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Western Star Twin Steer Concrete Mixer - By Jim & Jamie Groeneweg

Here's another view of one of the Western Star twin steer mixers built by Jim and Jamie Groeneweg. The cabs on these trucks are revised versions of the basic Italeri Western Star cab converted to a day cab. All glass is clear acetate cut to shape. Chassis was made from two Athearn units spliced together with a 72" spread twin steer, 72" tandem rear bogies, and 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 6 spoke rims. The concrete mixers are from Herpa. All detail items are made from brass wire or plastic stock, colors are custom mix model paint clear-coated with automobile paint. Also shown in Photo Galleries 158, 160, and 177.

Posted February 29, 2004