Kids Farm Machinery

  1. jpmillermatic

    jpmillermatic Member

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    that is fantastic work!....very professional looking....

    the attention to detail and scale/proportions look very spot on.....

    JP
     
  2. Kent

    Kent Member

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    Wow the hours the effort the cost! Lucky darn kid there for sure
     
  3. AndyStobbs Member

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    Ok ok, I missed it lol
     
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  4. Screwdriver

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    Yeah, it's too good though and the OP must have an ulterior motive.

    I think he's been rumbled :whistle:
     
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  5. ScottL Member

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    so this is the next project I'm going to attempt. Apart from an English wheel which I don't have or have never used, has anyone any recommendations on how to form the convex shape on front and back of this tank?
     
  6. ScottL Member

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    And not a hammer and sand bag!!
     
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  7. Welderpaul

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    You can buy steel dished pipe caps in some pretty large diameters which might suit, depending on the scale.
    Or get a couple spun - likely quite pricey though.

    What sort of diameter are you planning?

    Whatever you decide, be good to see your photos!
     
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  8. Screwdriver

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    If you have your own lathe you could spin it. Wouldn't be that difficult for a man of your talent!
     
  9. ScottL Member

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    Cheers, I'll have a look at the preformed one you mentioned. Any idea what technical search term to put in Google? I've no idea what the scaled size would be but I'd hazard a guess at around 500-600mm. Don't hold your breath for the finished article..there's usually quite a while between conception and fruition!
     
  10. ScottL Member

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    Well what do you know! Steel dish pipe caps are just what I need!feels like I'm cheating a bit though
     
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  11. rosinante

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    Wok ?
    Chris
     
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  12. outofthefire

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    Fantastic, I thought they were a lot bigger until the last picture, thought your nephew must've been built like Geoff Capes. I was going to suggest wok too.
     
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  13. stichill99 Member

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    Absolutely fantastic! Just noticed this thread but the models are superb. Many many hours but what a cool trailer/forager for the kids!
     
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  14. ScottL Member

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    Thanks guys:ashamed:. Cheers for the suggestion about the wok. Had a look at the one in the kitchen and while it's looks "too domed" for the tank ends, I'm sure I could modify one for the cleaning hatch located on the rear. I think the pressed dish is the way forward, I'm just afraid to price one!
     
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  16. rosinante

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    Pressurisation vessel from sealed cooling system , or knackered compressor reservoir,
    Chris
     
  17. addjunkie

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    Cut the tops off a couple of gas bottles!
     
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  18. ukracer Forum Supporter

    That's a damn big pedal tractor. where can I buy one???
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2016
  19. outofthefire

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    I was lighting my log burner earlier and was thinking the same thing or even just use the whole gas bottle
     
  20. stichill99 Member

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    What about using an old compressor tank?
     
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