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TOPIC: Some more Corgi trucks

Some more Corgi trucks 2 years, 2 months ago #1

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<p>Normally I keep the pictures to specific models in one folder, but with the coming projects there will be a mix up sometimes.</p>
<p>Ok, I did some tilt cabs.</p>
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bp gas station locations near me</p>
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Last Edit: 2 years, 2 months ago by Keesie.

Re: Some more Corgi.... 2 years, 2 months ago #2

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<p>As the upstanding exhaust and the mirrors are mostly gone or broken, I needed some replacements. The mirrors for these trucks are quite expensive, (there is a stand attached to the cab, on which the actual mirror can be moved). As I am always trying to find cheap solutions, here they are.</p>
<p>Bought several packs of cheap mirrors.</p>
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<p>A try out with mirrors similar to the Bedford TK ones.</p>
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Re: Some more Corgi.... 2 years, 2 months ago #3

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<p>The other mirrors were carefully cut to fit.</p>
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locate bp gas station near me</p>
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Re: Some more Corgi.... 2 years, 2 months ago #4

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<p>Then the exhausts. Umbrella and VHS....</p>
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where is the nearest hsbc</p>
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Re: Some more Corgi.... 2 years, 2 months ago #5

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gas stations near my location that are open</p>
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<p>And some got new horns.</p>
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nearest fifth third bank near me</p>
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Re: Some more Corgi.... 2 years, 2 months ago #6

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<p>So I did about six in one go.</p>
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Re: Some more Corgi.... 2 years, 2 months ago #7

Platinum Boarder
<p>The mirrors will do the trick.Those exhaust stacks look great. I have an idea for you. You have plastic blind material and I am sure you have some chain from a necklace or something similar and maybe some cord. You can make a backer board that is behind or in between or even in front of the lower part of the stacks. A few pegs or holes (what ever works) and you can hang the chains and ropes on them to look like the back of real semi trucks. They always have chains for tying down the loads they carry. Oldtruck56 did that a lot on his models. Just an idea.</p>
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<p>All those cabs look really good in those colors too. Nice work and nice to see variation.</p>
Last Edit: 2 years, 2 months ago by Nobleco.

Re: Some more Corgi.... 2 years, 2 months ago #8

Platinum Boarder
I see your quite the diy fixer there Keesie, love what you managed to do with the cheap mirrors and umbrellas.

Re: Some more Corgi trucks 2 years, 2 months ago #9

Platinum Boarder
<p>Thanks guys, the truck has a very good construction, and one of Corgi's best. The only minor thing I can think of is the exhaust, which they could have done better.</p>
<p>I do not have a picture, but originally the thin exhaust is attached to the right rear roof pillar. Therefore there is a small hole there. The bigger exhausts cover that hole.</p>

Re: Some more Corgi trucks 2 years, 2 months ago #10

Platinum Boarder
<p>Good idea Jim, never thought of that. In the mean time we ate a lot of ice cream, and save the sticks.</p>

Re: Some more Corgi trucks 2 years, 2 months ago #11

Platinum Boarder
Great work & great ideas to make these trucks look new again.

Re: Some more Corgi trucks 2 years, 2 months ago #12

Platinum Boarder
<p>Thanks Andy. I used the Gulf truck already for the Gulf set I made earlier.</p>

Re: Some more Corgi trucks 2 years, 2 months ago #13

Platinum Boarder
Here is a picture of the exhaust Kees is referring to.

Re: Some more Corgi trucks 2 years, 2 months ago #14

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<p>Thanks Jim, forgot all about taking a picture of that original exhaust. Far too small for this impressive model........</p>
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