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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
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. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

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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