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czl663
Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:36:09 AM
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RMS Models wrote:
Farrell,

Looks like Atlas track to me.


Thanks for the advice.Applause
ChandlerYohn
Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016 3:33:03 AM

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After a long hiatus some more pics, and of some new releases, namely the CCM Cat 777G in Mining Dump Truck and Mega MWT20 configurations. I also received some new MTH Norfolk Southland Heavy Rail Cars (capacity of 200 tonnes).

Featured Models: CCM Cat 77G and Mega MWT20, Lionel CP Rail EMD SD35 and SD35DD, MTH NS Heavy Rail Car, MTH TTX w/ Hanburg Sud 48' containers, Unknown Chinese Manufacturer Z51 Helicopter (joint venture w/ Sirkorsky and features Canadian Power Plants). Figures by Bachmann and Siku.

The CCM Cat 77Gs feature epic details and some great functionality and features. They also come at a steep price and the factory packaging was a significant let down w/ broken front railings, mirrors and front hooks. I have put the models back together, but one railing was shattered and I am awaiting a replacement part. It was rather disheartening to do that much repair work on nearly $700 USD in models.

The MTH NS Heavy Rail Cars feature very nicely detailed generator components which would look excellent in a heavy lift or heavy transport diorama. I will have pics of those loads soon (and with the large dual track bridge that is 70").

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Heavy switching duties on the CP EMD SD35DD. Z-51 helicopter in the air catching the action. The big CCM Cat 77G trucks were too wide to fit on the bridge and just squeeze past the TTX container car. The 100 tonne class mining trucks are a great size as they can be transported in full configuration and are such a huge load, especially on a low loader.

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Head on view of the action.

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200 tonne capacity flat car which is nearly at capacity with the large Cat 77G Mega MWT20. The spring hooks actually come with the rail car and are a tremendous accessory for lashing loads.

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An imposing 100 tonne class mining truck. Tires feature Goodyear logo, but lack the tire model details such as the tires featured on the DCP Komatsu 40 tonne articulated dump truck. That said, this obviously ain't no Norscot/Tonkin Cat model. Good view of the tow hooks underneath the truck. Word of advice, make sure you open this model in a well lit area and not on thick pile rug as you will most likely be looking for these tow hooks to glue back into place. They actually feature small decals on them, absolutely incredible detail!

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The small warning labels also extend to the rear suspension. The detailed tread on the soft rubbery tires is a very nice touch. The exposed rear rims demonstrate the spokes used to hold the tire in place which is a little less than ideal when trying to display the tire dismounted from the rim. I tried to hide the bare rims as best as I could though.

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Incredible cab detail on the Cat 777G with instrumentation and a dash that looks like it's ready to give you a status report on the vehicle.

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Cab detail continues with the Cat logo featured on the seat back, seat suspension and even a cup holder. The opening cab door also features a handle (out of focus).


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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016 4:19:28 AM

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Sorry, technical difficulties with this site are causing some pics and captions to be deleted...

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Absolutely incredible detail on the grille of the model which features a photo etched brass component with an amazing replication of the texture of the real grille. Radiator details are visible underneath. There is even a small kill switch mounted on the right side of the front bumper.

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Epic detail in the cab with a dash that looks like it's ready to provide a status update on the truck... where did I put those keys?!?

More pics to come, I hope you enjoy these few, I just wanted to keep the momentum up and get something posted. Thanks so much for llooking.

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CDN Cat Power
Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016 6:17:13 AM

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WOW what a great display and I wouldn't have noticed the spokes if you hadn't mentioned them. Waiting on more great pictures !!


Yes I own a lot of Norscot Cat models they remind me of my many good years working for a Cat Dealer. Going out to the back forty after work playing with used equipment just moving dirt around
RPFowler
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 4:42:11 AM
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Nice to see some 777G have arrived in one piece! I did not know CCM we planning sending them out as assembly kits. My two arrived the other day, boxes in perfect condition, yet the 777G dumper had the front wheel off, steering linkage in bits, most of the front handrails broken along with the mirrors and the grill pushed in. Seems like 5 bucks of the cost should be spent on the packing, because there is far too must space around the model when in the insert, and the insert is only supported by little polystyrene blocks which don't keep it rigid! hence it rattles around in the box like a pea in a tin!

Anyhow, I have pulled it apart, stripped off the damaged paint where necessary and will put it back together. Sounds far too prototypical of CAT at present!

