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Thanks for your edit to the Tractor make-model-reg no. page.

There's plenty of information to add to the project, so I hope you'll stay with us and help make many more improvements.

The aim is to gather information on every make and model of Tractor, Construction Plant machine, Steam tractor and Truck built, as well as related material and list every example in preservation both in the UK and world wide.

Details of Museums, Clubs and Private collections of preserved vintage and classic machinery is also very welcome. The site covers all makes of machinery, so if its missing add it please !

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Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- BulldozerD11 (Talk) 19:57, 31 July 2009

County photos Edit

Hi Neil thanks for uploading the your 954 and 4600-4 photos. I have aded them to the list of county tractors {{PML County}} (this page is the table embedded in the County page). I assume you tried to add them to the page but my note at the bottom of the page needs re writing, as I see you added the info to the example link in the text. (dont worry about it Wikia editing took me a bit of trial and error to get it to work some of the time).

I have added you two photos to a page for your tractors here at Neil Young collection as an example, with some links and images in.

If you have more images from events you can create a page for the event [[Event name]] were the [[ and]] create the link and 'Event Name' is the page title for the new page.

Thanks for adding them to the project. (if you have the County s/n they can go in the correct place (numerically) in the table).

Any questions just leave a message on any of the pages associated talk (Discussion) page.

- BulldozerD11 23:00, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Re:photos Edit

Hi Neil Thanks for the images you upload of County tractors. I note when adding the photos to other pages that you omitted to select a License to declare the copyright status of the images on upload. Can you please add a suitable declaration by editing the image page and adding {{Cc-by-sa-3.0}} or {{Self}} or other relevant status Tag as appropriate to the page. (images without a status 'Tag' may be deleted at any time to comply with wikia policy on copyright).

PS good idea adding the summary to the County FC 1004 page. The upload image on the left hand side menu allows this to be done as part of the initial upload. (but the edit button above the edit window only adds it as a caption to the image inserted in text edit window and does not record it with the image).

Great looking tractor that County FC 1004 it compliments the unrestored version from Belvoir Castle show that I had added earlier. - BulldozerD11 14:05, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Great photos - thanks Edit

Hi Neil you have some great photos of County tractors.

I have moved the FC 1174 to a new page County FC 1174 - FSX 34S rather than the page for the other tractor (PS i have fixed my typo to the link in the table which created it as County FC 104 instead of FC 1004).

To add them into the table there are 3 labels in the header of the table in the 1st column "View - talk - Edit" Click the Edit one takes you into the Tables page Edit page (some early ones dont as the software changed and i have not updated them yet). Here is the FC 1004 page one as an example (used as its only short).

List of known County FC1004 tractors in preservation
view  talk  edit
Reg No.
(if known)
Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
UAX 110G  ?  ? Ford  ? County FC1004 reg UAX 110G at Belvoir 09 - IMG 8739 Belvoir Castle Steam Festival 2008 & 9 Had a few Mechanical repairs but otherwise retained in 'As found' condition
KJO 343G County no. 19066 unknown Ford Gary Burns COUNTY1004FC Owners Barn A well restored example of this rare model
FWD 430K County no. ? unknown Ford Unknown Fwd470k Breakers Yard Fitted with Crane, But awaiting its future
Image needed LHB


Please add any tractor with known reg or serial no. with Photo if possible.
Create a page (link) for an individual tractor by linking the reg or serial number using reg number or serial number in the relevant column. Then once saved click the red link to start the new page and add info on that tractor.


If you have any problems let me know, as it takes a bit to work out tables i still get them wrong (copying earlier examples and changing the entries is the easiest way IMO ) - Have a try copying the County FC 1174 - FSX 34S page to the County FC 1004 - KJO 343G and change the photo & the few bits of different text to suit the FC 1004 if you like.

- Happy editing - Great photos - BulldozerD11 00:10, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Neil Young collection Edit

Hi, Neil your building a nice collection of tractors there.

I've adjusted the page layout slightly and linked the model names to related article (or if red to an article waiting to be written for that model). One of the odd things with the Wikia software is if text does not start at the edge of the page it puts a weird scroll box round it, so i've moved it to the edge as a Bullit point list. The software also tries to bunch all the text up to as near the top of the page as possible by wraping it round the photos so I have forced it using {{clr}} to drop each heading below the Photo for each section. BTW headings and photos dont mix on the same line, the software canot 'see' the heading and so displays it as == some heading text== instead of like below.

