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:P Si.


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No electric starter, not even a crank.

So how do you start it?

Can't coast it down a hill!

See the holes in the flywheel?

You pour some raw gasoline into the cylinders, through the priming valves.

Then stick a bar into one of the holes in the flywheel and "pull 'er over"

98 pound weaklings need not apply.


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OSHA certified, of course. Jose.

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When I was Antarctica we found you can coast a D5 down a slope of hard ice sideways; with limited to no control :shocked: :doh:

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Well, THAT sounds like fun!

Pucker factor 9.9

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" No electric starter, not even a crank.

So how do you start it?

Can't coast it down a hill!

See the holes in the flywheel?

You pour some raw gasoline into the cylinders, through the priming valves.

Then stick a bar into one of the holes in the flywheel and "pull 'er over"

98 pound weaklings need not apply. "

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Hi Herb

Now that's the kinda know-how you don't pick up watchin' Sesame Street !
You earnt yer ceeegar for that one !
More amazing facts please Herb.

I've decided to take an interest in these beasts...
...but know virtualy nothing about crawler-tractors at all.

Cheers

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Question :- When did Caterpillars 'turn yellow'...

...seems like they were grey, before that butterfly-like change !

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CATERPILLAR ... :pimp: ... ... ... :pimp: ... Pimp My 60  !!


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:shocked: .. :Crazy:

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What--no sound?

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I should think it's more than most PC speakers could handle !! :shocked:



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I think some time towards the end of production...

...you could have a diesel version.

I believe this is still called a 60...

...just not a classic 'old school' one.

Oh well ... progress !

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Just wonderful pieces of machinery. I wish that I could build a model of each one of these, maybe in another lifetime.

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Hi Woodie :cb:

:mex: Manuel seems to have some pretty good traction action; at the new Mogollon sawmill.
Horse-power ?
Nar ...

:moose: Moose POWER ! :moose:



No heated drivers seat (_!_) for the winter seasons operations ... sorry.

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Anyone know where I could find drawings or plans for the engine?

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Hi Ray

ZLmodels.com make a 1:35 scale resin model of the engine.

Designed to go in the Trumpeter Ruskie tractor kit.

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LZ Models.

Nice kit. Unfortunately it's not my scale, and it's a bit too expensive to buy one just to use as a reference for a scratch-build.

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SIXTY % rust !

" Still runnin' good though Mister "

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Si-that stuff is way way too cool! I will check into those kits, they probably cost more than a locomotive...but who cares. My only question is whether the finished model is "bullet proof" to be outside sometimes. Will let you know.

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*** can't find a supplier for L Z MODELS...any help?***

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Hi Woodie :cb:

Hope the weather is rampin' up down south !
Can't wait to see summer-ops at the new sawmill !
( get some safety equipment installed for Miguel ... PLEASE )

:w:

The basic Trumpeter kit is very nice indeed.
If all their mouldings are as good as this one, they are one to watch.
I scored the kit pretty cheap on eBay, £20 ish I think; not bad.
The LZ resin conversion kit, for the SIXTY build, is about TWICE the price !

Having checked out a couple of builds on the MM sites...
...they all said the LZ resin kit is of the best quality.
Good fit, minimal clean-up, sharp detail & decent resin.
Seems like LZ have a rep. for not cuttin' corners.

They must be one of the only producers of 1:35 railway gear in the world.
Their web site has 1:35 standard gauge flats for the MM boys to put tanks & stuff on...:Salute:
...plus other railway related 1:35 stuff.

They seem to distribute the exellent range of 'Mirror Models' 1:35 placky kits as well.

I don't think I found a UK distributor on their site either.
They had a very few distributors only, perhaps not one in the US.
I think the general idea is to mail-order from them.

I don't expect the SIXTY conversion kits are exactly 'flyin outta the door'.
Nice of 'em to make one though.
I expect it's one of the dudes favourite tractors. :P

Santa short changed me on the LZ kit !!! ...:f:

In the meantime...
...all the MEK that I haven't inhalled... :Crazy:
...has gone towards glueing together these dudes...

FEDERAL SAWMILL SAFETY INSPECTION OFFICERS !!

