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GuyM
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:59:09 AM
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- Scania R490 6x4/2 tractor (490hp, GVW: 26 tonnes, GCW: 40/70 tonnes) WSI model,
- Broshuis 4 AOU-16-40 4-axle extendable low bed lowloader (GVW: 58 tonnes, payload: 47.2 tonnes): WSI model,
- Liebherr TA 230 6x6 articulated dumper (367hp, weight: 24.4 tonnes, GVW: 54.4 tonnes, capacity: 19m3): Conrad model





When reducing overall height is mandatory:





Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 1:05:41 PM
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Guy the Federal and the Freuhauf is a great looking combination. The Federal looks like it should be hauling a scraper, but your taste buds are more important, cheers.
Great pictures.
Steve
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 6:25:14 AM
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Plant equipment mobilized for a concrete-spraying operation on a tunnel vault:





- On the left: Putzmeister-Sika PM 500 4x4/4 concrete spraying unit (vehicle: 102hp, projection system: ??hp, weight: 14.6/15.5 tonnes, capacity: 4 to 30m3/h, maximum height: 16 metres): Conrad model,
- On the right: Cifa SLX9 concrete mixing drum on Scania P380 8x4/4 carrier (380hp, GVW: 32 tonnes, GCW: 40 tonnes, capacity: 9m3): Universal Hobbies model



To be continued.
Guy
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GuyM
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 6:36:24 AM
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Import in Holland of farm tractors:







- Volvo FH16-T750 4x2/2 tractor (750hp, GVW: 19 tonnes, GCW: 44 tonnes): modified Hollandoto model,
- Dennison semi-trailer with 3-axle extendable flatbed (GVW: 38 tonnes, payload: ?? tonnes): modified WSI model,
- 2 Fendt 936 Vario tractors chassis (each unit: 355hp, weight: 9.4 tonnes, GCW: 40 tonnes) modified Siku models,
- 4 Fendt/Michelin 710/75 R42 wheels (weight: 2.32 tonnes): Siku elements



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Guy

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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 12:00:47 PM

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Nice.Like the look of that Volvo.Do the wheels come off those tractors,on purpose or,was it one of your 'engineering feats'?
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:12:01 PM
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modelmaniac,

I needed 4 large tractor wheels to upgrade an old Matchbox tractor into a Muir-Hill 161 and found out that the front ones of the 1/50 Siku tractors were perfect (right size and low cost donors).
Here they are replacing the thin original ones of the Matchbox model (modification currently in stand-by):





As I was then left with 2 incomplete models, they became loads for the Volvo, with flange hubs simply installed where wheels had been removed.

I hope it helps.
Guy
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 3:13:10 PM

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I remember having that Muir-Hill tractor,years ago.If I remember rightly,the trailer was red?Always thought the original tyres were too thin.Looks so much better,now.Those tyres look right.Was always looking at the hitch point,I think the trailer was properly hitched when it was 'locked' in position.
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 4:59:32 PM
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I think that the connection between tractor and trailer was a sort of hydraulic system (designed by JCB? They provided the dumper trailer, as far as I know) used to dispatch the trailer weight but so far, I haven't been able able to find any of its technical details.
Any information on this system will be highly appreciated.

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Guy
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 7:55:41 PM

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The hitch point would have been the weakest point,taking a lot of stresses.No surprise JCB involved.You can clearly see the idea for ADT's came from these machines,and others.Surprised JCB don't do a bigger range of ADT's.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:10:22 AM
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Guy good looking load on the Volvo. What is the scale of the Matchbox model.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:22:21 AM
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Steve,

The wheelbase of the real tractor is 78' or 198cm: http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/007/9/0/7904-muir-hill-161.html
Matchbox model wheelbase being 3.9cm, that gives a 50.77 reduction factor, which is very close to a 1/50 scale.

