Yes most helpfull !
I have a Con-Cor chassis from an ALCO as well; nice.
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I have been totaly diverted this weekend...
...looking at military trucks !
I made an Airfix 8th Army Quad & 40mm Bofors AA trailer, in 1:72 as a kid.
Have also been to the Beltring Hop Farm in Kent, military show, with a friend a couple of times recently.
I kinda like the trucks, same as you.
He wants to get A TANK !!!!...
...his Misses isn't sure it's a good idea though.
(I'm NOT talking about a model-kit here Peter !)
However the Quads I clearly recall as a kid...
...were all fairground or circus tractors.
Repainted in typical '70s style fair/circus styleeee...nice !
I remember a big-blue & a big-red one from south-coast holidays !
I say BIG cos at 8 or 9, those things do look BIG.
Having seen lots of WWW photos of them now; they are in fact quite compact realy.
...I think I will get one of the Tamiya's...
...& see what happens with it !
I quite like the idea of a logging/mining company fire-engine with water trailer maybe.
Or perhaps a woodsy-style, with DIY logging-arch ?
...thanks for the inspiration Peter.
I am collecting bits & pieces of 1:32/35 stuff at the moment, for a possible layout.
I'm sure in time the Quad will find it's place.