Posts Tagged ‘Doepke’

Custom Heiliner Bottom Dump

Posted by: admin

May 3rd, 2010 >> Custom, Heiliner

A few years back I found a picture on an Auction Company’s website about a Heiliner Custom Bottom Dump that was made up of two parts of two different Doepke toys.

I spent the spring fixing up an old combination of the exact same products and after some careful work the replica is completed.

After the break more pictures and the original product

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Wooldridge Restored

Posted by: moresnow

March 5th, 2009 >> Doepke, wooldridge

Wooldridge Restore - After

Wooldridge Restore - After

Finished the restoration of a badly rusted out Wooldridge Doepke.  More pictures ….

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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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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


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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CCM Creates 614 Unit Cable Hoe “O” Gauge

Posted by: moresnow

July 13th, 2008 >> Replica

Check it Out over at CCM

CCM creates Pipe Layer Kit for D6

Posted by: moresnow

July 5th, 2008 >> Custom, D6, Doepke, Replica

Photo: CCM

“Based on the success of this highly sought after toy, CCM created a Pipelayer kit to allow collectors the opportunity to make this great toy even better.

Designed to look as though this it could have rolled off the factory line along side the originals, this kit comes with everything needed to make your Doepke D6 into a fully functioning sideboom pipe laying toy.

With a 14 inch long boom and fabricated steel assembly, features include dual hand crank winches with thumb brakes - just like the original Doepke UNIT crane - boom suspension with three-part line, a custom two-part line load block and brass sheaves. Completing the kit is a solid cast resin “stacked plate” counterweight, complete assembly hardware, rigging and detailed assembly instructions. We have taken care of all the details to make sure you can have all of the fun.” CCM

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Great Custom Scraper

Posted by: moresnow

July 5th, 2008 >> Custom, Doepke, Euclid, Prototype

Custom Heiliner Scraper & Euclid Bottom Dump

Posted by: moresnow

February 24th, 2008 >> Custom, Doepke, Euclid, Woolbridge

Dr. John Thiel created this wonderful version. The front of a Heiliner Scraper, Engine from a Marx Toy, and the rear section from a Euclid Bottom Dump have joined together to create a really cool version of this nice toy. If anyone has a clearer picture please send!


Notice the details like the exhaust, sun canopy, and engine

Custom Unit Excavator - Green Shovel

Posted by: moresnow

February 24th, 2008 >> Custom, Unit 357

Green Excavator

Found this one on the internet years ago. If anyone has any details please share. What I do know is that it was built from a Unit 357.

Thank you CCM:  The track mounted equivalent to the UNIT 357, whether used as a crane, hoe, or shovel, was designated as a UNIT 514. With the release of the CCM track assemblies, collectors were inspired to create toy machines of their own, like this scratch built UNIT cable hoe built from an original Doepke crane cab with a solid steel boom, equalizer and custom paint job with UNIT factory striping.