On a serious note, do carefully pull the inserts out if any parts appear to be missing, because several were stuck underneath.
ChandlerYohn
Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2016 10:01:02 AM

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And a few final pics from the CCM Cat 777G heavy rail transport series...

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AVIC Z-15 w/ camera crew capturing the scene from the air.

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Heavy duty rail suspension w/ actual sprung shocks. Detailed view of the spring tensioned lashing chain and the excellent tread details on the tires.

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Rearview of the Cat 777G dump truck w/ functional rear suspension, fine detailed warning labels and clear coloured light clusters inset into the chassis. You can also see how the dump body is a multi part component.

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Side profile of the mighty Cat 777G. The poor rim fit of the rear tire is only because the innermost tire was brought forward and that normally would not be visible if the actual outer tire was installed. The functionality of the opening cab door did come at somewhat of a cost as you can see the gap. Lifting eyes for the dump body are patent and you could hook some chains or a sling in place as though the truck was being assembled/disassembled.

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Fine detailed tampo printing on the heavy flat cars and diesel power in the background of the switching yard.

Hopefully CCM will invest in improved packaging for future releases as damage to this series of models seems to be quite frequent. Thanks so much for viewing, take care and have a great weekend.




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Scheggaboochee
Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 8:14:43 PM

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First off I would like to say I love these displays you have here. Coming from the o gauge train world in to the diecast world, I've always wanted to do flatcar loads like you have here. Do you mind if I ask how well those tekno containers fit into the well cars? Thanks
ChandlerYohn
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1:40:24 AM

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Hi Scheggaboochee, thank you very much for the wonderful compliment.

The Tekno containers are 4% smaller than their O Scale (1/48) counterparts so the marker lines on the well car will be off just slightly. Since there are no tabs to connect the containers to the train car they would be prone to sliding around a bit if you had them in a moving train. In a static display, like I have, this isn't a problem.

I hope that helps, take care and all the best.

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Scheggaboochee
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:29:27 PM

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Thanks! It helps a bunch. I'll be sure to post some pics when I'm all finished
ChandlerYohn
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:30:19 PM

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A brief update to the heavy haul sector with the WSI Mack Granite 8x4 with Rogers 4 Axle Lowloader being loaded with the Brami Sandvik DI600 Drilling Rig.

This is a test shot with my new rotary display stand and Woodland Scenics trees. The rotary display stand is excellent for setting up a diorama and then being able to shoot multiple angles around it. I am hoping it will make videos for previews/reviews go quite smoothly. I also wanted to add some more depth to the dioramas and inspired by many train layouts I devled into some of the scale trees. I will likely repaint the trunks and add some foliage detail to the base, but I really like the effect so far.

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You can see the rotating display stand. Unfortunately this model only came in white, so I have done the top half, but the bottom will have to be done next. Overall I love the stand though. Rotation is 1 RPM and it has a rated capacity of 50 kg (110 lbs).

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Thanks for viewing. Take care and all the best.

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:20:25 PM

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Some more pics of the WSI Mack Granite 8x4 with Rogers 4 Axle low loader.

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Beautiful model with lots of chrome and fine details. The seat backs are embossed with the Mack logo and the Mack bulldog on the hood. You know the worst thing about driving a Mack... LOL!

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Well annointed headache rack with tiedowns and chains. Rogers gooseneck is a robust and well detailed piece. Unfortunate that none of the manufacturers feature the lift bar along the bottom of the gooseneck to keep it raised off the ground. A small piece of plastic or wood would certainly do the trick though.

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Robust and highly detailed Brami drill rig being guided onto the low loader.

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Easy does it as the drill nears the tip over point. Tiny graphics adorn the edge of the flat bed and very sharp graphics are featured on the rubber mud flaps. Functional suspension can be seen on the rearmost axle. Tiny tie down points also adorn the edges of the trailer, but be careful not to overload them as they are delicate pieces.

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Close in detail of the hosing. If you look closely you can see the use of wiring (small printing in white along the smooth black tube). On the drill boom the complex drill shaft extensions. Care needs to be taken with the styrofoam packaging as the model is not protected with tissue paper or plastic and the flexible hosing actually etched into the styrofoam packaging requiring the model to be touched up.

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Detail of the mesh cab protection and the detail of the drill cutting head. The beacon light was touched up with a little black paint at the base to make it look a little more realistic.

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Accessorizing the diorama with the DCP Chevy Silverado annointed with the Sword tool box (yes it fits the 1/2 tonne pick up quite well). Also added the compressor and a yellow lab. The MTH cruiser motorcycle is a nice addition (with minor detail touches).

