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1:43-1:50 Scale R.C. Bulldozer ?
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 Posted: Fri Oct 5th, 2018 09:47 pm
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Howard McCluskey
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Hi Guys!  

I want to convert a 1/43—1/50 scale dozer to R.C. for my layout. 

Does anyone have any kind of instructions on this?

From number & type of servos to what receiver & motors do I need?   

Thanks Howie


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Have a look at Giles Flavell's Flickr site.

Go to Albums and select one with RC at the start that may match your project.

Giles Flavell Flickr Albums



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Howdy Howard, welcome to Freerails. Ahhh yes, an "O" scale r/c dozer. I built one years ago using a simple 1:76 or so r/c tank chassis. The model I used was inexpensive but did the job. The little tank didn't have proportional speed but she had forward & reverse and left & right. I would imagine that these days one might have a turret and gun which elevates and could be set up to operate the blade. I didn't worry about the lack of speed control, the little bugger ran pretty slowly as it came. That's what I suggest since you could get something going and maybe build another with more "sophistication" later.
Have fun...

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Have a look at this site

http://www.scalemodelanimation.com



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Sounds like a plan. I will be looking for one of those tanks. Years ago I gave my Grandson 2 for Xmass. But he was about 10/11 yrs old. Now he is almost 23. I am sure they are long gone. I will try Ebay. Thanks again.  Howie

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Howard, of course you could spend a good deal of cash on this project with some impressive equipment but I think that you might want to "get your feet wet" with something a bit cheaper. The little tanks I was referring to cost between $15 and $30 USD. Then if the project works out, you could blow some real money on the dozer. I can imagine one of the little tanks and a Tamiya (maybe I have it right) 1:48 dozer kit and have some fun bashing it together.

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Hi WC   I already have the Tamiya dozer that is what got me to thinking.  I have a Russian copy of a Ford AAA truck almost done just eating to find a Del-tang receiver for it.  I have run it with a receiver from a blade helicopter. But every thing works as a swash place on a copter.  But at least I know it works.      Checked Ebay this morning and found a few tanks.      Thanks.  Howie

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Good morning WC!  Well I ordered the tank this morning and hopefully be able to start figuring out my plan some time next week. I am a retired tool maker so I should be able to do some kind of convert.  Thanks for your help along with Rod’ help.     Howie

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Howard, you better watch out with the r/c stuff! I had the dozer, a little Cletrack dozer also, and wanted to r/c some old autos...then I remembered that I am a model railroader and might get involved in things that didn't run on rails! Besides, I have used r/c in my trains for about 20 years and have my "hands full" anyway.There was a time when model rr's "accepted" r/c road vechicles but when you start showing them r/c locomotives, they become an angry crowd with torches and pitchforks...I am glad that that mindset is changing, finally.

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Thanks Woodie. I have plenty of RC equipment. I also fly RC planes. As for the trains I have DCC equipped locos for over twenty years. On30 all converted from HO locos. Including2 Model Diecasting (2) Old time 2-8-0’s and (1) 0-6-0 with saga I motors. Too many to think about the loco’s going free rails, but for my animation  on the layout I want to use RC.  Howie. I appreciate all and any help. 

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