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11-05-2012 01:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: truck backhoe machine

I am posting there here because they are not my projects. Thought you might like to see these. A friend sent them in an email.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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#1 posted 11-05-2012 01:32 AM

Oh my goodness, they are cool…but, what does one do with them? they take up a lot of space.

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#2 posted 11-05-2012 01:34 AM

Man oh man those are way cool.

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#3 posted 11-05-2012 01:35 AM

Cool pics :) Reminds me of a Wood artile I read about a guy who made 1/4 and 1/2 scale model bulldozers and cranes that were remote controlled with hydraulics. Majority of the construction was all wood. He had a 1/2 scale semi that a person could actually fit behind the wheel. His basement was just a tad bit bigger than mine ;)

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 01:39 AM

That was my first thought, What do you do with them? They would take a lot of up keep if they are left outdoors ;-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 11-05-2012 01:42 AM

Yeah, they dont even look like they would fit in the back of a pick up truck. I would not be leaving these outdoors, that is for sure. They would take up a whole room in my house, maybe they are meant for museums or show room floor type stuff.

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#6 posted 11-05-2012 01:46 AM

Those are impressive, but I had the same question as Shane—what do you do with them? My wife would kill me if I spent all that time in the shop and didn’t have anything useful (e.g., furniture) to show for it.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 11-05-2012 01:49 AM

Yeah, if you were into building these very neat scaled models, then I am sure you have “something” in mind for where to display them. I think Shane’s take on this is pretty accurate, IMO.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 11-05-2012 03:15 AM

Think I saw an article about these a couple years ago in one of the wood working magazines. They were built by a guy who has a 2 story shop, like 4,000 sq.ft. and he keeps them in there; if this is the same one I saw.

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#9 posted 11-05-2012 03:18 AM

I have no idea of the origin. The pics showed up in one of those emails that just forwards forever ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 11-05-2012 03:36 AM

All I can say is Wow! I wonder if he lets kids play on them? Heck, I’d like to play on them! :)

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#11 posted 11-05-2012 09:41 AM

Great work by your pal Bob, I’m sure a building firm would appreciate them displayed in their front offices!

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#12 posted 11-05-2012 12:32 PM

Whoever is the builder, he’s got some woodworking talents.

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#13 posted 11-05-2012 12:48 PM

Wow! What a talent and absolutely great planning to maintain the scale so perfectly. Thanks for sharing them.

Bill

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#14 posted 11-05-2012 04:32 PM

I love projects like this.
Maybe you have seen this but I thought this guy was pretty cool as well.
http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Heim.htm

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#15 posted 11-05-2012 06:21 PM

Those models are beautiful and I thought I was the only one doing this. I build 1/8 scale locomotives from wood and some metals. They are working models powered by car batteries. I only have three right now and 8 acres of land, so maybe one day I will be able to run them on track. Here is my latest model.

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