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Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
9:02 am
Is anyone still in the community?
I just joined this community because I am getting back into building models again, but it seems fairly dead. 

Just wondering if anyone is still here.

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, February 14th, 2008
5:51 pm
RC Review
Checkout all the latest RC cars, boats, helis, buggies, airplanes and trucks at REVIEW-A-GADGET.COM.

Current Mood: bouncy
Friday, November 23rd, 2007
10:28 am
Model For Sale
Model Boat- Skill Level 1

Item retails for $40. Selling here - IN UNOPENED CONDITION WITH Xacto Tools (Pin Vise & miter saw) for $30.00

All wood is intact in NEW condition. Nothing has been opened, unfolded or cut. Box is not sealed, but I have inventoried everything.

Same item online: http://www.ehobbies.com/mid970.html

Perfect for ages 10 & up.

Post a comment for details

Friday, December 29th, 2006
3:11 am
Previously for sale models
The models I had previously posted for sale,are now NOT for sale!I did however recieve the 1960
DeSoto I had pre-ordered from Diecast muscle.com If you haven't seen this model yet I suggest you do so! It is a fine example of the last model year of a great company!If any1 is at all interested,I have quite a collection going and I may be persuaded to part with a few -FOR THE RIGHT PRICE!!I can post pics if you want!I am not a store,just an enthusiast like you.Or if NE1 has anything to trde let me know! I might be persuaded to do that too!!Until next time MODEL UP PEOPLE!!!
Thursday, December 14th, 2006
7:54 pm
Cars for sale
Hey Every1! I'm new on this community,so here goes.I am an avid collector of model cars.I Have about 70-
1:18 Scale cars and about the same amount of 1:64 scale cars.I am in financial peril at the moment.
Although it pains me terribly to do this,I am attempting to sell off at least sme of my collection.So here is
A listing: 1970 Dodge Coronet (Purple),1953 Buick Skylark Conv.(Green,VERY RARE!)1957 Chrysler 300-C
(Black),1962 Chevy Bel-Air (White),1949 Cadillac Deville(Black W/ Leather seats)1966 Pontiac GTO(Green),
1963 Pontiac Tempest (Blue),1970 Chevy Monte Carlo (Maroon),Also Brand new in box!:1948 Ford
Howard Johnson Ice Cream Truck (EXTREMELY RARE!!!),1967 Olds Cutlass 442. I will accept any decent offer over $150.00, Now I know this is a little pushy for a first posting on this community,And I apologize for that.
But I am in dire straights!! I need to sell these models BEFORE X-Mas!! The 57' Chrysler goes for bet.$40.&
$50. On line As well as the Ice Cream Truck and The Cutlass. If anyone is interested,please contact me at
My e-mail address:BDCDWELLS@ Frontiernet.net And Thanks for your consideration! Also,please note:
that I can have my son post picture of these cars and e-mail them to you.They will also be listed on e-bay
collector toys and hobbies until the 15 or16 of Dec. Many Thanks! And God Bless!
Monday, October 23rd, 2006
3:42 pm
old lionel trains
it would be criminal of me if i didn't post these trains!
great community!

Friday, June 9th, 2006
1:46 am
The New Volvo

Since New-Ray just came out with the Volvo VN-780 I was able to complete the model of my designed trucking company.

The matching cab was all I needed. They did a good job on the 780 Volvo, looks sharp. I basicly added my logos to it's doors and roof, and a step warning sign. I also made it RC so it's a bit higher off the ground due to the chassis. I'd like to see this truck on the road someday. :)

- Ludwig
Friday, April 7th, 2006
3:08 pm
Shafter Combo ISO Tank Chassis with ISO Tanks

   I was up all night building this thing and it came out better than any of my other trailer ideas. I was introduced to a new product I could use in place of super glue; and it's even stronger. It's call 'Sticky Putty'. This came out as a very neat homemade addition; the looks of intermodal right from the ship channel.

   The crates are just made of cardboard, so they aren't that great of a sight. The ISO tanks 'AFC Industries LLC' and 'Universal Compression' are made of cans; they were just the right scale. :p


   Some shots of it loaded with the crates. It works with single or double load.


