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    • June 4, 2016 8:02 PM EDT
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      G Scale Tractors

      Some tractors I've been working on for the G scale layout.

       

      Both were old toy tractors I found on eBay.  They scale out between 1/24 - 1/22.  Just perfect for my layout.

       

      Finished one as an Allis Chalmers, the one still in primer will be a John Deere.  The AC plow is an older Ertl 1/32 model.

       

       

      Before pic of the Allis Chalmers:

       

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    • June 5, 2016 10:06 AM EDT

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      Nice work! Really like how the AC came out. I see these tractors pop up at farm toy shows, may need to look next time I am at one and pick up a few. The AC is a close liking to my Allis Chalmers WD-45 ;)

    • June 5, 2016 7:11 PM EDT
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      Aaron Loyet said:

      Nice work! Really like how the AC came out. I see these tractors pop up at farm toy shows, may need to look next time I am at one and pick up a few. The AC is a close liking to my Allis Chalmers WD-45 ;)

       

      Thanks Aaron. 

       

      And yes an AC WD-45 (or WC) is what I was going for.  The model isn't exact...these old toy tractors never are...but a WC is what I thought it looked close too.  Looked better when I added the exhaust stack.

       

      I used Rustoleum tractor spray paint.  Pretty easy to work with.  Primed with Rustoleum too.  The driver was the hardest part to paint.  I used various craft paints.

       

      The AC tractor is a Barr Rubber toy.  The, still to be painted, John Deere is an Auburn toy.  The trick with these is finding ones that are good for G scale. 

       

      Here's a link to a large image of the tractors:

      Tractors

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    • June 5, 2016 11:11 PM EDT
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      I need you opinions/suggestions

       

      The tractor still in primer was going to be a John Deere.  However it doesn't look like a John Deere.  So I'd like your opinion on what tractor brand to go with.

       

      Oh, IH Farmall and Allis Chalmers are also out as I already have these for the layout and I like tractor variety.

       

      The toy is kind of a mix up of multiple brands:

       

      Some paint combos I like

       

      Massey Harris:

       

      Minneapolis Moline:

       

      Oliver:

       

       

      Kind of looks like this Case, although the orange is too much like Allis Chalmers:

       

      What do you suggest?

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    • June 6, 2016 8:49 AM EDT
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      I'm thinking the Case.

      Just add the panel in front of the steering wheel 

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at June 6, 2016 12:25 PM EDT
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    • June 6, 2016 12:15 PM EDT
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      How about Farmall?

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    • June 6, 2016 12:25 PM EDT
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      Farmalls steering looks diff than toy.

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    • June 6, 2016 2:02 PM EDT
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Farmalls steering looks diff than toy.

      The Case's engine compartment looks different than the toy. 

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    • June 6, 2016 2:17 PM EDT
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      Looks close to the 1939 Ford-Ferguson 9N

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      my vote would be the Case VAC or the Massey 22. With a little styrene under the fuel tank to mimic the sheet metal, It think It could pass nicely for either.

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      And with a little more bashing, the Minneapolis Moline UB would be a really nice addition as well

    • June 13, 2016 7:28 PM EDT
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      What can I say, I like orange tractors

       

       

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    • June 14, 2016 4:14 AM EDT
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      Greens a nice color.............

      or blue.............

       

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      Pretty impressive Ken,

      But this tells an interesting story.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLQhvruimfs

       

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    • June 14, 2016 11:14 AM EDT
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      I'd be tempted to give it side covers and make it look like the Oliver.

      But I also like Ken's version. So an Oliver with a couple blown Chevy 502s might be ok
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      Gee, I would be tempted to build a railroad. ;)
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      Steve Featherkile said:

      Looks close to the 1939 Ford-Ferguson 9N

       

      That's what I thought too. I mowed fields one summer as a teenager on Ford tractors.  Lots of time to think

       

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    • June 14, 2016 5:57 PM EDT
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      Yes, driving around all day will give you that.

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      Devon Sinsley said:
      David Maynard said:
      Gee, I would be tempted to build a railroad. ;)

      I can't hide from you anywhere

      Yes you can. You can hide from me out in your yard, while you are laying track.

       

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