Archive for December, 2008

Doepke Wooldridge Restoration Update

Posted by: moresnow

December 29th, 2008 >> Uncategorized

Rust Damage Repaired, New Bumper added (Could not rescue the old bumper due to extreme rust damage).

Doepke Custom Euclid Scraper

Posted by: moresnow

December 24th, 2008 >> Doepke, Euclid

In 2005 I found a rear scraper component and a very badly damaged front end from a Euclid Bottom Dump.  The rust on these was enough to say give up.  In the end after some time consuming sanding and polishing and paint a master was born.

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Doepke D6 - Bulldozer

Posted by: moresnow

December 24th, 2008 >> D6

Nice Up Close Shot of Track Ready to Be Installed

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Doepke Wooldridge Restoration- Part I Dis-assembly

Posted by: moresnow

December 24th, 2008 >> Woolbridge

Most of the parts had excessive wear but the bumper with its rust had to be cut off with the torch

Check out the Unit Crane in the background.

We tried to save the bumper but the bumper is almost like tissue paper.   The box frame will need some extensions.  Thoughts on this fabrication will be to do a custom tube bar.   Other thoughts are to do a complete remanufacturer of the bumper.

Doepke Wooldridge - Ready for Restoration

Posted by: moresnow

December 24th, 2008 >> Woolbridge

Over the coming weeks keep tuned to the doepke blog to watch this machine be restored.

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Custom Unit Crane on Ebay! - Merry Christmas Everyone

Posted by: moresnow

December 23rd, 2008 >> Uncategorized

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The Final Dig

Posted by: moresnow

December 2nd, 2008 >> Unit 357

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CCM has done it again

The Model
Inspired by a similar pressed steel toy made in the 1950’s, this front shovel set on crawlers is scaled at 1:48 from the original machine and hand crafted from brass in the same style as the original toy.

With individually linked tracks, a functioning 3” long boom and stick and working bucket door, this model looks ready to go to work. Manually operated hoists raise and lower the boom as well as adjust the stick position.  A “Unit Orange” finish and authentic markings complete this model.

This shovel is the last in a series of 4 unique configurations and  will be a show piece in any collection of construction models as well as make a perfect addition to any “O” gauge railroad layout or display.

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