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Tossedman 09-05-2019 11:45 PM

Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Not sure how I got to looking at teardrop trailers but my web wanderings led me to the Oregon Trailer site and I was quite taken with the off-road Terra Drop Alpha. I don’t want a real one but I thought it might make a cool model to tow about. Here it is:
https://www.oregontrailer.net/upload...02626_orig.jpg

Here’s the kitchen.
https://www.oregontrailer.net/upload...03239_orig.jpg

They’re basically made of plywood on a steel frame so I got to cutting out some trailer shapes out of 3mm plywood ‘cause that’s what I had.
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...569-67201.jpeg

Started gluing bits together and it began to look trailerish.
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...569-67202.jpeg


Glued some styrene sheet onto the top and added a bit of a kitchen.
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...569-67203.jpeg

Then I made a hatch for the galley but it was a mm too wide and 6mm too short. It didn’t fit.
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...569-67204.jpeg

So back to the drawing board. Made a new one, a bit narrower and a tad longer, and it fits like a hatch!
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...569-67205.jpeg

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...569-67206.jpeg

And a bit of Polybak cut to cover the side.
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...569-67207.jpeg

Stay tuned. More to come.

Atitagain 09-05-2019 11:54 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Nice job, following along.

Damatheus 09-06-2019 12:45 AM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Very nice!

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Tossedman 09-06-2019 07:45 AM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Thanks fellas!

smog 09-06-2019 10:19 AM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Very cool choice, excellent execution as per usual, Tossed Man. There are some pretty cool compact campers out there these days. That is definitely one of them. I am more of a back-country, canoe-camping kind of guy so that kind of thing doesnít suit my needs. Strangely I still want one:mrgreen:

JatoTheRipper 09-06-2019 10:50 AM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Wow totally awesome! Nice work.

Tossedman 09-06-2019 02:14 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Thanks Jato and Smog. Iíd buy one but they run about $30K fully kitted out and the bed isnít long enough for me. Thus, the model.

B-MOW71 09-06-2019 03:07 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Wow! When I first saw the pics, I was going to ask where you bought this kit.

Great job on designing and cutting the pieces out![emoji106]

Excited to follow along and see how it turns out!


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Tossedman 09-06-2019 03:20 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Thanks! Iím making my own kit. 8)

Tossedman 09-06-2019 10:58 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Got a bit more done today. Glued a styrene skin on the hatch cover. Just gotta let it dry now.

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4569-67208.jpg

And then I'm going to try to glue this onto the skin of the hatch.

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4569-67209.jpg

This is what I'm trying to recreate.

https://www.oregontrailer.net/upload...521-195938.jpg

https://www.oregontrailer.net/upload...516-100552.jpg

72square 09-07-2019 10:31 AM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
awesome build. Sub'd

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indybama 09-08-2019 07:52 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Sweet build tossed man! I thought the same as b-mow, looks like a kit u could buy lol. Definantly watchin this one

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Tossedman 09-08-2019 10:13 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Thanks 72square. Thanks Indybama. Most kits have the parts measured out properly though. I'm flying by the seat of my pants here and have had to re-cut multiple parts. Like the skin for the hatch which I glued on upside down. D'oh! I'll get it right eventually.

dr frankenstyle 09-09-2019 08:31 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
You're a helluva pants-pilot Tossed'! "thumbsup" That thang is lookin' really good. I think the Oregon folks would be impressed. Super NICE work!



8) jim

Tossedman 09-09-2019 08:40 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Thanks Jim! Pants pilot eh? I'll have to add that one to my rťsumť.

Cheers,

Todd

Tossedman 09-09-2019 09:02 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Here's round two of skinning the hatch. I'm trying Polybak this time instead of styrene. I need to glue it three times because of the curves on the hatch. Never used so many clamps for such a small thing.

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4569-67255.jpg

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4569-67256.jpg

Tossedman 09-11-2019 07:54 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Got a bit more done. Glued on the first layer of the hatch skin. Also got the front box framed out. Stay tuned. More to come.

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4569-67257.jpg

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4569-67258.jpg

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4569-67259.jpg

indybama 09-11-2019 09:29 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
That looks awesome tossed! Youre doin a fantastic job my friend. Cant wait to see how it turns out. I believe its goina be one of those 'fooled you' pieces of art work. Keep up the great work!

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Tossedman 09-11-2019 09:42 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Thanks Indy! I hope so. It's slowly coming along. Gotta figure out the doors next and am thinking about how to make the frame and axles.

Tossedman 09-14-2019 06:31 PM

Re: Scale Oregon TrailíR Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
 
Well, it's back to the drawing board for the main body. The hatch is perfect, as is the front box. Need to redesign the placement of the cross beams on the main body. Need to add some more and fine tune the placement of a few. Also, need to make the inner cabinets a bit shorter.

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4569-67268.jpg


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