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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 06:00 PM

I built two of these models a few years ago and the whole time I wished I had doubled or tripled the scale on them so I could drive one of them. I still have days i want to build one of these in 1/4 scale . I think that would be very unique. I met the Williams Bros who own the real one and they took their picture with me and one of the models and they loved it so that was very cool. This could still be a future garden tractor project. This is my daughter Nicole and she made the nice decals for me for the Big Buds.

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Edited by Don Campbell, December 17, 2011 - 06:10 PM.
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Posted December 17, 2011 - 06:15 PM

You did a very nice job on that Don! Just blow up your blueprints a couple of times and you would have quite a machine! Nice job. Do you have any other pictures of it?

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 06:27 PM

Thanks , yes I have over 30 pictures of the building process on my webpage , go to the Big Bud section . www.doncampbellmodels.com

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 06:58 PM

Those models are sweet! Wow! I take it that you do this for a living? You are truly a very talented artist! Stupendous!

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 07:25 PM

Boy that is museum quality work. Thanks for sharing with us!

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 07:33 PM

very nice!!!!!!!

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 07:38 PM

Thanks again , I started building toys about 14 years ago during the winter months in between plowing snow . It has been a great hobby as i still don't consider it a business . That would take the fun out of it . We just had the dryest summer on record so mowing was slow and now looks like another mild winter with little snowplowing . I am very glad i have the toy hobby to keep me busy.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 07:20 AM

Lots of very nice models you have completed. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 07:37 AM

Very nice job on "little" Big Bud.You have some great looking stuff on your site.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 09:25 AM

Thanks again , building toys has been great fun , my workshop is very small but big enough to build a garden tractor , ha,ha.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 11:24 AM

That is great Don. VERY VERY nice work.
I am doing that with an 1855 Massey Here:
http://gardentractor...55-4855-a-4892/

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 11:33 AM

Don, Great looking Bud. Very nice work. Your site is interesting too.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 12:53 PM

That is awesome !

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 01:11 PM

You are a true craftsman, my hat is of to you. R.L

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 08:36 AM

Thanks again, we used to travel through Wis. on our way to Dyersville , Iowa to the National Farm Toy Show . We met a nice man by the name of Mark Jackson who restores rare garden tractors . I used to just drool standing in his garage seeing all those cool GT's . Was wondering if some of you might know Mark?




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