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Jim,  Another answer is:  Yes, two tractors were made for twin trailer operations ("doubles" or if you prefer, "pups"). Consolidated Freightways worked with White motor company and had a very short cab on their COE single axle tractors which allowed them to meet the length over all restriction in most states.  GMC's answer was the 'Cracker Box Jimmy" which also had a short cab and is readily identifiable by its right angle corners at the front/sides and sides/rear.  Same on the roof line.   Kenworth offered a very short nose(about twelve inches) on their first COEs.  John

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@Norton posted:

You could really used any ‘40s or 50’s era tractor trailer tractors. There are scores on the auction sites.

Pete

Not true.

There are no accurate tractors out there in our scale except that Lionel shown above. Ertl has one but it's not detailed and is too long between the tractor and trailer.

Highly unlikely there was a Ford C tractor operating with a 50’ trailer. Also, a 1/50 tractor with a scale trailer looks a bit odd as well.

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@SIRT posted:

Not true.

There are no accurate tractors out there in our scale except that Lionel shown above. Ertl has one but it's not detailed and is too long between the tractor and trailer.

Highly unlikely there was a Ford C tractor operating with a 50’ trailer. Also, a 1/50 tractor with a scale trailer looks a bit odd as well.

These are true 1/48. 1939 and 1948 respectively. Many more options out there.

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This is 1/50.

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Pete

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@NHVRYGray posted:

Pete

Who made these?  The The Peterbilt might be a Matchbox not sure about the manufacturer stated scale, the White 3000 could be an Atlantis model kit and is 1/48.  Have no idea on the middle one, might be a Diamond T, of which all I know are Corgi and I thought 1/50.

Top two are Matchbox, the tilt cab is by Truck City Toys. Google “Buffalo Road Imports, Clarence, NY” for more options. If he doesn’t have it it probably doesn’t exist.



Pete

@SIRT posted:

Not true.

There are no accurate tractors out there in our scale except that Lionel shown above. Ertl has one but it's not detailed and is too long between the tractor and trailer.

Highly unlikely there was a Ford C tractor operating with a 50’ trailer. Also, a 1/50 tractor with a scale trailer looks a bit odd as well.

Here is the Ertl shortened. A bit of work but I was bored. Better than nothing but does lack detail. No mirrors or exhaust.

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Can't say as to the White 3000.  The Matchbox's are cataloged at 1/50.  Doesn't matter to me. I have the Peterbilt and it is a nice model.  What the difference amounts to doesn't bother me.  Only way to truly know is measure and compare the model to the prototype.  What bothers me are 1/43 cars - That's why I have so few.

My 1/43 resin trucks are segregated off away from the trains, not even on the layout.  They are models, not train accompaniments.

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