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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #90 on: June 11, 2021, 07:16:20 am »
"It's not that people haven't offered to bribe me, they just don't offer enough dosh to make it workwhile..."  A quote from an ABC TV Presenter when he was asked why he didn't go to Commercial TV instead.  ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #91 on: June 12, 2021, 05:51:06 am »
The old statement "that everybody has their price" is very true, even if the offer only goes so far as to make them think very hard about it and then think again about the possible consequences  ;)
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« Reply #92 on: July 04, 2021, 12:05:08 pm »
Guy this is looking like your on to a winner here ..just the right mount of cool and function..I've got that little Hasagawa kit and well you know me..it's nothing like what came in the box now..to admit yours looks many times more serious than mine..mines quite normal which for me Is bloody strange to say  ;D
Can't wait to see the end result matey .
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #93 on: July 04, 2021, 01:16:51 pm »
The old statement "that everybody has their price" is very true, even if the offer only goes so far as to make them think very hard about it and then think again about the possible consequences  ;)

As my mum said, when working as an inspector of taxes  many, many years ago, "Everyone has their price, and you can't afford mine".    This has remained a regularly-used    quote  in her former tax office to this day.

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #94 on: July 04, 2021, 09:41:10 pm »
Guy this is looking like your on to a winner here ..just the right mount of cool and function..I've got that little Hasagawa kit and well you know me..it's nothing like what came in the box now..to admit yours looks many times more serious than mine..mines quite normal which for me Is bloody strange to say  ;D
Can't wait to see the end result matey .

Thanks, mate! :bow:

If I could string 2 hours of build time together she'd be done, but I'm lucky to get 5 minutes here-&-there over a week at the moment. :banghead:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #95 on: July 05, 2021, 12:12:06 am »
Go for it - I am curious how this turned out!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #96 on: July 06, 2021, 12:41:22 am »
Slowly! Slowly! But, finally, almost there!

OK, it'll be at the "done for now" stage (I still have some tools to fit & a base to make) but, for all practical purposes, she'll be finished tonight.

Photo's soon! :thumbsup:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #97 on: July 06, 2021, 09:19:23 pm »
You know the saying about "The best laid plans of mice & men"? Yeah, well, it bit me! :banghead:

Not big time, so I have FINISHED! ;D

I have also taken photo's but I can't download, edit or post them until I get access to the study computer, which SWMBO is using for work. So, I'm looking around the modelling room being overwhelmed by the tidying & cleaning task ahead. :-\

Pic's tonight! :mellow:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #98 on: July 07, 2021, 12:22:45 am »
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« Reply #99 on: July 07, 2021, 01:03:35 am »
With serious Bush Fires becoming more & more common the South Australian government, in a rare moment of cooperation with the Victorian & New South Wales governments, looked at acquiring a specialist vehicle for managing containment lines. Not wanting to deal with China, which was becoming even more belligerent towards Australia, they approached Hitachi Heavy Industries in Japan to design & build the vehicle.

Hitachi began with the cabin & arm set-up of their pre-existing Double Arm Astaco* Neo but needed to find a lightly armoured (&, therefore, fireproof) hull to fit it to. Specifications from Australia included a low ground pressure, road transportability, metal tracks (as rubber would melt/burn in the expected environments) & a self-defensive fire-fighting capability.

One of their engineers, a military history enthusiast focussed on experimental vehicles of the Cold War era, remember reading about the Soviet “Object 279” designed to operate in the snow & mud of Russian Winters & Autumns. This became the basis for the design of the hull of the vehicle.

Obviously it did not need to be as heavily armoured as a battle tank, so the outer shell was limited to a maximum of 30mm of steel at its thickest & insulation layers behind that. Two Cummins V6 diesel engines replaced the single massive engine used in the Soviet design. Eight integrated water jets were fitted around the vehicle (later models would get remote-controlled nozzles fitted to the arms, so that water could be directed more actively at the fire) supplied from a large central tank below the double-arm unit. The double-arm unit was given increased internal fire protection, & fireproof & heat resistant glazing was used throughout. The smaller arm was fitted with a circular saw cutting blade, so trees could at least be cut & laid down (if they couldn’t be removed), reducing the chance of them becoming torches of flame 100s of metres tall. The four sets of tracks, although something of a maintenance nightmare, gave the vehicle an extremely low ground pressure, unless the central water tank was full, when it was merely “low”. This was a requirement specifically for the South East of South Australia & South Western Victoria, which were a large limestone region with a high potential for sinkholes.

The pictured vehicle is based in the small township of Kalangadoo in the South East of South Australia as part of the SA Country Fire Service’s regional immediate response unit.


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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - FINISHED - Pic's pg.7
« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2021, 01:34:19 am »
This is Super Coll & a Superb Build :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Wish the Forestry Service in the U.S. had something like that for Fight Forest Fires! this is Cool & has a Bit of Gerry Anderson Flavor to it! Thank You for Posting. Dan

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - FINISHED - Pic's pg.7
« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2021, 01:45:07 am »
Excellent, love it.  :wub:

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - FINISHED - Pic's pg.7
« Reply #102 on: July 07, 2021, 02:53:35 am »
Thanks, Cobra & Dizzy! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - FINISHED - Pic's pg.7
« Reply #103 on: July 07, 2021, 03:54:11 am »
Brilliant.  Well done Womby.

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - FINISHED - Pic's pg.7
« Reply #104 on: July 07, 2021, 04:29:11 am »
That's amazing.  :thumbsup:

And I'd hate to meet it half way down a narrow country lane!  :o
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