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Jamiescotland
Posted: Monday, November 01, 2021 3:13:36 PM

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I like these new Bburago tractors. I just have the MF, but am tempted by the Fendt as well. The implements look a bit too plasticky but the tractors have metal bonnets and are pretty detailed - better than the equivalent Sikus.

Here's my MF with a few mods

1:50 Burago Massey Ferguson 8740S tractor by ****llection, on Flickr"/>
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2021 4:56:46 AM
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Jamiescotland wrote:
I like these new Bburago tractors. I just have the MF, but am tempted by the Fendt as well. The implements look a bit too plasticky but the tractors have metal bonnets and are pretty detailed - better than the equivalent Sikus [...]


Jamiescotland,

Your quote below your Flickr picture: "For only £10, Burago has done a great job producing a detailed 1:50 tractor model. Plenty of detail like grab rails, mirrors and lights. I've painted the wheels silver and roughed up the tyre treads. I will add a green tint to the cab glass."

I agree with you: these Bburago tractors are pretty well modeled for the price. I bought each set in Italy for less than 15 Euros (trailer included, mainly plastic in most cases). For an unknown reason, trailers were equipped with a sort of gooseneck allowing them to be hooked high onto tractors. I have modified all of them (both tractors and trailers) to have a lower towing point, so I can now hook any Bburago unit with any Siku 1/50 farming models.

Bburago have also produced 4x4 New Holland and Valtra tractors, both in a 1/50 scale: apparently, these are getting difficult to find these days.

I hope this helps.
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GuyM
Posted: Friday, November 05, 2021 5:19:28 AM
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Short trip to Northern Europe with this Scandinavian 6x2 tipper:





Volvo N 1023-30 6x2/2 truck fitted with an unknown brand large volume tipping body (Conrad model)





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2021 10:57:23 AM
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Volvo F16-P470 6x4/2 log transport truck equipped with an Atlas-Weyhausen 130.1 hydraulic crane (Conrad models) + Glogger 1+2-axle log transport trailer (modified Conrad model) loaded with 18.50 and 21.12 tonnes of poplar tree logs (homemade loads)





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, November 13, 2021 5:58:08 AM
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GuyM wrote:
[...]I bought each set in Italy for less than 15 Euros (trailer included, mainly plastic in most cases). For an unknown reason, trailers were equipped with a sort of gooseneck allowing them to be hooked high onto tractors. I have modified all of them (both tractors and trailers) to have a lower towing point, so I can now hook any Bburago unit with any Siku 1/50 farming models [...]


Another example of Bburago farm tractor in a 1/50 scale(*):





New Holland T7-315 HD 4x4/2 farm tractor (modified Bburago model) and Joskin Silo Space 20/40 2-axle moving floor forage harvester trailer (Siku model)





Note (*): it seems that my previous statement "Bburago have also produced 4x4 New Holland and Valtra tractors, both in a 1/50 scale [...]" was wrong as New Holland and Valtra tractors were only produced in a 1/32 scale, except for that 1/50 version of the New Holland tractor.

Regards.
Guy.

GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:29:07 AM
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GuyM wrote:
[...]Construction in progress by Jean-Jacques, using a damaged Minitrucks kit, of a Mack with Beaufrere cab and body with a CAFL-Pinguely knuckleboom wrecking crane [...]


Painting and dry-fitting of the Minitrucks kit elements:









To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:41:25 AM
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2 wreckers equipped with a Berliet engine and a Beaufrere cab on a Mack NM2 chassis will be assigned to the Paris BSPP (Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris, which could be translated by Paris Fire Brigade).
With its 12 tonnes maximum capacity, the CAFL-Pinguely Tractem 850 crane offers an important range and lifting height, combined to a road-going compactness. 2 Rollers at rear enable the vehicle to be moved forward under load:









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Guy
wildpig1234
Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:40:58 PM
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any outrigger and spreader pads included with this wrecker since the crane portion can turn to the side?
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, November 18, 2021 5:31:42 AM
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Wildpig234,

4 conventional outriggers with manual screwing mechanism were fitted on the real Mack/Beaufrere wrecker (2 at front and 2 rear of the tandem -see picture below). If they have been replicated on the 1/50 Minitrucks kit, I suppose that they are not working (front outriggers don't go across the model, only both ends have been modeled):



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2021 6:57:57 AM
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The Paris Fire Brigade wrecker during towing operations of a broken-down Unic V270 tractor (Minitrucks kit):







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2021 7:01:26 AM
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The Unic tractor at work before it broke-down:







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:59:44 AM
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GuyM wrote:
[...] - Left: Raygo Rascal 400 articulated 4x2 drum and tires road roller (Joal model being modified),
- right: Volvo-CE EC 280 tracked hydraulic excavator (Microlink-Scoop model) [...]


As I have very little details about Microlink-Scoop models(*), any additional info is more than welcome:





- left: Volvo BM L 150C 4x4 articulated wheeled loader with front tool carrier plate and removable bucket (Microlink-Scoop model)
- right: Volvo BM 180Co 4x4 articulated compactor with front tool carrier plate and removable bucket (Microlink-Scoop model)

Note (*): it seems that Microlink Industries Ltd took ownership of the Corgi Toys Swansee factory late 80s, soon after this reputable British model company was bought-out by Mattei. In the same period, Scoop got Volvo rights to produce some of their models in a 1/50 scale - pretty well modeled, to my own opinion. Has this copyright gone later to Motorart? Joal? Cararama?

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:03:12 AM
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The Volvo BM wheeled loader:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:06:53 AM
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The Volvo BM compactor, derived from the same chassis:







Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, November 29, 2021 6:55:21 AM
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Back in West-Germany late 70s:



Bedford TM 3800 4x2/2 tractor (modified Conrad model, to be painted) and Blumhardt SAL 40-24/125 3-axle dropside semi-trailer (modification of Conrad model in progress) carrying 22.11 tonnes of 5 Sabria 24" sch. 80 penstock pipes for hydro-electric power stations (modified Tekno load)







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Guy
GuyM
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Unit recently produced by Bell - South-African manufacturer of plant equipment, a B60E articulated dumper (USK Scalemodels), which should end as a load for an American heavy haul 1/50 combination (work in progress):







To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2021 6:44:22 AM
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Guy
wildpig1234
Posted: Friday, December 03, 2021 11:57:05 AM
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which american heavy haul are you gonna use? lol...
GuyM
Posted: Friday, December 03, 2021 12:30:02 PM
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Wildpig1234,

I shall modify a WSI/Sword Peterbilt 379 8x4 tractor I have (the only mods being the replacement of the dual-tired 2nd axle by a lifting single-tire unit) and get it towing a 45.36 tonnes capacity Globe Trailers GTBN503-53-26-CG 3-axle lowboy (to be made from a modified Joal unit): as the Bell dumper B30E "only" weights empty 42.48 tonnes, that should be OK.

I hope it helps.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, December 03, 2021 12:35:01 PM
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Above message should include "the only mods being the replacement of the dual-tire 2nd axle by a lifting single-tire unit" instead of "the only mods being the replacement of the dual-tired 2nd axle by a lifting single-tire unit".
Sorry for the" tired" 2nd axle!

Guy
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