Some Heading textEdit

Thanks for uploading more photos of your tractors. Is the Gasoline Ford an American or Export model as the nose & grill look different ? - BulldozerD11 23:17, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for reply. So its a proper little gas Guzzler then . Dont think i've seen any Gasoline Ford 1000 series (6X & 6Y) tractors at shows, but had assumed they were all diesel. Have to look more carefully now in case they are imported Gasoline ones. Good
- PS: please select when adding photos from the Licensing (drop down box) on the upload 'Form' one of the copyright options such as "Self" or "CC by SA 3.0" etc. The 2nd one means if any one else uses the photo on another web site they should credit (say) its your photo from here. Its part of wikias rules that photos have to have a 'licensing statement' about there copyright / source. If the other photos are your own work I can add the tag for you rather than having to add a {{Un Known}} tag to them (which states the MAY be deleted at any time). Just let me know which one to add a note here. (Any questions just ask).
More info on any other County & Roadless tractors you know of would be great (with s/n if possible) as there looked quite a few in the background of one of your photos. Most models still need the individual models own page writing yet, so Im adding as many of them to the main list for each make as possible. Thanks. BulldozerD11 21:07, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Re: updates Edit

Thanks for s/n data & updated reg no. - have updated the tractors own pages & the {{PML County}} table & moved FC 1174 page to new reg no. + replaced data at County FC 1004 - KJO 343G with correct tractors info & photo.

The FC 1004 with crane would be a handy tool, but cab looks a major rebuild job.

- Thanks for extra info & adding License / copyright tag to latest photos - BulldozerD11 15:11, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Roadless 90 event Edit

I saw your mates Roadless 115 no. 6001 at the Roadless 90 event, were any other tractors you know of there ?

Did you go as just seen your 75 is on the list of participants. ?

It was a good day - think I have got photos of nearly ever tractor there for the list, just got to sort them out !

- BulldozerD11 02:28, September 30, 2009 (UTC)

Hi Neil, Yes David and the team did an epic job getting 93 tractors and plenty of space for them to work.
Think I spotted your tractor on the back of Olivers Artic & assume the 115 is your mate Charlies. A Photo of the loaded Artic is on your Collection page. I dident get up the field till mid afternoon as was trying to get all the tractors in the line up but still missing a few. Also missed the record attempt at ploughing an Acre, did they do it ?
Trying to sort out the 90 + tractors present and the lorries in 700 photos I took to add to list. Ploughing looked good but a lot was so spread out the tractors are only Dots on the horizon against the hedge. but got a few good shots from the middle of the field with the dust coming off the plough.
Be good if you can name a few. I have the list of names but it only had models against each name no s/n or reg nos.

Cheers - BulldozerD11 19:26, October 1, 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Neil I saw the crowd through the gate and decide whilst most people were busy other there I would get photos of the tractors in the line up as it was clearer then. Then when i walked into the field I saw the sign about the record attempt / renactment. (should have gone for a look and got a photo really if id realised what it was)
Slowly adding the photos to the list now. Popular page with 50+ views & the main Roadless page has gone up a few 100 as well.
cheers - BulldozerD11 17:41, October 3, 2009 (UTC)

New images Edit

Thanks for the new images Neil.

I have moved the descriptions to the Images own page, from the 'place holder' links which are used in many pages to indicate were links go. (The table of tractors is in a special template page, which is edited from 'buttons' in the top left corner).

If you click on your photo once uploaded (click contributions tab at top of this page, should bring up a list of your files and edits). find the photo and click edit the page and add a heading ==Description== then on a new line the text of the description. (add a * at the start of each new line gives a bullet list).

I've added the photo of David Leech to the Roadless 90 page and will add the Roadless 700 to the participants table and the other info. Ill move Roadless no. 0000 to Roadless no. 4696 its correct axle number (I put 0000 in as a place holder i did not have the actual number at the time).

Good photos there Neil thanks. - BulldozerD11 00:17, October 4, 2009 (UTC)

Your tractor Edit

Hi Neil I see I made a mess of my notes and posted your tractor as 7651 (wondered why I had a G reg in the later tractors ! ). Now I need to find out which one is 7651 ?

They (wikia) have updated the system so can now rename photos by moving them which makes it easier. So I may rename some of your early ones with just numbers to make it easier to find them latter for other articles.

