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Don Campbell
Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:07:47 AM
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Today I am cutting out the first parts for the 1/3rd scale Cat D-11R and plan to bring it to Chuck's open house too in July along with the Chessie Locomotive , the ship and the coal scraper. I am very excited to build this monster dozer in 1/3rd scale. I was going to build the D-11T but I have more info on the D-11R. Now all the designs are scaled to the D-11R so that is what i will build. I will post the first picture tonight on my webpage of the very first parts. www.doncampbellmodels.com
Don Campbell
Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2011 10:48:43 AM
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I have the first 40 pieces now cut out for the dozer model . The rough measurements of this model with the blade and the ripper will be roughly 12 feet long and 7 feet wide. Going to be one good sized toy dozer. www.doncampbellmodels.com
Paul Crane
Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2011 2:00:43 PM
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Don,
I'm curious how much the D11R will weight when you're done. Have you found a buyer for the train? Amazing craftsmanship.
leo-cat
Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:42:36 PM

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This is going to be one bloody hell of an awesome model. You seem to go up in scale with every model you make, Don. What´s the 994F going to be? 1/2 scale ? Teeth And then the next one probably 2/1 scale (please do BigMuskie if so Whistle )
Has anybody turned one of your models into an RC-model yet?
I think your models would do very well turned into RC. The small ones (1/14 scale) always seem a bit too fast, too light and just not "realistic".


Leo
RowanH
Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2011 9:27:36 PM

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Fantastic Don! I think I asked before but will this be a standard D11R or a CD machine? Also, I know it's a long way down the track but have you thought if it's going to be a standard CAT yellow machine or use the black anti-glare scheme for paint?

Rowan.

1:25th scale CAT 375L excavator

Bobm2004
Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2011 9:35:30 PM

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Holy Cow!

I think thats enough said!!

Bob
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Come Over To The Lift Side . . . . . . . We Have Cookies!!!!
Don Campbell
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 9:40:16 AM
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With the blade and the ripper attached the D-11R could weight over 500 lbs. Yes the train will be displayed at Chucks open house in July , then it will head to the Don Campbell Museum in Va. This Diesel locomotive was ordered by Leon last July as we sat eating gourmet hot dogs at Chucks Open House under the tent. Leon is very excited to get it . It will be the standard d-11R , not sure on the paint. The 994F will be 1/3rd scale too and the Towhaul will be 1/3rd scale too so the loader or the dozer could be displayed on the towhaul. I don't know of anyone converting them to RC butit would be pretty cool . I figure it would cost 10,000 to do it.
Don Campbell
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 9:42:28 AM
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I welded the ROPS parts together and today I am cutting out the windows in the cab walls. I decided to start at the top instead of the bottom. wwwdoncampbellmodels.com
Don Campbell
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 9:05:50 AM
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I now have the cab windows cut out and welded together and now working on the cab roof. www.doncampbellmodels.com
Don Campbell
Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 7:34:47 PM
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I just posted the first very early progress picture of the Dozer . www.doncampbellmodels.com
Don Campbell
Posted: Friday, March 04, 2011 12:38:57 PM
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Todays second picture just posted shows the engine hood and the radiator housing roughed in . www.doncampbellmodels.com
Don Campbell
Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2011 6:06:04 PM
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Todays third progress picture shows some details on the right side fender. This week I will build the lower frame . www.doncampbellmodels.com
leo-cat
Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 4:42:45 AM

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OMG. This thing is insane! Absolutly stunning work there, mate!

Leo
Don Campbell
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 3:23:28 PM
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Thanks Leo, Todays progress picture shows the frame rails built and bolted to the cab floor. www.doncampbellmodels.com
plumber
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:12:13 AM

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Amazing work. That's one huge model. I was hoping to see you build a crawler crane, but with that sort of size/scale i'm not sure where you would display it! Wish i had the time and material to tackle a project like that. Nice job.Cool

Shawn
Don Campbell
Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 6:38:24 PM
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Thanks Shawn ,
Todays progress picture shows the first drive sprocket roughed in. www.doncampbellmodels.com
RowanH
Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:39:17 AM

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That sprocket looks great Don, what was the thickness of that sprocket plate of steel? Looks to be at least 1inch.

By the way Don, I'm not sure if you've seen this project and while it is a lot smaller than yours, I'm sure you will appreciate the craftsmanship. Smile

http://173.201.47.108/showthread.php?t=310

Rowan.

1:25th scale CAT 375L excavator

Don Campbell
Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:24:04 AM
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WOW, WOW, WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is one AWESOME mini dozer !!!!!!!!!!! I'm curious how many years he worked on this. Every part of it is just AMAZING !! I LOVE IT !
My rear sprockets are 1.5 inches thick. www.doncampbellmodels.com
Don Campbell
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 11:55:03 AM
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Over 400 parts for the two sprockets , todays picture shows the second sprocket roughed in. www.doncampbellmodels.com
RowanH
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 8:57:58 PM

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Don, I have been following his build for at least 2 years, maybe more. Great work on the sprockets! I think this is my favorite of all of your builds so far! Have you thought about what sort of ripper your going to put onto it? They make them pretty big! Cool



Rowan.

1:25th scale CAT 375L excavator

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