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  1. dptydawg added a post in a topic Terminal tractor   

    Great looking shunt truck. It kind of looks like an airport tugger.
  2. dptydawg added a post in a topic Workable Plastics Other Than Styrene?   

    I use plastic knitting needles for shafts and rods, They machine well and work with styrene   glues. In Canada they are sized in millimeters I'm not sure how they are sized in the States.  5/16th = 7.91 mm therefore an 8mm needle would be the equivalent size. 
  3. dptydawg added a post in a topic Six more weeks of winter   

    That's the one . He's an albino less than acurate weather forcasting ground hog. Any excuse for a mid-winter party
  4. dptydawg added a post in a topic 1/24 Massey 2680 farm tractor   

    Nice job of scratch building. Ag models are few and far between in 1/24th scale. Where did you source your tires?
  5. dptydawg added a post in a topic Six more weeks of winter   

    Not up here, Wiarton Willie saw no shadow (snowing too hard). So we'll only have a month and a half more winter, followed by another month of not quite spring yet.
  6. dptydawg added a post in a topic Kenworth Challenge mixer   

    Sharp paint job, Jim. That is a very nice model. 
  7. dptydawg added a post in a topic Where do you display your finished models ?   

    When we built our house several years ago I claimed a room at one end of the basement as my model room. This is where I build, store and display my models. I started out by building a 12 x 8 foot display table like a model train board.

    This worked well for my truck models but didn't work for my dioramas. It is now filled to overflowing so the models expanded into other parts of the basement. The first display case i bought was a 100 gal aquarium.

    This works well but is very heavy. I have it on an industrial stand with wheels under it. There is an extension on the lid to accommodate the over height hydro pole. Everything has to be added from the top down which is a pain when working on the lower tier.
    Many years ago a local jewellery store closed and I bought one of their display cases. It is a single level 5’unit. I have a couple dioramas in it

    I later bought a couple more jewellery store cases. Since my wife passed away a little over a year ago I have migrated these cases for my models to the main floor of the house. They are both mounted on casters and easy to roll about. Occasionally I take some of them to construction shows in the area.

    These two cases are the ones that have some of my more treasured models and dioramas.
    Some of the rest of my dios are hanging on shelves in the model room

    Or appear on this photo diorama which is a backdrop for many of my work in progress models that you may have seen in the past

    Out in my garage are a pair of freebie cabinets that I use to keep many of my diecasts and a few models

    And I’m still short of display space.
  8. dptydawg added a post in a topic Buffalo - Pitts Steam Roller   

    Thanks for the kind words guys. I too am always on the lookout for 1/24-1/25 scale construction models. I've managed to snag several diecast dozers and loaders. But kits are few and far between. Maybe the release of the Heller Ferguson tractor kit will encourage companies to produce more industrial type models
  9. dptydawg added a post in a topic Ferguson TE-20   

    Good looking tractor, Chuck. I just picked up a pair of them. I haven't  started them yet. From what I can see they should build into excellent models. It needs some attachment. I'm thinking a two furrow plough or a siccle bar mower. as possible  three point scratch builds.
  10. dptydawg added a topic in All the Rest   

    Buffalo - Pitts Steam Roller
    This is another one of my toy conversions. The roller was made by Reliable Toys Toronto in the 1960's. I found this one at the Milton Steam show and it followed me home. It is made of polyethylene or polypropylene so it is kind of rubbery and hard to glue. These are the before pics

    The float head mill is a 1/25th scale model and is there for scale reference only.
    It looks very much like a Buffalo -Springfield or an earlier Buffalo - Pitts roller

    I stripped the toy down painted it up and added some details like steering and flywheels and flyballs. The driver was molded into the toy so I just painted him a bit.
    These are the after pics

    It makes for a decent yard model. From a yard away it looks OK. Up close not so much. It was another change of pace model. Its probably time I got into something a bit more main stream.
    Thanks for looking
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  11. dptydawg added a post in a topic Detroit engines   

    These are pictures of a quad-six that was a standby power unit for the Oshawa water works. It was connected directly to an emergency water pump.

  12. dptydawg added a post in a topic Caterpillar Auto Patrol   

    Thanks Guys for all the kind words. I enjoy building these sort of projects. Besides being a bit of a challenge and a change of pace, they are a good way to reduce inventory in the parts box.
  13. dptydawg added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Caterpillar Auto Patrol
    This is  the conversion of a Revell toy Cat Grader into a Scale model. Revell had a series of plastic Cat toys back in the 50's. This grader was probably 1/27th scale bit its close enough to pass as a 1/25.   It is actually a bit of a No.10 and No.11 Cat Auto Patrol grader. Not strictly accurate but close enough for me.
    This is what I started with

    This is what the conversion looks like

    The rear wheels and tires are from a Hot Wheels monster truck. The transaxle is a modified part of the Hot Wheels chassis.
    The front tires are from a Paystar kit. The jack shafts, front axle, cab and controls are all scratch built.

    I made my own decals using MS word and Testors decal paper. Eric the operator is a modified resin figure from the world of G-scale trains. I'm not sure of his ancestry.
    Some time in the future I may build a roadbed diorama for it.
    Thanks for looking
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  14. dptydawg added a post in a topic looking for a generator...   

    Thanks Guys. Don Mills was the name I was trying to remember. That's one of his that I used in the diorama above.
  15. dptydawg added a post in a topic D7 Cat dio Updated Pics 10/29/16   

    Great job of building the D7. I wish e that they would build this kit in 1/24 or 1/25th scale for all of us non military modelers