Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum


Go Back   Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum > SHADO Operations > Launch Crater

Notices

SPONSORED BY
&

Reply Bookmark and Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2007, 06:05 PM   #1
Dave
Communications Officer
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Posts: 1,337
Default Easy Reference - Explosives Truck

As suggested in another thread, thought I'd start the ball rolling.

Please add to, amend, comment as you see fit!

Hopefully this will be of help if you're thinking of building the Explosives Truck from Joe 90 in studio scale:





Dave is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2007, 04:59 PM   #2
Big Rab
Forum Supporter
 
Big Rab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ayrshire "Sunny" Scotland
Posts: 790
Default Joe 90 truck



Well done Dave

Come on guys
__________________
And so say we all.
Big Rab is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
Fun Pod
Communications Officer
 
Fun Pod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 784
Default

Is THAT where the Footbridge went! All these weeks, here I've been walking the long way 'round - sheesh!
Fun Pod is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2008, 11:59 PM   #4
Big Rab
Forum Supporter
 
Big Rab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ayrshire "Sunny" Scotland
Posts: 790
Default

Time to bring this thread back to life.

I have started the construction of my Joe 90 truck with, i think, all of the known kit parts mentioned above.

If anybody is interested in one of these trucks, there are three ways to do it.

1. Contact "Seaview" as he will be supplying a kit for this, now, or very soon.
2. Contact Paul Gray as he hopes to supply a kit in the near future.
3. Build your own from scratch, using the information and parts from the from the guys on the forum.

If you choose option 3, then it is back to basics!

A. what length is it?
B. what width is it?
C. how many railway kits do i need to buy (or copy parts of)
D. Who can supply any parts that i can not get?
E. What colour of green does it start off as (before the weathering takes place)?
F. What font and size are the numbers?
G. what font and size is all the writing (front, sides and rear)?
H. Any Diagrams/plans/ideas on how to do the suspension / steering?


Answers

A.
B.
C.
D. Paul Gray for casts of the modified wheels
E.
F.
G.

please let me know and i will edit this post as we go along
__________________
And so say we all.
Big Rab is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 10:05 PM   #5
Dave
Communications Officer
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Posts: 1,337
Default

Blimey, don't want to know much do you!

Half the fun is building it over and over again until it 'looks' right to you...!

Mine is (and I'm not saying this is right, it's just what mine is and I am pretty happy with the result):

A: 18"
B: 8 & 1/2"
C: 1 X Signal Gantry
2 X Foot Bridges
3 X Girder Bridges
(I think - as I keep a box full of girder bridges and footbridges - the staple diet of most Anderson models. I just dip in for whatever bits I need).
E: Quite a light green, which is then dirtied down. Some of the screen shots show some clean-ish panels and the green is quite light.
F: Not sure of font size, but the side numbers are: 26mm Eurostyle, the letters (EXPLOSIVE) are 13mm Microgramma Extended Bold, the numbers on the front (wings) are 10mm Microgramma Extended Bold, the words "Danger High Explosive" (on the front) are 5mm font unknown, the writing on the back "Danger Explosives Keep Clear" is 10mm font unknown.

Some pics of my suspension and steering:


stub axles attached to plate, with additional plate attached via brass tubing to keep axles aligned - turn together.

Axles held in box housings which have their own foam inserts for cushioned suspension.
Dave is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 04-11-2008, 10:25 PM   #6
Big Rab
Forum Supporter
 
Big Rab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ayrshire "Sunny" Scotland
Posts: 790
Default

Ahh Dave, once again you come to the rescue

I know what you mean about over and over again, i have just chopped mine up again at the weekend and my last effort is 17.5 inches Tip of cab to tail and 9 inches wide (i already know that is too wide so it will be getting the chop one more time this weekend) at least i must be heading in the right direction though.

I am using parts from the girder bridges that i bought about 30 years ago (hows that for recycling?)

i watched the episode again a few weeks ago and i was impressed by the way the effects boys weathered the truck (well truck(s) with new numbers stuck on) as it went through its journey. It started off nice and clean and by the end of the show, it looked a right mess!!

Well done guys.

Now Dave,,,, a new question,,,,, Time travel! how do we do that????????
__________________
And so say we all.
Big Rab is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 10:30 PM   #7
DX-SFX
Chief Medical Officer
 
DX-SFX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 9,094
Default

Don't forget Mark42 has built one too. It's always nice to compare notes:

http://homepages.tesco.net/d.sisson/extruck.htm
DX-SFX is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 05:34 PM   #8
Big Rab
Forum Supporter
 
Big Rab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ayrshire "Sunny" Scotland
Posts: 790
Default

Thats a good point DX.

I get the feeling that this will be the same as the Mobile.
Because there are no originals left to get information from, it is all down to best guesses and just see what looks right.

Therefore, nobody is right or wrong when it comes to the exact dimensions, it all depends on how you perceive it and what works for you.

After saying that, if two or three independent people come up with roughly the same sizes then that must be close enough for an average?

So if you could give us your views, Mark42, it would be great to "compare notes" as DX said
__________________
And so say we all.
Big Rab is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 07:05 PM   #9
Dave
Communications Officer
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Posts: 1,337
Default

Absolutely, it's all 'best guess'.

