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steve fildes

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Two more sites with Model T's a la WWI.

The first is a reprint of a Canadian magazine of the period, "Ford Times," the war issue. LOTS of ambulances, but other stuff too. A favorite is "army transport with body made from old packing crate." Pipe transports, too.

http://www.mtfca.com/books/ford_times.htm

The next is a nicely restored (okay -- technically, "cute as a bug's ear") pickup TT from the "Pershing's Doughboys" reenactors. Take a look at their FWD truck, too:

http://website.lineone.net/~hollis_wood/doughweb/motors.html

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Impressive restorations all three!!!


/Peter K



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 Very nice, i've seen the Doughboys Ford Model T pickup twice before and will see it in the near future hopefully, i'll get plenty of photos (and hopefully get to see the other two as well)

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 Sorry, above was me!

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Thanks Steve


  I love the sites.


All The Best


Tim R



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does anyone know how accurate is the RPM ford T lorry in 1/35?
Their FTC and ft-17 are decent


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I don't care for them so much, the detail to me is a little chunky. I love to use the 1/32 scale old Pyro kits as conversions. They seem to be the best source for me.


 But try them for your self, They may work out for you!!


Good Luck


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eugene wrote:

does anyone know how accurate is the RPM ford T lorry in 1/35?
Their FTC and ft-17 are decent




I liked the scout car kit, but my first one almost qualified as a practice run for me. The instructions are well done, but without photos of the real thing, it's easy to assemble suspension parts at incorrect angles. They'll fit together several ways, still in the correct location.

Some model shots I've seen seem to reflect this. The cars squat down in a very un-T-like fashion.

You know, Model TT rigs were very non-standard. Often built from the motor back by the buyer; and often from the crates they were shipped in. As Patrick O'Brien would say, "It's Liberty Hall here, brother!"

Have fun,
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eugene wrote:


does anyone know how accurate is the RPM ford T lorry in 1/35? Their FTC and ft-17 are decent


 


 Technically it's not a Model T lorry (or TT), as the TT's were built from 1917 onwards and the radiator looked like this, like on all 1917 onwards Ford Model T's (known as the black radiator)


http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-1800-1919/1918-Ford-Model-TT.jpg


 The radiator depicted in the model is of a pre-1917 Model T, like this


http://www.rootlieb.com/html_files/mt_lrw/thumbnails/06_mt_lrw_jpg.jpg


 The 'black radiator' is more curved, and is featured on the 1/72 Model T ambulance. Also, if it was a model t lorry it should be longer as well. The RPM 1/35 kit basically represents a pre-1917 modified car, modified into a pickup, a bit like the MMGS



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Nice Photo Robert


Thanks!!!!!


All The Best


Tim R.



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 Cheers, i'm hoping that sometime next year, around April, to see a real Ford Model T Truck, as I will then have my own car (only 17 at the moment, currently learning to drive and working to fund my lessons and then a car) and am currently setting up travelling to someone who owns a Model T truck in England. I've also e-mailed the IWM asking if they have any photos of the Model T truck in British service in WW1, hopefully I will get some good photos

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Robert Langham wrote:

eugene wrote:
 
 Technically it's not a Model T lorry (or TT), as the TT's were built from 1917 onwards and the radiator looked like this, like on all 1917 onwards Ford Model T's (known as the black radiator)



Robert:

OOPS! Caught out again. You're right, of course. The scout car, etc. was truly a "car."

A question on the model truck: would the brass have been painted out in the field, allowed to tarnish, or buffed to shine, at least initially?

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 Erm not sure about that, i would have thought painted over, but from the photos here


http://www.modelt.free-online.co.uk/amb2.htm


and here


http://www.modelt.free-online.co.uk/amb1.htm


some of them appear shiney - they were probably just shipped straight from the factory without any repainting, but i would have thought later on they would have been painted over or at least just left to tarnish. Would also depend on their proximity to the front line as well



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 Found a poorly made model of the 1/72 Ford Model T ambulance by RPM earlier, so practically tore it to bits and see what I could do making a lorry version out of it, this is the result



 The white bits are cardboard, and the blue bits is blu-tac. I've ordered another RPM Model T ambulance off Hannants, when that comes i'm going to convert it into a lorry like the mock-up photoed (except with plasticard, not cardboard)



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Thanks, Robert. Maybe the donors of those new ambulances, etc. couldn't bear to see all that lovely brass painted mudtone, parading through the hometown, so they waited until they got to the front, as you said.

For modelling the Front, mud does have its uses when color info isn't available.

Good luck with the T lorry. Wish some of those old photos were more detail-oriented!

sf

BTW, my elderly neighbor collects Model A parts, and has owned at least one T. I'll see if he knows where there's a restored one nearby.

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