- Ludwig
Saturday, February 18th, 2006
6:28 pm
Covered Wagon

A covered wagon trailer I made using the basic flatdeck. The only thing I need to do sometime is paint the trailer chassis another color. I'm thinking silver, and paint the wheels red to replace the green.


The trailer needs a name too. Though I'm trying to decide if I should write it on the rack or the tarp.

- Ludwig
Monday, January 23rd, 2006
10:32 pm
Another Paint Job
Today I went to Toys "R" Us and bought the plain white Freightliner Classic XL. I desided to paint parts of it using red; like I did with the other Classic using green. I also for the first time painted the chassie to match. This one is R/C as well.


- Ludwig
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
5:10 pm
Friday, December 16th, 2005
5:04 pm
Project #25: Century Class Motor Coach

   This is a little model I put together just to have something different in the fleet. It has a few ruff spots here and there, but I'll leave it as it is. It 'did' come out looking like a motor coach surprisingly. Before I added the paint and chrome it looked more like a U-Haul. *lol*


- Ludwig v. Göff
Monday, December 5th, 2005
3:43 pm
Project #24: Drop Deck Trailer

Here's a drop deck trailer that came out pretty good. I painted the top silver, while the chassis black. Also added a few tool boxes on the side just like some of the drop decks I see on the road.. Aluminum foil makes nice shiny chorme for the boxes if it's smooth enough.


- Ludwig
Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
5:40 pm
Project #22 & #23: Skirtless RC Mack Vision and Double Trailers

The Mack Vision was the first truck I collected in 1/32 scale, and I finially made it radio controlled. I took off the skirt and added a few stripes along the sides. The 'JD' stands for Jasper Distributors.


I added headlights to it as well with blue step lights under both the driver and passenger door.


These are a set of pup trailers I made for my personal company, van Goff Enterprises. The front pup trailer is a dry van, while the other is a reefer. They were made by strong cardboard basicly, and can support the weight of a bowling ball. Small nails were also used to support the frame and lock the doors.


- Ludwig
Saturday, November 12th, 2005
6:17 am
Truck Station

   Being both sick and near bored something like this was bound to happen. Paying more attention to my room I got tired of having my collection of models placed on the floor in the open; lined up against the wall. It looked fine at first, though later it started to look too plain and junky to me. This way it looks neater, yet more interesting; and making power lines added a more realsitc flavor to the scene I was going for - a station. The lights are controlled by a railroad transformer that's plugged into the wall; while electricity flows from it to the cables. It is safe the way I built it. The lights can be adjusted as dim or as bright as I want, and can stay on all night and day if I wanted them to. Best part is in the end the station hardly took up much space.


- Ludwig v. Göff
Monday, October 31st, 2005
6:31 pm
New Paint Job

   This is the same rc Freightliner Classic XL I posted a while back; though today I wanted to give it another look. The paint is a bit ruff imo; because it turned out to be a different type of paint than I thought it was. It still looks good, and I might find a way to repaint it later. I also added a wing to the hood of the truck.



   Shots of the trailer I painted to go with the cab.


- Ludwig v. Göff
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
8:05 pm

   Here are a couple of other rc models I have made.

The Kenworth T2000 (an old post about my first one)Collapse )

The Freightliner Classic XLCollapse )

  - Ludwig v. Göff
6:07 am
Turnpike Double Lead Load

   A set of turnpike hopper doubles I made a while back; hualing real lead mixed with rock chips.

  - Ludwig v. Göff
Sunday, October 2nd, 2005
7:42 am

   I added a small sleeper to the Freightliner Columbia day cab, and added the stripes of the trailer to it: http://images.sable-pro.net/diecast-creations/fdcsleeper.jpg The cab can also be transformed into a mid roof sleeper: http://images.sable-pro.net/diecast-creations/fdcflat.jpg

  - Ludwig v. Göff
7:22 am
Three Shades of Blue

   I gave my RC model of the Freightliner Columbia day cab some skin and a name. After thinking of a name and design, I came up with P. F. Lucille Motor Freight The Royal Expedite. The name Lucille came from a pet ferret I once had. http://images.sable-pro.net/diecast-creations/pflmf-intro.jpg With the cab, I removed the sleeper, cut the chassis, gave it horns, an exhaust pipe, realistic working antenna, working headlights, tank fenders; and a new motor.

  - Ludwig
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