If yer i's aint dotted 'n' yer t's ain't crossed...
...these muthers gonna shut you down BIG TIME !  :f::f:

Adious amiggo ! :mex:

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found the conversion kit for the sixty at Red Frog Hobbies.com price was about $47 + $9.95 ship their area code is in New York

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Yep, I would dearly love to build one of these...but I have a few other things that need money thrown at-electricity, gas, water, food,......well, you know.

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Holy Cow!!! I thought that first picture that Si posted of a cat 60 looked familiar. It is located just down the way from my house in Van Buren, AR.

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got some pictures of a sixty and a thirty at the sugar cane museum on maui they were gray with red lettering

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Got this rather spiffy book on the SIXTY recently.



In April 1925, Holt Manufacturing Company & C.L.Best Tractor Company merged...

...the rest is history !


The book is published by 'Iconografix, U.S.' ( May 1996 ).

21.6 x 27.9 cm  144 pages.


This a stunning photo book !

A short 'potted-history' of a few pages to start.

Then well over 100 B&W full-page pix. of sexy SIXTYs !

The original negatives are all top-quality & the printing very good.

If you can think of a SIXTY doing it; there's a picture of it here !...

...& pix. of things you probably wouldn't think a SIXTY was used for !!!

Logging, mining, farming, road-building, demolition, construction, big-trucking.

One of my favorites...

...pulling an old bank-vault out of a downtown bank.

No they weren't robbers !...

...musta been installing a new ATM or something ?!


Got a tidy 2nd-hand copy for 10 quid / 15 bucks !


Tractor fans, rush to the ATM & get a copy...

...you won't regret it !

Cheap as chips ! :pop:

Cheers.

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I got one of those a couple years ago. Great little book.

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Here's another Cat. SIXTY option for 1:35 ers...

...if you can find it.

Unfortunately, I can't.

Probably long since out of production.

If anyone sees one someplace; please P.M. me the details.

Cheers.

Si.

:bang: " You think I'd do it like this if I had a SIXTY ?! " :thumb:

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Here's a video of one being started! :old dude:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9No5vWlfx4A

and another... not too much force needed to do this it appears. Rather scary though...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oJUS3hXDvg

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Hi Ken.

Thanks for the vids.

WATCH YER FINGERS ! on starting !

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Hi Cor.

Thanks very much for the P.M with your Plus-Models link.

& better photo.

:moose:

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My Wife's dad worked for Letourneau in Vicksburg MS back in the day.  I never met him but have a few of his items from when he worked there.  My wife was always talking about a Tournapull, come to find out there's a 1/50 model of one:


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Now there (with a real one!) is the way to move dirt!

Dwayne--see what other people use instead of a shovel and wheelbarrow?


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when i was a mexican farm laborer i drove a 1960 version converted to a brush cutter that would chew up trees up to 8" dia and make tooth picks out of them i will try to find a picture

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Hi dirty crawler fans !

Have been browsing through some old 'Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette' magazines.

Just came across quite a nice couple of articles.

From Harry Brunk's 'Up Clear Creek on The Narrow Gauge' series.

Part 57: The Caterpillar Connection (July/August 1989)
&
Part 58: The Caterpillar Connection, Part 2 (September/October 1989)

Cheers.

Si.

SIXTYs ROCK !!

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Hi tractor fans !

Hope you haven't 'dozzed' off, since the last post !!!

:y:

As well as my favorite Cat. SIXTY, I have been looking around a bit, for other cool kits.

I'm going to have to put a little note at the start of the thread methinks...
...saying something like " & just about any other crawley thing as well ".

So...
...it's 'open season' around these here parts, on DOZER DIVERSITY !!!
A good thing too, if you ask me !

With any silly ideas of 'off topicness' out the window...
...please feel free peoples, to post ANY cool stuff, about ANY cool dozers.

There doesn't seem to be many/any ? dozer threads on Freerails...
...so hear goes with another dose of dozeing !

:2t:

I know that 1:35 kits aint most railroaders cuppa char...
...but, 1:48 could be a popular dozer for all you 1/4" dudes out there.

I ended up looking at this one...
...as in 1:35 scale, this could be quite a nice 'baby dozer'...
...new seat & new figure; pretty much job done !
(my kinda project !)



