A casual conversation at the 2001 West Coast Meet led
Bob Johnson to the challenge of building a 55' tri-axle Barrett double
deck livestock trailer produced for the Canadian truck market. While
observing a pair of 28' kitbashed livestock pups Bob had been working
on for months, Dan Goins, president of Lonestar Models, casually remarked,
"Well, those look okay but what would really be cool would
be one of those Canadian triple axle versions!" [Perhaps that's
not exactly what was said!] Such innocent remarks cannot go unpunished
so this trailer is the result!
This model on display at the 2001 East Coast Meet was built using two of Lonestar Models' Barrett 50' double
deck livestock trailer kits. The main body, roof, and side panels all
had to be spliced and smoothed to hide all "surgical scars."
The consensus at the show was that this had been accomplished!
This smart looking Peterbilt was borrowed from John Scull for photography
purposes; it is a painted and detailed Wiking Peterbilt with a Herpa
sleeper compartment. Special thanks from Bob to John for the loan of