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#1 Bgrgbldr

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:11 PM

Folks,

 

I have been collecting a lot of information on both Capacity and Ottawa yard tractors. Using some extrapolation,  some SWAG and any photos I could find I have started drawing a set of line drawings for an Ottawa. I started scratch building the frame this past week end.

 

I will post pics tomorrow. Just wanted to see if anyone would be interested an a build log for this type of project?

 

Gary



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:57 AM

Gary....anything odd or different would be cool to me.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 05:36 AM

Bring it on Gary....love to see your progress/tips. Very unusual but interesting subject.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 04:07 PM

Let us know what's going on with it.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:47 PM

I'm very interested!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:15 PM

Count me in as being interested as well- it would be nice to see somebody do a spotter model. I've seen very, very few of them.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:17 PM

Gents,

 

If you look in the on the work bench forum under the title Scratch built yard goat you will see some in progress photos and a diagram I  found in the service manuals. I have done some more work and will be posting more photo tomorrow.

 

I am trying to figure out the best way to share my build drawings as well as the research material I have accumulated for this build. Please let me know what you think. The model is in fabrication stages right now there are lots of details to clean up .

 

Aloha

 

Gary



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:32 PM

If you start a free web blog at something like tumblr.com and just insert links here, maybe that would be the way to go?  Just an opinion.

 

Really interesting project.  Hats off to you.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:51 AM

Gents,

 

I created a build file on Flickr

 

http://www.flickr.co...57639977577436/

 

I just added todays progress photos. Almost ready for Suspension and Fifth wheel.

 

Hopefully this way I can add more content as I build.

 

Gary


Edited by Bgrgbldr, 20 January 2014 - 03:23 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:51 PM

Just checked it out.  NICE!



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:06 PM

Awesome project. Looking good so far.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:51 PM

Gents,

 

To make it easier for everyone I have moved this topic to the On the Workbench forum where it belongs. I posted a small update today. Thanks for your interest.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 05:57 AM

I posted a couple of pictures of a Capacity TJ4000 in the 1:1 truck picture section a while back. Believe it's on page 2. They're not the greatest or most detailed pictures, but it's all I have. It's the one I used to drive at a previous job. It has a sprung front and bagged rear suspensions. More about it there.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:24 AM

I found those photos and was searching for more information on the internet when I found the photo that started this build.So in a round about way you are responsible for this build. The Capacity tractor will probably be my next build. I like yard tractors because i am not a fan of fancy paint schemes, chrome or sleepers.

 

I added a PDF file to your reference page today of a TJ-7000 Right Hand Drive. The dimensions are there so it should be build able. When I have time I will redraw this and convert  it to left hand drive.

 

Gary


Edited by Bgrgbldr, 25 January 2014 - 09:02 AM.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:07 PM

Man, I wish you could offer this as a kit! Looks awesome so far!!!!!!



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:06 PM

Ben,

 

Do you know anyone that does laser cutting? I would be willing to do drawings for laser cutting for the cab. I believe most modelers could build the chassis form scratch with a good set of drawings. I hope to have the drawings ready to post soon. 

 

I am working on an order for some of your 5 hole wheels for this build as well.

 

Thanks to everyone for the favorable comments so far.

 

Gary



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

Ben,

 

Do you know anyone that does laser cutting? I would be willing to do drawings for laser cutting for the cab. I believe most modelers could build the chassis form scratch with a good set of drawings. I hope to have the drawings ready to post soon. 

 

I am working on an order for some of your 5 hole wheels for this build as well.

 

Thanks to everyone for the favorable comments so far.

 

Gary

There's a guy in the same work center where Jamie (the guy that casts the parts) works that does laser and CNC cutting. I can find out who he is and maybe you could send him the prints and see what kind of estimate he'll give you?



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:38 PM

Ben,

 

That would be awesome if you could put me in touch with this guy. Another option might be to do the entire cab shell out of photo etch. I may be back home in central Texas for a short visit later this month maybe we can get together and swap stories and ideas.

 

Gary


Edited by Bgrgbldr, 01 February 2014 - 08:55 AM.