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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted January 20, 2012 - 05:53 PM

In between plowing snow this week I managed to cut out the first parts for the next model I am building . I cut out the cab walls and windows and got it tack welded together. The toy excavator next to it is what it will look like when it is done. cat390cab.jpg
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Posted January 20, 2012 - 06:02 PM

Looking good Don. Always interesting projects.

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Posted January 20, 2012 - 08:49 PM

what size trackhoe?320,,325 345?

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Posted January 20, 2012 - 10:03 PM

Looks like another neat model !!! Keep up posted , Al

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 05:15 AM

Looks to be a 345c replica.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 05:34 AM

This will be fun to watch.
Welcome Cat385B. I take it you like the Cat's. LOL Great machines!

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 05:38 AM

Going to be another good one ,Don.

Cat385B,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 06:23 AM

Wow Don, your model building skills are incredible, steel models are pretty tough to build, at least for me.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 09:45 AM

I am building a Cat 390DL hydraulic excavator so it will look a little bit different than the toy in the picture next to the cab. I do like Cat equipment but I like every brand big and small . same with garden tractors, I like them all !! It's rare I refuse to climb up on a big machine and operate it because it is the wrong color, ha,ha. I just love all machines. My toy hobby has opened doors to drive some awesome real machines like a Cat 789C Haul Truck and a Cat 994D loader with a 23 yard bucket and a Terak RH-200 with a 33 yard bucket scooping rocks . It was a dream come true plus many smaller machines I would have never got to operate . I'm no good as a operator but it sure was great fun.  if you ever want to see some of them they are not all model building and snowplowing, ha,ha.



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Posted January 21, 2012 - 11:30 AM

I was thinking a 345 BL myself.nice job Don.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 09:06 PM

Holy cow Don, do you ever sleep. The paint is no sooner dry on one project and your well on your way with the next one.
Looks great!

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 12:48 PM

I work a lot in the shop in the winter to keep busy, but summer I like to goof off and enjoy camping . Here is the second picture showing my progress on the left side of the revolving body of the model.

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 01:21 PM

Don,that's looking good so far.

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 08:35 AM

Thanks , it is a new challenge at a different scale and that keeps each new project very interesting . Each model is a one of a kind so I don't have to ever make two of anything.

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 08:52 AM

Don, that looks very good. You do some awesome modeling. I could get lost in your site, so much to look at. Keep the updates coming.




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