Doepke Wooldridge Restoration- Part I Dis-assembly

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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

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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

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December 23rd, 2008 >> Uncategorized

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The Final Dig

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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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Doepke Rises. Backyard Train

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October 31st, 2008 >> Doepke

Well it was only a matter of time but somebody knocked off the original Charles Doepke Backyard Train.  Hopefully somebody from his family gets royalties.

This is the heirloom locomotive reminiscent of the ones encountered at carnivals and fairs in the 1940s that uses the simple pushing and pulling of a child’s arms on a hand-crank to propel it around an outdoor track. Each of the two included locomotives is made from cast aluminum with stainless-steel crank handles, and supports a single child up to 100 lbs. Minimal effort is required of children as they crank, so each train glides easily on precision-crafted, cast-iron wheels with a familiar “click-clack” sound with no slipping. The 30′ diam. 12-gauge circular track is made of welded steel, and sets up in under one hour with the included fasteners and wrenches; fits into its own 45 1/4″ L x 19″ W x 9 3/4″ D rolling storage cases. Includes two locomotives and track. Includes two nylon covers to protect locomotives.

Doepke Reproduction - 614 UNIT Dragline”O” Gauge Model

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September 23rd, 2008 >> Crane, Replica, Unit 357

Inspired by a similar pressed steel toy made in the 1950’s, this lattice boom, crawler crane 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 9″ long boom and a dragline bucket, this model looks ready to go to work. Manually operated hoists raise and lower the open lattice boom through the equalizer suspension as well as operate the dragline bucket. A “Unit orange” finish and authentic markings complete this model. This crane 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. >> CCmodel

Woolbridge Bottom Dump

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September 23rd, 2008 >> Woolbridge

Adams Motor Grader

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September 23rd, 2008 >> Grader

Doepke Unit Crane (Custom)

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August 26th, 2008 >> Custom, Doepke, Unit 357

Notice the Grill Work, Piping and Undercarriage.  Awesome Work!!!

Nice Heiliner-Scraper Ad

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July 22nd, 2008 >> Ads