These were used in The Pacific during WWII.
U.S. Forces also used captured ones I believe.
Yer never know; one or two MIGHT have even ended up at a Pacific-coast logging operation in the U.S. ?

Probably not 'on the radar' of 1/4" railroaders.
Tamiya I think make this to go with their 1:48 planes & support vehicles etc.

This kit is very cheap, has very few parts (due to clever new moulding technology)...
...but looks to have pretty nice detail & seems 'a natural' for bashers & modders !

:!:

" GET  THAT  DAMN  RUNWAY  FLATTENED  SOLDIER ...
... THIS  AINT  A  SUMMER  SCHOOL  VACATION  !!!  "

" YESIR !!! " :Salute:

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Naw, haven't dozed off, just "up lifted". More info here on the model.

http://www.diecastmodels.co/manitowoc-4100w-tower/

That's a Weaver RS3 next to the crane. The crane is 1:50. Slightly larger than O scale. I was going to animate it with radio control. Another project that never got off the launch pad. Oh well.





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I was lucky enough to work around a real 4100 on my last job. She was an old lady, but wow could she do work!

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Hi Bernd.

Now THAT'S one hell of a big creepy-crawley ! :shocked:

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Here's another pic. of the Tamiya 1:48 scale dozer-kit.
Details on the previous page.
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:Salute:

Si.

I guess if this lil' dozer ever needs 'a lift'...
...Bernds 'creepy crawley crane' looks good for the job !




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Bernd wrote:
Naw, haven't dozed off, just "up lifted". More info here on the model.

http://www.diecastmodels.co/manitowoc-4100w-tower/

That's a Weaver RS3 next to the crane. The crane is 1:50. Slightly larger than O scale.

Bernd


Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't 1:50 slightly smaller than O (1:48) scale?

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" Last time you fixed your Komatsu in the living room dear...

...you got oil all over the carpet ! "



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Spotted this conversion kit, for the 1:48 dozer kit, on the previous page <<<

Kinda 'vintageizes' it (is that a proper word !?).

Hydraulics out & 'old school' cable-lift dozer-blade in.

Kit is from Backwoods Miniatures.



YEEEEEHAAAAARRRRR !

:moose:

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Here's the rear end ... (_!_)



:slow: " Bit slow ... But it KICKS ASS ! "

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That's gonna add some serious "vertical dimension".

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looks good front and back :moose::moose::moose::moose:

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This isn't a Sixty, but it is an interesting bit of rust. It lives near me.

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Cool.

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Hi Ken.

I'll 2nd Ray ... COOL !

Does anyone know what it is ?

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I think I may have more pics. I will be going by it next Monday and Wednesday. If it isn't buried in snow, I'll try to get a closer look. I can probably email the owner too. I'll see what I can do.

We have LOTS of snow up here now and more on the way. I'm not sure how much snow they have down there... (Elko, NV is where the machine is)

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OK they are not 60's, but two more 1/35 scale kits which may be of interest. Both are D-7s. JUst glad they were not
1/48th, or I would have yet another project to do <G>.
Miniart
D7 or D7N(winch)
#35174

Mirror
D7
#35850

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Hi Ken.

I was lucky enough to get something good for Christmas...
...not just socks & DIY tools !



Here my fearless 1:32 slotcar driver checks out the Caterpillar D7 !

He's not that happy with the fuel-consumption, at about 1 mile per gallon !
The 'turning left' driving style he's used to, is hard to get right with the Cat.
His Chevy Impala is not going back to the dealer just yet...
...he says the D7 will never catch on in NASCAR !

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Santa dropped the Mirror Models #35853 version down the chimney.

Sans cable-lift dozer-blade ... but with spify extra resin front-winch...
...cigar-lighter, Blaupunkt stereo & air-bag.

:moose:

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Nicely painted & weathered Si. Now how about a SLOT driven 'dozer ? Should cure your under/over steer problems !

Regards,   Michael      

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Si

As I said, just glad they are not 1/48th scale, they sure
look impressive though. No layout related goodies for me this past XMAS, just the complete Mrs Brown's Boys on DVD, need to find time to watch them now.

