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#1 deja-view

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

I took this pic a year ago. It is the same tractor we had on our little ranch during the 1960's...and it wasn't new then. I think it's a Ford, but can't remember. If someone wants more pics to use for detailing I can get some next time I go "home".

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

Now we need a kit! B)

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:59 PM

Looks like a Ferguson 35.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:37 AM

Not sure why but I love old tractors.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:13 AM

Not sure why but I love old tractors.


Yeah, aren't they cool? I wonder if there's a kit for this one. We had a lot of different little tractors for working on the ranches back then. This one is a real survivor I guess. But as I remember, it didn't get used much...especially after most of the land got sold off for a small housing project. That sure paid better than plums and pears.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:16 PM

You mean like this one?

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Love the old Tractors


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:13 PM

Umm.... what happened to the rear wheels? :blink:

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:24 PM

We have a 1932 Ford tractor .........That still runs very well!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:11 AM

Umm.... what happened to the rear wheels? :blink:


That is a reaction between the rubber and plastic, happens on a lot of the European die-cast as well. The plastic becomes soft, kind of melting.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:40 PM

Tom I'd love to get my hands on that kit. I never knew it existed till now . Now I have another end of the earth search. What scale is that?

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:06 AM

Tom I'd love to get my hands on that kit. I never knew it existed till now . Now I have another end of the earth search. What scale is that?


It is 1/20 scale.

One that was built with some broken parts recently went off ebay for $164.00

Good Luck.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:46 AM

That would be nice to have some one cast in resin.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:54 AM

Tom;

Is that kit still available anywhere?

Is that tiny little black piece the driver??

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:10 AM

Is that tiny little black piece the driver??


It looks more like a barbecued alien... :lol:

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:03 PM

One of these days... I have a big idea for a project in mind to scratchbuild one of these in 1:25 scale.
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It's a 1966 Minneapolis Moline G1000 with an aftermarket cab. I think I can rob the tires from one of Ertl's tractor kits, but pretty much everything else will have to be conjured up or HEAVILY modified from other kit pieces.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:17 PM

I know Steve Ripley of C/W group The Tractors, does that count?

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 03:10 AM

Harry, He does look like a barbecued alien,lol I was not paying attention when I took those photos, that little guy does not belong with this kit.

Chuck, You might be able to convert the MF tractor to a Moline,it has that type of cab.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:04 AM

I remember learning how to operate a tractor on an 49' 8n ford and its still in the family to this day!....and i even told the current owner i will make sure it stays in the family! :lol:

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:29 AM

I ride this around the yard sometimes.It was up to the frame in mud when found.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:59 AM

Chuck, You might be able to convert the MF tractor to a Moline,it has that type of cab.

The 1155's cab is a little bit larger in all dimensions (having a 1:1 1155 handy helped me out there B) ) but parts of it might be usable. Tires from the Ertl kit are also a bit larger on the back, but close enough to work. The big thing will be the transaxle, the tin, and of course the Long Life MM engine. MM had an engine design all their own for most of their existence.