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Project by jlb posted 06-07-2011 09:37 AM 2319 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always liked road graders. Costing 3 to 4 hundred thousand dollars I decided to build my own. The model is constructed of pine. Acrylic paint was used. The radiator grilles are made from lace. The control knobs are map pins. The rotating beacon and tail lights were made from clearance lite covers from my RV. (I use whatever is at hand.) Construction time was about 80 hours. Any coms and crits welcome

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 06-07-2011 10:45 AM

Tool cool very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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toyguy

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#2 posted 06-07-2011 12:07 PM

well done model. I really like it a lot. I enjoyed seeing the way you find everyday objects to use in the construction. ” A true model builder ”. Was these machine from the T&J plans ?

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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tctaylor79

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#3 posted 06-07-2011 12:11 PM

That’s awesome! Your attention to detail is remarkable.

-- Tim Taylor - GLT Woodworks

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FoxMountainWoods

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#4 posted 06-07-2011 02:24 PM

Very nice details!

-- Scott Hubley - Nova Scotia, Canada - http://www.foxmountainwoods.com

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onelegged

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#5 posted 06-07-2011 02:35 PM

Well done. Like the details.

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woodzy

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#6 posted 06-07-2011 03:00 PM

Gret work, I really appreciate your attention to detail. thanks for sharing

-- Anthony

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dustyal

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#7 posted 06-07-2011 03:42 PM

You make Caterpillar proud! Superb detail. Only 80 hours… it would take me that long just to decide my skills were not up to it. Well done.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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woodworm

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#8 posted 06-07-2011 03:45 PM

That’s awesome!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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steviep

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#9 posted 06-07-2011 03:48 PM

wow, Fantastic work. How did you make the seat?

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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AkBob

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#10 posted 06-07-2011 05:59 PM

Amazing attention to detail! I was a heavy equipment operator for 15 years and really love to see these scale models. Thank you.

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souichiro

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#11 posted 06-07-2011 07:39 PM

absolutely wonderful!!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#12 posted 06-07-2011 07:42 PM

Awesome interior :)
Even more awesome Project thanks for Sharing it :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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#13 posted 06-08-2011 11:43 AM

very nice detailed modell you have done there :-)
thank´s for sharing it with us

Dennis

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RichSoby

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#14 posted 06-08-2011 12:59 PM

Nice job! Lots of patience and creativity there, great attention to detail

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Terry

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#15 posted 06-08-2011 02:45 PM

Your model is great. Back in my working days with CAT I had design responsibility for the transmissions in the 14H and 16H.

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