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Wulf
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« on: 08 May 2014, 10:10:00 PM »

Anyone know where I could get a 1930s style tractor in 10mm/N gauge? I have all sorts of farm-type stuff that'll get used for WWII Skirmish level games, but it would look better with a tractor sitting there...
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« Reply #1 on: 08 May 2014, 11:22:47 PM »

I would think N gauge railway modelling sites would be your best bet
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« Reply #2 on: 09 May 2014, 12:14:12 AM »

Hello Wulf

There's not much around, most of the older tractors are 40s/50s not 30s.

The closest probably is the Langley A27 listed as 40s with the metal rear wheels rather than the large rubber ones.



http://www.langleymodels.co.uk/shop/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww.langley-models.co.uk%2facatalog%2fOnline_Catalogue_Accessories_A66_Onwards_New_Items_61.html&WD=tractor&PN=Online_Catalogue_Accessories_A1__A65__incl_canal_boats__59.html%23aA27#aA27

I did have a link to a nice N scale (1/160) kit but the site seems to have disappeared altogether and I can't find any mention of them anywhere.

The Oxford diecast stuff is all 40s/50s http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/1000488/1000589/1000725/0/Oxford_Diecast_N_Gauge_Farming_Construction/prodlist.aspx as are Gem and P & D Marsh

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« Reply #3 on: 09 May 2014, 12:39:40 AM »

For 1,250 you can get yourself a 1:1 scale 1930s tractor:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1930s-Fordson-Tractor-/131166983672?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item1e8a2955f8

Langley do an N-scale 1940 tractor.



For WW2 I'd be tempted by what would have been an old fashioned steam engine "used for haulage and a power source for threshing drums and bailers". As seen in Dad's army?

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« Reply #4 on: 09 May 2014, 01:29:08 AM »

For 1,250 you can get yourself a 1:1 scale 1930s tractor:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1930s-Fordson-Tractor-/131166983672?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item1e8a2955f8

Langley do an N-scale 1940 tractor.



For WW2 I'd be tempted by what would have been an old fashioned steam engine "used for haulage and a power source for threshing drums and bailers". As seen in Dad's army?



Or you could use the one Pendraken sells  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy :-



http://www.pendraken.co.uk/BP58-p6977/

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« Reply #5 on: 09 May 2014, 01:51:32 AM »

Sorted!

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« Reply #6 on: 09 May 2014, 02:03:46 AM »

I use one to pull my big Boer gun (yes, the Afrikaners did have a few).
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« Reply #7 on: 09 May 2014, 06:20:13 AM »

I'd love to use a traction engine (I may well just get one anyway), but I want something in character but inconspicuous...

The Langley tractor looks good, as long as the landgirl can be prised loose. I see Langley also do a War Memorial - anyone know if there were memorials to WWI in 1940? That might be a good alternative to the town square fountain I've been looking for.
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« Reply #8 on: 09 May 2014, 07:53:39 AM »

Oxford Diecast do a nice little tractor, but not sure if it's 1930s. I've got one for use with my AVBCW forces, as it looks close enough to me.
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« Reply #9 on: 09 May 2014, 10:12:15 AM »

I see Langley also do a War Memorial - anyone know if there were memorials to WWI in 1940? That might be a good alternative to the town square fountain I've been looking for.

A large number of war memorials were built in the '20s and '30s though many seem to have been overshadowed by the WW2 ones until fairly recently.
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« Reply #10 on: 09 May 2014, 10:19:35 AM »

Do you mean memorials in Britain or Europe?...The memorials round my way honour both WW1 and WW2 and in some case the Boer War as well

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« Reply #11 on: 09 May 2014, 11:00:32 AM »

Yes, our local ones were built for WW1 but have had WW2 names added post war.
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« Reply #12 on: 09 May 2014, 12:34:27 PM »

That's very common, although in Birkenhead they have added sloped plaques for various regiments and services.

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« Reply #13 on: 09 May 2014, 06:08:33 PM »

Sorry, I was thinking of memorials in France/Belgium and all the bits where the BEF fought in WWII. Seems a decent chance, and it wouldn't look out of place anyway. My battlefields will undoubtedly look more British than French anyway. I want all the bits necessary to create a countryside battlefield, with large farm complex, and a small town battlefield, with a town square with something in the middle. I can now get a fountain, but a war memorial would seem apt too...

I'd like to have the option of some industrial scenery too, but for whatever reason the image of a 1940 industrial area in France, 1940 seems harder to imagine...

However, I also see that Langley do a Threshing machine, also like the one in Dad's Army, so a Traction Engine (of which they do a few...) seems even more attractive now...
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« Reply #14 on: 09 May 2014, 06:59:23 PM »

Here's a link to their N guage offering:

http://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/shop/showcat.asp?cat=304&Tractor
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