Thanks for adding more photos. I've added D Kerrigans to the list

I've started a new list of owners to add the tractor numbers to as well but only added page one of the three from the notice board yet

Cheers - BulldozerD11 20:15, October 5, 2009 (UTC)

Thank Neil, So im not going quite as mad as i thought.
I try to take photos in a sequence to avoid confusion but sometime if people get in the way then i take others and at this event i took notes after all the tractors started moving about in the line. Just before yours for the second time I had one i had the back off and the Reg no, but no front photo and then the helicopter came over so I must have missed that tractor. (thought i had messed the notes up and wrote reg no. next to wrong sn filling it in latter as added some after wards).
Got a bad neck so was 'working' at PC today but spent more time on this than i should have but still a load to do, as sorting through 700 photos takes time to find the right one.
PS. if you have a space in front of your text you get that weird box round it. to step lines in like i have here add a colon : infront of text.
PS 2 to add data to a photos page click the small version (thumbnail) and you get a big photo with the license and other info like which pages its used in. Click edit page and add the heading below license text. The "no image" spider photo is used in about several thousand places on several hundred pages (i can change it on every one at once). Usually if i have not got a photo to add I add that in tables to help format them (if I have one I just use the words Photo to add or to add to remind me later.
If you have several pictures for a particular tractor you can start a page under its serial number link or registration number if you know which tractor it is. Or start one under the owners name using the 'new page' button on the left 'menu bar' above upload image (has a pencil symbol next to it). I've started a couple but got 80+ to do (eventually).
- Thanks for explaining axle no. I'll cross link them, and leave your tractor by reg number instead.

Springwood Rally page layout Edit

Hi Neil see you added a few more photos to Springwood Rally, so i've put them in a simple table to stop the problem of text and photos floating about / wrapping round each other.

  • The size of the photo is set by the bit after the file name that says "250px" or "350px". (Layout and size looks different on different computer screens, so 400px is probably a reasonable maximum to use)
  • In the table I've taken the border from the photo by removing the "thumb" 'code' and placed the notes in a separate column so they are along side each photo.
  • Added a few basic headings and the 'navigation box' that links to other similar articles on events
  • Added a few links to key words like the tractor models etc..
  • Some of the notes are a guess so please update them if wrong, as just added as an example.

Like the Muir Hill on the beach photo and the JD's. There are loads of other makes and models missing you can add photos for.

One of your new Roadless 90 photos is of one of the tractors I missed by the looks.

Thanks for adding more photos and some of the owners at the event. I'll get round to starting some of the missing model articles soon for roadless, after ive tidied up some of the categories and added a few bits from other events. If you have photos from other events that are missing just start a new article for it and I'll add it to the {{Events}} table.

Cheers - BulldozerD11 23:36, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

Interesting tractors Edit

Hi Neil some interesting tractors you keep finding up there in the borders. Like the rare Half track on the Leyland, as most i'd seen photos of are on MF 35 and Ferguson's.

I'll turn the new pages into articles in a bit, as i'm trying to get through a few of the 1100 exhibits that were at last years Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show before this years show. Unluckily (or was it) I did not get round all the show before it went too dark / tractors started going home. So only have a few 100 to do. Must go earlier this year as did not realise it was so big.

Have you seen any proper forestry tractors as most get stripped of the guards, blade and crane etc when restored, as when I was younger we used to see a few up Scotland in the pine forests and surounding area parked at the side of the road. - BulldozerD11 21:27, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

Update to Garys FC 1004 page Edit

Hi Neil added the other photos of Garys tractor to the paged now at:- County FC 1004 - KJO 343G Sorry I'd forgotten them when doing the Roadless ones, so added a gallery section for them. You can update the captions I just used some of what was there. Have renamed them slightly so finding them is easier.

I try to use all photos eventual so was having a look at the Unused file list. Those tow of the tractor ploughing are great photos. BTW looked some interesting bits in the back ground in the Auction photos the other day. Thanks hope to see some more tractor or machinery or even trucks (not got a good Cattle truck photo yet if you see one at Hexham market). Are you taking any of the tractors to the Newark Tractor show ? - BulldozerD11 02:00, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

Muir Hill photo Edit

Hi Neil, was just tidying up some links and noticed the description and page say its a MH 110 but photo was [[File:MH101DUE84K.jpg]] originally (moved to [[File:MH 101 - reg DUE 84K.jpg]] so search works). Is it a MH 110 or a 101 ? then i can update the page or the file name to match. - BulldozerD11 14:09, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

neils reply (copied here from my user talk page)
no to sure about M H think 101 became 110 in 1969-70 reg no K=1972 so it may be a 110. Unless it was re registerd if i get back down the coast will try to get serial no. Not taking any tractors to Newark may go down with car for 1 day . hav'nt any pics of cattle trucks will try n get some .not taken many pics since roadless 90 . busy mucking about with ploughs the now. garys having a ploughing do this week end . re sale pics loads of tractors at sales but i find them hard to photograph as they cram them to close together i prefer single tractors in the pic .

