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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2020 3:36:36 AM
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Somewhere in France in the eighties, road transport of a locomotive of the railways company SNCF [...]


Much more recently, road transfer of a demobilized British Rail locomotive to one of the numerous British railways museums:









Ballasted tractor Mercedes-Benz/Titan Arocs 4163 SLT 8x4/4 (modified IMC model) and Scheuerle InterCombi 50-L12 12-line modular trailer (IMC model) moving a 78.2 tonnes 4-0-4 BRCW Class 33 Type 3 diesel-electric locomotive (modified Lima model).

To be continued.
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 3:48:21 AM
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After a few railways locos road haulage, back to some more conventional transport with the delivery of a genset in Holland in the sixties:







Kromhout V6 HF 4x2/2 dropside truck (Lion Toys model) carrying a van Kaick RJ8CF electrical generator - 330kVA/380V - fitted with a Kromhout 4D/125 VD 128 engine (homemade load)



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Guy

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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 3:59:24 AM
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Move, within the premises of a logistics yard near Anvers (Belgium), of a vehicle recently disembarked from a British ferry:



Terberg YT 182 4x2/2 yard tractor (modified Chinese model of unknown brand) and Crane-Fruehauf 3-axle flatbed semi-trailer (modified Corgi model) loaded with 5 Pasquill pine roof trusses on wooden supports (Tekno load)







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Guy
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Jean-Jacques is currently building a construction site diorama for the CoGeBat civil engineering company (Monaco):









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Nice.Busy site.Looks like any U.K. site,apart from the fencing.Here in U.K.,it would be just a plain/bland/usual fence!Is that Scania tractor,a Tekno model?Looks like it.
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:37:11 PM
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modelmaniac wrote:
Nice.Busy site.Looks like any U.K. site,apart from the fencing. [...] Is that Scania tractor,a Tekno model?Looks like it.


Modelmaniac,

Sorry for the late reply: yes, the tractor is a Tekno model with homemade CoGeBat decals.

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Tracked excavator model produced by Conrad as the 60000th machine was built in the French Liebherr factory in Colmar:







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WSI Liebherr excavator loading a NZG Terex dumper:









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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:58:25 AM
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Other pictures of the Terex TA 40 wheeled dumper (NZG) and of the Liebherr 970 SME tracked excavator (WSI):









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Guy
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Transfer of a bulldozer on a construction site of the French civil engineering company Colas:







Scania S 730 8x4/4 tractor and Nooteboom Euro-PX2 74-04(P) 4-line lowloader with extendable ultra-low bed (modified WSI models) during the move of a 44.43 tonnes Liebherr PR 754 tracked bulldozer with ripper (Conrad model)



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Guy
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Moxy wheeled dumper (NZG) and Hyundai tracked excavator (Mica World):









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Guy
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Liebherr wheeled loaders (Joal) and MAN CoGeBat tippers (modified Conrad models):









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Guy
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Guy: On that Corgi Scammel and lowloader, how were the rear wheels removed to unload? Did it require another piece of equipment? Craig
GuyM
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Quinella wrote:
Guy: On that Corgi Scammel and lowloader, how were the rear wheels removed to unload? Did it require another piece of equipment? Craig


Craig,

I assume that you refer to that model:



On that Corgi Toys Carrimore 12T low loader, I only replaced original Corgi Toys tires by new Corgi Classics ones: the rear axle assembly just slides in and off a special "tongue" at rear of the bed, designed by Corgi Toys.
Taskers Little Giant 19T low loader reproduced by Corgi Classics required heavier mods: its "tongue" was removed and square tubes were fitted under the bed. They now slide in slightly larger square tubes glued under the homemade rear axle assembly:



The Taskers Little Giant model fitted with lines at rear was modified the same way, with tubes placed between wheels of each line. This required to have extensions made to Corgi access ramps:



I hope this helps.
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GuyM
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2020 5:54:15 AM
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On the same motto "In terms of scale, never trust a model car producer" 3 models produced by Dickie for their "American Dream" series, most of them being carved 1/43 under the chassis [...]


Other examples of wrong scale of 3 additional models(*) produced in China for Dickie:





Left to right: Pontiac Star Chief - 1955 model cabriolet, Chrysler 300E - 1959 version similar vehicle and Cadillac Brougham - 1976 version cabriolet.

Note (*): I already presented in this topic (page 74) 3 Dickie models carved 1/43 under their chassis: a Pontiac Bonneville - 1958 version cabriolet (which happens to be in a 1/48 scale), a 1955 Chrysler 300E vehicle (1/49) and a 1955 Cadillac Eldorado cabriolet (1/50).

While the 2 outer vehicles above are carved 1/43 (no scale indication under the central one), exact scales are respectively 1/48, 1/49 and 1/50 (precisely 1/4811, 1/4868 and 1/5017).

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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2020 5:58:38 AM
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The 1955 version Pontiac:





The 1959 Chrysler cabriolet:





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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2020 6:13:40 AM
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The "top-of-the-range" 1976 Cadillac Brougham cabriolet:





For my searches on models real scale, I heavily rely upon a British models sales website, always displaying their models alongside a ruler, which obviously helps to guess their real scale.

But I'm not always that lucky.
I recently found on a French sales website - happily for a dozen Euros only! - a Teama (!) camping van + boat trailer + speedboat combination, stamped 1/48 on its box and model. When received, the combination was obviously 1/43 or even larger (1/38?):



When placed alongside 1/50 scale persons, one can easily see that the stamped Teama 1/48 scale was wrong.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2020 5:16:45 AM
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Another Dickie model (in 1/46 scale, according to my own length checks) towing a Corgi Toys speedboat (1/48):





Pontiac GTO cabriolet - 1966 version (modified Dickie model) and Sea Lion 1-axle boat trailer loaded with a Glastron Sportsman V-171 speedboat powered by 2x55hp Evinrude outboard motors (modified Corgi models)





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