As part of the 1999 1/87 Vehicle Club convention,
club members were treated to a tour of the Freightliner Corporation
truck assembly plant in Portland, Oregon. Approximately 40 of
us were treated to a complete tour of the facility. Unfortunately,
we were not allowed to take any pictures inside the production
areas. Below are some shots of finished vehicles outside on the
||This FL series model
is outfitted for off-road work (most likely logging). Features
very long wheelbase, square end frame rails, high flotation
||This FLD120 is one
of the most common Freightliner conventionals seen on the
road. As yet there is no model available in 1/87 scale.
||This FLD series cab
built for the United States military features "anti-radar"
paint. Based on the civilian FLD120, outfitted with all-wheel
||A slightly different
view of the military 6X6 truck tractor.
||This Century Series
is one of the newest Freightliner conventionals seen on the
road. Seen here undergoing water leak testing, this unit is
part of a large order seen on the assembly line during our
visit to the plant. Although announced two years ago as a
product under development, there is no model currently available
in 1/87 scale.