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Two 1/16 models that I would like to see Ertl produce would take small modifications of their existing molds. I would like to see a WDR-9 offered on both steel and on the big R&C rubber (could build from the basic WD-9 mold with modifications). I would also like to see a Farmall B-450 NF (could build from the basic SMD NF mold with modifications). I wonder if Ertl ever takes suggestions or do they just build what they want to?

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1/16th scale Precision 4366 four wheel drive.

1/16th scale Precision 1256, row crop, open station, duals, weights and heavy hitch with interchangeable mufflers (stock to chrome straight pipe)

1/16th scale Precision black stripe 766, with narrow front and open station

1/16th scale Precision 856 row crop, open station

1/16th scale Precision 5288 or 5488, ROW Crop with duals

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Ertls always open to suggestions but they build what the OEMs "suggest". Ertl will not answer or discuss projects or models that are not announced yet. I was really dissapointed with the Precision Elite 856. If it was to be an 856 no matter what, it def should have been an open station. I would have been willing to buy this years model if it was a 1026 and with gold demo chasers.

Precision Wish list

1. IH 1026 with gold demo chaser

2. IH 1566 with delux cab, duals, black stripe chaser

3. IH 1466, ROPS w/canopy, black stripe chaser

4. IH 1586, duals, tri stripe chaser

5. IH 1486, duals, MFWD, Red Power or Tri stripe chaser

6. IH 666 , ROPS, 686 chaser

7. IH 4366 red cab, white cab chaser

8. IH 4786, duals, black stripe chaser

9. CIH 2594 duals, JI Case chaser

10. CIH 4894 duals, JI case chaser.

I would also like to see precision imps make a come back but the correct era and size equipment. Any thing in between a 440 square baler to 16btm plow.

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It wouldn't have to be a Precision, it could just be a shelf model or part of the Prestige Collection, but I would like to see a 1/16th scale IH 4100, 4156, or 4166 made. My preference would be the 4100 or 4156.

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I would like to see the " W " line of tractors. There is already enough h&m's out there. In the west every farm had a W4, 6, or 9. A Super W6 would be great, still use it once & awhile.

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An Oliver 550. Preferably checkerboard.

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I'd love to see more utility models such as a 544, 504 656, 664, 784, or 674. Eason

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farmall 666,686 & 45 or 4786. all over due!!!

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Interesting topic. Not ALL the Letter series have been done. But getting close. All I really want is a Stg II Super H. There was a Stg I done several years ago, I think for the FFA or toy show. I mean, Ertl has done the straight H, only one of the two SH's, about four flavors of the 300, and three or four of the 350.

Since a seriously reworked set of dies would be needed, maybe this would be better handled by Spec-Cast, or one of the resin modelers. It really doesn't matter to me. The more detail the better. But since Stg II SH's are really sought after, and sell for more money, there has to be demand out there for the model.

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Dr Evil - touches on a very important point: tooling (and is right in his entire 2nd paragraph).

The problem with variations of a major type with toys made in China is that they'll build them, but they want to make many, many thousands of a certain body type. They don't like/do low production runs very well especially with a die change. They'll make tooling for a certain body style, then run batches of a model with or with out a cab, decal variations, color, tire and accessory variations and that's about it.

I've been told by those close to the industry, that the factories where these toys are made, just don't make toys - they make ANYTHING! They operate almost like "mercenaries" for the manufacturing world. In fact, inside a given factory which is huge, one line may be making a certain car part, another a vacuum cleaner, another a radio, another a power tool, etc etc etc, To stop a line and change products, the Chinese want to build LOTS of whatever it is. So as long as toy tractors are made in China, "low interest" models will be a long time coming, if ever, in getting produced.

That's why US manufacturers who still make toys in the US are the last hope for many toys already noted on everyone's wish list. They run lower production, but you get a unique toy. They are not cheaper and may in fact be more expensive - some may argue you won't get the detail of toys being made in China, as they can make detailed toys cheaper.

Is this good or bad? It depends what you like (detail, variations and cost)! If you want every variation of the 66 series as we are seeing right now, then great! If you're hoping for a 674 or 414 or 786, etc etc etc, then you may be waiting another 30-40 years!

The real hope is that tractors made for toy shows in North America by US manufacturers and made in the US, are the real hope for some unique models. My advice: if you know someone in the industry, lobby hard!

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These two in 1/16 would make me a happy boy 4 sure, 1460 and 4690 ;)

I have the IH 496 disk to go with the 4690 already.