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I wish there were kits like that in 1/24th

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Thanks! Seems to be out of production, so I'll just have to keep an eye out for them on ebay.

An earlier Cat would be even better, but beggars can't be choosers. :)

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Ray, I believe it is ModelIk that makes paper models of that type of dozer. They are complex, but very detailed and look good if you take enough time.

Nope, it is Orlik.



Here's a build thread on one of them.

http://cutandfold.info/cutandfoldforum/index.php?PHPSESSID=5b7800c87fe324aab4bc4be74038efbe&topic=152.0

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Two more D-7 cats

Miniart
35184
Cable Blade

Miniart
35188
Armoured

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:slow: " It might be big ... but I think I can beat it ! "


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Now that is cool as #$%^&...My only concern is that the kit may cost more than my social security check could stand! I will see if SQUADRON has them. Thanks for the info.

Woodie

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Hi Woodie.

The MiniArt & Mirror Models kits, can be $$$.

I 'helped Santa' find an 'economy option'...
...& ended up with Mirror Models #35853
It was NEARLY 1/2 the cost of the MiniArt one WITH the blade.
Just looked out on eBay, till 'the price was right'...
...no sense in paying full price, NO WAY.

I personaly like the non-blade tractors better anyhow.

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BEWARE OF THE MINIART DOZER KITS !!

Their track-sections are in FOUR PARTS...
...Mirror Models & Trumpeter (ChTZ S-65) track-sections are in THREE PARTS.

The MiniArt kits have the 'bearing-pin' as a SEPERATE PART !
Mirror Models & Trumpeter have the bearing-pin as part of one of the 2 side-pieces that mount on the tread.

The bearing-pin is EXTREMELY SMALL !
I haven't tried assembling MiniArt tracks...
...but thought I should point this out.
It's probably a FREAKIN' NIGHTMARE !
(like most MiniArt kits !)

I'm part way through my D7.
It's very nice, ZERO flash, sensible runner locations etc.
Lot of parts though.

Cheers.

Si.

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The Orlik versions are less than 20 bucks it appears, IF you can find one. I have one put away for the day that the round tuits arrive.

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I couldn't resist the temptation any longer !

Mysterious :moose: Mountain just took delivery of the 1:48 Tamiya kit.



I am hoping that it can represent a 'baby tractor' like a Caterpillar TEN in my 1:35 scale project.

I probably won't fit the dozer-blade.

A coat of Cat. yellow ... & who's gonna know the difference !?

More later ..................

:cool:

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Please document the build.

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Hi Si. Nice kit and it makes up smaller than I expected even though I'm an On30 modeller. I got mine to throw a track and become a derelict.



Being derelict with the engine covers off, I installed the Life-Like Products No.1659 generator load as an engine. Hard to get now it seems and I'd buy up some more if I could find them.



Now she just lingers outside Updah Creek's loco workshop waiting to be scrapped or cannibalised!








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Great piece of scenery Doug--but with a busted track, how did it get to the engine house?

Must be proof that there is a large crane with 5 grippers that lurks in the shadows----

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Sorry Herb, nothing so dramatic. It threw the track right there a few years ago trying to pull a "dead" loco to the workshop! Just a fixed heavy lifting rig at the shop and that's not moving anywhere to help!


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Hi Doug.

FANTASTIC build !

I checked out a couple of builds on the military modelling sites before getting the kit...
...but yours is by way my favorite !

Nice work on the engine ... totaly looks the part.

Cheers.

Si.

:moose:

Check out Dougs other great photos on the previous page <<<


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Thanks Si. I'm looking forward to yours.

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I was quite taken by this lil' dozer which belongs to Charleys brother.

Not sure what it is.
It aint a Cat. I don't think.

Maybe based on a Fordson ?
( just guessing )

Anyone got any Idea ?

She's a cutey anyhow !



This & the 'Caterpillar TEN' made me think that the 1:48 dozer kit 'upscaled' to 1:35 might work.

:P

Si.

:moose:

Oh...
...there's a guy down the road from me, who's got a 'Caterpillar D7' for sale !

He wants a tad under £6K for it (one careful ol' lady owner, low mileage; yer know the kinda jazz !).

