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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
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Posted - 06/09/2020 :  8:13:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, I bet I've had these particular GHQ grain harvesters for over a decade now.
Good news is I finally got around to building them.
They are made up from several pewter castings, and brass etched belts and wheel paddles.
I plan on using these as loads on a couple of flatcars.




Here they are in the final stages of assembly.




One of the completed harvesters.









Here they are all lined up on Magoun pier waiting to be loaded somewhere.
The stevedores are discussing if they should just load these onto flatcars first, which is what I want.
Or just straight onto the R.A.SANTOS, which is what they want to do.





Greg Shinnie

Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
7265 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2020 :  8:21:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Greg!

Pete
in Michigan
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
15912 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2020 :  9:24:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking job with those harvesters Greg. Some on flats, and some waiting my opinion.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2020 :  10:38:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete & Louis, thanks for your posts!

Louis, I was thinking about one of them being lifted by one of the large pier cranes.
With a empty spot on one of the flatcars where it had just been lifted from.

Greg
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6335 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2020 :  11:44:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The harvesters look good all lined up. Nice models, built expertly.
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
3041 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2020 :  09:20:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, More nice detail and those harvesters add a splash of color to the pier.
Even though the photo now looks a little grainy, there's no need to crop any of it :)
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jbvb
Fireman

USA
6467 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2020 :  09:44:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The John Deere model 12 combine was the second most popular tow-behind unit, after the Allis-Chalmers model 60 and 66 All Crop Harvester. The AC 66 has a crosswise separator, so it had to be partly disassembled and set on flatcars sideways (my manual has setup instructions). I don't know that much about the 12A, but check clearances for the unloading auger (pipe behind grain bin) and the grain elevator (column and spout beside grain bin).

Edited by - jbvb on 06/10/2020 09:45:26 AM
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
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Posted - 06/10/2020 :  09:51:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Pete & Louis, thanks for your posts!

Louis, I was thinking about one of them being lifted by one of the large pier cranes.
With a empty spot on one of the flatcars where it had just been lifted from.

Greg



Now that's and idea! [:-idea]


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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George D
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USA
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Posted - 06/10/2020 :  10:21:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice looking loads, Greg.

George
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2020 :  11:15:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Bill, James, Louis & George, thanks so much for your interest in this and for your posts!

Mike, funny I never think of myself as an expert at anything.

Bill, I also like the colour that these harvesters bring to the pier.

James, you seem to be very knowledgeable regarding farm equipment.
Thanks once again for sharing what you know about this JD harvester.

Louis, I just need to find some appropriate period flatcars for these harvesters.

Thanks again George!

Greg
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jbvb
Fireman

USA
6467 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2020 :  12:53:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Greg. I bought AC 'Big-Bin' 66 All-Crop Harvester B69872 in 1995, restored it to operation and used it most years since then. I met a guy in a neighboring town who had a Model 12, but I don't think he actually raised grain.



There's more information and photos on my Far Acres Farm page: http://faracresfarm.com/jbvb/faf/far_acres.html

Edited by - jbvb on 06/10/2020 12:55:37 PM
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2020 :  1:22:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James, that's great that you were able to restore your all crop harvester, and have used it since then.
Thanks for the link to your "Far Acres Farm" page.
It looks like quite the operation you have going on there.
I'm surprised you have any time for model railroads.

Greg
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wvrr
Fireman

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Posted - 06/10/2020 :  2:40:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great looking models, Greg. A nice splash of color.

Chuck
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tloc
Fireman

USA
3823 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2020 :  2:57:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, as you know I love the pier and everything you have done with it. I have no knowledge of how farm equipment would have been shipped either by rail or water But, does the equipment need to be crated up for boat transfer? Love the farm equipment now too.

TomO
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2020 :  7:13:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chuck & Tom, thanks guys for having a look at this, and for your nice comments.

Tom, I have seen photos of farm equipment like these harvesters loaded on flatcars chocked & blocked & tied down without any additional crating.
So I assume that they could be loaded into a ship's hold in the same fashion without additional crating being added around them.
They would load vehicles in a similar way.

Greg
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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
2362 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2020 :  7:46:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, great job on those little harvesters.
The colours are spot on. Looks like they have really nice detail, and those yellow blades look especially delicate. Well done.

And always like seeing scenes of your Magoun pier.

Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, It's still popular
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