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muleskinner

Member Since 24 Feb 2010
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About Me

I am Bill Bitner's father who built the self loader and gave it to him on his birthday, which he built onto the International ERTL model truck. I have an interest in old loaders, yarders, skidders and such which were used in the logging areas of the Pacific Northwest.

Being someone who has worked in the woods as a logger, driven various types of trucks and was raised most of his life around this type of equipment I decided to take up the art of Scratch building these units, as they are, a vanishing breed around the Pacific Northwest and other areas of the country due to the economy, environmental impact, and other incursions which have almost brought the logging industry to a complete stand still and sent it spiraling into the annals of the History books.

Most of the models which I build are in the scale of 1/25th, but I have built down as far as "N" gauge, as like my son I am also an N Guage model railroader, building mostly in Nn3 narrow guage, with the use of Z Guage conversion to N Guage scale.

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  • Member Title MCM Regular
  • Age 64 years old
  • Birthday November 18, 1950
  • Location
    Oregon, USA
  • Full Name
    William W Bitner II

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  • Are You Human?
    yes
  • Scale I Build
    1/25th scale

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