Shall I buy it ? :bg::bg::bg::bg::bg:


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Not sure what it is, but I found this while looking for 'yellow vintage tractors'. :moose:

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Wow. Just… wow.

That is really unique!

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Si-Yep, I believe that a 1:48 CAT can become a 1:35 ?? with just a bit o' work.



This was a 1:50 die cast dozer in the dim past. I know that it is "too modern" but who cares, it's my take on a small tractor. This was on my old layout and I just couldn't part with her.

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I'm still laughing Ray. I have a pile of old model airplane engines and now I know where one needs to go.

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W C Greene wrote:
Si-Yep, I believe that a 1:48 CAT can become a 1:35 ?? with just a bit o' work.



This was a 1:50 die cast dozer in the dim past. I know that it is "too modern" but who cares, it's my take on a small tractor. This was on my old layout and I just couldn't part with her.

Woodie


That is why this hobby is so fun for me Woodie. Tractors are like women... they come in all sizes and all are good. :glad: Any given type of tractor can fit several scales within reason. I like your crawler.

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" I found this while looking for 'yellow vintage tractors'. :moose: "

Hi Ken.

FUNKY ***** JUNQUE !

- - - - - - -

Hi Woodie.

Yeah ... I love 'the yellow peril' !

I seem to remember her helping out Manuel dragging logs around, at the Mogollon tie-cutting sawmill.

Actualy the 1:48 Tamiya kit has worked out real similar in size.
The radiator on yours looks the same size as the Tamiya.
Your track bogies, a tad longer.
& both with quite a high drivers position.

I have pretty much glued up the Tamiya kit, it's a very simple kit.
Damn clever designers at Tamiya !
The bogies & tracks are TWO PARTS ! one each side !!
In 'MiniArt'(TM) world, that = about 300 or so parts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will take a photo snap.

I might have to mod. her a bit.
So bogies are not glued on yet.
Neither is the drivers seat area & controls.

Just looking through my collection of WWII communist tank engineers, for a conscript driver...
...preferably a midget !

Adious comrades.

:moose:

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Playing in Google starting with Ken's funky yellow find, this blue and red wee beastie showed up. It too is quite interesting.
"The Ransomes MG tractor or Ransomes Motor Garden Cultivator was built by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies of Ipswich, England from 1936 till 1965."
http://tractors.wikia.com/wiki/Ransomes_MG_tractor

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&

You can get a rather spiffy 1:35 kit for it !! ( I think ).

Just add your favorite blue & red paint !

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This is a must have item for my layout, perfect for the 1937 era too.



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Ken,
You playing in the dirt again?

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Always. I dug up a stump yesterday with my little Kubota. We still have a couple of feet of snow on the ground, but February is normally 'digging season' here so I said 'why not'.

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What kind of tractor is that? It looks fun!

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Look up CLETRAC on de net. I would send a link but it seems that I would need to join some club to do it! Have fun.

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Hi Ken.

Thanks for the photos !
They made me feel much happier about my 1:48 to 1:35 'upscale'.

I was about to take a quick photo of it the other day, to post here...
...but couldn't push the shutter-button ! ...
...it just looked too stoooopidly nuts.

I'm having 2nd thoughts though.

It's probably cos I've been looking at the Caterpillar D7 so much...
... s l o w l y adding parts.

Pics soon though !

Later........

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Hi Si,
Maybe you could think D2 with an "air-conditioned cab" :bg:




or a Bristol


For Forrest - a "ransom" of Ransomes




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Hi John.

FUNKY JUNKQUE !

Caterpillar D2 with 'Easy Rider' style driving-seat ! ... C O O L !

That Bristol's worth a few mooses too !!

:moose:

Si.

Good ideas for adapting my Tamiya.

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Hi Si,
That was only some of them that clanked past
No Cat 60's but there was a....
TEN


and a THIRTY






Some Aussie Platapi (2 by Platypus) by Howard


and for bonus points the first (1897) non-steam agricultural tractor by R Hornsby & Sons




And to close out - the other end of the size spectrum - a "baby" Italian Job...


And a lawnmower that thinks it is a bulldozer


That ought to do for now,

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Hi John.

DEMON DOZERS DUDE !!!!! :moose:

There are a lotta cuteys out there !

