We have been building giant model trucks for more than 25 years.

For the models we use all kinds of parts such as windscreen wiper engines of cars, the swingarm of a Daf 44 variomatic, the gearbox of an old moped block. There are parts of machines from various factories in for example for the transfer, but also brake drums of bicycles etc.

The models are made on a 1:4 scale (quater scale), which means four times smaller than the real vehicle. An example the Renault Magnum model truck cabin is almost 1 meter high and the total length of the truck with trailer is 3 meters and 80 centimeters long. The model trucks weigh no less than 300 and 400 kilograms each. One model runs on gasoline and the other electric (batteries). These also have speakers for the engine sound. There are a number of models where you can look in the cabin where you see the driver who can turn his head.

With the other models with fuel, there is no room for a driver because the engine takes up too much space. With a number of trailers, the rear axle can also turn in a bend, which is coupled to the truck’s plate. The trailers of the trucks have been used for a number of years to take a ride on the terrain with children. This is a true happening for the children, something they often talk about years later.

For a number of years, the model builders have also built some fun models in addition to the model trucks. Of course also completely radio controlled and equipped with a fuel engine.
So don’t be surprised when you see Buurman and Buurman tear past in their bright red car made by Jesse. Feel free to wave at them because they really wave back. Not a mountain is too high for the monster truck, with its huge wheels this yellow monster goes over all obstacles. Henk has worked for years on a real tractor that Super Grover drives around with. Be careful because Super Grover looks at everything except where he has to go ..

The fleet of model builders is getting bigger and that means more and more maintenance. All models are actually all prototypes. Everything thought out and built. Over the years, the teething problems have been eliminated and most models are running around without any problems, but maintenance remains a necessity to keep everything rolling.

The technology of the transmitters and receivers has now been improved to such an extent that there are no longer any malfunctions. Where in the past the frequencies of the channels had to be watched, everything now works completely digitally and the frequency is determined by a computer.

Feel free to speak to one of the drivers, they tell enthusiastically about their special hobby! You can recognize them by the shirts with RC 1/4 Model Trucks logo and of course with a transmitter in hand.

We do not shy away from challenges ..

At exhibitions often drive our entire fleet. When something does not go completely well, we will remedy that professionally ..

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