Oilfield truck scratchbuilding

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  1. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    1974 Autocar rig up truck.
     

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  2. Coonskin

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    Impressive modeling, Paul!

    LOVE the old truck pics!
     
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  3. skyraider

    skyraider Member

    Thanks so much for the photos. That truck is one year older than I am!!!! Congratulations on getting life out of a vehicle that old. Wonder what that walking beam weighs? You can see the front of the truck lifting a little.

    Thanks for taking time to upload those!!

    Paul Moore
     
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  4. skyraider

    skyraider Member

    Since we're on the subject of trucks...here's the latest project: a 1955 Mack B61 with a lowboy trailer. Still considering what the load will be. Paul Slavens gave me some good ideas on what to have the gin pole truck lifting off of the lowboy. It will either be some kind of skid or some new production tanks.

    I guess the other option would be to have it hauling a freight car or caboose sans trucks...

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  5. paul slavens

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    some Chevy C60 smaller sized oilfield trucks still active and on the roster, check out the image where they are working together to lift a gas compressor and a trailer was backed under to be loaded. These trucks were originally grain trucks and worked for decades on farms and spent the non harvest season parked in a barn. I converted them to oilfield service several years ago because light duty oilfield trucks are rare to find in good condition, they were heavily abused when new and could not trake a beating like the bigger rigs.
     

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  6. paul slavens

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    Just a few images of random scenes that can show up in oilfields. There is always lots of used equipment in yards, lots of it. Decades worth in most yards. The stuff is here for when we may need a part or connection. There are engines too and they get moved and hauled even in pickup trucks when needed. check out the Frisco caboose image by Preston George, the location is Bowden Oklahoma same place as these oilfield pics I have shared. The bed under construction is from the 53 International, we had to rebuild the bed frame a few years ago after decades of heavy use.
     

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  7. Paul Moore the D rings look great. Very nice work.

    Paul Slavens. Those trucks are all terrific. Thanks for the pictures.
     
  8. skyraider

    skyraider Member

    Thanks, Steve. And mega ditto on the thanks to Paul Slavens. Those are terrific photos.
     
  9. skyraider

    skyraider Member

    Those C60 winch trucks are cool.

    A good friend of mine still maintains a pumpjack that is powered by one of those single cylinder gas engines. Once a month or so on Sunday afternoon I'll ride with him out to the oil patch to check on the well and the associated production tanks. Last year the gas engine sucked the intake rod and bent it into an S shape. He gave it to me and I made a shelf for it and mounted it on the wall over the layout.

    Thanks for the photos!!!!!!!
     
  10. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    That walking beam weighs about 3 tons complete with the horse head and the equalizer and Pittman arms, then when you notice how far back the center of gravity is , it makes the front end a bit light ! I took that thing down hiway 66 for almost 6 miles !!
     
  11. skyraider

    skyraider Member

    That would be fun to witness!!! There are a bunch of different sizes of pumpjacks. That one looks much larger than most of the ones we see in this part of Texas.

    In the photo where you are actually lifting the tank with the white 1974 Autocar, what on the tank are you hooking onto?

    Again, thanks for sharing the photos.
     
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