Thanks for you inputs guys. Just love the Fordson and I have seen an article about these somewhere supplying an 009 kit of parts to make one up. Apparently the prototype was not a success but modelling wise it's funky and I like it a lot!
I don't know what to make of the Tenshodo Spud as there are differing points of view. I would have like to have heard " Brilliant little unit, worth every penny, runs a dream" but I am not getting that.
I am only new here but it seems to me that there is a market for a SPUD like chassis that sits under all and a number of potential critters and offering " Open Cab " facility .
In other words " FLAT ", so you can put what you like on top.
That, to me spells
1. All metal chassis to provide traction and low CG.
2. Faultless running ( And it is achievable as I model primarily in 009 and have some brilliant tiny locos built from Brian Madge kits that run beautifully)
They are powered by coreless micro motors and belt driven with a tiny rubber band using pulleys instead of gear boxes. This system works!!
I think I will explore further with what Nigel Lawton has to offer.
He has all and a number of motors, belts, gears, wheels, ...the whole nine yards material to knock up a chassis.
Think there is a guy in Australia with the same point of view and wants to get together with someone to provide the need for this kind of chassis. Trouble is ...I am not a manufacturer.
Okay I stand by to get blasted!
Be kind..I am only expressing an opinion.
It's not what you make it's how you make it.