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Close in view of the Chevy Silverado.

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Thanks for viewing!




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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 4:50:20 PM

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WSI Cadzow Arocs 8x4 with Scheuerle 10 axle module trailer and Tekno Cadzow Actros 8x4 Push unit with WSI Cadzow ballast box (included with Cadzow Scheuerle set).

Featured Models: WSI Cadzow Actros 8x4 w/ Nooteboom 2+5 low loader, Tekno turbine load, Conrad MAN diesel ship engine, Corgi Cadzow Ford Transit Van, WSI Cadzow Mercedes Sprinter, Siku German Police Car, NZG Mercedes 4x4 Unimog, Tonkin Replicas Cat D6 (White) Bulldozer.

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This Cadzow set is beautiful and they included a towbar, ballast box as well as the gooseneck which allows you to add another truck (as featured here) to pose a push/pull configuration. Or you can set it up as a single truck with two types of pull options. The Cadzow livery features amazing detail and a very dramatic paint scheme.

The load is a wonderful piece from Conrad which is all diecast metal and very heavy and robust. It also features interesting details such as the walkway and a spinning output shaft with reamed connection points. The chains with the small springs were included in an MTH rail car. I am currently looking into the possibility of adding some fine springs to the Sword chains in order to keep them taut while strapping down a load.

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Right hand drive and note the two tone colour of the seatbacks in the cab.

Addition of moss makes nice underbrush along the forested area and helps to cover up the tree bases.

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A massive and imposing load.

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The whole diorama from above.

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10 axle lines straining under the load.

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Two huge Mercs navigating the heavy trailer with support vehicles assisting.

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The rear Tekno pusher unit also featuring a sharp paint scheme. Note the vertically arranged website along the rear equipment tower fairing and the small Titan 4160 emblem on the front corner of the driver's door. The ballast box is a WSI piece and although it does not lock onto the fifth wheel it sits nicely on the back for a static display.

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The push bar is included with the Scheuerle set and has fine tensioning springs. The rear of the engine block is quite robust with plenty of cast in detailing. The output shaft will spin freely and has perforations to connect to a transmission.

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Fine white accents and decorations adorn the front of the Actros' grille.

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Don't feed the bears!

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Warning chevrons on the back of the ballast box and the Sprinter support vehicle are sharp and crisp and really add to the beautiful paint scheme. The mudflaps on the Actros Titan also feature the Titan logo.

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Very interesting detail and functionality with the small ladder that can be pulled out from it's stowage area under the rear walkway behind the equipment tower.

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Addition of another heavy hauler to the mix, the WSI Mercedes Actros 8x4 with Nooteboom 2+5 low loader trailer. It is also adorned with plenty of detail including the Titan plate along the grille along with hazards lights embedded around the grille.

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Sharp detailing at the rear of the Nooteboom trailer and a robust turbine load from Tekno covered with protective wood panels.

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Focusing on the rear of the Actros and the front of the trailer highlights the sharp detailing.

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Tonkin Replicas created a very sharp compact bulldozer with the Cat D6. I particularly like the white colour scheme. It features nice hydraulic hose detailing on the front and rear (seen later). The blade also avoids the typical closed grille along the top. Looks like it could use some silver highlighting along the worklight on the ROPS of the cab.

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Tough looking Mercedes Unimog utility truck with excellent detailing.

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Thanks so much for viewing. Next up is the Mammoet Mercedes Actros 8x4 with 12 axle Scheuerle trailer and concrete beam load.








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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 8:34:25 PM

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Drake Freighter Road Train.

Featured models: Drake McAleese Kenworth Brute, Drake Freighter Road Train Set, Sword Shuttlelift Carry Deck Crane, Conrad Tadano Man Lift, Gregs Custom Models Ingersoll-Rand Light Towers, WSI Generator, TWH Ensham Bucyrus 8750 Dragline.

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Beautiful set with lots of transportation possibilities. Racks are fully removable and can be stored underneath the trailer. Spare tires are also removable (see diorama of tire repair on rear trailer). The McAleese Brute is a beautiful truck and I am thankful for Bruce Hays for his help in acquiring this. One aspect of the trailer that was unfortunate is that the McAleese logo is not featured on it.

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Equipment compartments under the trailer are fixed and the doors do not open.

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Extra detailing on the Brute truck is noted with very fine graphics along the sleeper and air intakes.

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This is a fantastic set and highly recommended for anybody who likes Australian heavy haulage.

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