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Chuck Doan
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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2009, 08:09:50 AM »

Came out nice! I think it compares well to the Mckenzie version. Like the wiring.
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2009, 03:02:40 PM »

Marty,

I think it came out nice.
Is there a way you can slightly set it into the ground though?....IMHO it's just floating a bit too much in top of the soil.




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PS.  What the heck is with the fuzzy focus toward the picture edges??? Undecided.....talk about aggravating my already failing eyesight! Lips sealed Grin


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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2009, 04:54:28 PM »

Marty -

Marc has a good point.  The Fordson F weighed 2,920 lbs [1324 kg].  The traction cleats on the rear wheels would sink into the hardest ground, as would the flanges on the front wheels.  That's why steel-wheel tractors were generally banned from paved roads - they made a frightful mess of the pavement.

Check out this photo:  http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.tractordata.co.uk/fordson_to_1950/images/fordson.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.tractordata.co.uk/fordson_to_1950/pages/fordson/index.htm&h=461&w=700&sz=100&tbnid=oVadUf4xyJgLrM::&tbnh=92&tbnw=140&prev=/images%3Fq%3DFordson%2BF%2Btractor%2Bimages&hl=en&usg=__pV_p6EAGU4l_skCDf5BvnretsTg=&ei=2LcESrrfAsGDtgfa5rT4Bg&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=2&ct=image

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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2009, 04:06:47 PM »


I shot this picture last January in Shantytown New Zealand. It's a Fordson too but I don't know it's the same thing. I saw old pictures of it on wooden tracks.

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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2009, 01:31:52 PM »

That's a nice detail piece, Marty. Very well done with just-enough weathering.
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