I won this little tractor on eBay and it needs to become the only John Deere Model D rail tractor I believe. I searched and couldn't find one as a prototype. The machine was built from '23 to '38 or so so it fits in my scenerio of 1937 nicely. I figure that the guys on the logging company found a good used tractor and bought it from a failing farmer. (depression years remember) One of the guys had been to England and had seen a GOGO tractor, but there were no Fordsons available. So, viola, a John Deere Rail tractor.
This will be built in 45mm gauge, 1:24 scale. No, not narrow gauge, but still fun. My Gn15 stock will interact with the Logging Company's gear so I hope this is OK here. There will be at least one layout with 45mm and 16mm lines some day.
Anyway, here's the pic of the tractor as I got it. I have now demolished it... no wheels or fenders. It will get a new chassis and running gear, more pics to follow.
Oh, I need at least a zillion unfinished projects so I can work on something different all the time.