Converting a Federal Truck into a Giant Log Carrier

From the pictures we have Federal Trucks were widely used in logging operations “back then.” They were built tough and simple. Chain driven with solid tyres.

Our club bought a whole bunch of them to “decorate” the layout. Just like our rolling stock what it looks like when it “hits” the layout is a far cry from what it looks like when it arrives. In these three  pictures you can see how Chuck Whitlock has converted the truck to carry a VERY large log.

Kitbashing under way

Kitbashing under way

Out of the box on the right and kitbashed on the left

Out of the box on the right and kitbashed on the left

Here you can see how the truck has been extended so that it can handle giant logs

Here you can see how the truck has been extended so that it can handle giant logs

 

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