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Posted By: Clifford Read
Posted On: Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 3:45 AM
(PICS) '53 Ford F800 with a BayCity Power Shovel

I don't believe I've shown you this unusual project before, so here goes:
This modified and detailed version of Aurora’s tractor/trailer/power shovel ensemble was a collaboration that my brother,Larry, and I talked about doing for a few years.
In the mid 1950s, Aurora introduced this simple and inexpensive Ford F800 tractor/Rogers low-loader trailer/Bay City power shovel plastic kit and it happened to be the very first plastic model kit that we’d ever purchased for ourselves.
We were only around 10 years old back then and, even though the kit’s quality and proportions were somewhat coarse, we both think back on that first kit with fondness and nostalgia.
Over 60 years later, we decided to build a much improved version of the kit in a way we could only dream about back in the day. Proportions were adjusted and details added throughout.
This was truly a labour of love.

Cliff Read and Larry Read

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(PICS) '53 Ford F800 with a BayCity Power Shovel by Clifford Read #28304
I like the fact that you and your brother...... by Raymond Paszkiewicz #28304.1
Twins tend to be a lot closer and share the same interests (EOM) by Clifford Read #28304.1.1
Identical at that. AND two of the nicest guys I've ever had the privilege to meet (EOM) by Tom Ciryak #28304.1.1.1
Ray you put into words what I have wondered about for some time by Bob Jackman #28304.1.2
Bob, don't feel bad, you are not alone..... by Raymond Paszkiewicz #28304.1.2.1
Ray take comfort in knowing you and your late wife raised by Bob Jackman #28304.
Hi Cliff, your description and pics were a pleasure to read 'n see...BUT..the pic by Steve Jakubczak #28304.2
+1. (EOM) by David Holcombe #28304.2.1
+2 (EOM) by Curtis Parisi #28304.2.2
Impressive work! (EOM) by Sergio Luis Santos #28304.3
Fantastic!! (EOM) by Jacques Roest #28304.4

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