I'm addicted to YELLOW though !
(with a dash of oxide, of course)

I gotta say, I've spent AGES searching for dozer kits.
I'm sure I've missed something though.

The Ransomes are actualy a 1:32 kit I now recall, not 1:35.
The are aimed at all the farm-machinery types, who are def. 3/8" scale.

GREAT PHOTOS !

Cheers.

:moose:

Si.

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Hi Si and all
I forgot a couple...How about some blue..
A big Vickers


Fordsons anyone?




Then sonme yellow - A Cat with a bucket


and a slightly grottier D2


That ought to do for now, only have tractors left....

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Is that Hornsby single cylinder?

I think I'm in love :):):)


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Hi Herb
Yes it's a single pot - but a REALLY big one and that's why the big flywheel is needed - it was one of the first "Hit & Miss" engine designs

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Sorry guys no build photos as yet ... but here's the sprues.

Really a super simple kit from Tamiya.

Simplicity in this case means no lack of detail.

Highly recomended for 1:48ers !





Honestly a FANTASTIC KIT ... just what you would expect from Tamiya !

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Here's another free paper model. This one is in 1/25. I downloaded it and it looks really good, LOTS of detail.

http://www.papercraftsquare.com/very-detailed-chtz-s-65-stalinez-tractor-free-paper-model-download.html

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Herb Kephart wrote:
No electric starter, not even a crank.

So how do you start it?

Can't coast it down a hill!

See the holes in the flywheel?

You pour some raw gasoline into the cylinders, through the priming valves.

Then stick a bar into one of the holes in the flywheel and "pull 'er over"

98 pound weaklings need not apply.


Herb


I bet a kick back really smarts!

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This thread is EVIL!!!

At one point during my spotted career, in between "real" jobs, I worked repairing tractors. We made money working on the Japanese tractors, but spread our love around restoring old farm tractors.

We did quite a few Fords (8 and 9N) and some John Deere relics. My favorite was a John Deere Model H. Two horizontal cylinders.

I have loved tractors ever since.

Now you make me want to model some. As if I haven't enough unfinished projects.

One thing. There is a restaurant down the road from where I work called "The Rusty Tractor". Yep. They have a parking lot full of rusty tractors. I need to break out the trusty Nikon and take a bunch of detail photos.

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I love that name... Rusty Tractor, I may need to steal that.

I had a B John Deere, quite a beast, maybe the B stood for Beast.

I also had an H. Sweet little machine. It didn't matter how cold it got, just walk up and give the flywheel the right spin... and POP POP POP, she would start. One of my inlaws has it now, makes me happy. It was sitting in a barn in Missouri for a few decades and nobody stole it! They finally rescued it.

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:bg: Here's a Ford I forgot -






and it's just passed by....:bg:

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Did someone say "Rusty Dear?"



Oh I'm sorry - that should have been a rusty Deere...

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I guess that's a Model T, John? Thanks for that. I think you just showed me the tractor for my layout. I can't find a suitable one in my scale, so I can now build one from the parts I have. :glad:

Do you mind if I use those photos to illustrate my build if/when it happens?

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NevadaBlue wrote:
I guess that's a Model T, John? Thanks for that. I think you just showed me the tractor for my layout. I can't find a suitable one in my scale, so I can now build one from the parts I have. :glad:

Do you mind if I use those photos to illustrate my build if/when it happens?


No Ken,
go your hardest - I don't think this was a Ford factory build, but the standard of finish on this unit was magnificent -
Photo was from the Aussie national tractor get together in Tasmania held in 2015. These photos only just scratch the surface of what was on display.

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Thanks John. I have a Model T kit and a set of 'iron' wheels from a tractor that should work. Perfect 'make do' tractor for the little farm I'm going to have.

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OOh yes, I have the parts for that Ford...except for those cool wheels! But where's there a will.....

Man, that is one cool tractor, I gotta build me one also.
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Woodie, I posted this over at NGRM, but I think it should be here too. I enhanced a couple of John's pictures and found this.

Looks like a gear on each end of the differential, drives a large gear that drives a small gear that drives the wheel gear. This will be a fun build for sure. I suppose it will need to be motorized.



