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Poll: Real or model? (58 member(s) have cast votes)

Real or model?

  1. Real (14 votes [24.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.14%

  2. Voted Model (44 votes [75.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 75.86%

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#21 highway

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:31 AM

THAT PIC IS HORRIBLE HARRY!!

I'm going real on this one, even though in this case, I actually hope I'm wrong!! I know a lot of you have said just because it's clean, it has to be a model, but you'd be surprised how clean well maintained equipment is. If it does turn out to be real, I'd say the clean and new blade could be expained either by it being a new dozer or even just a new blade, and as long as the tracks are clean when it's loaded, there would not be dirt on a well taken care of trailer.

If this is real though, and why I said I really hope I'm wrong this week, you couldn't pay me enough to haul that the way it sits!! Those chains are not even close to being tight, in my opinion not even in the right place on the front of the dozer, and for the weight, there should be more chains. Other than the license plate that is missing that Pete also pointed out (and yes Pete, it needs a license plate, only thing I could think is it's a new trailer and the temp plate fell off :unsure: ), but there are two other details lacking that a driver like me would notice. First is the lack of an "Oversized Load" or "Wide Load" banner on the back of the trailer and flags on the widest part of the front and rear of the load. Even though it's not that much wider than the trailer, it is still hanging past the trailer edges, and even if it was within the dimentions of the trailer, it is still oversized due to the weight. The other detail I see missing is the federally required DOT red and white tape on the sides and rear of the trailer. That has to be on all new trailers, and is also supposed to be added to older trailers. Just in case you don't know what I'm talking about, it's this reflective tape, and needs to be across the rear and down the sides at spaced intervals.

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If this thing is real, a DOT enforcement officer, know as "Diesel Bears" to us drivers, would have a field day with this one!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

#22 Ryan S.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:31 PM

Going model, but I bet it's a big scale.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:44 PM

If it's a model, it's big scale... BUT I say that it is REAL! Well, I might be wrong, as always, but it doesn't matter. B)

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:46 AM

i say model! (but im probably wrong!) :blink:

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:12 AM

I'm voting MODEL for many of the reasons already mentioned above. Primarily the unscarred 'dozer blade, the lack of dirt and general grime, the slack in the chains, the lack of a license plate on the trailer, and the fact that the bed of the trailer is bowed UPWARD while the weight of the 'dozer soould weigh it down!


everyones saying model even with all the postings about the chains, dozer, etc... but i would look at the wheels and they say plastic or its to good photography of a model for me to just take my chances and say real! :D

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:06 PM

I've already voted and commented (said model) but I was looking at the picture again and realized something. If it is a model it's got to be HUGE the shadows are immense and match the background exactly. I Think the photo is real and I don't think the photo is messed with all that much if any by Harry.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:38 PM

I had to go with real on this one.

#28 Harry P.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:51 AM

Final vote: 12 REAL, 38 MODEL.

And you're right... it's a MODEL. But a really BIG model! 1/2 scale.

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Thanks to Mike McElligott for the photo.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:59 AM

The chains are too light for being as heavy as they should be to restrain a load like that.B) B) B)

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 04:25 AM

First, the resolution on this photo was probably the hardest thing to overcome.
Harry had to crop this one.....


Second, what on earth is a 1/2 scale "model" used for?

This was a really good one.


Thanks Mark.....this guy "plays" and rides these models.....B)

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http://www.eastcoast...com/ABOUTUS.cfm

#31 Pete J.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 04:59 AM

Holy .......!!! Are you kidding me! Now that is one big model! Great pick Harry. That was fun.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:22 AM

Final vote: 12 REAL, 38 MODEL.

And you're right... it's a MODEL. But a really BIG model! 1/2 scale.

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Thanks to Mike McElligott for the photo.

WOW!!!!


Where can I order one? ;)

#33 MikeMc

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:30 AM

http://www.eastcoast...MiniPete379.cfm

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:09 AM

Second, what on earth is a 1/2 scale "model" used for?

Too play in a REALLY BIG sandbox!!!! :unsure: ;) :huh:

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:55 PM

What's even more amazing is that he builds these models mostly out of mahogany!

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:54 AM

Final vote: 12 REAL, 38 MODEL.

And you're right... it's a MODEL. But a really BIG model! 1/2 scale.


So I was wrong, again. :lol: But if it is 1/2 scale, it's almost like real :lol: .... Maybe next time...

#37 Harry P.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:04 AM

So I was wrong, again. :lol: But if it is 1/2 scale, it's almost like real :lol:


Only if you're three feet tall! :lol:

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:26 AM

What's even more amazing is that he builds these models mostly out of mahogany!

Wow! I could use this thing to "play" on my property, I've got some land to level, & this would be just the ticket, not only that but my grandson would just love it! He has so much fun with the riding lawn mower when we mow the fields, this would put him over the top (he's 3 1/2) :lol:

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:53 AM

A machinist friend of mine makes restoration parts for WW2 Clark "airborne" bulldozers. He has one himself, along with the scraper. Here's a scratchbuilt 1/10 scale model he built of them. http://www.syltech.net/miniatures.htm

When I last talked to him, he was planning an operable 1/2 scale Sherman tank, using many of the bulldozer components. He plans an aluminum upper hull, and a propane ignited gun barrel to simulate firing. Knowing him, he has it started already.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:55 AM

That is one of many super large size models from Don Campbell. It is a 1/3 size Cat D11. It has no engine, although a small or medium size diesel could be fitted in it.



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