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I'd like to see these precisions

1. 7220

2. 666 wide front

3. 4366

4. 1460

5. 3088 mfd

i agree! :D

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One of the posts mentioned the td9 and loader, reminded me of the big,big TD24 with rubber tracks I had. It and other toys were lost in a house fire in 1949. I was seven then and while living with agrandparent while house was built Dad brought home a L170 Yellow dump truck and a l170 yellow semi with a single axle red van trailer. I wander now if those might have been models to introduce the new style trucks??? just have to add!!!!! we were going to have running water and inside john in the new house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are any of those models remain?

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I had a TD24 as well. It got damaged and Dad made a set of steel tracks for it, wood undercarriage frame and a hefty steel blade. Made serious tracks in the dirt. :)

Personally I would like a TD18 or a 9 as well. The 18 was made into several toys way back when but those are pretty much long gone. None were very good though that I have seen. They did make/made a nice TD14 hyd and TD24 cable fairly recently and I have those.

We didn't have inside toilet when I left the place in 74. Running water sometimes. No hot water.

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I would like to see the " W " line of tractors. There is already enough h&m's out there. In the west every farm had a W4, 6, or 9. A Super W6 would be great, still use it once & awhile.

ERTL did make a 1;16 scale International ID-9 Industrial tractor.

i don't know why they didn't make a McCormick WD-9 which was a more mainstream model

The ID-9 they made was essentially a "farm" version of the ID-9 (red paint , belt pulley etc.)

A Super W6-TA would make a very exciting model as would a Super WDR-9 Rice Field Special!

Regards from Michael H. B)

P.S. Australia, with its focus on wheat farming, had a similar concentration of "W" series tractors as Canada and the US Wheat Belt.

Come to think of it, a model of an Australian Super AWD-6 or a British Super BWD-6 would make really desirable 1;16 model tractors!

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Two 1/16 models that I would like to see Ertl produce would take small modifications of their existing molds. I would like to see a WDR-9 offered on both steel and on the big R&C rubber (could build from the basic WD-9 mold with modifications). I would also like to see a Farmall B-450 NF (could build from the basic SMD NF mold with modifications). I wonder if Ertl ever takes suggestions or do they just build what they want to?

Harold H

Two 1/16 models that I would like to see Ertl produce would take small modifications of their existing molds. I would like to see a WDR-9 offered on both steel and on the big R&C rubber (could build from the basic WD-9 mold with modifications). I would also like to see a Farmall B-450 NF (could build from the basic SMD NF mold with modifications).

Harold H

A Farmall B-450 1/16 model would need to have the magneto removed and a diiferent shaped fuel pump to make it true to life size.

There were other minor difference in headlights etc. from the Super MD.

I believe I have seen a picture of a wide fronted Farmall B-450 model. Not Ertl, probably not 1/16 either.

Regards from Michael H. B)

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I would like to see International 500 dozer with or without a winch.

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the td-9 with drott would be a great model as Brian suggested. I have used the full size one but is long gone. a nice model would bring back some memories.

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There was a similiar topic quite a few years ago, and I'll re-itterate what I said. I LOVE the 560 and 2-MH I have, if they made a 706 or 826(hydro or non) with a 234 mounted picker set, I wouldn't be able to take my eyes off of it. Especially if they could have a interchangable husker and sheller, or perhaps completely dismountable picker. Would be a fun show piece.

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I'll vote for the W series. There were many made and many still exist. Yes, I know there were alot of variations, but lets start with the W's then the WD's, I's, orchards, etc. It could keep a diemaker busy for some time.

OIG

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I too vote for the W series. I've been looking for W4 for a long time.

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I was @ the 35th Dyersvill toyshow pass weekend. Seen W4, W6, W9 in very crude from of a toy tractor. Many yrs ago, there was a guy from Southern Ontario making toy tractors. Family got him to make a 53 Super W6 for Dad. As this tractor has been on our farm since 53. Its not too bad for what it is. He made toy have frame rails like the 53/54 have. So, back to the toy show. The W series I saw were all the cast tube style that 52 & older use. Would have bought them, but the prices were close to what I can get a real one for. Sellers were wanting $250 to 300 for toys. There was a couple W9 from Ertl around the show, but there way to big to pass of as a W6. Spec cast told me, there done with older tractors. Going to move forward with 70's tractors. As older people like my Dad(65) are getting rid of there toys. There going after the younger crowd.

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