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Mack NO6 - 7 1/2 ton artillery tractor
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Posted: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 04:17 AM UTC
171,000+ hits on this thread but we're just gonna stop this discussion in its' tracks and move on!
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 04:15 AM UTC
As to a hobby manufacture willing to take on the production of a new model Mack NO - I have seen a few things over the past year or so that I thought would have indicated a new model product introduction by now but so far nada!

To be repeated in a whispered tone: -- (I HAVE seen completed box art!)

Unfortunately still nada!

To the gods of styrene - please, please, please!

I may already have my NO6 artillery tractor but I don't want to have to start from total scratch all over again in order to build at least one of the Mack boom trucks and the Mack Semi-Tractor.


Extended frame Mack with Gar-Wood winch, Gar-Wood crane boom AND fifth wheel !*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!

MACK Semi-Tractor(This may have been a field modification - not sure.)


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Or the even earlier prototype Mack Semi with the old fashioned hard "C" cab.



Yes definitely want to do the "C" cab with the big spare or the double winch!!!!!
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 05:54 AM UTC
Gosh, there are so many things wrong with this Mack NO and yet it is still quite beautiful if you ask me!



The winch is gone. The brush guard is wrong. The front bumper and cross member look to be from a Ward LaFrance recovery truck. I think the front axle has come from the same donor vehicle. Then the front fenders appear to have been taken from a British Schemmel and then given some additional sheet metal modifications.

Still it makes for an attractive and interesting vehicle!
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 04:34 PM UTC

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I am touching back once again on this subject after a long hiatus.

I really thought by now we would have a Mack NO in 1/35th scale plastic come to market.

I know at least one manufacture is (or was) in the planning and design stages for the model. (Not allowed to say who.) So much so that I had turned over copies of all my reference materials to them in the hopes that it might assist in the production - but still nothing and have heard no word of progress.

The never ending Question Mark?




well hope springs eternal, so we continue to wait.
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 09:05 AM UTC
F.Y.I. - Regrettably Jock Littlefield's Mack NO was recently sold at Sotheby's Auction for $43,000.



The regrettable part is that Jock is no longer around to enjoy his wonder collection. - Hats off - RIP.
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 07:14 AM UTC
I am touching back once again on this subject after a long hiatus.

I really thought by now we would have a Mack NO in 1/35th scale plastic come to market.

I know at least one manufacture is (or was) in the planning and design stages for the model. (Not allowed to say who.) So much so that I had turned over copies of all my reference materials to them in the hopes that it might assist in the production - but still nothing and have heard no word of progress.

The never ending Question Mark?

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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 01:19 AM UTC
U-Models stuff is available from several webstores (mostly French ones) but many items are out of stock...Not a good omen if you ask me

H.P.
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 12:55 AM UTC
H.P. . . Scale-Link has mentioned the U-Models name on their site and I mistakenly thought it was going to be their "in-house" brand name. Obviously not.
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 09:08 PM UTC
Thanks Mike for rendering to Masters the things that are Masters's ....on the French National Day "Cocorico!"

On a side note, some Masters sets can now be found under the U-Models label.

H.P.



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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 08:25 PM UTC
You are correct Henri the limber set is made by Masters Productions and not Scale-Link. However Scale-Link has been bringing some lines "in house" so it is difficult to tell just who is actually making what.
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 08:16 PM UTC
Just out of curiosity, is the M1 dolly a Scale Link product or the one released by Masters Productions ?

H.P.

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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 04:04 PM UTC

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Russ, I don't know how their production system works, all I can say is the white metal axle that forms the backbone of their M1 Limber for the AFV guns is outstanding and their resin quality is excellent!

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Michael, I actually have that same exact set hiding in my AFV Club 155 Long Tom kit-- but I've not had the "opportunity" to build it yet. It looks really good in your photos though. I kept the Renault FT17 in 54mm, because I have a 54mm mounted figure of a German Uhlan lancer in gas mask and holding a lance-- can't remember who made it right now. It's been my goal to put the two in a diorama. The FT17 is really an incredible piece-- complete with engine and interior. I got the Wild idea to solder it together (I do a lot of resistance soldering), but I could not get the metal parts to accept solder. Guess I'll use "old school" epoxy-- not sure what Scale Link uses for metal. It's not lead, and it's not nickel, but it is heavy.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 03:54 PM UTC

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Boy that 10 toner looks like it might be time to build another Mack!


Tank Workshop makes/made both as resin kits.

TWS350103 M123A1C US 10-ton Tractor



TWS350104 M125 US 10-ton Cargo Truck



I remember when Larry Provo made the masters for those trucks. Larry was a genius.
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 06:07 AM UTC
Russ, I don't know how their production system works, all I can say is the white metal axle that forms the backbone of their M1 Limber for the AFV guns is outstanding and their resin quality is excellent!

