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« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2015, 05:23:38 AM »

HAHA. Thats classic. Ill be willing to bet good money this picture was taken somewhere here in africa.

Ive seen some crazy things on this crazy continent. That ranks right up there.
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« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2015, 11:20:59 AM »

Russ, please let Nick out of the corner. Being alone over there for so long is beginning to have a negative effect on him.
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« Reply #62 on: March 22, 2015, 04:43:25 PM »

Finished the design. Added the wood box mounted in the front. Assuming it was for odds and ends like spare coupler links and tools.






And I sent of a starter kit to Shapeways. Should be able to begin building soon I hope.





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« Reply #63 on: March 22, 2015, 07:19:34 PM »

SHOOOT!
Can anyone order a "kit"Huh?
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« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2015, 01:06:16 AM »

That will be gorgeous. I love the drawing. -- Russ
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« Reply #65 on: March 23, 2015, 09:55:17 AM »

Marty, PM sent.

Thanks Russ!


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« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2015, 12:14:55 PM »

HooDoggies that's neat!
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« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2015, 05:09:59 PM »

This will be a real beauty.  Can't wait to see the first steps.

No wonder Marty wants to do one!!!

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« Reply #68 on: March 26, 2015, 11:40:27 PM »



I received my "kit" today. Excellent service from Shapeways, and the Post Office who delivered it a day early. I gave the frame a quick coat of primer and now I will let the tractor sit on it for a while to see what happens. The attachment points of the heavy die-cast will bear down directly over the wheels and hopefully it will all stay nice and straight.

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« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2015, 01:04:45 AM »

Is the tractor body from the same manufacturer as the one you so extensively modified? -- Russ
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« Reply #70 on: March 27, 2015, 06:13:37 AM »

I like the end beams flush not dropped down.
Which will you do?

Could the sways parts be used for lost wax casting the parts in metal(brass)?
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« Reply #71 on: March 27, 2015, 08:14:51 AM »

Yes Russ it's a Danbury mint item.

Marty, they offer a wax printing service for casting, but the size is limited to just under 4" long. I don't think this material would melt out cleanly, but I don't know for sure.

The dropped beams were unique to this design. Actually, very strange.
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« Reply #72 on: March 30, 2015, 09:40:34 AM »

Wow!  Seeing the printed parts makes me even more interested in this project.  Love it - love it - love it. Grin

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« Reply #73 on: March 31, 2015, 03:21:11 PM »

Hi Chuck,

Hum, yum, yum! Nice project and still with the Danbury Mint Fordson tractor!

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« Reply #74 on: May 22, 2015, 09:29:41 PM »

Test fitting the chain and journals.


Starting to paint some parts
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