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Look at what I found in new listings from SQUADRON shop...
I intend to send them some dinero for one or two of these kits!!!





A WW2 US tractor, a 1:35 scale Case VAI to be exact.
 
I have wanted a tractor or two for my layout for a long time,
yep, there are 1:32 die cast tractors available for $$$$$

But until now, I haven't found one cheap ($25 USD) and this thing can be "modified",
to become the basis for rail tractors and other neat critters.

Kit #THM35001 can be seen on Squadron's website.
I have ordered from them and they get stuff to me quickly.

Imagine using the upper part for the rail tractor, etc.
and having wheels and big tires left over for cool junque.

Or maybe the whole thing rusted out and sitting in a field with a "for sale" sign.
The mind boggles!

So, here is an inexpensive Christmas present that Santa can bring you...

                                   Woodie


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I bought one awhile back. 20.00 from China on eBay. 

I will post some pictures of the contents of the kit if you like.

I was thinking Fordson type critter. 

There is another with a front end loader attachment. 

Stephen


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Stephen, yes, please post a photo or two.
I never look at fleabay so I miss a lot.

This looks quite similar to a Fordson and since it's plastic and cheap,
I feel better about whacking it apart to make something I want.

The loader model would be very cool also... More junk to set around!

WCG


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Howdy Tractor & front-loader & INSANE critter fans !  :bg: :bg: :bg: :bg: :bg:



This cute lil' tractor kit has not escaped my beady evilBay eyes !  :shocked:



I have TOO MANY kits already though ...

... so I wanna see how you guys are gonna screw-up $20 Bucks, before I lay down any GREENE !  ;)



The  C :cool: :cool: LNESS potential is ... potentially OFF THE SCALE however ...

... so maybe some oil on the wallet hinges just might HAVE to be applied !!  :P



You freakin' guys are gonna BREAK ME ...

... I may just HAVE to order that damn kit !  :Crazy:



Oh well ... it's Christmas so they tell me .  .   . 



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Some  home-made  $4!7  ...










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" I bought one awhile back. 20.00 from China on eBay. 

I will post some pictures of the contents of the kit if you like.

I was thinking Fordson type critter. 

There is another with a front end loader attachment "



Hi Stephen  :wave:



Nice find on the new tractor kit !  :thumb:

I am looking forward to your new build.  :)


Stephens last railtractor is one I have always liked a lot.  :old dude:

I thought I'd paste a photo or two of it over from Stepens Thread, as some may not have seen it.  :us:





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Great scenery it finds its self chuggin' through as well.  :mex:



Those new 1:35 tractor kits are just TOO tempting ...

... but I'm gonna be good ( for now ) & see what  :Crazy:  INSANE critters can be born from these placky parts !  :cool:



The kit might even be quite good for a 1:48 / On30 critter BASH ...

... it's a fairly small tractor in 1:35 scale ...

... so used in 1:48 / On30 it would just appear to be a bit larger tractor.

I'm sure it would work nicely.  L:



I'm trying to recall if I've seen a funky railtractor from Peter ( 2foot6 ) on Freerails ?

If you're looking in Peter, I know for sure you have Posted some  C :cool: :cool: L  Down-Under 1:1 railtractor pics.



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" There is another with a front end loader attachment "

:cool:

Found a pic. of the box-art for the front end loader version Stephen ^^ mentioned.






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Si. wrote:
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Some  home-made  $4!7  ...







Mas muy coolio! 

Let's take it out fer a spin. 

The front loader is too much. 

But I don't understand how a front loader would work on the rails?!  ;)


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I would think if it was used on a logging line,
a log would be slung between the rear end of the rail tractor and a disconnect,
giving some traction to the loco.


This method was used on a number of tramlines.


.......Peter.


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W C Greene wrote: Imagine using the upper part for the rail tractor, etc.

Like this one?

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/brook2.jpg





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Yep, just like that one.

WCG

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I almost like it

It kinda looks much more like a Cadillac than a train

Works for me


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Sorry Si,

I missed your comment, do you mean something like this?

..........Peter.





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Hi Peter  :wave:



Yep !  :)

I do like a nice railtractor with my lunch !  ;)

:pop:

I have been collecting photos, including some of yours Peter.


I know you started a thread on these kinda railtractors ...

... I keep meaning to Post some photos I've found, possibly in your Thread.

They might go well there, I'm gonna have to have a look see.  :)



The 6-wheeler conversions are particularly appealing to my eyes !  :shocked: :P

Your photo ^^ is a useful 'cut-away diagram' LITERALLY ! the basic parts can be seen.



I will have to keep on looking for a suitable 'donor tractor'.

I had been having a look at 1:32 farm stuff, but haven't seen anything that looks OK yet.

Mmm ...  L:



I have PLENTY of projects to keep me busy anyway !!  :P :Crazy: :cool:



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Si, please post pics of rail tractors, the more the better, nice to see what's out there.

I have thoughts of using an N scale 6 wheeled coupled loco.
Dismantling it, fit new axles, rebuild using existing motor and gears, just widen the chassis, should look OK.

Sounds  good in theory, :Crazy: so when you find a suitable donor tractor buy two, one for you and one for me. :thumb: :) ...

Here is the same rail tractor (from the 1971 pic) at Erica, taken two years ago, in need of a makeover :sad:

.............Peter.





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" Si, please post pics of rail tractors, the more the better, nice to see what's out there "



Hi Peter  :wave:



I'll see what I can find !  L:



What else have you got lurking in your excellent photo collection Peter ?  ???



:java::cb:



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This one I am building a model of.





Malcolm Moore 6wPM at Powelltown Victoria.


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Malcolm Moore 4wPM TACL



My model of it





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Rod,

here it is at Erica sawmill  1970.

......BTW....Nice work Rod.

.......................Peter.


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 And another.

.........Peter


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Hi Peter,

I hadn't seen the 1st one before but I have the 2nd one.




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I took the photo shortly before I helped to remove rail from the mill siding for the Walhalla Thomson tramway.

There were a few nq's there and the mill was operating.

..........Peter.


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Hi all,

For Woody's inspiration, more rail-tractors on here at

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=6036&forum_id=46&highlight=ilrms+fordson

Somewhere I have detailed photos of the ILRMS Fordson.

I can dig 'em out if you need them.



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