Anyway, the multitude of trucks that I am needing for my industrial layout includes flatbeds for lumber, grain boxes, grain trailers, cement trucks, rock/sand trucks, etc., etc., etc. Although the C60/65 chevy is a couple decades old, I figured it would make a good grain truck, as this was a common model for that use. While most grain is hauled via tractor trailer today, there are still a lot of straight trucks used for field to local storage trips, and short hauls. Our family farm actually has two, an International cabover, and an R model Mack.
My plan is to stretch the frame on a couple of these trucks, add a tandem axle and drop a grain box on it. Where is the grain box coming from? Well that is what is consuming much of my modeling time lately. I am moving into the world of 3D printing, and I am finding a lot of potential for me personally, and N scale in general. More to come on that in the future.
Here is an example of the C in C packaging, and the C65 single axle tractor which I have cleaned up and is ready for paint and assembly. This one I'll keep as a tractor, as I have specific plans for it. The grain elevator will be a prominent structure on my new layout, so grain trucks are high on my list.