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155mm back-date wheel kit and the M1 Limber from Masters Productions/Scale-Link. (The wheels, associated gun parts and the Limber are sold as a single set. The wheels are available separately.)
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 02:03 AM UTC
Strange you should mention Scale Link. A few years ago (I think more than ten now) I picked up their 1/32 (54mm) Rolls Royce Armored Car and Renault FT17 at a local IPMS show. Paid $40 for both. They are beautiful white metal kits, but I traded the RR away a few years ago, having purchased an equally beautiful 1/35 Resicast RR. Scale Link is one of those companies that “lurks in the background”, but produces some beautiful stuff. I don’t think they produce much of their own white metal items anymore though do they?
VR, Russ
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:32 AM UTC
Yes, Scale-Link is good people!

Down thru the years I have gotten:
- 3 AFV 155mm/8 inch gun back date sets, one with the M1 Limber.
- a 20 ton flatbed trailer for my D7 Bulldozer.
- the canvas cover for the HST.

I wish them well and hope for many more years of success!
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:16 AM UTC

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I tried searching for Scale-Link on line with no success. Thought they might be out of business. Sorry.

Yes, better hurry, only 2 left in stock!

Thanks Frenchy



Hi, All!

THANKS to everyone for the "MASTERS" info and the link!

I still have one of the MASTERS M4 Tractors un-built, the GMC CCKW-353 Workshop Conversion, ONE WWII Dolly for the AFV CLUB 155mm Gun/8" Howitzer, and a few other little "odds and ends"... I'll have to pay those guys a visit! Always wanted to get one of those Chevys, too!

THANKS, Again

VR- Dennis
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 07:26 AM UTC
I tried searching for Scale-Link on line with no success. Thought they might be out of business. Sorry.

Yes, better hurry, only 2 left in stock!

Thanks Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 03:32 AM UTC

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Is that an after-market "Canvas" Tarp over the Ammo Bin, or did you "fabricate" it on your own..?



The resin canvas cover (made by Masters Production) is still available from Scale Link (but hurry up ! ) :

https://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Masters_Productions_1_35_scale___WW2.html

H.P.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:19 AM UTC
That canvas is an after market item that originally came from Scale-Link in the UK. However I am not sure they are still in business any more.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 08:57 AM UTC

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A very detailed and close-up walk around of the Mack NO recently posted on the "NET-MAQUETTES" web site:

https://www.net-maquettes.com/pictures/mack-no-truck/

I believe this is the vehicle that was in the Littlefield Collection but the site does not say.



That is the former Jacques Littlefield Mack!


As to the Net-Maquettes offering: I have to say I hate the video format they have chosen here - slowly zooming thru still photos in a fixed order while giving us little ability to jump to what the viewer may be truly interested in, is a royal waste of everyone's time, especially when the real goal is to provide a "walk-around" reference resource.

For those with some familiarity in the Mack vehicle, who need to focus on specific details, this video moves like molasses in winter.

Please; give me a large display of thumbnail images that I can take in quickly, only clicking on those subjects that I am interested in and/or have need of seeing in more detail. (Like almost everyone else does it!)

Perhaps the disc offers both formats - of that I cannot say.

Sorry



Hi, Mike and Everyone Else!

I STILL cannot get over that Mack NO6 of yours!!!

Question, regarding your M4 Artillery Tractor:

Is that an after-market "Canvas" Tarp over the Ammo Bin, or did you "fabricate" it on your own..?

Thanks,

-Dennis
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC
Hi Mike

If you don't like the way pics are displayed on Net-Maquettes, just take a look at the original website(s) they're coming from. In the case of the Mack NO, it's svsm.org (once again...)

http://svsm.org/gallery/mack_NO

H.P.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 03:00 AM UTC

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A very detailed and close-up walk around of the Mack NO recently posted on the "NET-MAQUETTES" web site:

https://www.net-maquettes.com/pictures/mack-no-truck/

I believe this is the vehicle that was in the Littlefield Collection but the site does not say.



That is the former Jacques Littlefield Mack!


As to the Net-Maquettes offering: I have to say I hate the video format they have chosen here - slowly zooming thru still photos in a fixed order while giving us little ability to jump to what the viewer may be truly interested in, is a royal waste of everyone's time, especially when the real goal is to provide a "walk-around" reference resource.

For those with some familiarity in the Mack vehicle, who need to focus on specific details, this video moves like molasses in winter.

Please; give me a large display of thumbnail images that I can take in quickly, only clicking on those subjects that I am interested in and/or have need of seeing in more detail. (Like almost everyone else does it!)

Perhaps the disc offers both formats - of that I cannot say.

Sorry
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 02:46 AM UTC
F.Y.I. - Mike Powell over at Easy 1 Productions, just last night told me his current disc covering the Mack NO Tech Manual now has about 200 additional images added from a walk-around he did recently at the Mack Museum in Allentown, PA!

Just sharing.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 06:13 PM UTC
Boy that heavy tractor sure looks enticing!
Thanks Gino