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Remko
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 1:39:55 PM

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Very nice review as usual. I'm still thinking about getting his model. I'd really like one, but the price is quite high (even though it's worth it), besides, I'm narrowing down my colection to a few specific brands / type of models anyway, can't have 'm all...

Just a question though, Can the trailer be attached directly to the tractor as well? The fifth wheel coulings on both the dolly and truck seem to be at the same height, so I would think it's possible. I don't know if theyuse it that way in real life though. Perhaps only when driving enpty and the dolly is loaded on the lowloader.

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Robert Heuston
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:12:55 PM

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Remko, yes the dolly can be detatched and the float directly attatched, it's a brilliant model and nothing has been missed, I've got 2 of them the gun metal grey and the lampson version I'm very happy with them and can't wait for more models to come from TWH/Drake.
cranedude07
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:38:58 PM

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Aother great review Ian! I need to pick one of these trucks up soon

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Homer
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 5:51:32 PM

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Great review, the TV review really comes into its own for models such as this one which have many features and moving parts that pictures cant portray as well as video.

I think the doolan version is by far the nicest drake rig released so far.

Noel.
gbarnewall
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 5:55:24 PM

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have to say as good as the model is,and it is superb,the whole concept and idea of the TV review is just top class,this is where model reviews are headed for sure,and with a top class production like Ians is leading the way

Video killed the photograph star Sad lol

keep them coming Ian

Why is "phonetically" spelt with a "ph"?

... It's better to be silent and thought a fool, then to speak up and remove all doubt

The complex of Newgrange was originally built between c. 3100 and 2900 BC,[2] meaning that it's aproximately 5,000 years old. According to Carbon-14 dates,[3] it is more than 500 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, and predates Stonehenge by about 1,000 years.

bigcranes
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 12:00:05 AM

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Very nice review, I too like the video review, well done!

Mark

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RowanH
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 4:06:25 AM

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I had no idea that you had a YouTube channel Ian, just subscribed. And I have to agree, those videos give you a much better feel for the model, that Drake model is an absolute stunner!

Rowan.

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plumber
Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 9:15:37 PM

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Howdy Ian,
Just wanted to say the video reviews are exactly what collectors like me needed. Outstanding job. my only complaint is that there are so few videos! I use your site a lot to make decisions. Certainly not taking anything away from Brandon's youtube reviews. His are also great. You have both helped me out a bunch. Keep up the great work.

Shawn
Cranes Etc
Posted: Friday, March 04, 2011 4:50:42 PM

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brian falcone
Posted: Friday, March 04, 2011 11:03:12 PM

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im a little let down by the corgi shovel. the model pictured on the back of classic plant and machinery showed much more detail,proper rigging,more detail on the bucket and perhaps a cab interior. i understand its only a 1/72 piece but i was hoping it would look nore like what was pictured. thanks for the review anyway. love your site. brian edit. heres a link to the first picture of the model http://cgi.ebay.com/CORGI-TRACKSIDE-DG225000-RUSTON-BUCYRUS-19-FACE-SHOVEL-/390287800682?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item5adef7396a
LatticeCraneMan
Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2011 8:57:37 PM

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Luv that video review really nice setup you got there !

Chet

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Cranes Etc
Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2011 4:57:40 PM

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Many thanks for the compliments over the last week. Much appreciated!

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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:03:28 AM

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Jack.
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 12:45:17 PM

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Thanks for all the time and effort you put into cranes etc Ian.

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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 8:58:09 AM

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