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Aussie Kenworth T908

Discussion in 'Models and Miniatures' started by Stripeyjack, May 6, 2010.

  1. Stripeyjack

    Stripeyjack Active Member

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    Finally received my TWH-Models Kenworth T908 and Drake trailer set this week from Drake in Brisbane. Heres a couple of pics will post a couple more when I get the trailers set up on the weekend- got a 2 x 8 Dolly and 4 x 8 Float to go on the back of it
     

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  2. Madmark73

    Madmark73 Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff stripeyjack..Can you get them in Australia?
     
  3. Stripeyjack

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    Yeah mate you can....as far as I'm aware the McAleese and N.Q Heavy Haulage ones were sold out pretty quickly (mine was a pre-order from the Brisbane truck show last year)....but as far as I know the plain-coloured ones are still available.The models are made by TWH in association with Drake Trailers in Brisbane wich licence approval etc from Kenworth. Check out Drake's shop at http://www.thedrakeshop.com/virtuemart?page=shop.browse&category_id=10or Quarry Diecast in Brisbane http://http://www.quarrydiecastmodels.com.au/and click on 'Drake Collectables' on the L/H Side. Heres a pic of the full set-up with a D11 and the float widened etc, it looks pretty good with a 5110 Cat Excavator or a 657 Scraper on it too:)
     

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    Madmark73 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info mate
     
  5. NickW

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    Nice one Stripey Jack i recieved my NQHH livery T908 and Drakes last week just working on some pilot vehicles for it. Found some nice 1/43 AU XR8 utes on the net which should fit the bill quite nicely!

    KR
    Nick
     
  6. cummins05

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    Great now I want one cause it would look cool under my 5110 too lol
     
  7. Madmark73

    Madmark73 Well-Known Member

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    This one is my uncles Truck, the model company actuallly measured the truck and trailer up to build the replica. TJ Clark of NSW Australia is the owner... as show the photos in the background
     

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    Is the steering wheel on the "correct" side?

    John
     
  9. Madmark73

    Madmark73 Well-Known Member

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    Hi John, it is an exact replica of his truck.. Steering wheel on RHS ..which is what we have in Australia
     
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  10. rare ss

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    I was over in Qld and met the guys at Drake and did abit of a tour, those models are great.. I'm saving for one with a 657G combo
    did you happen to see the 1/50th dragline model they had on display at the brissy truck show?

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  11. Madmark73

    Madmark73 Well-Known Member

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    Saw the drake guys at the mine expo in Sydney late last year.. They have some awesome gear
     
  12. rare ss

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    pics of my new combo

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  13. rare ss

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    NEWSFLASH:

    New 1:50 Kenworth K200 and Drake 3x8 Swingwing Float (and 2x8 Dolly) have been released as well as ballast blocks/push bars for their T908 and K200 prime mover models

    click here for more details
     
  14. glenlunberg

    glenlunberg Senior Member

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    This looks really cool and awesome! This kind of toy is for real a big man!