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American Truck "Longnose" 1:23
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About this creation

This is a 1:23 scale model of a typical American "Longnose"-truck, inspired on the Peterbilt 389, topmodel of Peterbilts Traditional Line. It is not an exact copy, I just needed a specific truck which could serve as an example. The base of the truck is 13 studs wide, the truck itself 15, if you count the rear-view-mirrors.

* Studless design (whereas most trucks are brick-based)
* Remote controlled driving & steering
* Both rear-axles are driven through differentials
* PF-lights
* Can be used with joystick and speed-control remote
* Opening hood with dummy engine
* Opening cabin-doors
* 5th wheel ready for trailer with steering

Initially it was built for participation in an “Allround Car Competition” with the theme “All But Four”. This meant that all vehicules must not have 4 wheels. Eventually I decided that it wasn’t fast enough and that the ground-clearance was too high to drive over obstacles, so for the ACC, I built the Trike instead. I liked the model much, so I decided to finish it and make instructions for it. I will even make a special trailer for it, which will be my next project.


The model was designed for the 8878 rechargeable battery. After finishing the model I realized that the normal batterybox fitted inside as well. So I decided to make 2 sets of instructions: 1 for the 8878 and 1 for the standard batterybox. Although I’m a big fan of the 8878, it’s very expensive, and lots of people don’t have it for that reason.  Now those people can still build it with normal batteries. The instructions can be downloaded on my brand new website at


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  June 6, 2013
Autobots, transform and roll out!
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  June 7, 2011
Amazing paint colors. Overall its very well done and looks great!
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  February 25, 2011
a beautiful truck and the remote is the finishing touch. Al those technical features in such a small scale truck. Very well done.
 I made it 
  February 25, 2011
Quoting WILLIAM KANE Love your truck building it now where anre the wheels fom which set pls.
The wheels are from an old set: 8842 Go-cart.
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  February 25, 2011
Love your truck building it now where anre the wheels fom which set pls.
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  February 7, 2011
Excellent model! I like how you mixed Technic with System in building this amazing truck, also great work on the functional elements and the power functions, well done.
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  December 25, 2010
Fantastic model Jurgen, and the remote is a great extra!
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  November 16, 2010
great work thanks for sharing your instructions looks like you put a lot of work into them not everyone is willing to share their work your a good person thanks!!
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  November 1, 2010
Good job Jurgen!
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  October 31, 2010
Very nice - can't wait to see the trailer with it. I like the low profile look as well. Well done!
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  October 31, 2010
nice look forward to seeing the trailer!!
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  October 31, 2010
Simply wow! I like the stripes as well.
By Jurgen Krooshoop
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