Tractor on the run..

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Tractor on the run..

Post by daan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:59 pm

My little alpine railway is also in use for the local farmers, who transport all kind of things to the more difficult to reach area's. On this occasion an old Hanomag tractor is on travel to one of the small farmer villages on the Schwägalp. It is not capable of climbing the pass via the autoroute, so then the train is a welcome alternative.

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The car is a standard LGB car, bought cheap from a local swapsite. It was dirty and had a lot of waterspots on it, so I repainted it.

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The tractor I got from another site, it's a polystone model, both wheels on the front where off, and a few pieces missing. With the guidance of some photo's I remodelled the tractor a bit, added a steering wheel and some other details.

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First I wanted to use chains to fix the tractor on the wagon, but then I saw a pair of old safety goggles, with yellow band on it. I cut it in half, made eyes on the end by sticking them together with electrical tape and thus making a model strap out of it. They fit the tractor nicely and look better then chains I think.

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Some wooden blocks keep the tractor in place as well, so it's fit for travel now.
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Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:15 pm

Briljant!

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Post by Peter Butler » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:58 pm

Tractors are an ideal load for rail transportation, this is one I made from an old die-cast model tractor and a scratch-built plasticard wagon. I did use chains to hold it down as it is a heavy beast!
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Post by philipy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:37 am

Daan
I love that tractor, with or without the wagon! :D

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Post by Lonsdaler » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:37 am

Nice work Daan, and the strops are a good idea for holding it down too.
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Post by Soar Valley Light » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:20 pm

Very nice Daan, I love it. Great work.

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Post by Andrew » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:46 pm

I agree with the others, it looks wonderful. Love the weathered look you've achieved on the tractor, very realistic...

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Re: Tractor on the run..

Post by daan » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:09 pm

Thanks guys, the tractor however was already weathered, that's why I bought it in the first place, it looked very nice.
@Peter, I do like your model too, very neat with the chains and wheelblocks. Also a nice tractormodel.

May be a whole train of tractors and machinery on flatcars would be a nice set.. mmmm :scratch: :lol: :lol:
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