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Broadoak



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote





A couple of shots showing a little of the detail in the workshop and the Fordson having his rear tyres inflated.

Peter


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



To finish off a picture of the engine needing repair having been detached from the Simplex outside the engine shed.



The Davenport idling in the yard waiting for its next job.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just looked at the Farmmodels site - I never knew there were so many tractor variants!

It looks as if 1/32nd is a good scale for agricultural modelling but maybe figures might be a problem? I know you have modified some plastic WW2 figures but are there any other sources for that scale?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keith

I think you are right about figures in1/32 scale there aren’t that many about. Britain’s do a few standing figures and they make seated figures for their tractors. Although I have never seen them available separately. Siku make a set of six seated figures, these I think are supposed to be tractor drivers. I have used these on some of my small locomotives, re-painted they look ok.
The 1/35 scale military figures are probably the best source. There seem to be more specialist manufactures of these nowadays.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to look at some of the hobby stores around here, although it might be a bit of an uphill struggle. You just don't see a lot of the specialist stuff over this side of the Pond, which means buying "sight unseen" from the UK. At least that's one of the benefits of these kind of forums - you get the chance for other people's opinions.

I did check out a couple of stores - including one at our local farmer's market - for tractor models the other weekend. They were fine as long as you wanted John Deere - or John Deere - or...John Deere!!...and I've yet to see any Britains models at all.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What exactly are you thinking of modelling Keith?

I may be able to help source things if I know what it is you are trying to do.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that's still to be decided, Peter. I am working on developing a number of projects in parallel, all narrow-gauge but all different scales.

Under active design at the moment are:
1) Christopher's Railway - 1/12th scale using N-scale locos to represent a 5-inch gauge line in a garden. This is to go with my wife's dollshouse that she is refurbishing for the grandkids;
2) Tidmouth Pier - an O-16.5 scale line running up a pier to take passengers to and from a ferry;
3) Astwood Engineering - Gn15 line taking metal bars (actually Plastruct sections...) from the stock-yard into the factory. Will use a radio-controlled forklift truck to load the wagons.

As far as a farm railway in 1/32nd, something modelled on the idea of North Ings Farm in Lincolnshire when they were still breeding chickens for eggs. Traffic would be young chicks, food, water, bedding etc. out to the pens and eggs, older birds, manure etc. back. I had started this in Gn15 some years ago but the smaller size of 1/32nd might be an advantage; also it is more likely the gauge would be 2ft (as at North Ings) rather than 15 inches.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keith

You sound a bit like me, so many schemes you would like to do but don’t have the time or room.

With regard to the 1/32 scale farm railway I can confirm that North Ings farm was 2 foot gauge. It was situated on the edge of the fens two miles east of the village of Dorrington, between Lincoln and Sleaford.
The railway was laid in 1972 to provide access round the farm which at the time was used for rearing chickens. The first equipment came from the Whisby gravel pit of Robert Teal Ltd., and consisted of an ‘LBT’ class Ruston diesel locomotive, works no. RH371937, two skips, and 50 yards of 2ft. gauge track.
The following year they purchased additional track from the Nene river board and the Nocton Estate ( the railway mine is loosely based on ). It was worked as a private line, as it became known it attracted the occasional visitor and additional engines and wagons were acquired from time to time.
It closed in 1981 as the production of chickens and eggs became uneconomic.
The above information is from The Oakwood Press locomotive papers no.163 The Lincolnshire Potato Railways by Stewart E, Squires.

I hope this is of some help.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I visited North Ings Farm some years ago - all my wife's family live either in or very near the city of Lincoln. Although it wasn't one of their regular Open Days, since I was visiting from Canada they did get one of the locos running for me and we took a ride around the line. Very friendly group of people!

They also e-mailed me a lengthy article on the history of the farm but I lost it due to a computer crash.

Anyway, I was going to call my line "West Ings Chickens" so that I could abbreviate it to "W. INGS".... Rolling Eyes

Yes, too many ideas and no space at the moment.... I think the garden railway will be #1 and then the farm.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Peter -
Also omitted to ask - what was the source of the tools and similar workshop items? Was that Tamiya too?

I checked the nearby model shop for 1:32 figures but they only had combat troops - nothing that could be easily adapted for a layout unless you needed a farmer firing a bazooka at the local cattle rustlers.... Laughing

I have one other store to check but after that it would mean casting the net further afield - i.e. Toronto, about 60 miles away.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keith

The kit you want is Italeri field tool shop no.419. They are of a similar quality to Tamiya kits.

Tamiya do a service crew for a German tank wearing overalls as well.
You may have to get things by mail order it would seem.
I have found with my US outline modelling if you see something you want buy it, the chance may not come round again.
Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Peter - I will have to look around for the Italeri and Tamiya kits. My local store that used to have a reasonable range of such items is now almost exclusively supplying fantasy war-gaming products or the aforementioned bazooka teams.

I have the same problem as you with regard to buying items when you see them. As a result I have a somewhat eclectic selection of not only Gn15 models but also Swiss, Austrian, British, and North American products which I bought "just in case..."
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK - I sent another message but it didn't post so I'll try again....

I have obtained the Tamiya tank repair crew as well as another Tamiya set of German figures which may be usable. Also I have the Italeri tool set on order.

As far as a theme, another couple of ideas for the farm are an orchard with cider press or even a lavender farm as in Wold's Way. At least that would smell nice. (Some time ago I had thought of a sewage farm railway with a load of well-used cat-litter underneath to give it an "air of authenticity" when exhibiting... Twisted Evil )

I will see if I can find a Canadian supplier for tractor models - if not, then I will order from one of the UK suppliers. Which types of tractors would be appropriate for a UK farm in, say, 1970's/80's?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done a little research and have a list of possible makes and models of real tractors working in the UK in the 1970’s to 1980’s.

In 1964 Massey Ferguson built the DX series the I35 being a typical low horse power tractor.
Also that year Ford introduced the 4000 series which continued until 1968 when it was updated.
1971 Leyland built the 472, around the same time as International were building their 784. 1972 saw David Brown building the 1210. A new range from Ford in 1976 the 7700 series. At the same time MF came out with a 575. From the States John Deere brought out the 40 series around this time with the distinctive round cornered front windscreen that incorporated the doors.
In 1976 MF introduced the 265 until they introduced the 2000 series in 1979. 1981 saw Ford brought out the 10 series, 4610, 6610, and 7610, also the bigger TW range. These carried on until 1983 when they had a face lift.
As you can see the range is vast and by no means comprehensive. Can I suggest you go for something like the Ford 4000 series which to my mind is typical of the period in that it wouldn’t be new but still a useful tractor. You can also have some even earlier types like a grey Fergie for light work for instance.
What out of that lot you can actually get in Canada is probably very little. In the end availability maybe the deciding factor and you have to use what you can get.
Another military kit maker to look out for figures including ladies is Master Box.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keith,

Another couple of possibilities according to someone who knows more about these things than I do. They are both by Universal Hobbies, Massey Ferguson 590 and the Ford 7810. I suspect you would have to get them from the UK. Another possible source are Dave Perdue (DBP) Ford models too, I‘m not sure how available these are.
Both the Fordson E1A and MF 35 on Two Sisters are Universal Hobbies models to give you an idea of the quality.

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