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C & D loading equipment.
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:51:59 PM »
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I'm looking for some excavators and wheel loaders to use in a Construction & Demolition railcar loading spur and I am looking to see if anyone had any suggestions. GHQ doesnt have what I am looking for, and I have concerns that Norscot may be too big.
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Re: C & D loading equipment.
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 10:53:44 PM »
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Have you looked at Shapeways yet?  I took a quick look and there are some 1.120 scale tractors that could be used for n with a little work.  The listings are pretty deep, maybe something there will work for you.

http://www.shapeways.com/gallery?mg%5Bpage%5D=7#mg

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 08:26:18 AM »
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Those are the Maruka (sp??) models - the wheel loader and escavator are good for 1/160 scenes...   The truck with the crane is really too big looking and the others I've not seen in person.


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Re: C & D loading equipment.
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 09:27:36 AM »
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I think they are. I could only find the Maruka ones in groups until these popped up last night.
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Re: C & D loading equipment.
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 09:36:22 AM »
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http://www.searails.com/overview.html


There is also Searails.  They produced a range of z construction equipment that can be modified for N.  Actually pretty nice stuff, but very fragile.

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 01:49:53 AM »
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Another option is the 1:150 scale Fujimoto Heavy Equipment Set No. 2.  These models are very usable with 1:160 scale equpment, provided you don't require perfection.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10115066

The Fujimoto models are also slightly better in terms of the quality of the injection molding when compared to the Maruka models.

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Edit:  Here are some actual photos, and a better price. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Construction-Vehicle-No-2-Fujimoto-1-150-N-scale-/200691347973?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item2eba22f205 

The windows on the cabs are clear and colorless.  I am not sure why they appear black in the photos.
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Re: C & D loading equipment.
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012, 07:06:08 AM »
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IM going to go with the Marika ones as I only need one tractor. $70+ is a little much for a small scene and then to 5 and sell the ones I don't need  :scared:
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2012, 02:36:30 AM »
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What year are you modeling? The Hitachi excavators and Kawasaki wheel loader are from the mid-late 1990's. Another option would be the Tomytec Construction #1 series, which have the nicest excavators out there:
http://spur-n.com/fahrzeug32/tomyteccvc01ag.jpg
http://spur-n.com/fahrzeug31/tomyteccvc01g.jpg

Universal Hobbies has some N scale key chain vehicles that are exact N scale, look great and available seperatly:
http://spur-n.com/fahrzeug25/universalhobbies5544g.jpg
http://spur-n.com/fahrzeug25/universalhobbies5543g.jpg
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Re: C & D loading equipment.
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2012, 02:41:32 AM »
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Thing is I don't need the sets, just one tractor. I saw the Tomytec ones when they came out. I don't want to have to worry about having to sell the unwanted ones.


Edit: 7toy7 has them individually.

The bus is nice too
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tomytec-1-150-Bus-Collection-Vol-11-132-N-Gauge-/330649868777?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item4cfc4499e9
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Re: C & D loading equipment.
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2012, 04:19:22 AM »
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That bus is nice, just too much of a pain to put the doors on the "right" side...   :|

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Re: C & D loading equipment.
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2012, 09:35:15 AM »
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Thing is I don't need the sets, just one tractor. I saw the Tomytec ones when they came out. I don't want to have to worry about having to sell the unwanted ones.


Edit: 7toy7 has them individually.

The bus is nice too
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tomytec-1-150-Bus-Collection-Vol-11-132-N-Gauge-/330649868777?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item4cfc4499e9

They do, and I have bought from them before with no problems.
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Re: C & D loading equipment.
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2012, 02:58:40 PM »
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That bus is nice, just too much of a pain to put the doors on the "right" side...   :|

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