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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2023 5:18:45 AM
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The Fordson tractor and its trailer should both receive a new coat of paint in a foreseeable future:







To be continued.
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2023 5:32:05 AM
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Strangely enough, tractor cab doors glazing was not foreseen by Matchbox. The trailer, which simply looks like a larger Whitlock unit, has lost in the development its manufacturer's name (a Matchbox "invention"?):







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GuyM
Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2023 6:00:51 AM
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The "farming period", (temporary) end:





- left: Normag NG16 Faktor 1 4x2/2 farm tractor with lateral collapsible mower (Wiking model) and Sankey/Ferguson L-JE-40 1-axle tipping trailer (Corgi Toys model, to be repainted),
- right: Hanomag Robust 900 (S) 4x2/2 farm tractor (Siku model) and Whitlock SX3 1-axle tipping trailer (modified Matchbox model, to be repainted).

To be continued.
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GuyM
Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2023 6:08:20 AM
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Even if they are better known for their 1/87 scale products, Wiking, the German modeler, also produced a few units in a 1/50 scale:







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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2023 6:15:18 AM
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While they were, more or less, standardized on a 1/60 scale (before their 1/55 "period"), Siku, the German toys producer, issued a few rare models in a 1/50 scale:







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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2023 5:06:39 AM
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Other vehicle recently produced by Siku in a 1/50 scale:







Volkswagen 2T1 - 1.2 MT 4x2/2 minibus van (Siku model),



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GuyM
Posted: Friday, December 01, 2023 5:30:22 AM
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Back to (light) heavy haulage with 2 Conrad products displayed on BAUMA 2022 Goldhofer exhibition stand:







Volvo FH05-T500 6x2/2 tractor (WSI model to be completed: flashing lights, "Heavy haulage" sign) and Goldhofer Stepstar L3 3-axle extendable low bed with wheel pits semi-trailer (modified Conrad model to be completed: "Heavy haulage" sign) carrying a 24.43 tonnes Case 1021F 4x4 wheeled loader (Motorart model),



To be continued (in a few days).
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2023 5:22:09 AM
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Other Conrad model displayed at the Goldhofer exhibition stand:



DAF 95XF-510 FTM 8x4/4 tractor (IMC model to be modified: "heavy haulage" sign) and Goldhofer Arcus PK6 extendable 6-line low bed semi-trailer (modified Conrad model, to be completed: "heavy haulage" sign), loaded with a 51.53 tonnes Komatsu D 275 AX-5 bulldozer with front blade and rear ripper (First Gear model),







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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2023 5:55:36 AM
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Volvo last generation tractor built by Jean-Jacques from a Tekno kit:









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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 5:48:22 AM
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The Volvo FH5 tractor (Tekno kit) hooked to various semi-trailers (Conrad Spitzer silo and Tekno Goldhofer low loader):









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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2023 5:18:31 AM
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2 military vehicles produced by Ford for the US Army during WW2 (8523 M8 et 3791 M20 assigned to the army by end of the 2nd quarter 1945):





- left: Ford M20 armored vehicle 6x6/2 with 12.7mm machine gun (modified Solido model),
- right: Ford M8 reconnaissance vehicle 6x6/2, fitted with a 37mm cannon and a 7.62mm machine gun (modified Solido/Hachette model).

To be continued.
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2023 5:23:57 AM
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The M20 vehicle. USA will assign 205 units to the French Army after WW2:







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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2023 5:33:59 AM
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The M8 vehicle, of which 1209 were handed-over to 4 foreign armies (France, England, Brazil and Canada) after WW2:







Note: assignment volumes (US Army and Others) are issued from "les automitrailleuses Ford M8 et M20 de l'US Army" - D. Andres - H&C Editions.

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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2023 5:37:49 AM
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GuyM wrote:
Back to Europe with a road haulage by a Mammoet contractor:

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Other Mammoet transport:





Volvo FH12-T420 4x2/2 tractor (modified Joal model) and Crane-Fruehauf 45ft Flat 3-axle flatbed semi-trailer (modified Corgi model) carrying 25 tonnes of crawler crane counterweight slabs and a lattice element length for Liebherr LR 1750 SDBW crawler crane (Conrad elements),





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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2023 6:45:09 AM
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Oshkosh P-2530 4x4/4 tipper equipped with an Oshkosh Strait HDP 550 airport snow plow: TWH model,







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Volvo/Saxon-Sanbec FL 6.14/DPL 4x2/2 pumper, double cab, water tank and pump (modified Corgi Toys model),



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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2024 6:32:01 AM
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The GBC 8KT: an industrial success!
Berliet will produce approx. 17 200 of these trucks, among which 16 500 - fitted with various bodies - will be sold to the French Army in the 60s/70s(*):





Berliet GBC 8 KT 6x6/2 truck fitted with a dropside body with tarpaulin (Solido model to be modified),





Note (*): link to the "Military Today" article about the vehicle: https://www.militarytoday.com/trucks/berliet_gbc_8.htm

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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2024 4:45:23 AM
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Late 90s, the French Army, then having a limited budget, ask Renault to renovate their remaining Berliet GBC 8KT trucks by replacing, among other things, the original multi-fuel engine and the Charbonneaux-designed cab by a more powerful engine and a cab of the manufacturer(*):



Renault VI GBC 180 6x6/2 truck, dropside body with tarpaulin (Solido model to be modified),







Note (*): link to the "Military Today" page about the truck: https://www.militarytoday.com/trucks/renault_gbc_180.htm

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Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 5:30:59 AM
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Short trip to the USA with a local reefer:







Kenworth T 680 6X4/2 tractor (WSI model) and Great Dane Classic LT-50 2-axle reefer (modified Tonkin Replicas(*) model, to be completed),



Note (*): the 53ft (16.15 metres) Wabash reefer 1/53 Tonkin Replicas model, has been changed into a 50ft (15.24 metres) Great Dane reefer (below) in a 1/50 scale:



It just requires to fit the Tonkin Replicas model with slightly larger wheels, reposition forward the tank and glue Evergreen plastic sheets on both sides and roof (still pending), to get back to the Great Dane reefer width (102' or 2.59 metres) and height (162' or 4.11 metres).

Pictures from the American second-hand road equipment "Truckpaper".

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2024 2:41:40 AM
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GuyM wrote:
The GBC 8KT: an industrial success!
Berliet will produce approx. 17 200 of these trucks, among which 16 500 - fitted with various bodies - will be sold to the French Army in the 60s/70s [...]


2 other different versions of the military GBC 8KT:





- left: Berliet GBC 8KT Lot 7 6x6/2 truck, fitted with a 2 tonnes capacity manual chain hoist on a traveling rail (Solido model to be modified),
- right: Berliet GBC 8 KT 6x6/2 truck carrying a 2 tonnes Toutenkamion 14' ISO IEM maintenance shelter (Solido model to be modified).

To be continued.
Guy

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