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Yes my intention is to merge some Matchbox models with Oxford too.

Ironically with the postage costs  even 'scrap' Matchbox models off ebay are  more expensive than the new Oxfords I require !

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I have had a rummage and found a Matchbox Kingsize Weatherill Hydraulic shovel No1 can my knowledgeable friends inform me either what scale this is or point me in the right direction to measure said shovel i am hoping it will fit on a oo gauge layout + maybe point me in the right direction for tyres to fit

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I have had a rummage and found a Matchbox Kingsize Weatherill Hydraulic shovel No1 can my knowledgeable friends inform me either what scale this is or point me in the right direction to measure said shovel i am hoping it will fit on a oo gauge layout + maybe point me in the right direction for tyres to fit

The Kingsize model is about 1/60 scale, far to big for 00 scale.

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The Kingsize model is about 1/60 scale, far to big for 00 scale.

i thought so but could not find any reference to the scale thanks will keep trying is the ordinary matchbox shovel a better scale ?thanks

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The Matchbox 1-75 series Weatherill  as pictured in my earlier post is very close or at OO scale. Got to be the late model with plastic wheels though as earlier editions were smaller.

As an aside a local coal yard is still using  an 80s Ford tractor with a loader from an earlier Fordson Major similar to that shown in the video in earlier post.

See photo here-

https://www.flickr.com/photos/seacoaler/8050131283/in/album-72157631335169942/

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i thought so but could not find any reference to the scale thanks will keep trying is the ordinary matchbox shovel a better scale ?thanks

Yes it is, except for the driver figure is too small but it might be possible to remove the figure and replace it with a more to scale one. A better bet would be the Husky model with a change of bucket. I saw one at a swapmeet recently for £4.

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A visit to a local timber merchants this morning found an E reg (1967, not '87-'88) Ford tractor still in use with a front loader and a PTO powered chipping trailer. Seems to be a shrine to old vehicles, they also had an AEC Matador used as a timber tractor last time I was there but didn't see it this morning. Their two lorries are getting long in the tooth as well, a 1998 Iveco 7.5t and a 1995 Seddon-Atkinson tractor unit.

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On 03/01/2012 at 19:23, grandadbob said:

Hello Tim,

 

 

Can't help with a model but here's a (poor) scan of a slide I took in 1969 of a Neal Pelican that was formerly used for coal by the firm I worked for & then used for aggregates after they sold their coal business.

 

 

 

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Maybe a project for a kitbash/scratchbuild?-I keep thinking about it then chicken out!

 

 

Regards

 

Bob

I came across this thread and hadn’t seen the Neal Pelican front loder before. I had it in mind to have a go at recreating it at some point based on the Oxford Diecast Fordson. Finally got around to it using a lot of styrene bits and pieces but really pleased with the result. Thanks for the inspiration!

 

 

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1 hour ago, chrissixties said:

I came across this thread and hadn’t seen the Neal Pelican front loder before. I had it in mind to have a go at recreating it at some point based on the Oxford Diecast Fordson. Finally got around to it using a lot of styrene bits and pieces but really pleased with the result. Thanks for the inspiration!

 

 

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That's a beautiful bit of work.

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This monstrously ugly brute is available (at a price) and has all the necesarry attributes of being 'in period'

The small matter of £60+ is an eye opener but it is not a kit and it is 1:87 but a rather large prototype that its size will be an advantage on the diorama.

 

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For those, like me, with shallow pockets the Oxford JCB Mk1 76ML1001 has potential if the rear hoe is carefully removed.

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Cheers and Stay Safe

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On ‎05‎/‎08‎/‎2020 at 18:43, PhilJ W said:

A nice model but the blade will need to be replaced with a bucket.

It's the second one down that I meant, not the Massey Ferguson.

 

Stu

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Woodland scenics do a tracked loader as a kit or ready made, they also do a nice bulldozer and an Insley backhoe. They are HO 1:87 though.

 

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1 hour ago, PhilJ W said:

There's the Langley kit.

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A bit pricey at about £40 though.

A Chaseside, isn't it? My father bought one in the early 1960s, when his firm was doing lots of 'repurposing' of old tinplate works, with lots of waste concrete to move. Can't say I ever remember it working; moving the spoil always seemed to involve hand-balling it into the dumper.

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On 04/08/2020 at 19:22, JCB 3C no.2 said:

Any links to the 'Ugly Brute' supplier.

Odd that a front loader has stabilisers as if they were down it could not front load !

The squat brute is a Bischoff Polytrac, if that helps but also look at the photo album in this useful Facebook group Historic Construction Machines

 

Cheers and Stay Safe

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On 09/08/2020 at 13:45, javlinfaw7 said:

Seems to be capable of being  fitted  with a grab  which  may explain the stabilisers. 

Yes thanks for info  , I see Artitec do the Bischoff Polytrac   with a slewing grab.

 

https://www.artitecshop.com/nl/bischoff-polytrac-met-grijper.html

 

To most people this would look OK in a British coalyard.

But suppose  it's not quite right to digger afficianado's  i :)

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A fine flock of Neals Pelican coal loaders and one Priestman 'Rubber Duck' as they call them in the construction trade !

Note in the first pic they are based on the later Ford 5000 tractor not the good old Fordson Major E1A and the last pic Pelican has Coles badging as they bought out Neals.

Photos with kind permission of Steve ( Neversweat) from the CMN  Classic Machinery Network.

Craig

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