-cheers

Neil
Reply
Ill leave the MH 101/110 as is then.
Thanks, I must go earlier this year as last I ran out of time & it was tooo dark in some of the halls.
Dont worry just wondered if you had any all ready. Was just thinking about adding article for truck types as I have a couple of photos of Old ones in preservation.
Can use some photos of ploughs if they have a note of the make and model no added to identify them added, as have several plough makers articles to illustrate. (I dont know much about them so one type looks the same as another to me). I got a few photos of modern ones at the LAMMA Show this year.
Packed too tight:- Thats a problem at some of the shows as well, that annoys me as theirs often loads of space elsewhere, yet they pack them in often behind stupid fencing. yes I try to cut out others and people if possible but if its unusual will take one and hope for a better one later.
Hope you have a good day ploughing then, as you got some great photos from Roadless 90 and Gary trying out his FC1004. I missed the local one, as nothing was in the paper till after and id seen a couple of Tractors and ploughs about on trailers and thought it must be on some time soon ! The neighbouring farmer used to be a champion competition ploughman back in the 1970s.
- Cheers BulldozerD11 20:47, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

Photos Edit

Hi Neil some great photos you have added recently. But can you add a descriptive name to save me moving them please. Your latest one "File:DSC00716.jpg" would be much better as "File:Ford 4630 - DSC00716.jpg", as it can be searched for as Ford or 4630 when it drops off the recent files list with the 'Find' function. (if you leave the photo number on as i do you can also find the original and related photos on your computer easier and several photos can have what looks like the same model number name but its different due to the original photo number on the end.

Funny you should add a 4630 as I nearly started Ford 4630 this morning but went to bed instead (Ford page has one from Cromford Steam Rally that i was looking through for a different photo). Which series did the 30 series replace ? (must get the pair of Ford Tractor books soon but a bit dear) But then i have a load of International photos to add from Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show last week so ford might have to wait a bit. Added a Ford TW series page earlier to link them up but missing photos for several of the models if you have any TW ones ?.

- BulldozerD11 17:26, November 12, 2009 (UTC)

Nuffield 4/60 Edit

Hi Neil, I've moved the Nuffield 460.jpg photo from on the page at Category:Nuffield 4/60 which is an index page (most of its items are added automatically by the category at the bottom of articles) to the Nuffield 4/60 page and to JSH 773 its own page. The / is not allowed in file names as the system thinks its part of the address of were the file is same as the & does not work in the description box for photos (It took me a few times to work out why I had lost part of my long description when adding some photos).

If you have a registration number you can create new page for the tractor and any photos and details using the 'create a new article' button by the pencil symbol on the left of the screen above the upload a new image button.

- BulldozerD11 21:22, November 15, 2009 (UTC)

Fiat Tractors Edit

Hi Neil, I moved the page to Fiat 45-66 and redirected the original title to the Fiat Tractor Company article which was originally at Fiat tractors, as it was confusing with 2 diff articles at same name. I've not seen many Fiats at all.

Also moved Ford 4610 4-WD photos (and renamed them slightly) to the article from the category page (categories are like the index in a book). That why i keep adding the to your new pages to group similar items together.

Like the old Zetor used to drive one of those, but it was a bit tidier than that one, bit more room too than the old Ford 6600 with bubble cab i spent hours squeezed into as a passenger.

Some interesting finds there - BulldozerD11 23:52, November 21, 2009 (UTC)

Livestock trucks Edit

Thanks for Photos Neil, I'll have to write an article now ! .

I'm fixing some of the behind the scenes stuff to create new pages easier to a std layout and generate blank templates to add the box at the bottom of the pages with the list of models e.g {{Leyland tractor range}}, similar to the {{Ford tractor range}} one and the new {{Nuffield range}}. I'm also 'trying' to fix it so the tables of tractors like on the roadless page can be created semi automatically for each make or model, by adding a special link to the page. e.g {{Create reg-no.|reg no. demo}} will give a page laid out for adding individual vehicles by there registration number as the page name.

reg no. demo+

  • Click the red 'link' text above to try it and generate a page called 'reg no. demo'.
  • To see what the 'finished' page looks like use preview, as the page contains lots of bits like this <!-- that contain notes that dont show when saved --> but are visible when editing it.
  • When the page has been saved come back here and the like should be blue.

- Thanks - BulldozerD11 22:35, November 26, 2009 (UTC)

Corbridge Edit

Hi Neil Not seen you 'online' for abit. I was up 'near' you the other week at the Corbridge Steam & Vintage Rally and at the Border City Rally - Carlisle. Also seen several of the Chainbridge Honey Farm collections crawlers at the Carrington Steam and Tractor Rally in Lincolnshire. Keep meaning to go up there to the Honey farm and see them when they have an open day. - BulldozerD11 20:48, June 19, 2010 (UTC)

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