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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

T is for more Tractors

While looking for the piece of rolling stock which seems to have fallen off the face of the earth, I kept coming across tractors and thinking "damn, I've just done them", anyway this evening I thought weeeellll...I've found all these tractors, lets put 'em up, only to find I'd hidden them all again!! But I dug out enough for one more post, so...

This is the Airfix tractor which comes with early issues of the Stirling Bomber, but was dropped from later boxes. I think it's complete as there seem only to be bomb-trolley parts left in the tub concerned (because it can take me 10 years to finish a 'Bright idea' I have little trays for each project), however the slot behind the seat is worrying me...and a seat would be on my list - if I was the driver!!

Hong Kong Copy of the Corgi 1:48 scale tractor, (similar to a Massey 135) with the most over the top coupling for the plough I've ever seen, it's a male/female spigot about 2cm high (behind the chair)!

Prieser Hanomag and two trailers, one metal and one wooden, also two sets of wheels allows you to crate up to 4 visually different wagons.

Tractor from the Blue Box copy 'Happy Farm', similar to some of those I posted the other day, but the rake-harrow is non-articulated. Close to 1:72 and bearing a passing resemblance to early John Deer designs.

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