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1961 White 4000 & 35' Brown Trailer - By Jim Groeneweg

Jim Groeneweg built this 1961 White 4000 integral sleeper truck tractor from a Sylvan Scale Models resin kit that has front wheels from Herpa, rears from Athearn, mounted on the kit chassis with modified axle housings to roll freely. The fuel tanks are rectangular from Herpa with step wells added; all other items are kit supplied. Additional details include the addition to the bumper guide posts, twin air horns from Ralph Ratcliffe Models, cowl mounted spotlight from River Point Station and mud flaps (on front of drive axle tires and front bumper), dash added to the interior, and flush mounted windshield. The air breather is a mixed bag of sorts; the main body is Herpa, dual intake hoses are formed from solder with the air cap being scratchbuilt.

The trailer is a Walthers 35’ flute sided trailer that has had a curb side door added along with step, A-Line spare tire rack with a Kibri tire/rim on the rack, and the stance is lowered to resemble the look of trailers of that vintage. The whole unit is painted with  1959-71 Volkswagen code L360 Sea Blue auto paint with various model paints for detailing.

Posted June 20, 2018