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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 7:20:45 AM
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The North-American combination and its mythical caravan:









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Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 11:04:13 AM

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Why is that a "mythical" caravan, looks like a standard Airstream to me.
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 1:13:49 PM
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RMS Models,

Airstream caravans have always been very rare in Europe and you very seldom see one here. They differ a lot from our European standards for that type of equipment and have become emblematic, on that side of the pond, of the "US way of life" (like Cadillac cars or Kenworth trucks, if you see what I mean).

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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 1:15:57 AM
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Guy I know what you mean about trying to get 1/50 scale cars to go with the trucks and equipment. To make a realistic diorama you really need them. That Airstream looks great.
Steve
RobS
Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 12:43:24 PM
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Love that caravan combo. Is the tow vehicle an Australian model? It resembles an American Ford Ranchero but I don't recognize the year?

Rob
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 2:12:31 PM
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RobS wrote:
Is the tow vehicle an Australian model? It resembles an American Ford Ranchero but I don't recognize the year?

Rob


It's a 1959/60 Chevrolet El Camino.
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:54:00 AM
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Gents,

Many thanks for your interest in this topic.

A few models brought by participants at one of "Azur Modelisme Collectors Meeting", at Jean-Jacques' house:









To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:56:41 AM
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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:59:51 AM
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Some other trucks in Gege's collection:









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Guy
modelmaniac
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:59:46 AM

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Good looking trucks,as usual!That MAZ looks like it has done a lot of miles,depending on which country its come from!Is the yellow truck(with the bulk powder trailer),a Renault,or a Ford transcontinental?
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:10:30 PM
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Guy any information on that yellow bulk hauling trailer. I have not seen one like that before.
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Steve
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:01:21 PM
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GuyM wrote:

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That's a Ford Transcontinental 4x2/2 tractor (an ASAM kit, as far as I remember) towing a 2-axle Minitrucks bulk tanker trailer (if my memories are right). Both were built (and improved) by Jean-Francois.

I hope it helps.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 6:16:01 AM
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In the seventies in UK, a British Road Services combination is carrying one of their 3-wheeler tractor back to the workshop for maintenance:







Guy Motors Warrior Mk2 4x2/2 tractor (modified Corgi model) and its Carrimore 12T 1-axle lowloader semi-trailer (modified Corgi Toys model) carrying a Scammell Scarab Mk6 4x2/1 3-wheeler tractor fitted with its automatic coupling (Corgi model)



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 6:29:59 AM
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As indicated above earlier, several trucks and plant equipment models were produced in a 1/48 scale by Dinky Toys and Corgi Toys to the 60s. Even if these were rather crude (no or few windscreens and cab interiors, simplistic chassis and 5th wheel, etc), they were on the other hand precisely reproduced with numerous details.
An example of that period, with this North-American combination in McLean livery:







GMC DF 862 4x2/2 tractor and its Fruehauf-US 2-axle box semi-trailer (modified Dinky Toys models)



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 6:40:43 AM
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Another example in UK this time (with a drawbar trailer from Dinky Toys origin), when British road regulations accepted 32 tonnes on 6 axles:





Foden S21 FG 6/24 8x4/4 dropside truck (modified Corgi model) loaded with 4.93 tonnes of fir beams 600x15x15 (homemade) and its Eagle Engineering Co 1+1-axle dropside drawbar trailer (modified Dinky Toys model) carrying 24 fir beams 300x15x15 and 5 beams 200x15x15 (1.85 tonnes - homemade)





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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:02:07 PM
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Guy the transport pictures with the three wheel tractor are very nice along with the McLean truck trailer combo. Back to the bulk transport trailer I’ve never seen a engine on the front of one of those, what would that be for.
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Steve
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:35:13 PM
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Steve,

That's an air compressor set, used to fluidize and discharge powders, granules, pellets or feeds from the road bulk tanker.
These days, the set is much smaller as it is generally installed on the truck itself and powered by the truck engine.

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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:23:02 PM
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Guy I appreciate the information, so most applications now would run off a PTO.
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Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 6:25:29 AM
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End of the series of 1/48-1/50 vintage cars (models):







Jaguar Mk10 4x2/2 car (modified Corgi Toys model) and Ifor-Williams LM 167/B 2-axle car carrier trailer (homemade from bits and pieces of Solido car transporter ramps) loading a Jaguar Type E-FHC 4x2/2 cabriolet (modified Corgi Toys model)



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 6:35:51 AM
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End of the 50s in West-Germany, transport of agricultural tractors for export:





Magirus-Deutz S 6500 4x2/2 dropside truck (modified Wiking model) loaded with a 3.5 tonnes tarpaulin-covered Lanz Bulldog D 1506 4x2/2 tractor (modified Ladegüter Bauer O scale load) and towing a Lindner 1+1-axle dropside drawbar trailer (homemade from a Wiking dropside bed) carrying a 3.85 tonnes box with a Lanz Bulldog D 1506 tractor in CKD form (modified Ladegüter Bauer load)





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Guy
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