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groad
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 11:34:53 AM
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Can anyone tell me about the operating features on this model? Being a cable scraper, it's not clear to me whether the bowl can raise and lower, and whether the apron at the front of the bowl can close. I noted that the ejector and the apron are linked, with limited movement of the apron, but I don't want to force anything and end up with a broken model. The cable drums at the rear of the bowl appear to be fixed.

The model is nicely done, although with more plastic than normal for a die-cast piece.
a Cutter
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 6:36:40 PM

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The bowl can raise and lower decently. The strings used to replicate the bowl's cables will retract as you raise the bowl back.
I've found that they must be spring loaded because I have placed the bowl down on sporadic occasions only to have the bowl start to raise on it's own.
The ejector and apron are linked in their movement ......certainly just like the real machine would do.
The reels on the rear of the bowl are static and not knowing much about the real machine, I'm not sure what they are for.....unless they are in real life what operates the bowl.
That seems to be the likely bet.







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I think this model is well done.


BTW, I wonder if this won't be re-done in an army version.

Chris
groad
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:28:00 PM
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a Cutter,

Thanks for your reply. I tried it out, and it appears to work fine. This model might have been really nice in 1/25 scale.
RKRUGER
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:34:01 PM
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My recollection, from talking to the "old timers" is that the drums or spools on the back were there solely to hold extra cable. In fact, enough cable to reeve the entire machine if a cable broke and needed to be replaced. You see similar drums on all cable controlloed machines. The actual winches, for the operation, are on the rear of the tractor.
Mark Bridle
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 5:53:17 PM

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How much is this model in UK, and who has the best price?

Regards

Mark Bridle
dioraman
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007 5:54:32 PM

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a cutter: <<BTW, I wonder if this won't be re-done in an army version>>

Sorry Chris, but my understanding is that it's exclusive for Toy Trucker & will n'er again be issued :'(
a Cutter
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007 8:32:51 PM

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That's understandable, but they (TS 300s) would look good in some olive drab and white stars.

Chris

Darnit it just dawned on me who I'm talking to! Shhh

Welcome Kelly. Good to see you're here.

Regards

Chris
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