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Casting #18

Postby kerbside » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:38 pm

18a Caterpillar Bulldozer, issued 1955, length 46mm, box type B.
18b Caterpillar Bulldozer, issued 1958, length 50mm, box type B.
18c Caterpillar Bulldozer, issued 1961, length 58mm, box types B-C and D.
18d Caterpillar D8 Bulldozer, issued 1964, length 62mm, box type E.
18e Field Car, issued 1969, length 67mm, box type F.

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The 18c models notice the difference between the drivers, and the two exhausts.

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The tall and short exhausts, also two colours of Yellow.

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The two different bases.

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Re: Casting #18

Postby matchbox_n_molars » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:00 pm

Some other 18s to add to George's mix:

A few years back during the good MCCH days there was someone from England (sadly, I forget who :oops: ) who had a tray full of 18A models with axles that had never been crimped. That collector was kind enough to sell them off to other collectors and one found its way to my shelf:

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Here's an example of the 18B that came in a Lionel flat-car set:

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Here is a lineup of 18C models with the three roller variations: metal, silver plastic, black plastic

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Re: Casting #18

Postby fintail » Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:21 pm

I think I have only one 18

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Re: Casting #18

Postby matchbox_n_molars » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:40 am

fintail wrote:I think I have only one 18



But what a handsome "18" it is fintail! That guy looks as if it just rolled of the Lesney line!
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Re: Casting #18

Postby Brad Pittiful » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:15 am

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SPW is a recent arrival

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the green hubbed model is one i painted

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Please use a web hosting site (like photobucket) to store pictures so you can post them here, using attachments makes it hard to view the pictures when you have to scroll to see them. Seeing comparisons of models is hard to see with attachments too.
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Re: Casting #18

Postby mike » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:58 pm

The 18d models by Mike & Nico.
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Re: Casting #18

Postby fintail » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:47 am

Thanks. It is a nice crisp example. IIRC, it has only been out of its box a few times.

matchbox_n_molars wrote:But what a handsome "18" it is fintail! That guy looks as if it just rolled of the Lesney line!
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Re: Casting #18

Postby nearlymint » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:59 pm

18a blade shades. J
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Re: Casting #18

Postby EarlyWheels » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:46 am

The 2 SPW variants of the 18, the C and D castings remain among my favorites. Greg did a good job in capturing what appears to be a sweet 18D. I believe that in the US, the 18C is harder to find than the 18D, but according to informed dealers and at least one other authority in Europe and in the UK the opposite registers in comparitive scarcity . I note that in the recent Vectis sale of Ralph Richter's collection, neither were offered in the catalog. - E
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Re: Casting #18

Postby Diecast » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:40 am

I have mentioned it yet. Just to remember. There are two unlisted variations: the base plate with small and large "C".
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