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Mack NO6 - 7 1/2 ton artillery tractor
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 08:18 AM UTC
It looks great.
Just yesterdayI saw that Turmpeter (I think) is coming out with a M19 and trailer this year.
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 08:23 AM UTC

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It looks great.
Just yesterdayI saw that Turmpeter (I think) is coming out with a M19 and trailer this year.



Merit (somehow connected to Trumpeter) already has one available. It was just released. You can see it here.
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 08:49 AM UTC

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It looks great.
Just yesterdayI saw that Turmpeter (I think) is coming out with a M19 and trailer this year.



Merit (somehow connected to Trumpeter) already has one available. It was just released. You can see it here.



Maybe that's what I was thinking of? I was looking at Trumpteter's and Merit's 2014 catalogs and that's where I remember seeing it.
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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:32 AM UTC
Coming in June from Ampersand Publishing:

"The Big Macks"

http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=AMPVHTBM



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Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 07:44 AM UTC
Chris (Tiger 213)

I would love to see the M19; 12 ton sitting next to my Mack NO; 7 1/2 ton on the display shelf at home.

One day soon perhaps. Working right now on the Diamond T Wrecker model. (Based on the 4 ton Diamond T chassis) and also doing a serious conversion of the MAZ 537G into the F/A variant.

Regards
Mike K.
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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:03 PM UTC
Yes, I know this looks like I am totally bragging BUT, actually my motivation is to relaunch this subject and to state again that this is a kit that the hobby manufactures really need to be offering in plastic. With so many interesting small and medium prime movers being offered of late, I just do not understand why the Mack NO continues to be overlooked.

With the 155mm and 8 inch guns having been on the market FOR YEARS there really is a need (If I may use that expression) for something other than a High Speed Tractor to pull them . . . . neither the new 4 ton Mack from Mirror nor the similarly sized White truck from HobbyBoss are up to the task of pulling these big guns.

OK back to the bragging:

In the scratch built & conversions category -
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In the 2010-2011 competition season the Mack NO captured a gold metal at the AMPS competition in Auburn:



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+ First Place, Best Armor AND Best of Show in Indianapolis:



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+ First Place and Best Armor at Cincinnati:


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+ First Place in Louisville:


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Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:01 AM UTC
Found recently on the internet:

Note civilian tires on the gun and military pattern on the limber!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 05:19 AM UTC
My favorite photo of the Mack towing the big guns:
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 05:31 AM UTC

A beautifully restored Mack as captured by Hermen Goud in 2012


Photo by Rene Boot
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 05:44 AM UTC
Just found this one. Amazing work! Extremely well done! When building the front bumper and winch assembly
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How did you keep the drill from deforming the thin edge of the brace? I have tried using a pin vice and slow speed drill. Both tore the plastic out.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 06:48 AM UTC
Hand powered pin drill vice - no electrics here.

I usually keep two drills on my bench, one each with drill bits that match the two most common sizes of small plastic rod that I am using on a particular build.

If necessary I will drill a guide hole with the smaller drill bit and then go back with the larger one. Sometimes with even larger bits I will hold them with my fingers and do the drilling.

Note: I keep a bag of dog worn bits to do general work around the house. Only using my best and sharpest bits for my model work.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 07:20 AM UTC
It must be how sharp the bits are and the application they are intended for.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 09:36 AM UTC
No matter how slow you run your small electric drill you will never feel the drill start to tear the material in time to stop before the piece is ruined.

Hand drilling is the only way.

If your problem has been the drill bit walking around on you and not starting the hole where you went it to be: Try taking a new sharp ex-acto knife with a very pointed #11 blade, put the tip exactly where you want the center of the hole in the plastic and slowly spin the knife one rotation. That will make a small dent/starting depression to keep your drill bit in place.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 01:28 PM UTC
I have this problem, using a pin vise, as well.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 03:15 AM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 10:00 PM UTC

Mack NO on display at the Overloon / Marshal Museum, the Netherlands.

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Very informative video on the Overloon Museum at: (They have EVERYTHING!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czc9g5g2qdw
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Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 06:50 PM UTC
Beautiful inside cover photo on David Doyle's/Ampersand's new book on military Mack's:

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Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 10:34 PM UTC

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Hand drilling is the only way.



^ Truth!

Unless the item is in a vice and on a drill press or mill, I never drill with a power tool Never. The tip wanders all over and the likelihood of ruin is great.


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If your problem has been the drill bit walking around on you and not starting the hole where you went it to be: Try taking a new sharp ex-acto knife with a very pointed #11 blade, put the tip exactly where you want the center of the hole in the plastic and slowly spin the knife one rotation. That will make a small dent/starting depression to keep your drill bit in place.



Using a small sharp pin or needle does the same thing and does not risk breaking off the tip of the blade as you spin the #11, Ask me how I know...

Paul
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 02:21 AM UTC
Tip of knife blade flys into your eye - I'm just guessing.

Advantages of having always been a four eyed kid, permanent safety glasses!
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 08:24 AM UTC
Oh nothing as dangerous as that, just several blunted knife blades before I figured out that pins had a sharp point, too!

And yeah my four eyes have saved me getting a buncha stuff thrown into them over the many years since I was eight.

Paul
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 07:26 PM UTC
Just stumbled onto this awesome build. Nice!!! The Macks' were built in my hometown for decades. The main plant now moved about 30 minutes from here.
Arty gets overlooked a lot by the plastic guys that's for sure. I would like to see a plastic kit of the big big gun we used that broke down into two parts for transport along with its' tracked towing vehicle.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 08:53 AM UTC
Jerry here is one half of the big gun you are talking about:

(Photo from Ampersand Publishing shown here for discussion purposes only.)
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:58 PM UTC




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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:24 AM UTC

Interesting wartime advertisement from Mack Trucks. Interesting in that the artist is using the pre-acceptance Mack prototype with the hardtop "C" cab and right side up winch for the illustration rather than a drawing of the production NO6 with folding cloth top and inverted winch!
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:00 PM UTC