cabinet Bob posted:
D500 posted:
Richie C. posted:

Flat car with a stake truck …..

Or a steak truck?

I don't know, but I have a small ribeye in the freezer that is calling my name for supper, all of a sudden. Must go thaw...

Hummmm.Steak Truck ??20190107_144934

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-Jack

Playtrains, dad has come out of hibernation and silence to add more fuel and speculation to what it could be. More then likely it is already on his layout LOL. With three days till we know I am stable, calm with the help of medication. I firmly believe 2019 will be an eye opener with the up and coming releases from Menards...........Paul

play trains posted:

Can't take the tension anymore, between Mark's clues and wondering what the next warehouse find will be on another thread, I'm losing it! LOL

Hang in there Brother! Its almost over!

Mike

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Get Trucking: Lighted Stake Trucks from Menards

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Stake Trucks 2

The Basics: Every railroad moves freight. But what if the freight comes in less-than carload lots? How does a railroad track maintenance crew haul their gear? And what do businesses around the nation use for pickups and deliveries? They use a freight truck.

The new stake trucks from Menards are 6-½ inches long, 2-inches tall, and approximately 2-inches wide. Each vehicle has a Plug & Play connection for power the front headlights and red brake lights.

Vehicles available are the Menard Cashway Lumber (279-4601), the Vetter Sash & Door (279-4602), a nice companion to the Vetter Sash & Door, the Pennsylvania Railroad (279-4603), the Santa Fe (279-4604), the Chicago & North Western (279-4605), and the Railway Express Agency (279-4606).

Illumination requires a Menards 4.5 volt power supply, Menards SKU# 279-4061, 279-4062, or 279-4050 sold separately. Also available are two different accessory packs. The 9-Piece Plug & Play Accessory Pack (279-4681), and the 8-Piece Plug & Play Accessory Pack (279-4035) allow you to illuminate several vehicles or buildings with a single power supply.

Why you need this: The styling of these vehicles make them at home on any railroad modeling the 1940s through the 1960s. The gentle curves of the front hood and fenders evoke iconic trucks made by Ford, Chevy, GMC, International Harvester, and Mack. The cab has silver accents for grab irons, door handles and side vents. The roof has five orange-painted simulated running lights. The front bumper and grillwork are a subdued silver color.

The cargo compartment has a textured and painted simulated wood deck. The side slats are smooth and the rear tailgate can be opened and lowered. Flip the vehicle over and you’ll find fuel tank and even a simulated drive shaft. The axles are free rolling.

Railroad and business names and liveries are well-done and eye-catching.

Each vehicle has a foot long power connection for use with the Plug & Play system by Menards. Using the multi-connection pack you can illuminate several vehicles and structures and swap them out as you please.

 

Enhance the experience:

The 9-Piece Plug & Play Accessory Pack (279-4681) includes one four-way line splitter, one 5-foot, one 4-foot, and one 3-foot extension section. The three Y-splitters can power up to six vehicles.

Have some old buildings you’d like to illuminate? The set includes two four-inch LED tape lights that can provide additional spot lighting wherever you need it. The accessory pack can do a lot!

The 8-Piece Plug & Play Accessory Pack (279-4035) includes two 6-foot extensions (straight plug head), two 6-foot extensions (90-degree plug head), two male to female conversion pieces and two Y-splitters.

Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy

 

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These are fantastic.  I had recently been buying the flatbed trucks and turning them into road tractors for tofc trailers.   Menards you could save me some work if you made some into road tractors.    

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jeremy ferrell posted:

These are fantastic.  I had recently been buying the flatbed trucks and turning them into road tractors for TOFC trailers.   Menards you could save me some work if you made some into road tractors.    

Jeremy, You remove the sides and deck and shorten the wheel base for an ideal tandem semi tractor.   The red tractor is a shortened Ertl which left the factory the same length as the green tractor.    JohnDSCN5976

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rattler21 posted:
jeremy ferrell posted:

These are fantastic.  I had recently been buying the flatbed trucks and turning them into road tractors for TOFC trailers.   Menards you could save me some work if you made some into road tractors.    

Jeremy, You remove the sides and deck and shorten the wheel base for an ideal tandem semi tractor.   The red tractor is a shortened Ertl which left the factory the same length as the green tractor.    JohnDSCN5976

But John, how does one reattach the shorter frame?

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Richie C. posted:
Menards posted:

We've got some cool stuff coming!

Here's your first teaser for our January 9th release.

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Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy

It's probably me, but what did the above actually represent and how does it tie into the stake trucks ? 

Perhaps the lighted headlights on the trucks. There are multiple trucks being offered so multiple headlights. I doubt many saw it like this because the "headlights" were too close together.

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Richie C. posted:
Menards posted:

We've got some cool stuff coming!

Here's your first teaser for our January 9th release.

Tease 1

Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy

It's probably me, but what did the above actually represent and how does it tie into the stake trucks ? 

Head lights..

 

 

rattler21 posted:
jeremy ferrell posted:

These are fantastic.  I had recently been buying the flatbed trucks and turning them into road tractors for TOFC trailers.   Menards you could save me some work if you made some into road tractors.    

Jeremy, You remove the sides and deck and shorten the wheel base for an ideal tandem semi tractor.   The red tractor is a shortened Ertl which left the factory the same length as the green tractor.    JohnDSCN5976Are these still readily available?

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Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society

 

In my world there is a cold beer and vision big boy for everyone.

prrhorseshoecurve posted:
rattler21 posted:
jeremy ferrell posted:

These are fantastic.  I had recently been buying the flatbed trucks and turning them into road tractors for TOFC trailers.   Menards you could save me some work if you made some into road tractors.    

Jeremy, You remove the sides and deck and shorten the wheel base for an ideal tandem semi tractor.   The red tractor is a shortened Ertl which left the factory the same length as the green tractor.    JohnDSCN5976

But John, how does one reattach the shorter frame?

I can’t speak for Johns but the menards Mack style trucks I was buying and modifying were diecast.  I literally just sectioned the chassis with a hack saw.   Smoothed our my cuts and used Jb weld to reattach the sections.   Good thing about in weld is you can file it and sand it.  This new release truck appears to have the same setup or something close.   So I’d say it’ll be a very doable modification on these as well.    Where there’s a will there’s a way.   I’ll share some pics when I get another one completed.      

C & O-Scalers

LCCA  member

LOTS  member

Appalachian Model Railroad Society

Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society

 

In my world there is a cold beer and vision big boy for everyone.

prrhorseshoecurve posted:
Richie C. posted:
Menards posted:

We've got some cool stuff coming!

Here's your first teaser for our January 9th release.

Tease 1

Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy

It's probably me, but what did the above actually represent and how does it tie into the stake trucks ? 

Perhaps the lighted headlights on the trucks. There are multiple trucks being offered so multiple headlights. I doubt many saw it like this because the "headlights" were too close together.

Someone at Menards has a future in modern art !

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