There are certainly parts of mine that I'm not totally happy with, such as the dimension of the lower back part and the shape of the front.
When I can face moulding those damn wheels again I might get round to having another go (but that's right down the list at the mo...).

I think it was you DX that mentioned that the originals were made using some kind of toy dumper truck. Now if only we could track down what this was...(believe me I have been looking!)
Dave is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 07:07 PM   #10
Dave
Communications Officer
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Posts: 1,337
Default

Just to add, although mine was painted light green and weathered, I believe this should be a lot darker (probably loads more weathering with a darker green).
Dave is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 07:24 PM   #11
DX-SFX
Chief Medical Officer
 
DX-SFX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 9,094
Default

Wasn't the body an upside down dump truck tipper from the same source as the wheels? That should give you a good basis for working out the size.
DX-SFX is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 08:31 PM   #12
Guest01
Alphan
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 20
Default

hey rab are you any where near edinburgh this saturday?
Guest01 is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 01:42 AM   #13
Big Rab
Forum Supporter
 
Big Rab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ayrshire "Sunny" Scotland
Posts: 790
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by areteecee View Post
hey rab are you any where near edinburgh this saturday?
Sorry bud, i am working all hours over the weekend (and the last few nights as well) and i will be in Greenock on Saturday!!!

If you are going to Wonderland models, could you ask them if they have this part in stock as i think it is used for the back door of the truck?????
http://www.ema-models.com/shop/prodp...ge-MPS-55.html

Cheers mate
Rab
__________________
And so say we all.
Big Rab is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 05:10 PM   #14
Big Rab
Forum Supporter
 
Big Rab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ayrshire "Sunny" Scotland
Posts: 790
Default

Thank you Claire, fantastic photos! where did you get those from? any more?? (and of the truck)

Areteecee, please don't bother with the previous question, as we can now see, the back door of the truck looks like it is just painted tape, perhaps its just thin strips of plastic or something like that.

They are great shots of the wheels as well.


just noticed that the red truck has a bashed in door / roof !

__________________
And so say we all.
Big Rab is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 05:36 PM   #15
Mark42
Chief Eagle Pilot
 
Mark42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Nottingham, England
Posts: 1,204
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Rab View Post
just noticed that the red truck has a bashed in door / roof !

The bottom two pictures are the same model, Joes Truck, which had a removable drivers door. The other models did not feature this.

So far no ones actually modified the toy wheel properly by adding the extra curved treaded area. If you just cut the tread into the existing flat-edged wheel you end up with a squarer looking and smaller wheel - which could result in you building a smaller model if you are basing your calculations on them.
__________________



....... S.I.G David Mark Sisson
Mark42 is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 07-11-2008, 11:53 PM   #16
Guest01
Alphan
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 20
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Rab View Post
Thank you Claire, fantastic photos! where did you get those from? any more?? (and of the truck)

Areteecee, please don't bother with the previous question, as we can now see, the back door of the truck looks like it is just painted tape, perhaps its just thin strips of plastic or something like that.

They are great shots of the wheels as well.


just noticed that the red truck has a bashed in door / roof !

no probs,was heading into edinbro to celebrate birthday so dont know if i would have been in a fit state anyway lol
Guest01 is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 01:53 AM   #17
Big Rab
Forum Supporter
 
Big Rab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ayrshire "Sunny" Scotland
Posts: 790
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark42 View Post
....................
So far no ones actually modified the toy wheel properly by adding the extra curved treaded area. If you just cut the tread into the existing flat-edged wheel you end up with a squarer looking and smaller wheel - which could result in you building a smaller model if you are basing your calculations on them.
We spoke about this a while back and after seeing these photos, i now know exactly what you meant. . . . . . . Boy you have a good eye for this game

Now then, the only problem is that i have cast all the wheels for my truck already so what to do next? . . . . . . MMMmmmmm

Go as is ????

OR

12 wheel fixes ????

OR

modify 1 new master and re cast the lot again ????

I suppose i could always use the old wheels for something else???????
__________________
And so say we all.
Big Rab is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 09:14 AM   #18
Dave
Communications Officer
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Posts: 1,337
Default

Fantastic pictures Claire, never seen those before (apart from the black and white one).

Just wish I'd seen those before I built mine - can see a few things I would change if I ever built another one - as Mark 42 pointed out, the wheels are more 'oval' shaped for one. Also, the back of mine is pretty much what Rab was going to use rather than tape lines.
The sides are 'flatter' than I thought and it appears a lot darker (ok, that could be the pictures).

Interestingly, in the photo showing the back angle you can see that the 2 wheel halves were joined together but not filled.
Dave is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 09:51 AM   #19
spiffer
Computer Technician
 
spiffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: North Wales, UK
Posts: 203
Default

The SPC is another model on my to-build list.


Kevin

Last edited by spiffer; 28-02-2009 at 05:31 PM.
spiffer is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 10:02 AM   #20
spiffer
Computer Technician
 
spiffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: North Wales, UK
Posts: 203
Default

Perhaps a new thread might be a good idea, with a title that makes them easy to find in the future.

I'm just grateful to have access to them for reference wherever they are!

Last edited by spiffer; 28-02-2009 at 05:32 PM.
spiffer is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This site and contents are copyright Bernard Walsh 2010 all rights reserved, no reproduction of material in any form without written permission email: Bernie.walsh@mac.com