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International R-190 Truck & Truck Tractor - By Karl Erk

Karl Erk painted this truck tractor on the left to represent an SFTT  International R-190 truck tractor using the Classic Metal Works Mini-Metals truck as his starting point. Karl modified the reefer truck by taking the reefer box off, gluing a fifth wheel base of .020" styrene on the frame centered over the tandem, added an Athearn fifth wheel, painted the upper cab cream, and added some decals. All wheels were painted silver. On the right is an unmodified Mini-Metals International R-190 refrigerator truck.

Posted January 18, 2004