Prototype Bazzing Around... Tractors

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by AJC, 30 August 2015.

  1. Overseer

    Overseer Western Thunderer

    Can I take issue with the nice slate roof? It looks like it is a recent replacement in one of the artificial slates so wrong colour and the 'slates' are thinner and more regular than real slate. The ridge and hip cappings are the most obvious difference to how it would have looked. It probably had lead ridge and hips with wood cored rolls. Galvanised iron (usually painted) or mitred hips are also traditional on slate roofs but less likely in this situation.
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  2. Jim smith-wright

    Jim smith-wright Western Thunderer

    That's because you are not supposed to notice stuff like that. It's supposed to just blend in :)



  3. allegheny1600

    allegheny1600 Western Thunderer

    Hi Adam,
    Many thanks indeed for posting all these images, it's really refreshing to look at the world around us and actually SEE it! You have inspired me to take a fresh look at the railway facilities near me, I have a feeling there is something near here that is quite modelogenic (modellable!).
    What drew my eye in the above images is the way the Mercedes van/mini bus appears quite clean and shiny and yet has a substantial covering of creeper growing over it! That's some growth going on!
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  4. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    A little departure from what's gone before (a long time ago) on this thread. A handful of tractors (something @Osgood may appreciate). The first has been a feature of Yandle's timber yard at Martock, Somerset for as long as I can recall and probably since new. An interesting front loader based on a Massey Ferguson (135? EDIT: of course it isn't, it's an MF65).


    It's used for shifting sawdust about the place. Presumably this was a commercial conversion - which may or may not have included the roll bar seen poking through the cab roof and an early hydraulic loader before the age of the JCB, much like those built by Chaseside or Muir-Hill.


    And from the rear - note the sophisticated counterbalance weight.


    And talking of Muir-Hills, the fishermen at Cromer are clearly going soft. It's got a cab!!


    Note the moth-eaten mirrors!



    Not sure of the date of either of these, but going on the styling, the Muir-Hill must be '70s. It's pretty chunky.

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  5. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    It is the rust as much as the tractors that appeals!
    The Muirhill 141 was in production 78 - 83, the first might possibly be a MF65, from an earlier era? The loader looks like a standard agricultural attachment rather than an industrial conversion.

    Mention of Chaseside gives me an excuse to show what my loader has been used for this summer while the fuel tank undergoes a protracted repair:

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  6. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Thanks for that @Osgood - of course it's a '65 rather than a 135, my error. Not sure who produced the conversion, but I would agree that it looks an agricultural type. Despite the luxury of the Muir Hill, I'm pleased to say that there are still some 'proper' tractors on Cromer beach:


    A pair of beaten up - and much modified - Fordson Majors(?). Fordson variants aren't my strong suit but the wider (and larger) wheels are notable.

    A nice pair of Little Owls, if I'm not mistaken. This year's chicks d'you think?

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  7. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    Yes - it was wonderful watching them being taught to fly between their nest in a nearby Chestnut tree and the Chaseside's jib outside the lounge window. They kept us entertained for an hour each evening for 2 or 3 weeks!
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