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 Posted: Tue Sep 27th, 2022 11:51 pm
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I am always drawn
to this Graham Brothers ad. for a dump truck.

I think I would need to cut the fender casting
at the back of the cab as well.

It would be a fun build.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 29th, 2022 12:02 am
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I've been curious as to how
the old dump trucks raised their beds to unload.

The worst way, I think,
would be to hand crank it like this poor fellow.

I wonder how many loads a day he had to crank.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 29th, 2022 12:19 am
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Some beds were operated using a gear train powered by
a power take off from the engine or transmission.

Hydraulic power was invented by Gar Wood,
who received a patent for his invention in 1915.

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David Laughery wrote:  
I've been curious as to how
the old dump trucks raised their beds to unload.

The worst way, I think,
would be to hand crank it like this poor fellow.
 





Thirty years ago I saw a BIG truck from the Fifties
with a crank operated side tipper.

I guess it's easier to get the load to slide off
when it tips sideways.




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 Posted: Fri Sep 30th, 2022 05:15 am
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Gerold

I still would not like cranking a load either way.

:sad:

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 Posted: Fri Sep 30th, 2022 03:35 pm
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Last night I pulled some Ertl 1923 Chevies from the shelf.

Years ago when I started adapting
promotional diecasts to use on a layout
I did one of these, although not one in the photo.

The green van has a total repaint,
and the red van just had the promotion removed.

The third has the Red Crown Gas livery,
which is appropriate for my layout's time period.

Some day I may fill the slots,
but that is a major project.

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Liberty Classics produced this model of the
1928-1931 Ford Tudor for the Henry Ford Museum.

It has the two color body and a nice, full, brown interior.

The wheels were a popular yellow option for these cars,
although black was the standard color.

As it comes with no promotions
except a mention of the Museum on the rear,
I considerate it a nice scale model, accurate
except for the side mounted spare wheel.

A 1931 Tudor would have cowl lights,
so this would be a '28-'30 car.

I've included a photo of a real car.

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 Posted: Sat Oct 1st, 2022 07:47 pm
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What a difference

between the delicate spokes on the prototype

and the clumsy ones of the model.

Maybe you can swap them for some nicer ones.




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Gerold

There just is not a big choice for wheels for our models.

Solid wheels are easier to make.

Delicate spoke wheels would not hold up on a toy, I imagine.

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Sunstar make a correct model of the Tudor

with nicer wheels and the spare on the back.

I wish it was 1:24 instead of 1:18

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