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Texaco 1920 Pierce-Arrow Tank Truck - By Randy Sawyer

This model of a 1920 Pierce-Arrow Tanker Truck was made from scratch starting in 2004, and completed in 2005. The model is based on an illustration found in an out of print book, "American Truck Spotters Guide 1920-1970", and on a photograph of a vintage Texaco Tanker found on the internet. Circus Craft Wagon Wheels with filed and stretched 3/8" plastic tubing were utilized to simulate the wood spoked wheels and solid rubber tires that were common on many trucks of this period. The tanker trailer was fashioned from wood and partially overlayed with styrene. The signs are printed paper. Painting with Humbrol enamels, weathering with dry pigments, and a driver figure by Preiser finish the model nicely.

Posted September 3, 2005