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Ironstef70
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:55:08 PM

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kcmtoys wrote:
Here is the 1st Cat 988 Airport Snowplow I made 20+ years ago.

988 snowplow 1 by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>


988 snowplow 2 by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>

Here is a Dresser 560 Airport snowplow I made after the 988.

560 snowplow by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>

One day, I'm going to put a 30' blade on a Cat 834.Whistle Ken




Speaking of the 560 and snow plows, here is one I made in December during the holidays, for my HO 560. I have also made a snow bucket, but I haven't made pictures since. They are both painted now.

Plow1 by Ironstef70, on Flickr

Plow2 by Ironstef70, on Flickr

Stephane



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Brad
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 1:41:05 AM
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Ironstef70. Now that’s a snow blade. Nice work
kcmtoys
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 1:56:35 PM

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Ironstef70, Very nice brass work, especially in 1/87 scale.Applause Ken

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Ironstef70
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:10:33 AM

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Thanks guys,

I wish to do the weathering of the old dog and its attachments someday ( already started with the tires, as some will notice), but I still need to complete the modifications on the loader first.

I have already replaced the ugly plastic cab ladder and the exhaust by brass elements. I also wish to add some hydraulics and pulling chains on the counterweight.

Stephane

Dresser 560 snow bucket by Ironstef70, sur Flickr

Dresser 560 snow plow by Ironstef70, sur Flickr






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Ironstef70
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:11:44 AM

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Thanks guys,

I wish to do the weathering of the old dog and its attachments someday ( already started with the tires, as some will notice), but I still need to complete the modifications on the loader first.

I have already replaced the ugly plastic cab ladder and the exhaust by brass elements. I also wish to add some hydraulics and pulling chains on the counterweight.

I like the model as it is a solid diecast body, with very little resin, and is pretty well detailed for the scale. I think it's worth the attention.

Stephane

Dresser 560 snow bucket by Ironstef70, sur Flickr

Dresser 560 snow plow by Ironstef70, sur Flickr






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Quinella
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:24:59 AM

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Ironstef70, that is splendid work in such a small scale, The ladder looks so much better than original, as does exhaust. That will turn out great. keep posting. CAW
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:20:21 PM
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Ironstef70 that is great work in 1/87 scale. That now looks very much like the First Gear 560 in 1/25 scale with your upgrades not including the size difference.
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Ironstef70
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 4:34:33 PM

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Thank you again. Now I was working on other projects and not supposed to complete this on short terms. I guess I got peers pressure now Teeth

Still, for those non-Northerners of yours wondering about the design of the snow blade: the top plate is meant for scraping the snow backwards in huge parking lots.

pulling backwards

S.




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