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1950s Milk Float
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 02:23 AM GMT+7
all,
Things seem to be a bit quiet here so I'll get things moving again .
Have decided it was time to build something quick and easy and concentrate more on improving my painting plus thought I'd step into new territory and try a dio base plus deviate from the traditional 24th/25th and do it in 35th .
The Project:
1950's era English battery powered Milk Float.
Fingers and toes crossed it might look something like this when completed:




Wheels have been 'acquired' from a MiniArt Mercedes 170V kit but pretty much everything else will need to be scratchbuilt.
Updates to follow
jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 03:23 AM GMT+7
That's definitely different, Roger. Looking forward to progress.

Jim
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 03:37 PM GMT+7
Cheers Jim,
as always I like to step outside the bounds of 'normality' .
Just re-honing my woodworking skills (wooden framed cab) and bending the main cab frames, so at the moment I'm just waiting for them to dry before I can continue.
Later.
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 04:27 PM GMT+7
Looks like a fun build, I'll be following Roger.

Are my eyes playing tricks or is that steering wheel in the centre of the dashboard?

Cheers, D
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 06:04 PM GMT+7
Very cool project. Looking forward to seeing this one evolve.
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:21 AM GMT+7
all,
Damian - nope your eyes do not deceive you. The steering wheel isn't quite in the middle, but is across from the "normal" location. Strange setup really.

Cheers Jesper.
damoore46
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Ohio, United States
Joined: January 28, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 11:07 AM GMT+7
Just looking at an old post, and was wondering if there was any more traction for this project. It looks too good!!

David