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Plumcrazy Preston's Comment
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I'm considering a civilian trucking career after I'm done with the military. Too bad about President Trump. America's truckers loved him. I hope Joe and his lot in DC doesn't make things bad for drivers. Does anybody here, anybody you know, build scale truck models? I have a nice AMT 1:25 scale Kenworth W-925 tractor kit coming by mail order. I will build this rig with custom 1970 MOPAR Plum Crazy metallic paint and custom livery of a fictitious company, Preston Trucking. These chrome classics just look pretty on bookshelves when done neatly. I love this old 1960s/1970's KW tractor style. Chrome like there's no tomorrow. Round quad headlights with chrome bezel. Chrome stacks. Round horns. Nice trim-profile chrome front bumper. Five marker lights on roof. A sleeper that doesn't look ridiculous. Lollipop round pedestal lights on fenders. A young boy's dream to grow up and drive such a proud American rig. The toughest thing to decide is whether to use the stock metallic red hubs or paint them silver, chrome or black. I also have an AMT cattle stock trailer (Wilson Livestock Van) of the same scale to hook up with the KW. Might have to find some scale animals to load her up if I can. Anyway, good luck, stay safe and God bless you and America too!

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Welcome back Todd.

GrayBeardinPA's Comment
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I like the Volvo FH460 mid lift.

Plumcrazy Preston's Comment
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Welcome back Todd.

Todd? That was me in a former lifetime? You believe in reincarnation like me. Well, If that's the case, hello just the same! How's the door sign in my photoshop pic? Does it need a border around the wording? I have a fictitious USDOT and MC number on the door. My fictitious company the model is to be based upon operates in CA, AZ, NV, UT, MT, ID, CO, NM, WY, WA and OR. Anyway, people, show us your truck scale models if you have them.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Plumcrazy Preston's Comment
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I like the Volvo FH460 mid lift.

VW, would you make a scale model of that truck?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Todd? That was me in a former lifetime

No better way to deny being Todd than to speak like him.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Welcome back Todd.

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Todd? That was me in a former lifetime? You believe in reincarnation like me. Well, If that's the case, hello just the same! How's the door sign in my photoshop pic? Does it need a border around the wording? I have a fictitious USDOT and MC number on the door. My fictitious company the model is to be based upon operates in CA, AZ, NV, UT, MT, ID, CO, NM, WY, WA and OR. Anyway, people, show us your truck scale models if you have them.

Here you go Todd, you can make this scale model with your recyclables.

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Todd / TomCougar / Preston ~

I'd stick with the stock red hubs, personally.

Mikey, I actually LIKE that recycle rig, tbh ~!! :)

Have a great day, y'all ~!!!

~ Anne ~

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Plumcrazy Preston's Comment
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Todd / TomCougar / Preston ~

I'd stick with the stock red hubs, personally.

Mikey, I actually LIKE that recycle rig, tbh ~!! :)

Have a great day, y'all ~!!!

~ Anne ~

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Truckers are a salty bunch. But I'm glad you all believe in reincarnation as I do.

"But I was [Napoleon]!" - George C. Scott (Patton, 1970)

Plumcrazy Preston's Comment
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Todd / TomCougar / Preston ~

I'd stick with the stock red hubs, personally.

Mikey, I actually LIKE that recycle rig, tbh ~!! :)

Have a great day, y'all ~!!!

~ Anne ~

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You all can call me "OT". TODD, TOM COUGAR and PRESTON are all spelled with the letters O and T as is my favorite truck brand, KENWORTH. If I were to become a civilian driver, I'd like OT to stand for ON TIME. Mikey likes it to? Life cereal? Red truck hubs? Recycled junk truck? Here is my revision of the door sign decal draft to make it neater. Those chrome handles on truck doors make it the devil for commercial vehicle graphics designers so my model paint plan now has the door handle painted in body color for neatness. I dispensed with the chrome trim around the cab door as well. I love chilled Santa Rosa plums, Welch's grape juice and Fanta grape soda on hot days so that purple paint seems so yummy and refreshing to me. Oh, by the way, the new KW W990 totally sucks in style like so many other soulless worn-soap-bar-look vehicles these days. They don't even have a silver KENWORTH (that's the word KENWORTH spelled out as on the former W900) badge on the sides of the hood anymore. It's this new-wave global political correctness thing to dispense with brand-names spelled out in full with letters of the English alphabet. Witness all the light-duty vehicles that have dispensed with brand-names spelled out on bodies and tailgates progressively over the past 20-25 years. It used to be common to see CHEVROLET, FORD, DODGE, TOYOTA, etc. spelled out on pickup truck tailgates and radiator grilles. Same with automobiles. Had full names spelled out on bodies. Replaced chrome on-body full brand names with global symbols. It's the demise of the English language. At least Harley-Davidson keeps their full name spelled out on their gas tanks. Do I sound like a classic American Boomer?

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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