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And so, I was trying to figure out what that little sector gear is, peeking above the shaft on the right side of the last pic I posted. What do I find? The tractor in John's pictures was made from a Model T and a THRIFTY FARMER tractor conversion kit sold by Sears Roebuck! What didn't sears sell?



Neat! It appears that the Aussies got a better version than we did in the US. The only US pictures I could find show only one gear reduction, which is what the Sears flyer shows too.

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And one more tidbit that seems to fit this thread. Here's a cool scenery addition that I found while looking for other things...

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Anyone game to try this one? There's probably a month's work in each wheel

Look at the size of that exhaust pipe..:bg:

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OMG :Crazy:

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Can you say CHUG?

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NevadaBlue wrote:
I love that name... Rusty Tractor, I may need to steal that.

I had a B John Deere, quite a beast, maybe the B stood for Beast.

I also had an H. Sweet little machine. It didn't matter how cold it got, just walk up and give the flywheel the right spin... and POP POP POP, she would start. One of my inlaws has it now, makes me happy. It was sitting in a barn in Missouri for a few decades and nobody stole it! They finally rescued it.


When the Model H come to us it was froze up. We pulled the plugs and poured some oil in the cylinders. Every few days we would tug on the flywheel. It gave a bit more each day until the engine turned over. We drained the oil, put the plugs back in, gave it some fresh has and spun the flywheel. Pop, pop, pop, away she went.

We still tore the engine down as part of the restoration, but it wasn't really necessary.

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With that double set of gears it probably pulled whole FIELDS... at an arthritic snails pace. Jose.

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But probably still did it quicker than a horse and a single furrow plough

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... and more comfortably also...
Jose.

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WOW !

Funky Junk !

I love the kinda 'sighting-device' for the steering.

( I guess it aint a weather-vane, tractor prob. not blown by wind much !!!!! )

The steering wheel looks like a 16" brakewheel.

:moose:

Si.

Nice pic. John.

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Hi Si and all,
Here's the other photo I got of that Samson beast


and this Emerson Model L is probably another contemporary of the early Cat's


Funky enough?

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John, pleas stop this! :old dude:

You are advertising more neat stuff than my old brain can handle.

Not fair to enjoy such get-togethers. :mex:

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Yep, this has been so bad that I HAD to join an antique farm machine online website. Shame, shame, shame.....

Outlaw troublemaker

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Actually I've been pretty good so far - I haven't turned any photos loose on here of the steam-powered mobile stuff :bg:

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WWWOOOWWW !!!!

Even FUNKYER JUNK !

Yes John STOP, STOP...
...please, I just can't take anymore zero-kelvin cool tractors !

:moose:

That Emerson looks like a RACING CAR !
Nice aero-package...
...Ferrari WATCH OUT !

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Funky? :glad:

I got more pictures of the old tractor I posted earlier, it is a Bucyrus Erie machine.













And the name plate for the BULLGRADER.

:bg:

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Hi Ken.

Great photos !

That's gotta be an ABSOLUTE-ZERO on the Kelvin 'cool o meter' !!

Even James Brown aint as FUNKY as that junk !

:moose:

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I WILL have a BULLGRADER on my layout. Oh, that one isn't junk either. Surprised me... Seems the owner of it (owns the Kubota dealership here) rebuilt everything that has to do with it running. Seals, pumps, etc. It does run and he is planning on taking it to his ranch property.

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I just can't take this much more. That old Model T tractor still calls to me late at night..."Build me, build me"...but them dadgum wire spoked wheels would take too much time to make and I want to plaay with trains while I am still above ground!

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Hi Woodie,
:!: So.... swap the spoked wheels out for some pressed steel spoke or disc wheels - 4 pressed-steel spokes should do for the front and maybe 6 or 8 spokes for the larger rears. With the gearing in the rear that Ken found it would have the grunt to move comparable weight or heavier wheels :bg:

If you go with discs, you don't even have to fudge the rear gearing. Its hidden behind the wheels. :2t:

Perhaps something like [urlhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPERB-U-H-HACHETTE-DIECAST-1-43-1919-CITROEN-TRACTOR-IN-CREAM-MAROON-TR72-/201328651844?hash=item2ee01f6e44:g:j8wAAOSwcwhVKUpy[/url]

Go on - you know you want to... ;)

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Thanks for the link. I just have to ask myself "do I have room for all I want to build on my layout?" A man has to know his limitations.

