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Author Topic: Euclid Dump Truck Kit  (Read 421 times)

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Euclid Dump Truck Kit
« on: August 15, 2018, 07:22:23 PM »
A year or so ago I asked for advice about obtaining a Euclid Dump Truck for my quarry, and discovered that it was a surprisingly difficult issue and a whole can of worms.

Anyway, I eventually purchased a Euclid Mine/Dump Truck from JL Innovative Design in the States. I've been meaning to post something about it ever since.

It's a white metal kit, and cost me $13-49 plus $10 P&P. I didn't get charged any duty or VAT on the way in - below the thresholds I believe. About 17 in total. Not cheap, but not too bad.

It arrived nicely packaged in a blister pack with foam insert. It's US "N", so 1/160, not 1/148, but fine for a background item.There are 11 parts: the hopper, cab, chassis, six wheels and two exhausts. (Stupidly I didn't photograph it unassembled. Mea culpa.)

Instructions are basic in the extreme, just general comments on assembling a white metal kit, not even a diagram. But with so few parts it really didn't matter.

The moulds are presumably old. There was quite a lot of flash to remove in places, the chassis needed straightening, and I had to Dremel out the wheel hubs to make them fit the axles.. Once that was done, everything was fine.

Painted it up and planted it on the layout. A couple of evenings' work.

That's it. Nothing special about it, but is nicely modelled and it fills a gap in the market. I might splash out on their 100 ton truck sometime in the future.

« Last Edit: August 15, 2018, 07:24:33 PM by Nick »

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