. I got them because my family had a trucking company, which had a fleet of these GM trucks. As a kid, B&M used to have a GMC 9500 rotary dump, at the local yard. One of my cabs might just end up on a B&M dump truck.