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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 2:05:24 AM
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Steve,

No jumbo jet in my 1/48-1/50 collection: far too large in that scale!
The only "flying objects" I have are a few helicopters, carried on lowloaders, for example:
- a French Army Eurocopter EC 665 HAD Tigre made by Siku in 1/50 scale:



- a US Coast Guards Eurocopter Dauphin HH 65A (New Ray model in 1/48):



Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 11:40:53 AM
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Guy you don’t see many 1/50 scale flying objects even the copters are few and far between. The Coast Guard looks real good on the Volvo. Both copters seem like they have some nice detail on them.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 3:07:41 AM
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GuyM wrote:
[...] A cement fabrication site (a diorama built by Jean-Francois for a Menton Model Expo many years before) was re-commissioned for the occasion [...]


Steve sent me some pictures of a readymix cement plant diorama and I couldn't resist to post some of these here, although they are not 3J&G models. I hope it's going to be OK for him and that he will "expand" a little bit on that nice dio:









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Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 1:10:25 PM
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Guy no problem posting the pictures, thanks for doing so. That was one of the first big dioramas I ever did, there was a lot of build it and then rip it down involved in that one. It took me about 8 months to get the majority of it complete but every time I walk by it I have to add something usually very small details that I missed. I use a lot of ideas from the railroad diorama people, and also from forum members. I made some single axle dump trailers from the early 70s because I saw what you and your crew scratch built, that’s why this forum is so helpful. I use real soils in all my dioramas, it’s cheaper and looks a lot better than the manufactured materials. I also make a lot of my own products, like silt fence, filter sock, grade stakes and also the small tools like hand compactors, demo saws and even the remote control packs for the palefinger cranes, and the Bomag trench compactors, that fit around the 50 scale figures necks. It’s a sickness, but it is very enjoyable.
Guy thanks again for posting and also the ideas your team gives thru your posts, they are both fun to look at and also very informative.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 1:50:58 PM
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Thanks for your explanation and your support, Steve.

A TAMA site (SE of France local civil engineering company) made by Jean-Jacques:







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Guy



GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 1:55:10 PM
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We use to say in France that when cranes birds fly back North, spring is near the corner. A few "metallic" cranes in SE of France:









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Guy
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Guy
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 4:28:39 AM
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TAMA (Transports Alpins Matériaux Agglomérés) fleet in Jean-Jacques' collection:









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 4:38:47 AM
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Both Solido and Verem have produced in a 1/50 scale the DUKW, amphibian version of the WW2 largely-deployed GMC within the US Army. One could think that, as usual, Verem inherited Solido molds, but apparently, that is not the case:





The Solido version has tarpaulin frames and larger tyres:





To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 4:54:15 AM
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Main differences are:

- The Solido DUKW has simplistic driving shafts while the Verem model has none,
- The Verem model is fitted with smaller tires than its counterpart,
- The windscreen is narrower on the Verem model but equipped with some glazing in its front part,
- Lashing rings, gasoline cans, driving position height, bow profiles and propeller tunnels are different between both models,
- The Verem model has a brass propeller, while Solido's is plastic,
- Verem DUKW hull is resin-made while it is diecast on the Solido model...

Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:46:31 AM
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Guy I have never seen models of the duck boats before, those are very nice. How old would those be? Nice pictures of the other models and dioramas also.
Steve
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 10:20:16 AM
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Steve,

Dinky Toys France produced a DUKW in 1964, but it was in a 1/55 scale (ref. 825) : https://www.vectis.co.uk/french-dinky-no-825-dukw-military-amphibian-vehicle_542040
In 1972, a 1/76 version was produced in England by Dinky Diecast Toys (ref. 681): https://www.rubylane.com/item/802481-3699/Dinky-Toys-No-681-D-U
Provence Moulage produced the Verem amphibian truck from 1994: http://img.over-blog-kiwi.com/0/93/19/20/20141130/ob_a40191_catalogue-verem-1995-16-gmc-mondial.jpg
The Solido version was produced in China and first issued in 2001: http://www.miniatures-toys.com/miniatures-au-1-43---1-50eme-le-vehicule-amphibie-dukw-353-6x6-miniature-de-solido-au-1-50e-4564.html

I hope it helps.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 6:45:04 PM
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Guy thanks for the information, very unique models.
Steve
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Guy thanks for the information, very unique models.
Steve


Steve:Did you not collect Dinky Toys, or were you too young? The military models are great, mostly British vehicles, but other countries too. I guess you were into Barbie and Ken.
GuyM
Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 5:56:44 AM
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Delivery, by the German craneage and heavy haulage company MaxiKraft, of equipment to be used for a tunnel construction:



MAN TGX 41-680 BBS 8x4/4 tractor and Goldhofer STHP-L10 4-line/extendable ultra-low bed/6-line modular semi-trailer (Conrad models) delivering a 135 tonnes Sandvik MT 720 crawler-mounted boom-type roadheader (Conrad model)







To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 5:59:30 AM
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Close views of the Sandvik machine:







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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 9:27:16 AM
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Guy that Sandvic model is very nice, can that really be transported like that or do they have to break it down.

Craig never had a Dinky or Corgi toy when I was younger, I was strictly a Tonka kid. I had 3 older brothers, no sisters so I never got to mess around with Malibu Barbie. As for you, did you start collecting Dinky in your 60s when they first came out or did you still use your toys from when you were young. When you were young was toy even a word yet also do you still have your original rocks and sticks?
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 12:42:33 PM
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Steve,

The Goldhofer modular semi-trailer has more than sufficient capacity to handle the 135 tonnes fully-equipped Sandvik unit, while the MAN tractor is designed to move up to 250 tonnes.
The Sandvik brochure gives a precise indication of MT720 overall measures: length of 15.20 metres, 4.60 metres wide and 4.60 metres high.

Providing that you avoid low bridges or anything lower than 5.50 metres and get all necessary authorizations for the move on pre-defined routes, nothing is preventing such a heavy haulage set to cross Germany.

I hope it helps.
Guy
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 1:54:37 PM

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Doing a very rough calculation,for Europe.Ten tons,per axle,at a glance,the whole unit has enough axles,for the weight.As Guy says,that tractor can pull that weight,can easily stop,will not have a problem going uphill,it will not 'strain',at any point.So it gets the green light.In the UK,it would have to display the Special Types General Order,sign,to advertise everything.I think the actual legal axle load,for trucks,is 11 ton.
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 6:08:27 PM
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Guy and modelmaniac thanks for the information.
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