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I've got a couple of these http://www.diecastdirect.com forklift trucks.  They look quite nice, so I thought I'd flash them up a bit.



I've put a 3 mm yellow LED on the roof for a beacon and a couple of SMLEDs in the headlights.



Here's the wiring so far.



I've also glued the axles and ground a flat on each of the tyres.



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Clever lad max.  :pathead
Now, what about making it look grungy?
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I take it it's an electric fork lift Max,ever thought of doing one with a Propane tank on the back?.



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You're way ahead of me, Guys.

It has an air intake and an exhaust stack, so yes, it's an IC engine.

Photos of the LPG tank and weathering coming.  ;-)



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A final bit of detail while I wait for the decoder to come from the US.



Complete with unnoticed hair. 



The paint need a bit more heating in the can.  again.

Photos are killers.  

The LPG tank was made from pieces of styrene tube glued together, with some Selleys Knead It pressed in from one side to make a convex bottom to the tank.  The gas line is brass rod.



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This time, without the hair. 



This shot helps to show how grinding off the bottoms of the tyres helps with the way they sit.



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Stunning work as usual Max especially the way it sits on the tyres and something that not many people give consideration to.

Lovely work, and the weathering looks just right.

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Thanks, Allan.  :thumbs



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Shouldn't Propane tanks be a certain colour,red i think.



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They're silver here, Alan.

Too late to change now.  :lol:



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That's interesting.I thought they might be universal.



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When I worked for Biffa they sprayed everything ' Biffa Orange' including Propane tanks - and me !

So Max, your tank looks just fine to me and, if you should want, even paint it pink coz that's what my missus would do AND tie a bow around it !

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Nice.  :lol:



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Chrome/silver is a good coating for tanks of flammable substances. It reflects the light of the sun away and thus prevents the sun from heating up the contents.
Always good to see a toy vehicle being smartened up to look realistic (there's the downside to HO: the common toy cars are S-scale and up). If I may make a suggestion.. You might want to re-do the fork assembly, rollcage, and chair. The plastic's sheen can still be seen through the weathering on those parts. They could use a matte or satin finish.

Also, you are going to paint that shifter at some point, yes?



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Thanks, Z.  It will be tucked away in the scenery somewhere - possibly in a warehouse doorway, so extra detail painting etc., is probably redundant.  I have another old Loksound decoder which I could fit into a box for a load on the forks, so I am toying with the idea of having another sound equipped truck.

Another little jobbie for an afternoon diversion later on.  :lol:



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just love the nightscenes,so atmospheric,
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Thanks, Owen.

It's taken them all day to get it fixed.  :lol:



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Only photographs of models on this forum please if you don't mind Max.  :It's a no no


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