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..with Heller's lovely (but occasionally flawed) 1/24 Ferguson TE-20, built as a 'well worn but fully functional tractor, living a dusty life in the care of a funky farmer that fancied swopping the production line grey for something more eye catching...'.

 
The real deal was built in Coventry between 1946 until production halted in 1956. About 500,000 were built and little Fergies still earn a living today. 
 
The steering wheel's had a bit of flat on it but this is otherwise 'it'. A great fun diversion from other things. 
 
 
TTFN
 
Steve

Fergie TE 33.jpg

Fergie TE 34.jpg

Fergie TE 35.jpg

Fergie TE 36.jpg

Fergie TE 37.jpg

Fergie TE 38.jpg

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Lovely kit, beautifully finished and weathered : it has that unique « well lived » look. :thumbsup2:

Hubert

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Looking great. Nice little tractor and beautiful aged. While scrolling through the pics I had to smile at #4, I had the picture of a vintage Alfa Romeo in my head ;).

Cheers Rob

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That looks to have been a truly fun project - and came out beautifully 

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Glad to see the operator greased the steering knuckles....... top drawer, Steve !!

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I’ve spent many hours on a Fergie. My father had two, one neat trick was you to independently lock the rear wheels. Great for doing doughnuts around trees.

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22 hours ago, DocRob said:

Looking great. Nice little tractor and beautiful aged. While scrolling through the pics I had to smile at #4, I had the picture of a vintage Alfa Romeo in my head ;).

Cheers Rob

Cheers Rob - yeah, I see the A R thing... :-)

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18 hours ago, crazypoet said:

That looks to have been a truly fun project - and came out beautifully 

It was fun, yes. Good sometimes to do something different. :-)

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3 hours ago, Jeff said:

Glad to see the operator greased the steering knuckles....... top drawer, Steve !!

Well done on spotting that! A bit of AMMO Fresh Engine Oil just to add a small extra touch. :-)

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3 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

I’ve spent many hours on a Fergie. My father had two, one neat trick was you to independently lock the rear wheels. Great for doing doughnuts around trees.

Great memories - I'd love to drive one. :-) 

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Well good to see you here. Haven't heard from you for ages. Exquisite work. Doesn't get any better than this.....harv :unworthy:

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7 hours ago, harv said:

Well good to see you here. Haven't heard from you for ages. Exquisite work. Doesn't get any better than this.....harv :unworthy:

Hi Harv.

Thanks for that.

I don't do much in the way of forum stuff these days regrettably; since retiring and surviving the world of work my wife and I have become amateur bat researchers, so when normal folks like you are tucked up in front of the tv (or in the modelling parlour of course), we're sat by a tree line with the Echo Meter Touch 2 'Pro' waiting for bats.

My paramedic son has been a lifelong fan of all things tractor, so when I tripped over the Heller kit on holiday earlier this year I bought it to complete as a small display piece in his new home. I'm a dio novice, so a lovely oak stand has been ordered in for a rutted track base. ICM do a 'Henry Ford' three figure set too and the guy in denim dungarees will make a suitable driver and the engineer, the land owner - I'm a figure novice too, so lots of catching up to do.

Hope you and yours are fine and well!

 

TTFN

Steve   

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So l guess we can call you Batman now eh ?.......harv

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1 hour ago, harv said:

So l guess we can call you Batman now eh ?.......harv

:rofl:

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16 hours ago, harv said:

????........harv

Sorry - thought 'harv' was short for Harvey. That being so, Harvey Dent, who became the villain 'Two Face' was the reference. :-)

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It is Harvey. But never heard of him, nor the movie.....harv 

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