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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:30:00 PM
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Steve,

Jean-Francois does not use laser-cut techniques: all pieces were homemade from styrene sheets in his tiny workshop, then glued. As he wanted opening main and escape doors, he decided to build his own hinges for the cab.
I fully agree with you, his talent is amazing, when it comes to modelling details.

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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 3:44:03 PM
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Guy thanks for the information. i figured with all he does that it was hand cut but it looks like it was from a laser, that is why I had to ask.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:36:51 AM
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A 1960s Dutch combination, made of a Scania-Vabis LB76 4x2/2 tractor (Tekno model) and of a Heiiwo box semi-trailer on a Broshuis 2-axle chassis (modified Tekno model):







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:05:43 AM
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As a child "collector", I used to dream in front of the strange LeTourneau carrier for the Corporal missile, produced by Dinky Toys in the sixties. But as for a lot of Dinkies at that time, that military model was in a 1/60ish scale. I have since found that Corgi Toys produced a much better model in a larger scale, difficult to find these days in Europe:



The original length of 46'8" reduced to 11.5" (292mm) equals to a 48.71 reduction in size, which is 1/49 scale.

After several years of search, I succeeded in finding on e... in Holland a reasonably well-preserved second-hand model, for a good price. Here it is:





Top pictures are issued from "US Military Wheeled Vehicles" - F.W. Crimson (Crestine Publishing) and of F. MacDonald website topic dedicated to the Corporal missile: http://www.frasermacdonald.com/tag/corporal-missile/

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:13:08 AM
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R.G. LeTourneau XM2 Type II 4x4/4 carrier with ground-to-ground Firestone/JPL XM2 nuclear warhead ballistic missile (weight 5 tonnes, 48 to 130km range): Corgi Toys models









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:24:46 AM
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Corgi Toys also produced a Firestone trailer launching base, generally sold with a 5-ton 6x6 International truck. I have since found a badly damage model, in the process of being modified:





It seems over-sized to me, looking at the very few pictures of it I could find so far. It should end behind a 2.5-ton Reo M35 6x6 truck (ex Kaiser-Jeep Solido model) being modified as well:



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:00:03 AM
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In the German country:





Claas Jaguar 950 4x2/2 silage harvester equipped with an Orbis RU 600 cutting head, John Deere 8430 4x4/2 tractor and its Fortuna K 180/5.2 1+1-axle tipping drawbar trailer (Siku models)





To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:05:22 AM
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Claas 850 4x4/2 tractor + Amazone Cayena 6001 seed drill (Siku models):









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:11:37 AM
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Berliet TLC8 tractor built from a Minicirque kit by Jean-Jacques:









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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 1:32:37 PM
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Guy nice pictures, your coverage is impressive also. You go from site construction to heavy hauling, specialized hauling, public transportation then you throw in some farming and end with the military. Your team has a broad range of industry, both public and private
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Steve
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:04:48 PM
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Steve,

Thanks for your positive comments.

We have different centers of interest, which explains the large range within models.
As I explained earlier, Jean-Jacques is fond of vintage French plant equipment, while Jean-Paul prefers old Berliet trucks and tankers. Jean-Francois loves building his own models, with an incredible level of details and I personally collect anything which is 1/48-1/50ish (buses, military equipment, farming stuff, heavy haulage, crane equipment, conventional transport, etc). I have to admit that the choice there is endless; luckily enough my banker has a very positive effect on that addiction!

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Guy
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:54:40 PM

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Excellent.Teeth Nice one.I never thought I would see that launcher,ever again.One with the missile,amazing.In your possession,as well.As for that trailer,even rarer!Applause Well done.When you have finished the modification,the truck will look great!So good knowing you have them!Teeth
GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 2:16:11 AM
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Modelmaniac,

Many thanks for your support: I didn't know that these Corgi Toys Corporal missile elements were that rare.
As I mentioned above, for me the LeTourneau should be in a 1/49 scale, but what about the launching trailer? If it was in a 1/50 scale, then the real unit would be 3.4 metres wide, which doesn't seem to be the case:





Impossible to conclude on the basis of these only 2 pictures I found in "British Nuclear Artillery" - G. Fletcher & R. Swan - Tankograd Publishing.

Any trailer infos or details are welcome.
Guy


GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 2:26:15 AM
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A few models representatives of combinations trucking on German motorways in the seventies:



Mercedes-Benz 1626 4x2/2 truck and Ackermann 1+2-axle sheeted dropside bodies (NZG models)



This one is equipped with an under-chassis engine - original design which didn't end in high numbers being produced - and is composed of a MAN/Büssing 16-320U (Unterflür) 4x2/2 truck and a Blumhardt L22/83 1+2-axle sheeted dropside bodies (Conrad models)



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
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Magirus-Deutz 320M 19FL 4x2/2 truck + Kässbohrer D17 1+2-axle sheeted dropside bodies (Cursor model)





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 2:40:29 AM
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Heavy haulage combination leaving Moerdijk Pon Equipment B.V. premises (Caterpillar dealer in Holland) for the delivery of an overhauled excavator:





Volvo/Estepe NH12-T460 8x4/4 tractor (modified Tematoys model) and Nooteboom Euro 103-24ID modular semi-trailer made of a 4-axle rear module, an extra-low extendable bed and a 2-line integrated dolly (modified Conrad model) loaded with a 61.64 tonnes Caterpillar 245 tracked excavator (NZG model)



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 2:51:16 AM
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A creative Canadian product: the K Tec 1233 ADT 1-line 36 tonnes capacity scraper towed by a Volvo CE A40F articulated 6x6 dumper chassis. The model was produced in a 1/50 scale by Motorart (Sweden) for the Manitoba plant equipment fabrication company:









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Guy.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 9:39:59 AM
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Guy could you explain a little about that under-chassis engine.
Thanks
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 11:22:55 AM
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Steve,

I should have said "underfloor" engine ("Unterflur" in German), which is the correct definition in English.
That type of flat motor is often mounted on buses, where having an unobstructed flat surface is paramount. Some truck companies in Europe (Büssing in Austria, FBW and Saurer in Switzerland) developed the concept for trucks as well, with the engine located between and under the truck chassis, behind the cab. Access for maintenance for such engines being very problematic at that time and as no real need for a flat cab floor was required, this was not very successful and was dropped during the seventies.
MAN, which took-over Büssing at that time, had some of his MAN-Büssing trucks using that concept.

The only web page dedicated to Underfloor engine I could find is in German, sorry: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unterflurmotor

I hope it helps.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 1:01:31 PM
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Guy thanks for the information, you have some of the most unique ideas over there, they have a problem with something and they find a way to solve it, I just use a 5lb sledge.
Steve
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