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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:42:01 PM
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Guy thanks for the information, I guess Matchbox had different scales on the models they developed. Hopefully we will see that Muir- Hill when finished. I do remember seeing those models from Matchbox, but that was back in the mid 70’s.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:27:53 PM
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Steve,

I agree with you, Matchbox used all sorts of scales, even within the same range.
For example, in the original "Models of Yesteryear" series, with approx. 110+ models ranging from 1/34 to 1/130, I have noted 10 models in 1/48 scale plus 3 (1/49), 2 (1/50), 2 (1/51) and 2 (1/52).

Some Matchbox models were produced in an accurate 1/50 scale, like the UK Muir-Hill tractor/dump trailer (that's my opinion), 3 US tractors (DiamondT, Mack and Peterbilt) and the German Mercedes-Benz coach, either in the "King Siz"e or "Collectible"s series:



And I'm sure that there are plenty more Matchbox models in the 1/48-to-1/52 scale.

I hope it helps.
Guy
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 5:19:08 AM
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Delivery on a construction site in the Paris region of a self-elevating working platform:



- Volvo FH16-T520 4x2/2 tractor (520hp, GVW: 19 tonnes, GCW:40/44 tonnes): modified Joal model,
- Paction Vario X-Press 3-axle flatbed semi-trailer (GVW: 35 tonnes, payload: ?? tonnes): modified Tekno model,
- Alimak-HEK MSHF self-elevating working platform with lattice mast on a site handling mobile structure (5.7+1.02hp, weight: 3.9 tonnes, capacity: 2.3 tonnes, maximum height: 20 metres free/150 metres, attached along the wall): modified NZG model,
- 2 HEK MSHF lattice mast elements of 10 metres each (weight: 2 tonnes): modified NZG elements,
- SNCF-Saintes a2 524779 railway container used as a site shelter (technical data unknown): Minicirque kit, repro of an old Dinky Toys load







To be continued.
Guy

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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 5:21:57 AM
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The working platform in operation:









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:30:22 AM
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Short trip down to Portugal in the70s/80s, with the transport of a broken-down truck back to the company yard:





- Modified Berliet-Tramagal GBC 8KT truck (dual-tired rear axle) 4x4/2 (125hp, GVW: 18 tonnes, GCW: ?? tonnes) fitted with a IMT maintenance body equipped with an hydraulic crane (capacity: 4.71 tonnes) : modified Solido model and Norscot body,
- Locally-modified Cazenave 1+1-axle drawbar lowloader (unknown technical data): homemade from Solido and Corgi bits and pieces,
- Mercedes-Benz L 1113 4x2/2 sheeted dropside bed carrier (126hp, GVW: 10.5 tonnes, GCW: 21 tonnes): modified MetOsul model





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Guy
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- Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3351 LS 6x4/2 tractor (510hp, GVW: 26/33 tonnes, GCW: 44/150 tonnes): WSI model,
- Broshuis 3 AOU-16-40 3-axle extendable low bed lowloader (GVW: 36.5/43.5 tonnes, payload: 29/36 tonnes): WSI model,
- Rimac Moby 1060 tracked stone crusher (238hp, weight: 33 tonnes, capacity: 55 to 200m3/h): Ros model







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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:01:20 PM
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Guy the work platform is nice, have never seen that before what did you modify on it. That Rimac is a nice model, I have one of those, did you have to do any modifications to that.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:05:52 PM
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Guy the work platform is nice, have never seen that before what did you modify on it. That Rimac is a nice model, I have one of those, did you have to do any modifications to that.
Steve


Steve,

I didn't know that model either and found it in a list of a friend getting rid-off his collection 2 years ago. As he was selling everything discounted from its original purchase price, that was a good bargain, the model being at least 25 years+ old.
As far as I remember:
- I cut one length of the lattice structure and glued it on the mobile trolley, so that the access platform could remain in position when in transit and I moved the red section to the very top of the 2nd element instead,
- I didn't modify anything on the Ros Rimac stone crusher.

I hope it helps.
Guy
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