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Frustrated with not finding a suitable donor front axle or convincing looking County front wheels, I decided to take a Britains 7600 2wd Q cab tractor and scratch build an axle and wheel centres. A fairly straight forward conversion with just bonnet and grill decals added. I also decided to run the narrow rear tyres apart from one commissioned model with the wider ones. Lastly I couldn't finish the model without binning Britains' clunky toy-like rear linkage in favour of scratch built hydraulic arms PTO shaft and guard and pickup hitch

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alf aphid I couldn't agree more, they're almost there only to be let down by little things. I think the biggest crime is the front wheels on the Britains TW-10 2wd. They look like wheels and tyres off an american military truck! Yet they went ahead and mass produced it

 

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MadMark yes I did think about it, but putting a kit together takes just as long as converting the entire tractor, so I thought it would appeal more to people if they see a 7600-four already completed. The wheel centres are a nightmare to do. Making just 8 of them was bad enough! I might still consider it though if there was enough interest

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8 minutes ago, chris.watson said:

Ian, I want one of the 7600 fours. I have two britains 7600 2wds in their boxes. I can send them to you if you need them . I tried to message you but it isn't working.

I can do that for you no problem Chris, I wish I had a shed full of 7600s and 7000s, so much can be done with those skid units :rolleyes: I'm having trouble getting a profile and cover pic up, I will try sending you a message first

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1 minute ago, tabmodels said:

I can do that for you no problem Chris, I wish I had a shed full of 7600s and 7000s, so much can be done with those skid units :rolleyes: I'm having trouble getting a profile and cover pic up, I will try sending you a message first

I will email you tomorrow, I have your email address. I will gladly send you the two base models I have. Picked them up yesterday for £40 the pair, including postage.

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8 minutes ago, SPN said:

I'd be interested in a Lambourn cabbed 7600-FOUR

Have you done any conversions on the original Britains 9524 Ford chassis?

Hi SPN, I would be happy to, I built that cab a few months back with all good intentions of building a 7600-four but it was shelved and I concentrated on the Hydrocut hedge cutters. I would still like to build a few as we have the real thing at home, a '77 queen silver jubilee 7600-four. 

Is the 9524 chassis used for the 5000 and 6600 Britains models?

I prefer the later 5000/7000/7600 chassis, the bonnets and grills are fantastic and you get those great rear wheels to work with :) 

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10 minutes ago, chris.watson said:

I will email you tomorrow, I have your email address. I will gladly send you the two base models I have. Picked them up yesterday for £40 the pair, including postage.

No problem Chris, that will save me hunting them down!

 

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14 minutes ago, tabmodels said:

I can do that for you no problem Chris, I wish I had a shed full of 7600s and 7000s, so much can be done with those skid units :rolleyes: I'm having trouble getting a profile and cover pic up, I will try sending you a message first

Can you try message me too please mate am interested in one 

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When I was a kid a farmer beside us got a 7000 with Selene 4wd (1975) and a Lambourn 6600-FOUR (1976).  Another farmer about 10 miles away had two Lambourn 7600-FOURs (and at one stage also had the above mentioned 7000 when one of his 7600s was in the garage and the 7000 had just been traded in for an 1174).

The 6600-FOUR ended up as a 2wd after the front axle calved. The last of the 7600-FOURs was recently replaced with a TS115.

So, that's a long winded way of saying the Lambourn cabbed 7As are a favourite of mine. :)

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Here's the old girl before and after I gave her a paint job back in 1992. The little white decal on the side was the queen silver jubilee coat of arms. Note that the cab glass surrounds are not the original square edged chrome surrounds, the tractor was involved in a fire and my father bought it in 1980. My grandfather made replacement cab panels and rounded the edges of the windows to take the common rubber surrounds like the bigger Countys. A true one-off!

 

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6 minutes ago, SPN said:

When I was a kid a farmer beside us got a 7000 with Selene 4wd (1975) and a Lambourn 6600-FOUR (1976).  Another farmer about 10 miles away had two Lambourn 7600-FOURs (and at one stage also had the above mentioned 7000 when one of his 7600s was in the garage and the 7000 had just been traded in for an 1174).

The 6600-FOUR ended up as a 2wd after the front axle calved. The last of the 7600-FOURs was recently replaced with a TS115.

So, that's a long winded way of saying the Lambourn cabbed 7As are a favourite of mine. :)

That sounds like tractor heaven to me :laugh: I also preferred the Lambourn cabbed County. We also had a 1978 7600-four with the Ford Q cab but I wasn't as keen on it. The interior of our Lambourn perished in the fire and we never replaced it, so there was no sound proofing. But I still preferred to spend 8-10 hrs cutting hedges with it usually resulting in ringing ears by the end of the day! It could do with a full restoration now, it still works fine but it's in a sorry state

 

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6 hours ago, tabmodels said:

Valley Axe Man, thanks! That would make a nice model, perhaps Universal Hobbies' 1/16 7600 converted with County front axle and Lambourne cab? ;)

 

MMM now that would be a serious looking tractor Ian 8) If you ever got round to upscaling into 16th then i'd be very interested in one indeed ;)

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