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M1062 Bulk Fuel Trailer
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, September 19, 2022 8:30 AM

Based on the below thread, I started getting interested in finding a version of fuel trailer that looked close to the old Monogram 1/32 trailer that has been around for many years. I had an old trailer that had been relegated to a box for later use many years ago. I thought about reworking it and bringing it back to life.

Here is the old Monogram Fruehauf trailer. For its age, it is actually a pretty detailed piece. It would stand on its own, but was not a version used by the US Military in its out of the box state. The worst part of the kit are horrible plastic wheels/tires. I’ll be replacing those with military tread 5ton wheels/tires from DEF Model.

It has been reboxed many times over the years. This was the last boxing a few years ago.

 

After a bit of research, I found info on the fuel trailer used by the US Military that looks almost the same as the 1/32 Monogram one. It is an M1062 Bulk Fuel Trailer made by Fruehauf, just like the Monogram one.

 

 

Some more info:

The M1062 is a bulk fuel line hauler and can be loaded with an external 300 GPM pump. The semitrailer has no on-board filter/separator or pump for retail issues. It has a single compartment with a capacity of 7,500 gallons plus 3 percent expansion space and weighs 11,566 pounds empty and about 65,556 pounds full. Full weight will vary depending on product being hauled. The entire vehicle is 36 feet 3 inches long, 8 feet 6 inches wide, and 8 feet 9 inches high.

It has only one access cover on top and different piping, but those are fixable.

 

A couple walkarounds for references:

https://www.govplanet.com/for-sale/Tanker-Trailers-1990-Fruehauf-TAG-F2-ESF-7500-T%2FA-Tanker-Trailer-Texas/821936/NSN/2330-01-533-9904

https://www.govplanet.com/for-sale/Tanker-Trailers-Fruehauf-TAG-F2-ESF-7500-T%2FA-Tanker-Trailer-New-Jersey/2354150/NSN/2330-01-533-9904

 

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, September 19, 2022 8:36 AM

I started converting my old Monogram trailer into an M1062. So far, I have cut the tank down to a scale 36’ 3", cut off all the pipes and am reworking the top to have only one access cover, etc. I will be adding 5ton tires to it as well.

Here it is so far.

The M1062 Bulk Fuel Trailer was first used in the late '80s and is still used today. Based on that, it could/was pulled by any 5 ton tractor truck in use in that range. This would include M54s and M818s, M932s, M915s, and M1088s.

I plan to put it behind an M1088…eventually ( I have to build the M1088 as well).

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, September 19, 2022 8:38 AM

HeavyArty,

I recently saw that Revell is bringing back a 1/32 Mack semi tractor and a GMC General semi trailer.  With any luck they may bring back the trailers in 1/32 soon.  I know that our Hobby Lobby a few years ago carried that 1/32 Mack tanker truck kit but I haven't seen it for a few years now.

tjs

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 19, 2022 7:44 PM

That's cool Gino! Looking forward to seeing more! 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 6:57 AM

Thanks Tom and Gamera.  I should have an update tonight.  I was able to get some more done on it last night.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:51 PM

I’ve pretty much finished up the major construction on this one. I sanded down the joint where I shortened it.

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I added the landing legs back in a new position with a crank from a WWIII German bar jack.
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I reworked the top section so it only has the one access cover.

 

Rerouted one of the tubes to be the rear vapor pipe. You can also see the scratched up storage tubes for the hoses on both sides. I also added three marker lights on the top center of the tank. I still need to add wires for them. Rear black out lights from an M113 added as well.
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Here are the two drain lines with scratched valves and handles.
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I also scratched up the spare tire holder. You can also see the hubs for the 5 ton wheels that will go on it. They are casts of the AFV Club M54 hubs.
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A few more details to add such as warning placard triangles and a few wires here and there. It is getting closer to what I am after.

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Posted by lurch on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:01 PM

Thats looking great. 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:28 AM

Thanks lurch.  It has been a satisfying build so far.

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:23 PM

As we used to say in the '60s..."Neat-o torpedo!" Cool

Another great project, Gino, looking forward to seeing it all dressed up and ready to roll. Yes

Greg

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:46 PM

Oh yeah - Gino, I love it when you are working on a project like this one! So what colour is it going to be and do you have a tractor for it? How much did you have to cut out, to make it the correct length? Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 4:57 PM

That's going to be cool. 

Not needing delivery piping for four tank compartments helps a lot on the scratch building.

My drive to the occive goes past three tank farms, so I see a lot of road tankers, and, it's funny, Freuhauf are the least common (Heil and Cooper, typically).

I have this memory that somebody had a set of aftermarket DOT placards which would help replicate the "flip style" ones on both of the auction examples.

This build is also proof positve we are not forced to wait out on obscure, and hideously expensive, resin kits of things we ought have more of in "soft skin."

Perhaps if the new Replenishment Brigades got more attention, people might appreciate logistics more.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 8:05 PM

Thanks gents.  It has been fun so far.  It is a shame that loggie vehicles don't get more attention.  They can be fun to build.

Pawel
So what colour is it going to be and do you have a tractor for it? How much did you have to cut out, to make it the correct length?

