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S. Madill, Blacksmith, Founded in 1911 in Nanaimo BC

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Contract Logger, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Doug1966

    Doug1966 Well-Known Member

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    What about Madill themselves, now being run by Nicholson machine in Sidney BC?
     
  2. Welder Dave

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    Madill is at Nicholson. My sister lives 5 minutes from there.
     
  3. Delbert Doerksen

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    We had looked in to that, I believe with those older models they stopped making the parts. It was a while back, for some reason Nicholson couldn't help us out. I just recently emailed them again and they never got back to me.
     
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    When I ran those Madill 009 Towers in the 1970's , I found that if the rubber tire one's had any twist in the frame , the winch gears would throw off the gear dough . And that some gear dough products did not stay on gears long . One brand of gear dough that stayed on the gears longest came in a metallic blue tube . Can't remember the brand name , maybe Donkey Doctor would know , it might have been sold by Madill .
     
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  5. scottympm

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    Hi there, I’m building a model of a Madill 044 Swing Yarder. Does anyone on here know where the horn is located on this brute.

    Thanks in advance!
    Scott
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  6. donkey doctor

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    On top of the cab. Nice job. d.d.
     
  7. Hank R

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    Looks great job well done, how may hrs into this so far close to 700 or so????
     
  8. Hallback

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    Very nice work & accurate working replica!
     
  9. scottympm

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    Thanks Donkey Doc, Hank and Haulback. It’s actually a 3D printed model from Clever Creek Miniatures out of Alberta. It’s only 4 pieces, including the grapple. I painted it, modified things a bit and added some extra details. The cables and rigging are all on now, so I’ll just add some more spot weathering tomorrow, as well as throw on the horn.

    Donkey Doc, any idea where exactly where the horn would be located on the roof. Also do you know if was it situated from front to back or side to side?

    Regards
    Scott
     
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  10. donkey doctor

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    Near the front and i think off to the right hand side near the front as i remember. Also not to be picky but why is there no diagonal brace across in front of the radiator. The only machine I know that didn't have it was one I modified up one of the inlets behind Squaimish because it had a heating problem. Also your topping blocks on the boom aren't right. Not trying to be picky cause it looks great. Wish I could build something that was as good as it is. Regards d.d.
     
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  11. scottympm

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    Thanks Donkey Doc. I’ll add the horn later today. I know the top blocks aren’t exactly accurate but they will suffice for me. They are actually too thin and should have 2 sheaves (?) in each one versus the one sheave on the model. Good catch on the diagonal bracing in front of the radiator. Ill add that in today as well. I’ll have to ask the 3D designer if this was in fact modelled on the one you modified or if it was an oversight in the CAD design! I know his family is involved in the logging industry in Campbell River (Tipper) and he has access to lots of equipment. He makes lots of neat models in both “N” and “HO” scales, both in kit form and as assembled and painted models. Here’s the link to his website:

    https://www.clevercreekminiatures.ca/


    Thanks again!
    Scott
     
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  12. donkey doctor

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    Thanks for the link to the model supplier. He has some pretty interesting kits in his collections. Very reasonable prices too. I may just have to try my hand at one sometime. Regards. d.d.
     
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