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« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2013, 03:13:21 PM »

Rick,

after thinking a while about your construction and comparing it with the prototype I feel there's something missing: starting from the arch closer to the dozer there should be one more hole to adjust the level of the tow beam. Otherwise the complete construction wouldn't need to have joints?

Looks very impressive (the structure and your modeling  Smiley).

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« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2013, 11:09:55 PM »

Hi Volker,
You are absolutely right on both counts.
Well actually there should be two adjustment holes in both arches for
changing the tow angle/height.
But as there is only one Cat model towing these the adjustment holes were not
a critical factor for me.
Thanks for the interest.
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« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2013, 02:58:21 AM »

Both the Cat and the arch are favorite models.  I only have the 1/48 Brommer Cat and arch and the dozer wants a blade.  Your scratchbuilt versions are wonderful.  Now all ya need is a log to replace the clamp.  If you can model a really good looking log (difficult and rare - probably a found section of tree branch would be best) I will be bowing before your awesomeness.
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« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2013, 11:06:47 AM »

Very nice styrene work, can't wait to see it painted.

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« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2013, 11:23:53 PM »

Well, finally finished up but have to wait for the weather to warm up a bit before painting and weathering.




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« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2013, 12:07:12 AM »

Great work with all the tricky shapes, Rick. Styrene in good hands is a terrific medium.
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« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2013, 12:38:37 AM »

Looks great!
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« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2013, 08:24:13 PM »

Came out great Rick! Thanks for taking the time to document the build. That is one of the tractors from the timber times article, right?
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« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2013, 06:05:26 PM »

Thanks for the positive comments guys.

Chuck,
yes that is one of the Cat 60's from the Timber Times article.

Still to cold outside and in the shop to paint, maybe next week.
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« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2013, 09:48:19 PM »

Is the tractor scratch-built too?
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« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2013, 02:59:39 AM »

I want to see it painted! -- Russ
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« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2013, 05:04:48 PM »

Excellent!
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« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2013, 06:04:36 PM »

Hi Ray,
Yes the Cat is mostly scratch built.  It is one of two I built a coupla years back, the other is a "dozer" and this one is a "logging cruiser" version. 

Russ,
So do I Smiley

Looks like I may be able to get started with the paint pretty soon as temps are starting to come up above freezing over night and getting into the 50's during the day.
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« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2013, 07:35:05 PM »

Yes the Cat is mostly scratch built.  It is one of two I built a coupla years back, the other is a "dozer" and this one is a "logging cruiser" version. 

Did you find the plans in the Timber Times? Which issue?
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« Reply #44 on: December 13, 2013, 09:21:18 PM »

Hi Ray,

I apologize for the confusion. 
I Took an Idea from Aaron over on LSC and and turned a coupla of diecast John Deere crawlers into Cat 60's and as I look back at the information it was more than a coupla years ago, Spring of 2009 to be exact,  I did a build log on them on LSC or maybe it was MLS  but anyway it is all gone now.
Phil at TimberTimes was kind enough to give me a little space in his last issue (#53) to tell a little bit about the cat 60's and how I built the models.

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Rick

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