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A man has to know his limitations.
Real men don't have limitations.... or follow instructions. They just pay the price and do it all over again... and again... ad nausea-um (wife giggling as I type).
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Jose, that ain't my quote...it was uttered by Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry Calahan) just before he shot some criminal. So, a real man is just a dead one!

"OK punk, make my day!" H. Calahan

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Limitations?? But...but... I thought Woodie could leap tall buildings in a single bound??? :bg:
But wait - those are 1:35 scale buildings ;)

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Dirty Harry :-

" There's nothing wrong with a bit of shooting...

...just so long as the right people get shot ! "

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And now something completely different to model <G>


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Drive setup for something completely different

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Not much in the high speed turns, I guess--


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Now, if somebody built a model of this, some kicker or punter would comment "no way, never work"...Outrageous!

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Another small prototype, originaly posted by Charley.

:moose:

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A Cletrack cutie! Looks like they tried it out on the semi trailers in the background.
I wish Charlie would visit once in a while.

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The subject of this image, found somewhere on the net, seems to be rust...



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'Catapillar SIXTY' may well continue as a Pt.II in the Freerails Logging & Mining Forum.

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Hi Ken.

Great photo <<< ! :bg:

Well spotted in the background of Charleys pic.
I does look like someone wanted to turn those trailers into FLATBEDS !! :shocked:

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Another from the collected archives of Charley.



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Hi All
Spotted while on a long-range train visit -
Location is Peterborough South Australia in the roundhouse on a 3'6" gauge flat car at the SteamTown museum. http://www.steamtown.com.au/




and because it was up in the air - radiator (looks like an early one)


Sump and front suspension


rear drag hook


Tiedowns


The seat

and some "recent repairs"


and the rest of the cargo on the flat car

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Does anybody know what is the purpose of the coiled spring under the front axle (3rd and 4rth pics). Just curious.
Thanks, Jose.

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I can't figure out that spring. There are a lot of 'field expedient' repairs on the rig, but that spring mounts on what appears to be factory parts. Odd...

Note the broken track adjuster on the left side (right side in the pic). Also, the seat brace repair. That seat frame is a work of art. Neat how they used to do things like that.

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Oooowwww !!!!

AND in my favorite colour too !

I guess the radiator-top is an add-on modern spare-part, of the same pattern.

That seat mounting is kinda what I need on my Tamiya 'upscale'...
...realy must get on that sucka !!! ...

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Why'd they weld the beercan holder at the back of the seat on horizontaly !! ??

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Hopefully this works out this time.
Take a look at the following for a different sort of
tractor

http://www.theoldrobots.com/Walking-Robot4.html


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No one said that it was going to be a smooth ride----


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I remember  that a contraption like this was featured in a pre-WWI news film being tested for military purposes.
And a much better ride, providing the same qualities on soft ground, was experienced with the Dreadnaught wheel

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Goodness...if that wouldn't cause a hernia, maybe it would cure one! Who designed that, George Lucas...??

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Here's a 1918 Mack in 1/32. Quite a few of them on ebay, diecast, not bad models. I have one here.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/TEXACO-1918-MACK-AC-BULLDOG-FLATBED-TRUCK-1-32-SCALE-DIE-CAST-BANK-/282146311748?hash=item41b13b0e44:g:hrIAAOSwUuFWx724

the list of Mack 1/32 models on ebay, modern and old both...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p4712.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xmack+truck+1%2F32.TRS0&_nkw=mack+truck+1%2F32&_sacat=0

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Hi Si,
Yes the GAZ was originally a Ford built under license in the USSR - I don't know if Ford ever got paid royalties on the use of their designs, but somehow I doubt that they got much back out of the deal, especially after Stalin took over. L:

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Hi Si,
Yes the GAZ was originally a Ford built under license in the USSR - I don't know if Ford ever got paid royalties on the use of their designs, but somehow I doubt that they got much back out of the deal, especially after Stalin took over. L:

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