Thanks Pawel. Some answers.  I'm not sure on the color yet; either NATO camo or sand.  I do not have it built yet, but it will be pulled by an M1088 FMTV Tractor. 

I had to cut out 65mm to shorten it.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, September 23, 2022 2:23 AM

Neat project, Gino!

There's definitely not enough love for the softskins.

I can't wait to see some paint on it.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 23, 2022 9:25 AM

She's coming along well Gino, nice work! Yes

 

We have a local micro-brewery that brings us the liquid waste from the hops they use to make the beer. They use a tanker trailer much like that one. A year or two ago they brought it in with the side all bashed it. I asked the truck driver if they'd been in an accident and he told me they'd parked the thing on some mashy ground and then filled it up normally. One morning they came in and the trailer was lying on it's side - seems one of the front supports had sunk into the wet ground and the top-heavy trailer had flipped over. Seems like it wasn't the most together group working there at the micro-brewery...

And yeah the stuff smells like you can imagine- like you'd poured beer all over a car interior, let it sit in the hot sun for about a week and then popped the car door. YEACHHH!!!!

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Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, September 23, 2022 10:16 AM

Thanks Gamera.  Yeah, that sounds like a smelly mess.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, September 26, 2022 3:07 PM

This project is on a slight hold. I have decided, after looking at lots of reference pics that the M1062 should have road tires, not the military uni-directional tread tires like a standard 5ton.

To this end, I have ordered the Panzer Art U.S. Royal Commercial Road Wheels M54 Series Truck.

Once they come in, we’ll see how they look on it.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 26, 2022 10:50 PM

Sounds cool, looking forward to the updates when you get the wheels. 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 9:41 AM

Thanks Gamera.  I'm hoping to get the new wheels by the end of the week, provided that this little hurricane heading our way doesn't mess things up too bad.Confused

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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, October 1, 2022 5:18 PM

I received the Panzer Art civilian tires today. They look great. There was a slight issue with them though. All 8 rear tires and the spare had lug nuts. Only the outer 4 should have them and the inner 4 should be smooth. With the lug nuts on the inner 4, the tires stick out too far. It was an easy fix though. I sliced the lug nuts off the inner 4 tires and the spare, then I drilled the holes for them in the spare. They are also very tight on the AFV Club brake drums, too tight. I swapped them out for a set of Hobby Fan 5ton hub/brake drums I had, which are a smaller diameter. They fit them perfectly.

The top 4 are the inners that I modified and the spare is on the left.
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The details on the lettering is exquisite. You can read every bit. The tread is very nice too.
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They look great on the trailer. Fit is perfect too; they are the same size as the kit tires.
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I finished up the trailer rear with the two wires that go up the sides to the lights and forward.
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I added the “FLAMMABLE” placard holders on all four sides as well.
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Next up is paint and the M1088 FMTV Tractor to pull it.

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, October 1, 2022 6:21 PM

What an awesome project!

Man, you don't mess around.....and it's looking great! YesYes

-Greg

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, October 2, 2022 1:55 AM

Like usual, you're not messing around. That looks real, minus the paint. 

Impressive, Gino. Very impressive.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, October 2, 2022 7:53 AM

Thanks gents.  I like how it is coming along.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 3, 2022 7:38 PM

Looks good- she's coming along great! 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:43 PM

HeavyArty
The details on the lettering is exquisite. You can read every bit. The tread is very nice too.

Wow.  Are thos cast, or printed?  Either way, that's incredible.

The DOT flipper placards are incredible, too.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 5:03 PM

Thanks gents.  It is turning out nicely.  It is on hold for a while though so I can finish up a couple items for the ModelPalooza show in Orlando this weekend.

 

CapnMac - the wheels look cast.  They had a casting block I removed from each.

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, November 10, 2022 4:20 PM

I have completed the M1062 Bulk Fuel Trailer.  

I painted it with a spray can of Krylon Ivory paint.  I gave it a few washes of brown and sand acrylic paints, then drybrushed with a sandy color.  I also added some spilled fuel on top using Tamiya Smoke paint.

The decals match the M1088A1 truck it is mated to; 13th Theater Support Command, 610 Quartermaster Bn, 418 Transportation Company.  It is not based on any specific trailer, but representative of actual ones used in Iraq.  The "Flammable..." decals are from a German decal set from TL Modellbau that includes the "Flammable No Smoking..." markings in white, as well as black.  I used the white ones on an M49A2 a few years ago.  The "Flammable 3" placards came from a set by Star Decals.

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I really like how the trailer came out. It shows that with a little elbow grease and TLC, you can turn a mediocre snap-tite kit into a real gem, in my opinion anyways.

Attached to the M1088A1 tractor truck.
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More on the truck build here:

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/191305.aspx?page=1

 

 

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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, November 11, 2022 9:15 PM

WOW! Great job of building this beauty 

Steve

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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, November 12, 2022 7:02 AM

Thanks Duster.  It was a fun build.

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 12, 2022 8:02 AM

Well done!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, November 12, 2022 8:22 AM

Very interesting project to watch, and it came out great, Gino! YesYesYes

-Greg

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