It's been released and is available on the Steam Workshop. Future developments will include more variants (lengths, 102″ width, other reefer units...)
It's been released and is available on Steam Workshop. Development continues. ;)
I am currently working on an updated version of the SuperVan for Trailer Ownership. Stay tuned!
The SuperVan 90 was a model produced by Trailmobile Canada at the Brampton, ON plant around the mid-80’s. A few carriers in Quebec and the Maritime provinces had some in their fleet, including Maritime-Ontario.
The specimen I’ve made is a 48ft x 102in, 1+2 arrangement that would have mostly been used for heavy things like paper rolls, automotive/machine components, and letter-mail.
This is another released, ongoing project. I am currently working on adapting the Phantom for Trailer Ownership, and on adapting the remaining SCS cargo models.
I've been adapting and expanding upon one of Corby's Alutrec flatbed models.
I've gotten the major parts of the hood and cab to a point where I'm happy with them. I will be remaking pretty much all of the windows, but I've done that enough times that I'm well-practiced. I also intend to rework - if not remake - the fenders. The interior is progressing now that I have enough reference pictures to move forward. I think the nicest part of making trucks of this age is how simple the interiors are!
Once I finish this, I'll be using the cab to make a 351/281. Then I'll convert the cab to a Unilite for the later 350/280/351/281/358/288 and possibly the early 359/289. I think the cab was also used in the 350/280 COE... The Unilite doors are also used in the 352 and 352H models. Basically, I'm intending to make the entire 1950-1970ish line of Peterbilt on-highway tractors.
The cabin is more or less finished. Most of my attention right now is focused on hardware and under-cab details.
Here's a nice, common-sense 50-ton hydraulic gooseneck. It has a beaver tail for over-the-trunnion loading, double-acting ramp springs, and swivelling lashing rings.
I plan on whipping up a few medium-sized equipment models (motor-graders, excavators, etc) as well.
Right now, it looks like the finished poly count should be less than 50,000 without a load and not counting wheels.
The Astro 95 represents a huge portion of GM's involvement in the heavy duty truck market, lasting the better part of twenty years with only minor changes. A considerable number are still in service!
The Bighorn was my third model ever (though it was concurrently modeled with the Scot) and it really shows. After having completed a few models since, I feel I'm ready to tackle this one again and maybe do this legendary truck some justice.