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Thanks for visiting the Sheepscot web site.

I have recently changed the way I’m distributing Sheepscot kits and accessories so please contact me for any of your HO scale model truck needs. Because a bigger part of my business is custom building trucks I don’t have the time to make up a supply of kits to keep on the shelves. Another reason is that the investment of inventory does not make sense for the small niche market I’m in.

This works to the advantage of those who order kits because they can get exactly what they want for options like tires, bodies, fuel tanks, fifth wheels, and lights. I can send a package with all you need to complete the trucks you want.

Ordering

You can order from Sheepscot by emailing, writing to us at 2 Country Charm Rd., Cumberland, ME 04021, or calling between the hours of 8:00AM to 9:30PM Eastern time 207-829-5134. We accept credit cards (Mastercard of Visa), Money Orders, and personal checks.
We usually ship using the US Mail, prices are between $5.00 to $7.00 for most orders, much less if it’s just for small parts. Shipping is free on orders totaling more than $100.00

I welcome your calls if there’s anything I can do to help you along with your HO scale vehicle or crane building.

~George Barrett

B-81 Mack Tractor with Crane

Here is a Mack B-81 I built for the marine contractor on my layout It has a crane mounted behind the cab for loading piling and other heavy timber onto its trailer or another truck. Behind this is a fifth wheel with enough clearance for full turn of a square nose flat trailer with a 24” set back king pin. All the way back is a full width reinforced bumper for two purposes: first to allow for the front of an oil field type flat trailer to be winched up and then onto the ramp guides to the fifth wheel and second, to assist in anchoring the truck when using the large drag winch to pull boats out of the water and onto the land.
There is a heavy pipe front bumper rather than the stock Mack one that comes with the B-81s. This is also for anchoring the truck when pulling with the winch or lashing the truck down to the barge it occasionally works off of.
The fuel tanks were scratch built from styrene tubes with steps added, the side ladder type steps are from various etched brass parts from old kits. There’s a styrene tool box on the right side and the platforms where the crane or winch operator stands have gray non slip pads painted on (decals).
The crane swings and elevates bit does not extend because the cable must be glued to the sheaves on the end. The six mud flaps are made of 0.010” thick black Evergreen Scale styrene.
The trailer that was designed and custom built for this truck is 48 feet long overall with an eleven foot long front deck and a 36 foot lower level which is 39” off the ground. Both decks are wood planking between the steel framework. Of course it’s only 8’-0” wide because it was built back in the days when that was the legal width. The side sills are extend all the way to the rear so loads can be blocked over the tires. There are eight pockets for removable stakes to keep piling and timber from falling over the sides and a headboard to keep the load from shifting forward but allowing the winch cable from the tractor to pass through so it can assist in loading if necessary.
For more detailed photos please go to the web site and search for s/n 102115 for the truck or 102125 for the trailer. You can also search for “B-81”

Extended Lowbed Trailer

Mack LM tractor with 12.00-24 tires on a 207” wheelbase. Kit number 95140. There is a custom built tandem winch set up and head ache assembly and platform behind the cab.
The lowbed trailer represents wht a contractor might do to adapt an older trailer with plenty of capacity to comply with new weight laws (bridge formula) that required a longer axle spread. In order that the trailer can be used with lighter loadings or transported without a load the front kick-up extension can be folded back and the rear axles can be folded forward or removed.
The removable gooseneck (kick-up)is a Rogers cable operated from one of the winches with the cable reeved over sheave and clear any blocking that might be on the gooseneck.
s/n 102057 trailer has a 28’ level useable deck length and an over all length of 72’. Tires are 11.00-20.

Moving a Boiler

Mack LM tractor with 12.00-24 tires on a 207” wheelbase. Kit number 95140. There is a custom built tandem winch set up and head ache assembly and platform behind the cab.
The lowbed trailer represents wht a contractor might do to adapt an older trailer with plenty of capacity to comply with new weight laws (bridge formula) that required a longer axle spread. In order that the trailer can be used with lighter loadings or transported without a load the front kick-up extension can be folded back and the rear axles can be folded forward or removed.
The removable gooseneck (kick-up)is a Rogers cable operated from one of the winches with the cable reeved over sheave and clear any blocking that might be on the gooseneck.
s/n 102057 trailer has a 28’ level useable deck length and an over all length of 72’. Tires are 11.00-20.

Moving a Locomotive

This rig is modeled after a move that Gerosa back in 1956 transporting a Long Island Railroad engine to to a museum. It was a short move that they could get away with back then but not today.
The custom built trailer is a Rogers, probably 90 ton, 16 11.00-20 tires. The tractor is the Autocar from kit # 95130 but it has 1400-20 tires on back with planetary drive normally used for the crane carriers. There are 12.00-24 tires on front. 200” wheelbase, s/n 101985.

Four Man Moving Van

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Mounting a Winch on a Lowbed Tractor
Fire Department Rescue Body 95086
Mack LJSWX Kit No. 95139 Instruction Photos 3
Mack LJSWX Kit No. 95139 Instruction Photos 2
Mack LJSWX Kit No. 95139 Instruction Photos
Mounting a Winch on a Lowbed Tractor
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