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Mack Rw Superliner Scale Model

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That's one amazing model, I can't believe the patience you have.

Beautiful job!

Ron

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Excellent work and attention to detail! Very nice!!!

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Ron, Ken - thanks a lot for your comments and for your kind words! Have a nice day!

Paweł

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Pawel: I sure hope you finish that truck before the folks over at the mental institution come haul you away! You must be crazy to attempt such detail in such a small model :notworthy:

All kidding aside, looks great ........keep an eye out for a couple of guys carrying a large white jacket with lots of buckles!!!! :loldude:

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Larry - thanks a lot!

gearhead204 - thanks for your comment! I agree with you - those air brakes are no longer healthy... But then look at my baby - does that bulkhead look right without all that spaghetti? I say no. Would like to put at least SOMETHING there, but I know it won't look right before I understand the machine and what is going on there.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

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The details you are adding are fantastic!

Question, why is the steering box mounted on the axle? I saw it in the first photo in your last post. Thanks Paul

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Never really looked close at Superliner 1 differences from the 2's. Interesting. Paul

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Hello everybody! Thanks a lot for your comments!

Paul - I'm glad I could show you something new to you. That's what models are good for!

Matt - yeah, and it took me a great deal of researching to get it right!

Timothy, Superdog - thank you for your kind words, gentlemen!

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

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Pawel if you ever get that one finished I'll send you another kit to start one for me.

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84superdog - you say it so often I'm getting used to that thought, which is a good thing :-) I'd suggest you start taking pictures of your machine right away! And I mean guts - the radiator, insides of the hood, under the cab - stuff like that. We could write a book about modelling the Superliner together! Thanks for your comments and have a nice day

Paweł

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Hi Pawel,

I never cease to be amazed by the level of detail going into your Superliner.

I've currently got 2 models on the go, an RS700L based on the Italeri kit you used and a valueliner based on the AMT R model kit.

I want to go that extra mile with the plumbing and wonder if you could help with images of brake line components and valves etc.

You seem to have far more of an idea of what's what than I do.

I hope to see the completed Superliner soon!

Alastair

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Freightrain - cool video! Nah, I never had the ambition to build my model THIS close to the original... I just want to understand the Superliner and show it to the people who don't know it.

Alastair - Thanks a lot for your kind words! That Italeri kit isn't going to help you a lot, unfortunately, it's a real pain... As for the plumbing - I'm with you here. Without it the truck just looks bare and incomplete. Are we talking frame, or also under the hood? The rear frame is relatively easy, under the hood you have a real jungle there, not only the brake system, but also the fuel lines, water lines, air conditioning, power steering and the wiring harness to top it off... Needs a lot of research. As for the brake system, I'll try to help you. But first, try to download the Bendix air brake catalog - it has lots of good info and also the drawings of all the valves, even with dimensions. Please get back to me after you take a look at that catalog, I'll try to tell you what I used.

Thanks a lot for your comments and have a nice day

Paweł

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Wow those models are looking so real it's almost time to do a DOT inspection! Wow guys pose some more picture of truck already build!

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Alastair - those models looks really good! That RS700L is going to be a smash! I'm glad I could help you with that bendix catalog. Thare's also a site called heavytruckparts.com - where you can buy used truck parts and thay have a lot of photos. Take a good look at Mack rear axle cutoffs - they are cut together with the ari lines and the photos show pretty well which line goes where, especially when you notice that almost all twin screw Macks are hooked up in a very similar way - R's, DM's, MR's.

The piping under the cab is more complicated. Like I still don't know where the quick release valve for the front axle sits in most Macks. The location I've shown in my model is copied from Neil's truck (thanks again, Neil!).

Anyhow, if you have specific questions, please post them, I'll try to answer if I can, and if I can't, well maybe our forum friends can. Thay helped me a lot many times already - thanks a lot for that!

Marcel67 - Thanks a lot! In my case the problem is I take too long to build and don't have too much done trucks to show! For now please stay tuned for more work in progress pics!

Have a nice day!

Paweł

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