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« Reply #1050 on: May 08, 2012, 10:36:04 PM »

This is a photo of a bulldozer taken at a vintage machinery show. I did not get a name of the vehicle as I was interested in the finishes
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« Reply #1051 on: May 08, 2012, 10:37:06 PM »

And the other end
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« Reply #1052 on: May 08, 2012, 10:48:07 PM »

the crawler in the last 2 shots is a much modified "Lanz" diesel.

brute of a thing requiring a blow torch to start it, but once running amost impossible to stall

have fun

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« Reply #1053 on: May 08, 2012, 10:56:05 PM »

Sure is an odd looking thing. I wonder what all the stuff at the rear is for?
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« Reply #1054 on: May 09, 2012, 12:00:50 AM »

Les,

What a cool machine. Thanks for posting. Have promptly saved them to my files...probably need to get on building one, before the Ferguson does and once again squashes my hopes and dreams of basking in the limelight.

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« Reply #1055 on: May 09, 2012, 07:55:00 AM »

Sure is an odd looking thing. I wonder what all the stuff at the rear is for?

Ray,

That is a two drum two Fairlead winch.  The Fairleads swivel to align the cables with the direction of pull.

This is the same winch system that I modeled on the back of my Cat 60's a couple years ago.

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« Reply #1056 on: May 10, 2012, 06:09:26 AM »

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the crawler in the last 2 shots is a much modified "Lanz" diesel.

Are you sure? It looks very much like a Fowler VF to me. The Lanz crawlers had somewhat simpler-looking running gear and a squarer body (but both were single-cylinder machines). Plus Models do quite a nice 1:35 kit for the Lanz, but the only Fowler I've seen was a somewhat basic (and expensive) limited run product for the die-cast toy collector market.


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« Reply #1057 on: May 10, 2012, 06:16:16 AM »

I agree with Krusty.  I think it's a Fowler.

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« Reply #1058 on: May 10, 2012, 06:43:11 AM »

Was trying to keep out of this thread as any comment from me would encourage young Mr Marc Grin

But I agree its a Fowler VF



Just happened to have some info/pics in the file ................. do not read anything into that Marc
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« Reply #1059 on: May 10, 2012, 11:38:17 AM »

 Here is a small piece I just found . Hopefully it will clarify any confusion :
 
  "Stock photos of Field Marshall tractors. In an early example of reverse engineering, the Marshall company, famous for their traction engines and boilers, produced these obviously Lanz-based designs after Lanz denied them a licence to manufacture their tractors. The first design, the 15/30 Model E, appeared in 1930. Called Field Marshall to distinguish them from the company's roading machines, the post-war series I, II and III were produced from 1945 until 1957 and are now popular with collectors. Tracked versions of the Marshall design were initially produced under the Fowler brands, but later tracked models, mostly produced after the Field Marshall name had disappeared, were know as Track Marshalls."

  Plus two photos . First a Fowler . Second a Marshall .

  So I think we are all right . Sort of .

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« Reply #1060 on: May 10, 2012, 12:03:23 PM »

Similar sheet metal certainly but there are some differences in the drive train.
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« Reply #1061 on: May 10, 2012, 03:31:40 PM »

Here is a small piece I just found . Hopefully it will clarify any confusion :
 
  "Stock photos of Field Marshall tractors. In an early example of reverse engineering, the Marshall company, famous for their traction engines and boilers, produced these obviously Lanz-based designs after Lanz denied them a licence to manufacture their tractors. The first design, the 15/30 Model E, appeared in 1930. Called Field Marshall to distinguish them from the company's roading machines, the post-war series I, II and III were produced from 1945 until 1957 and are now popular with collectors. Tracked versions of the Marshall design were initially produced under the Fowler brands, but later tracked models, mostly produced after the Field Marshall name had disappeared, were know as Track Marshalls."
  Plus two photos . First a Fowler . Second a Marshall .
  So I think we are all right . Sort of .
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 from  my boyhood, vague memories of that Iconic & distinct Field Marshall chimney/exhaust 

(so patiently waits till maybe someone points out that others used that shape chimney/ exhaust !!!!)

even more vague, did it also have a distinct exhaust beat?
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« Reply #1062 on: May 10, 2012, 05:26:31 PM »

Similar sheet metal certainly but there are some differences in the drive train.

  To which photos are you referring ?
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« Reply #1063 on: May 11, 2012, 07:25:39 AM »

Picture taken today
bottom 3 foot of trunk
& close up
this tree has been "hollow" like this for at least the last 30 years


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« Reply #1064 on: May 11, 2012, 07:30:25 AM »

Further up

Strange, on the weather side of the tree all the bark is solid & healthy, the hollow parts are all on the lee side.

 


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