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Western Star Driveaway - By Jim & Jamie Groeneweg

Here's a very interesting combination from Jim and Jamie Groeneweg including a pair of new Western Star 4900 SA Severe Duty 123"BBC twin steer trucks. The cabs are revised versions of the basic Italeri Western Star cab converted to a day cab. All glass is clear acetate cut to shape. Chassis were made from two Athearn units spliced together with a 72" spread twin steer, 72" tandem rear bogies, fenders constructed of Evergreen plastic sheet. Front wheels are Athearn; tires are widened to represent super singles or flotation, rears have Athearn tires on modified Herpa six spoke rims. All detail items are made from brass wire or plastic stock, colors are custom mix model paint clear-coated with automobile paint. The leading truck was featured in Photo Galleries 117, 118, and 120.

Posted November 3, 2003