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Barrett 55' Livestock Trailer - By Bob Johnson

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 his tractor!

Posted July 1, 2001