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GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 5:08:00 AM
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The Archer's unit, specialized in fork lift equipment delivery:







To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 5:12:41 AM
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One of various advertising tour vehicles of the British plant equipment company JCB:







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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 4:37:46 AM
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Modifications in progress using the content of a box full of incomplete European tractors and various 1/50 parts sent to me from the US by Steve (member of this forum as "Exkvate 3140"):







Volvo FH12-T420 4x2/2 tractor (modified Joal model) and Fruehauf-France MaxiSpeed City 1-axle delivery box semi-trailer, fitted with a Hollandia tail lift (assembly of Joal parts on a Corgi box)



To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 4:50:23 AM
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Mercedes-Benz 1633 S 4x2/2 tractor (modified Conrad model) and ACTM S 34 315 R 3-axle low bed dropside semi-trailer (model made from a box semi from Corgi origin*) carrying an UMM BDU1 1D1L 4x4/2 liaison vehicle (VLHC) with Bemaex fire-fighting equipment, a Renault R 2087 4x4/2 forest fire-fighting truck (CCFL) and a Renault R 2087 4x4/2 fire-fighting support vehicle (VSI) (Del Prado models)







Note (*): the semi-trailer was provided to me by Jean-Paul (one "J" of "3J&G").

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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 12:44:21 AM
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Great work Guy.
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GuyM
Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 3:34:23 AM
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Steve,

There are 4 more units to come in addition to the Joal and Conrad tractors shown above, but these mods are waiting for some ancillary stuff in order (logging poles, mudguards, etc) to be progressed.

By mixing the various parts you sent me and adding some Tekno, Conrad and Joal parts and models when required, I managed to "engineer" so far:

- a German MAN 35-422 VFK 8x4/4 truck with its Brechtel Masterlift Comfort F towing equipment recovering a MAN TGA 26-480 FDS 6x4/2 tractor:



- a Middle-East Volvo F16-T470 6x4/2 tractor towing a homemade ACTM S 70 320 Special 3-axle equipment transport semi-trailer loaded with a modified Corgi Toys Land Rover and a CCM Caterpillar wheeled loader:



- a Swedish IVECO LD 240 E42 F/P 6x2/2 timber truck fitted with a Conrad Epsilon E 250 L82 logging crane:



- a Dutch Mercedes-Benz 3238 L 8x4/4 container carrier moving a Tekno Sea Box Inc. 20' maritime container:



Many thanks again for all these useful parts.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 7:29:41 PM
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Guy my pleasure, especially after all the models and information you post for all us members to view.
Many thanks to you
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 5:01:23 AM
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One of the very last Minitrucks kit before final closure, the FIAT 683T tractor, put to work by Jean-Jacques while its matching Van Hool bulk tanker semi-trailer is being built:









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Guy

GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 5:05:21 AM
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Typical British Volvo F12 8x4/4 heavy haulage tractor, built from an ASAM kit:









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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 8:25:38 PM
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Guy you have to give us some info on the load that is on the Fiat and the last load that is on the Volvo, both look very interesting.
Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 8:47:23 PM

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That last pic.The trailer,being pulled by the Volvo 8x4.It looks like a Corgi,that had a MAN tractor,Craib livery.Looks really good like that.
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 3:34:41 AM
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Steve,

Both loads are homemade by Jean-Jacques. I don't know the origin of the top one, but the one at the bottom looks like a central heating water regulating valve.

modelmaniac,

I agree with you: the trailer seems to be an ex-Corgi semi-trailer fitted with a 1-axle front dolly.

Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 7:00:35 AM
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Guy you have to give us some info on the load that is on the Fiat and the last load that is on the Volvo, both look very interesting.
Steve


Steve,

Jean-Jacques provided me with some explanation on the FIAT tractor load: that is a drain valve found on a rose wine 5-litre pack, now installed a skid,

I hope this helps.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 12:33:39 AM
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Guy like I said very interesting loads, a drain valve found on a 5 liter pack of wine (never in a thousand years would have guessed that one), don’t be surprised if Q sends you a huge box of those after spending a week with his sheep (Florence and Dorian).
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 4:06:09 AM
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GuyM wrote:
GuyM wrote:
Model cars in a 1/50 scale are so few that it's worth mentioning this one found recently on a British sales site for a very low price [...] Welly, producer of that BMW 535i 4x2/2 car, indicated a 1/43 scale on its box; the seller claimed a 1/50 scale and was displaying the model along a ruler: some more precise measurements when I received it show... a true 1/48 scale! [...]

On the same motto "In terms of scale, never trust a model car producer" 3 other models produced this time by Dickie for their "American Dream" series, most of them being carved 1/43 under the chassis(*) [...] precise measurements of each model car reveal that these 3 models are respectively produced in a 1/48, 1/49 and 1/50 scale [...]


Other examples of incorrect scale with 2 low cost model cars(*) produced in China by Smart Toys:





Lexus RX 300 SUV 4x4/2 (left) and Mercedes-Benz ML 430 SUV 4x4/2 (right).

Note *: the Lexus car is stamped 1/48 while its length measurement indicates a 1/50 scale (I found precisely 50.33). Similarly, the length measurement of the Mercedes-Benz vehicle - stamped 1/45 - reveals a 1/48 scale (48.31, to be precise).

To be continued.
Guy
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To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 4:10:00 AM
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Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, September 06, 2019 9:46:35 PM
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Guy how do those SUV’s look beside 1/50 and 1/48 scaled trucks and equipment.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 3:23:04 AM
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Steve,

They seem all right for me. Here they are with the 1/50 Conrad recovery truck being modified and the Welly BMW in 1/48 scale:



I hope this helps.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 4:46:58 AM
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French truckstop parking place beginning of the nineties:





- On the left: Renault VI AE 500 4x2/2 tractor (Hartsmith kit) and Chereau 3-axle reefer semi-trailer (modified Conrad model),
- to the right: Mercedes-Benz 2232L 6x2/2 carrier fitted with a 20' container/7M15 mobile box transport frame (modified Conrad model with Tekno frame) and Kögel 1+1-axle drawbar trailer fitted with a 20' container/7M15 mobile box transport frame (modified Tekno model) carrying 2 Barre Eurotainer 7M15 mobile boxes (modified Conrad boxes).

To be continued.
Guy
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