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Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 2:59:00 PM
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Guy nice pieces to your collection, I got the new Messer MB with Moffat a while back, nice set up but I bought it just for the Moffat which by itself is a very nice piece.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 5:53:18 AM
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Other German transports for industrial gases:





On the left:
- Mercedes-Benz 1944LS 4x2/2 tractor (430hp, GVW: 19 tonnes, GCW: 38 tonnes): modified Conrad model,
- Meierling TF2000 3-axle flatbed semi-trailer fitted with 9 hydrogen tanks pressurized at 200 bars (GVW: 38 tonnes, capacity: 20.3m3): modified Conrad model.

On the right:
- MAN 19.361 FAS 4x2/2 tractor (361hp, GVW: 19 tonnes, GCW: 38/40 tonnes): modified Conrad model,
- Low temperature tanker 3-axle semi-trailer of unknown brand and technical data: modified Conrad model.

To be continued.
Guy


GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 5:59:00 AM
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The high pressure hydrogen Messer Griesheim transport:





The Linde combination, Messer Griesheim main competitor in Germany:





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Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 6:07:43 AM
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Still in Germany with a roadways cleaning truck:







Mercedes-Benz 1622 4x2/2 truck fitted with a Schörling RSZ street sweeper/vacuum cleaning equipment (216hp, GVW: 16/19 tonnes, capacity: 6m3): Conrad model



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 6:06:25 AM
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Modification in progress of a 1/55 Siku lowloader: it will become a 1950s 75 tons Rogers Bros/LaCrosse lowboy in a 1/50 scale.
The loading of the excavator for delivery from its construction location takes place in the US sometimes in early 70s:







- Mack B 813SX 6x4/2 tractor (211hp, GVW: ?? tonnes, GCW: 125 tonnes): modified Hobby Town model,
- Rogers Bros/LaCrosse 3-axle ultra-low bed semi-trailer with 1-axle jeep dolly (GVW: ?? tonnes, payload: 68.03 tonnes): homemade from a Siku base,
- Bucyrus-Erie 40H hydraulic excavator (331hp, weight: 55.6 tonnes, capacity: 2.29m3): NZG model.

To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 6:09:18 AM
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 6:22:56 AM
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The 1/55 Siku model at the origin of the modification:



I wanted a long time ago to perform that modification: the Siku model being 5.8cm wide, it was easy to modify it into a 10' wide Rogers/LaCrosse lowboy (3.04m or 6.08cm wide in a 1/50 scale).
Below, the 3 pictures that were used to perform the upgrade, with from top to bottom: a 1950s Rogers 3-axle lowboy with 1-axle dolly combination, a Gerosa Rogers 2-line lowloader and a LaCrosse 2-line lowboy, with its noticeable side frames (which can be found as well on the Rogers M9 tank transport drawbar trailer):







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 5:21:21 AM
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Haulage by Scales (France) of a mining terrain leveller:







MAN TGA 41-660 FVDS 8x4/4 ballasted tow truck (WSI/LTM model) and Nicolas 12-line modular trailer (modified Corgi model) carrying a 111.13 tonnes Vermeer T1255 Commander 3 tracked mining terrain leveller (TWH model).

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 5:50:34 PM
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Guy your Mack B-81 was made by Don Mills, the name of his store was Hobby Town. His store was about 5 minutes from my first house over 30 years ago. I have about 5 of his models one was the Mack B-81 ten wheel dump (I put the dump body on a Conrad Mack tractor, the scale of the dump body was a correct 1/50 scale. I don’t know where my B-81 is at this point and with this post you are forcing me to go look for it and I really don’t want to) they are great models but not 1/48 scale, they are smaller. All his other Mack’s other than the B-81 are more to scale.
Great looking modifications on all your models in the pictures.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 4:29:01 AM
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Steve,

That's the only Mack B81 I have: I got it more than 20 years ago from a seller in France, importing a few Don Mills models at that time. Considering customs duties to be added to its selling price, I remember that it was pretty expensive - for me at least! - at that time but I agree, it is very nicely made: pity that I didn't buy more B81s then!
I just added the "oilfield-looking" protection structure over the winch and changed its 5th wheel to one of my "standard" white metal units.

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 5:21:04 AM
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A few models in Jean-Paul's collection:









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Guy
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 5:23:26 AM
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Guy
D3xter
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 2:45:58 PM
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The blacked out wheels of the Joal trucks are a huge improvement on their otherwise plasticky looks. I just painted the wheels on my only Joal Volvo and it looks so much more better making me wonder why I didn't think of it before. This helps me to now find more of these Joals and turn them into the kind of jewels you have shown on these pages.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 9:24:16 PM
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Guy if I remember correctly I paid close to if not more than $200.00 over 20 years ago and I had no customs duties, so I can only imagine what you paid. I just wish it was closer to a 1/48 or even 1/50 scale especially for a B-81 because those are heavy duty looking. When I was in college I drove a B-81 ten wheel dump with a quad box, so I was buying one no matter what it cost.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:22:25 AM
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Two 1930s British fire engines, modeled in a 1/50 scale by Matchbox in their Models of Yesteryear series:





- On the left: 1st intervention 4x2/2 car built by Bonallack on a second-hand 1920s Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost base,
- On the right: Leyland Cub FK7 4x2/2 fire-pump truck carrying a Merryweather 50ft rescue/evacuation mobile ladder.

To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:35:07 AM
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The Rolls-Royce, bought second-hand for approx. 30 British Pounds by the Borough Green (Kent) fire brigade to a local bourgeois, was towing after being modified, a 1-axle Dennis 350/500 Gal. fire pump, which was never modeled by Matchbox:









The Dennis fire pump was made from various bits and pieces from my left-over box, based on a restored real Dennis unit of that period.

To be continued.
Guy


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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:38:16 AM
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The Leyland fire pump truck, assigned to the protection of the Lancashire truck builder factory:





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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:42:22 PM
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Guy nice fire trucks along with your scratch built pump.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 5:50:58 AM
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I have to admit that old models produced when I was young - some of which were particularly detailed and nicely modeled for the period - have some sort of "magic" for me: I really enjoy modifying and upgrading them.
Last example, an old Dinky Toys semi-trailer produced in the 60s.

- The model, as it was for sale on e... for a few Euros (Dinky Toys Pullmore car transporter in a 1/48 scale):



- The model modified, while it was waiting for a final coat of paint:



Morris FE-Series 3 4x2/2 tractor (modified Corgi model) and Brockhouse Pullmore 2-axle car transport semi-trailer (modified Dinky Toys model) being loaded with 4 Austin FX4 4x2/2 London taxis (modified Lone Star models)





To be continued.
Guy
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