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 Posted: Fri Mar 8th, 2019 04:14 pm
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Anybody built one of these?












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Stan, no I haven't built one but I imagine that (in my scale) a 1:35 CASE tractor kit and a small power unit might do the job.
Or forget the power and make it a "project" at the machine shop.
Is that kit able to be powered?
Very cool machine.

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Standard, or automatic? ;)






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With a Case, would be nice.  

Have you seen this new kit  :P :

http://www.thundermodel.com/US-Army-Tractor-Case-VAI.html

It is announced as well in 1/48




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The Fordson's distributor now concentrates on the standard modelling scales:

https://www.ebay.com/str/WISEMAN-MODEL-SERVICES-INC





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My in-progress 0n30 layout will have a short point-to-point section in the mountains,
that will be vaguely mining/logging.

I need to decide what gauge it should be.

Something more narrow than 0n30 would be justified and look appropriate,
but I'm not familiar enough with the various options yet.

I see some 0n18 stuff that looks interesting.

I like look of this Fordson conversion:

https://www.ebay.com/p/On30-or-On3-Wiseman-Model-Services-M-105-Fordson-Powered-Critter-Locomotive-Kit/722114503

and wondering if any of you have built one of these,
either as-is, or narrowed it for a smaller gauge?

Any insights/comments are more than welcome!

Stan




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Hi Stan  :wave:



I 'merged' your previous 'Critter Thread' & the new one together.  L:

Seemed like an OK idea.  :)



I like your idea of having a 2nd smaller line on the new layout.  :thumb:

Especially good for 'train watching' if it's a loop ...

... whilst you operate the 'mainline'. 



The Fordson critter looks like seriously  C :cool: :cool: L  funky junkque to me !  :pimp:



I'm a sucker for an ol' railtractor though ... :mex:

... as are a few other folk around here too. 



So show us some rusty railtractors & crispy critters ...  :P
... Stan needs some advice, for some right on rust, to run on his new line !  :old dude:



:moose:



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Thanks Si!






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Hi Stan  :wave:



No problem !  :thumb:

We do 'aim' to please ... It's just the eyesight that 'misses' sometimes !  :shocked:



I guess the first thing to do, is to get/decide on an ACE lil' ol' mechanism for the critter ...

... then build around a guaranteed WINNER in the runnin' dept.  L:



No idea what 'Wiseman' had in mind for a mech.  ?  ???



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I ordered up a Kato 11-103,
saw lots of good comments on how well it runs.

Wiseman says the Fordson fits a Tenshodo W-31,
but they're harder to find and people say they don't run as well.

We'll see.

I'll go to town and get information keemosabi.

Stay tuned.




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