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    Tamiya Big Rigs

    Why no dedicated thread for RC Big Rigs???

    I realize that they are expensive, but worldwide there must be enough interest here on RCU.

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    I agree,I,d love to see more.

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    I think its because of popularty, and there has been no need for a forum.

    Most Big rig builders are expert model builders that know what they are doing, Why would they need a forum??

    Here is some my Dad built for other people
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    I don't see why there shouldn't be one. Why don't you start one? I have a Scania I could post in it.
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    That's a few of us with RC Tractor trailers. Maybe we can get a number of owners large enough to have the Mods give us our own section.

    So if you have a RC Big Rig of any brand, please respond!

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    ORIGINAL: swanpondwv

    That's a few of us with RC Tractor trailers. Maybe we can get a number of owners large enough to have the Mods give us our own section.

    So if you have a RC Big Rig of any brand, please respond!

    Bill
    I doubt it. I know of a couple of other guys with rigs, but there not too many people with them on here. That and management doesn't seem to like making changes to the forum sections. There was an organizational movement a while back that would have helped quite a bit to unclutter the forums with topics that nobody uses anymore. Nothing came of it.

    Should probably just make a "Official Tamiya Big Rig Thread"(I'm sure you've seen many "official" threads on here)
    God bless America

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    ORIGINAL: phmaximus

    Why would they need a forum??
    To ask questions, chat, share pictures, organise meets, sell stuff.. the stuff people do on every other forum..

    Here's my Volvo thread.. 1/14 trucks are very popular in the UK, but no so much in the US for some reason.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_74..._1/key_/tm.htm
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs


    ORIGINAL: lee172

    ORIGINAL: phmaximus

    Why would they need a forum??
    To ask questions, chat, share pictures, organise meets, sell stuff.. the stuff people do on every other forum..

    Here's my Volvo thread.. 1/14 trucks are very popular in the UK, but no so much in the US for some reason.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_74..._1/key_/tm.htm
    Probably because most RCers in the US are interested in one thing; driving fast.
    God bless America

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    Well if they needed one wouldent there be one?

    Can u rember back at school when they talked about supply and demand.

    If the demand was great there would allready be a thread. So because there is little to no demand that explaines why there is none.

    IMO big rig builders are older guys, that dont care for computers or internet forum. I havent seen many expert model builders in any forums.

    look,if u think there is demand for one, start on,the worst that can happen is no one looks at it


    ORIGINAL: lee172

    ORIGINAL: phmaximus

    Why would they need a forum??
    To ask questions, chat, share pictures, organise meets, sell stuff.. the stuff people do on every other forum..

    Here's my Volvo thread.. 1/14 trucks are very popular in the UK, but no so much in the US for some reason.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_74..._1/key_/tm.htm
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    My point was that there are lots of 1/14 truck forums.. most i have seen are based in the UK, where it seems much more popular.

    Most of the RCU members are from the US which explains the lack of 1/14 threads and a 1/14 specific forum, just join a UK truck forum..

    This is one i am a member of: http://www.rc-trucking.com/index.php
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs


    ORIGINAL: The Mad Modder


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    ORIGINAL: phmaximus

    Why would they need a forum??
    To ask questions, chat, share pictures, organise meets, sell stuff.. the stuff people do on every other forum..

    Here's my Volvo thread.. 1/14 trucks are very popular in the UK, but no so much in the US for some reason.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_74..._1/key_/tm.htm
    Probably because most RCers in the US are interested in one thing; driving fast.
    not only that they also are not advertised well(partially cause RC companies are stuck on the extreme speed part). I'll be honest I didn't know tamiya even made a big rig till I was at the LHS 2 weeks or so ago, and saw someones sitting there in the repair section. I looked at it and thought wow that looks cool, and saw a tamiya logo on it.
    With great speed comes greater repair bills.
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    Yeah, its kinda rare to see a big rig kit in an lhs. the lhs here has one stuck on a shelf with the plastic model kits of big rigs, and theres not many. This thread made me want to watch some of the big rig videos on youtube. there was one in a convention center set up like a friggen city with a working construction site! Looked pretty damn fun. lol
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    They are fun, check out the last pics in my Volvo thread.. scale road!!
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    MY RIG.....
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    He he he I got a Rc forklift the other day, would got hand in hand with a big rid lol
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs


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    He he he I got a Rc forklift the other day, would got hand in hand with a big rid lol
    lets see a pic of that forklift.....what is the brand of it?

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs


    ORIGINAL: phmaximus

    Well if they needed one wouldent there be one?

    Can u rember back at school when they talked about supply and demand.

    If the demand was great there would allready be a thread. So because there is little to no demand that explaines why there is none.

    IMO big rig builders are older guys, that dont care for computers or internet forum. I havent seen many expert model builders in any forums.

    look,if u think there is demand for one, start on,the worst that can happen is no one looks at it
    Well then you should visit these 2 sites.... www.scale4x4rc.org and www.scalebuildersguild.com

    There is a guy on scale4x4rc by the name of "headquake" that custom builds his bodies out of styrene and wood..
    Also scale4x4rc has a large "Big Rig" forum..
    The guys here at RCU don't like changing the forms.

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    So we do have some folks interested in big rigs. To see more of these;

    Hobby Town, Frederick, MD

    Tamiya Semi Truck Meet

    March, 25, 2012, Noon to 5:00pm

    Bring your rig or come to watch. All are welcome.

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    Heres mine
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    My Scania.

    God bless America

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    looks good, damm it i want one now
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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs


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    My Scania.

    beautiful!

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    I hope I can talk my wife into letting be get an RC semi, they are pretty kool. I have been watching videos on youtube.

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    I've got three Tamiya tractor/trailers. I have 2 King Haulers and 1 GlobeLiner.

    Have you checked out http://www.gardentrucking.com. It is a site dedicated to the R/C semi truck croud.

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    RE: Tamiya Big Rigs

    Awesome trucks!! That's what I'm talking about.

    I knew there had to be some truckers on this site.

    Please keep the pics coming.

    Bill

    Semi Truck Meet, March 25, 2012, Hobby Town, Frederick, MD.


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