TT Scale Farm Stuff

Re: TT Scale Farm Stuff

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:22 pm

Considering that everything that Ertl makes in 1/128 scale, they also make in 1/64 scale, there is a distinct possibility that the same photos may have been for both scales.

I will order from Bossen next month, and I will report and review what I get for others to learn.
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Re: TT Scale Farm Stuff

Postby MacG » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:00 am

To compare the dimensions of the ERTL 45320 John Deere Wheel Loader:

Length (with shovel): 49,0mm
Width: 16,6mm
Height: 21,1mm
Wheelbase: 18,0mm
Scale approx 1/157

Found at http://www.spur-n.com/ertl.html

Models from Bruder are mostly bigger than 1/128.
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Re: TT Scale Farm Stuff

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:53 pm

After taking a closer look at the Ertl construction set that I ordered from Action Farm Toys, based on the size of the cabs on the machines, and comparing against 1/120 figures, it looks like that the machines are closer to N scale than TT, based on how "packed" the cabs would be with a TT figure in it.

The little Case-IH tractor set, along with the keychain tractors seem to be close enough to work in TT scale, though; at least for my tastes.
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Re: TT Scale Farm Stuff

Postby Arseny » Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:16 am

If you need some construction machinery, check toy sections when you visit your supermarket.
I've found some toy machinery there, made in China, suitable for TT. I've found a set included excavator and big dump truck (Volvo?). There were also some other machines in it, but they were too big for TT.

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Also you can try some Japan models announced as 1:150 or 1:144 - some machines can work in TT. Also Tomy Tec or Tomica toys (1:109...1:150).
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Re: TT Scale Farm Stuff

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:52 pm

The first trio of 1/128 tractors came in today:
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The New Holland tractor is based on a late Ford design, shortly before Ford (in my opinion, stupidly) sold it's tractor division to New Holland, so it works as a Ford tractor for my layout needs.

The recently arrived tractors with the ones I bought earlier in the month:
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Re: TT Scale Farm Stuff

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:49 pm

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Re: TT Scale Farm Stuff

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:21 pm

Regarding the Ford/New Holland tractor (ERTL 13507):

The closest match that I can find for the 1/128 tractor is the Ford 8730 or 8830, which were in production (1990-1993) when the particular 1/128 model was first made in 1991.

The Ford 8730 was 15.9 feet long, 9.5 feet tall (with cab option), and 6.8 feet wide at the body (tire options made for various overall widths).

The 1/128 Ford tractor is 1.45 inches long (negating the tow hitch, which is unprototypically long), 9.3 inches tall, and 6.3 inches at the body.

THE VERDICT:

Close enough to use satisfactorily with TT scale.
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Re: TT Scale Farm Stuff

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:23 pm

ERTL 13507, a close approximation of the 1990-1993 Ford 8730 tractor with operator cab. Image
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Re: TT Scale Farm Stuff

Postby Arseny » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:29 am

Very nice tractors.
But it's very pity that all of them are modern. As for me, I would be glad to get old Fordson tractor, for example. Or Ford 2N, like you. ;)
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Re: TT Scale Farm Stuff

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:08 pm

Here are the numbers of the 1/128 scale Ertl "Micro Size Farm Sets" that can be used with TT scale (North American).

Each set includes a tractor of a particular make that is used in North America, and a set of discs and a wagon.

#461 Case International Red and Black)
#874 Ford (Blue)
#1536 Massey Ferguson (Grey and Red)
#2221 Deutz-Allis (Available in light green or orange)
#5572 John Deere (Yellow and Green)
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