Studebaker US6 Army Truck Kit

Studebaker US6 Army Truck Kit

Postby eaelec » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:56 am

This is a 3 piece kit which includes a 3D printed chassis, a 3D printed cab and 3D printed cargo bed. Also included, decals. You can buy it here:
http://www.eaelec.com/ea_trains/ttgauge.htm

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Re: Studebaker US6 Army Truck Kit

Postby Richard-B » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:52 am

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I had looked at this several weeks ago... a VERY nice rendering of an iconic WWII prototype.
I hesitated because I was trying to figure out how I could actually justify use of the Studebaker truck on my layout or modules...

You've provided the inspiration on your 'Trains' page: http://www.eaelec.com/ea_trains/trains.htm...
Voilà ... put the truck (or two...) as an Army shipment on a flat car!

Since the truck is about 21ft long... two would fit nicely on a 50ft riveted AAR flat.
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Re: Studebaker US6 Army Truck Kit

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:57 am

Well damn it Richard now I have a reason to spend money. Thanks? Lol
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Re: Studebaker US6 Army Truck Kit

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:10 pm

So, now I have a reason to try to build a mid 1950's Army base for my layout now, on top of the mixed vintage US Navy base...
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Re: Studebaker US6 Army Truck Kit

Postby Richard-B » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:50 pm

Don't NEED the whole base...
...just do a Defense Logistics Agency facility: http://www.dla.mil/Distribution/Locations.aspx
Railcars in... both Mil and civilian trucks in & out.

Many of these date back to WWII... so you can just choose your timeframe...
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Re: Studebaker US6 Army Truck Kit

Postby Marquette » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:27 pm

Also maybe as oil field trucks or farm trucks as post-war surplus...
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Re: Studebaker US6 Army Truck Kit

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:21 pm

Marquette wrote:Also maybe as oil field trucks or farm trucks as post-war surplus...

Ooooooh! I never thought of that, that would be a perfect fit with my trying to shoehorn a farm theme into part of my layout.

Now I need to figure out how to set aside MORE money for TT scale...!
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Re: Studebaker US6 Army Truck Kit

Postby Richard-B » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:36 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:Now I need to figure out how to set aside MORE money for TT scale...!
What? You mean you're holding some back?
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Re: Studebaker US6 Army Truck Kit

Postby Graandpa » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:32 pm

They were also.sold as surplus after the war. In a civilian repaint they can be used for almost anything. Our volunteer fire department used one for brush fire fighting.

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Re: Studebaker US6 Army Truck Kit

Postby ConnRiver » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:19 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:So, now I have a reason to try to build a mid 1950's Army base for my layout now, on top of the mixed vintage US Navy base...


I keep daydreaming about building a TT scale USS Iowa (BB61). Iowa at that scale would be 7ft-4.7in (88.7") long. Just right for an eight-foot-long module ;-)
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