Archive Page 2

Doepke Wooldridge – Ready for Restoration

Over the coming weeks keep tuned to the doepke blog to watch this machine be restored.

Continue reading ‘Doepke Wooldridge – Ready for Restoration’

Custom Unit Crane on Ebay! – Merry Christmas Everyone

158e_3

Continue reading ‘Custom Unit Crane on Ebay! – Merry Christmas Everyone’

The Final Dig

unitshovel-web-1

CCM has done it again

The Model
Inspired by a similar pressed steel toy made in the 1950’s, this front shovel set on crawlers is scaled at 1:48 from the original machine and hand crafted from brass in the same style as the original toy.

With individually linked tracks, a functioning 3” long boom and stick and working bucket door, this model looks ready to go to work. Manually operated hoists raise and lower the boom as well as adjust the stick position.  A “Unit Orange” finish and authentic markings complete this model.

This shovel is the last in a series of 4 unique configurations and  will be a show piece in any collection of construction models as well as make a perfect addition to any “O” gauge railroad layout or display.

Continue reading ‘The Final Dig’

Doepke Rises. Backyard Train

Well it was only a matter of time but somebody knocked off the original Charles Doepke Backyard Train.  Hopefully somebody from his family gets royalties.

This is the heirloom locomotive reminiscent of the ones encountered at carnivals and fairs in the 1940s that uses the simple pushing and pulling of a child’s arms on a hand-crank to propel it around an outdoor track. Each of the two included locomotives is made from cast aluminum with stainless-steel crank handles, and supports a single child up to 100 lbs. Minimal effort is required of children as they crank, so each train glides easily on precision-crafted, cast-iron wheels with a familiar “click-clack” sound with no slipping. The 30′ diam. 12-gauge circular track is made of welded steel, and sets up in under one hour with the included fasteners and wrenches; fits into its own 45 1/4″ L x 19″ W x 9 3/4″ D rolling storage cases. Includes two locomotives and track. Includes two nylon covers to protect locomotives.

Doepke Reproduction – 614 UNIT Dragline”O” Gauge Model

Inspired by a similar pressed steel toy made in the 1950’s, this lattice boom, crawler crane is scaled at 1:48 from the original machine and hand crafted from brass in the same style as the original toy. With individually linked tracks, a 9″ long boom and a dragline bucket, this model looks ready to go to work. Manually operated hoists raise and lower the open lattice boom through the equalizer suspension as well as operate the dragline bucket. A “Unit orange” finish and authentic markings complete this model. This crane will be a show piece in any collection of construction models as well as make a perfect addition to any “O” gauge railroad layout or display. >> CCmodel

Woolbridge Bottom Dump

Adams Motor Grader