1/8th scale wooden D8 tractor

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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 04-27-2018 11:29 PM 746 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My plans that I work from are the photos and measurements that I take of the real machine. They are a little different from the normal paper plans. The electronics statement that I made was pretaining the computer. When I got a computer my daughter told my that I could not hurt it. About two weeks later she checked in on me and the computer. Her first statement was WHAT DID YOU DO TO THIS COMPUTER. I still hit the wrong keys a lot and a lot of crazy things happen. That is why I said you have to give me breathing room at time. Thank you all for the nice comments. I will try to explain a little better. At times I forget that maby I look at things a little different than a lot of people. That said, more photos A view of the rear with the ripper. The measurements of the machine are 3 ft 6 in long,17 in high, and 20 in wide.

The exhaust stact is 1/2 in copper pipe. The top of the stack is made by cutting the pipe at 22 1/2 degrees, then turn the pieces to get the 45 degree angle, but then togeather and solder. I made the top end cut a little long of finish length then used my 12 in sander to get the final length. The oil dip stick is 12 copper wire and the tube is 1/4 in copper. To mount this a swedged(flattened) 12 copper and made attachment pieces that are drilled for the #2 screws thatare used to mount it.. The tube is mounted in a hole that is drilled t
from the side thru the bottom of the engine block so it can do its job. The reason I use copper is that it is easy to adapt to what my mind wants.

The manifold is 1/2 in copper pipe and fittings. The mounting adaptors are the same as above. To get the screen look on the air cleaner I used black window screen cloth wrapped around the wooden clyinder. The top of the air cleaner has a long screw down thru to hold everything togeather.

This the other side of the engine block. The oil fill tube to the front Is made of 1/4 in copperpipe witth attachments.

This is the belly pan with towing hook?hole.

The engine in place.

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#1 posted 04-28-2018 12:51 AM

Absolutely amazing work and details.

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#2 posted 04-28-2018 01:02 AM

Absolutely amazing work and details.

- Redoak49

Must agree!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 04-28-2018 02:54 AM

Wow, great job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 04-28-2018 08:21 PM

Thank you Hookfoot for these wonderful pictures.
I’m starting on the Toys and Joys version and with your pictures I will be able to add a few extra details which makes these build so much fun.
Is it possible to see some close up picture of how you did your tracks.
I’ve built two tracked models but always like seeing how others solved the job.
Again beautiful work!!!
I built the Wood Magazine version back when I first got back into modeling and always wished I had got the T&j plans [with tracks] so here we go righting that wrong. lol

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