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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted October 13, 2013 - 05:12 PM

Hi Guys,

  Just a update letting you know my garden tractor projects are on hold and I am back to toy building .

I built a Letourneau D-800 wheel dozer and I am now building a Cat off road truck. I still love my garden tractors and stopby once a week here to check on peoples topics. Anyone interested in watching my weekly model building progress feel free to stop by once in a while.

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Posted October 13, 2013 - 05:19 PM

Looks great. I will be checking the web site!


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Posted October 13, 2013 - 07:21 PM

Looks good Don. I was wondering what all you are building by now. :thumbs:


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Posted October 13, 2013 - 07:32 PM

Now that catches my interest...very nice. Do you build from plans of the real thing & maybe scale down your self?


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Posted October 13, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Looking great!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!! :thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

 

 

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Posted October 13, 2013 - 08:08 PM

Looks like the start of a 740, but I see the head rail blocks for an Ejector and I see a tailgate. Which model are you going to build?


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Posted October 14, 2013 - 07:12 AM

Thanks ,

    I rarely have much info to work with , I get a dozen photos off the internet and build from what I see. So there is a lot of areas I cannot even see and I do a lot of guessing. My models are all far from perfect but most of them do resemble the real machines a little. This is my way of relaxing in my little workshop . These are one of a kind steel models so they are built very sturdy . I do not like glue so every piece is welded or drilled and bolted. Even the mirrors are welded on so if they get bumped they will actually bend before they break off. It will be the ejector version. The scale of the models is determined by the dia. of the tires on the wheel models but the dozers and tracked machines I usually make 1/12th scale. I can't wait for the first snow storm to try out my mini jd 4x4 articulating 9630 tractor and blade.


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Posted October 14, 2013 - 09:11 AM

Man, those are cool. You have talent whether it's 1/24 cale or 1/2 scale.

We had a guy who used to build those size dirt moving equipment for our local fair. Every year he had a new dump rtuck, bull dozer, etc. He made everything out of wood, his was either wood pinned or glued, not a single screw or bolt anywhere.

I just don't have that kind of patience LOLt


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Posted October 14, 2013 - 10:07 AM

Don I think it's even better that your basically winging it on your mental expertise & whatever info you can gather. I enjoy model trains but enjoy scratch building the structures more. I can't always get the info I need so I build from my experience. With today's technology & electronics it's a joy to see folks are still working with their hands.
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Posted October 14, 2013 - 06:19 PM

There are so many talented folks out there for sure. I just always enjoyed working with metal. My little one car garage sized shop and my crude tools make it even more of a challenge sometimes.


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Posted October 15, 2013 - 08:17 AM

cant wait to see how these turn out your work is awesome don and your metal fab skills are amazing



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Posted November 11, 2013 - 10:50 AM

What made you built a Letourneau?

 

We had some kind of odd ball Letourneau wheel loader that the motor ran a generator and powered 4 electric motors to drive it.

 

Weird thing.  Never ran, it was in our "scrap" yard.

 

Never heard anything of them till I seen your model.






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