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construction equipment
Posted by on Friday, July 14, 2017 4:31 PM

I don't know if I posted anything on this subject before but I thought it was just me that loves those big excavators , scrapers,graders. after bopping the web I found there are a lot of people with this intrest.In 1/35 there several from Mini-Craft very beautiful Caterpillars. Just assembled the new excavator from Hasagawa in 1/35 and I am very impressed. Everything is moveable . How many more companies have construction Models?

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Posted by mississippivol on Friday, July 14, 2017 4:51 PM
I believe that the AMT brand had some, but I haven't seen them in years.
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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, July 14, 2017 5:59 PM

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Posted by hypertex on Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:01 AM

I'm with you armorbaran, I'd like to see more civilian construction models. I have one of the new Hasegawa excavators, and I can't wait to build it.

Someone mentioned AMT vehicles, I've been seeing their Payhauler dump truck for sale at shows recently, and I bought one. It looks great, but it's in 1/24 scale and it's big.

I also have a diecast kit of a Cat front loader, but I can't remember the maker.

There is also Revell of Germany's bucket wheel excavator in 1/200 scale, but it is a bit of an oddity.

There is also Meng's big Cat D9R dozer in 1/35.

The only other things I can find are HO scale equipment for model railroads, such as this

I sooooo wish there was more to chose.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:15 AM

I'd like to see some really old stuff.  The first decade of the 20th century was an interesting time.  Rural areas already had a kerosene/fuel oil infrastructure, so the US tried to develop oil burning ag tractors.  Some of these were used for road construction and repair and other construction uses.  I am particularly fascinated by the Rumely Oil Pulls- the guy succeeded, though he didn't really know why.  In effect he invented water injection though he had no idea what detonation was, nor its effect on engines.  He thought it improved combustion, enough that oil would just work better.  Those old Rumelys were fascinating machines.  I'd love to make drawings (I already have lots of pix), but need a machine where I can work with the owner, with permission to climb around a bit, with a yardstick.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:48 AM

I have-

 Seen some as well . It seems to me Lindberg had some years back in 1/32. most were simple machines such as Backhoes . There are some out there But I believe they are rare . I have one I buikt years ago .That's the AMT Cat Dozer . I have another in the box .

      Construction equipment is really not that hard to scratch build .I had to do a LOG Loader for an attorney in Georgia . I built it out of Lexan Styrene and other stuff .I am not really sure of the scale .

     According to  "Rulers of the World " in Lewiston .N.Y  (Rulers of the ) the thing was 1/8 scale . radio controlled for the court it wasn't all that hard to construct .

 It was detailed enough that even the hydraulic lines were there as well as a working claw . The control levers worked when the equipment moved .

 I did a scale model in 1/25 scale first to make sure of the details . The Dealers of most of this stuff don't seem to mind photos being taken . As long as you're not building a model for their legal opponents  .


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