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« on: September 26, 2018, 09:51:43 PM »
hi

can anyone suggest a model of a 4 wheel loader, or a tractor with bucket loader fitted, that would be suitable for a 1980s era domestic coal yard?  even just something not too out of place would do... but not too large or too modern looking!

I have drawn a blank.

I did however find a few loaders that would be ok for a quarry or some modern loading facility perhaps which someone might like (fujimoto and maruka 1:150 japanese models, a ghq american kit, and a universal hobbies key ring that is roughly 1:160, and a langley white metal kit also...) but these are too large or too modern for me really. also the norscot construction minis cat loader is over size for n but you could get away with it in a quarry scene i think as machinery can be v big.

I did see a 1:160 hanomag loader made by mzz which I quite like but it's about 30 euro and also it's a small prototype plus under scale for british n so I'm not sure about it.

lastly there is a 1:160 wiking modern john deere tractor with bucket loader on front but it's not right for me but looks a nice model.

so any other suggestions please!

thanks


Tim

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Re: loader
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 10:44:27 PM »
Tim

I would suggest that you could use the Fujimoto loader, it is not as large as you may think - correction this a Maruka model

The Norscot loader is useless, way over scale

Photo of Maruka beside wagon




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Re: loader
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 09:40:36 PM »
hi thanks for replies I'm going to buy the maruka one first but if not right I'll try the arch laser osborns one

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Re: loader
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 07:58:34 PM »
i got this loader in the post from japan.  it is maruka 1:150.

it's not bad.  a bit bigger than i wanted but will do the job for now until oxford / bt models or someone else make some construction type vehicles that are better...

it's a bit plasticy but if i weather it and spray it with matt varnish that should help i think?  never tried it with vehicles before.





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Re: loader
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 08:50:15 PM »
I don't know much about such vehicles but maybe some decals before the weathering/varnishing?

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Re: loader
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 07:18:02 PM »
yeh that's a good point

i have some japanese ones!!!  I have just plain 'kawasaki' ones in english though so they  will do!

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Re: loader
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2018, 08:50:48 PM »
ok some pics...

a bit niche i know but others interested in a model loader may find it of interest...

this is the maruka model i got sent from japan - a kawasaki 1:150 loader










and this one is a universal hobbies keyring - with the keyring part cut off....  it's ok, its a komatsu loader, no cab windows, a bit plasticy, not sure what scale but close to n gauge...  i wish i had kept it as a keyring now tbh it was cooler!! 




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Re: loader
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 08:52:59 PM »
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Re: loader
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2018, 10:02:14 PM »
Did you not add the detail bits such as mirrors?

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Re: loader
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2018, 07:42:21 AM »
There are a few different style n-gauge ish loaders on Shapeways.

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Re: loader
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2018, 08:20:42 AM »
They all look the same to me!

I'd stick any of them on me layout, and if they weren't right, well the only person it's going to bother is me  :uneasy:
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Re: loader
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2018, 10:13:12 AM »
one side wing mirror broke on the maruka one but it's ok like it is! at least it has the small mirrors and a few decals added.

yes I may put the other keyring loader in the engineers sidings i'll see what else is available or may use a bucket excavator instead

next up to paint the aggregate hoppers and discharge shed for the coal yard.

Tim




 

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