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About Tripp

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  1. Passing of Bill Cockshutt

    For those that have a soft spot for Cockshutt, Bill passed away this week in London, Ontario. I had found out about 2 weeks ago that he was a resident of a retirement home in London, and that he wasn't doing very well. Friends of ours are also at the same facility and came across Bill (which is how I found out). I was hoping to meet and speak with him and perhaps get a couple books and toys autographed by him, but his health never recovered. Bill was a real piece and link to the past with Cockshutt, and agricultural history in Canada and the US. I've cut/past his obituary here: William Cockshutt COCKSHUTT, William Henry – With heavy hearts we announce the gentle passing of William Henry (Bill) Cockshutt on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, at the age of 89. Bill leaves behind an adoring wife, Helen, his four married sons Tony (Jane), Dean (Connie), Franklin (Upama), Neal (Tania) and their families. He was an attentive husband and wonderful father and grandfather to Roger, Jan, Evan, Lisa, Bailey and April. He is also survived by his three sisters, Janice (Graham, deceased) Kneale, Barbara (Ken) Harper and Bette Ross. Bill was a warm and thoughtful gentleman who treated those around him with respect. He was easily approachable and left a lasting impression on people of being “a great guy”. Bill came from the family that developed Cockshutt Farm Equipment. He worked for the company, and in later years spent his time researching and writing several books about both the company and his family heritage. He found strength, support and companionship through the International Cockshutt Club which evolved from a club into something more like an extended family. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL , 709 Wonderland Road North, London, with the service beginning at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario ( would be greatly appreciated. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com13253486
  2. My W series collection

    That is a great collection and a fantastic display!!
  3. Hi folks, I know these are not IH red.....but the gold plated 7788 is! When we made the two videos each for the Versatile and Ezee-On, we used the same recorded material. What was changed were the photos of the finished disks in each at the end of the slide show. We did it this way for ease of searching on YouTube by keeping both "titles" separate. Once again, enjoy!
  4. Hi gents - Here is the YouTube video for this disk.........Enjoy! PS: The video clip inserted at the very end of this video is of the very disk that this model was made after for the customer.
  5. Thanks Jerry....and that was not a misprint! Here are the steps,,,,all assuming everything goes perfectly well and everything fits perfectly....which doesn't happen(LOL): Go out and find/photograph a real one; with tape measure, measure off all aspects/pieces and record in project book; go home and plot all measurements to graph paper and convert all measurements to 1/16 scale; cut stock pieces; always have too create jigs and tools to create many other parts (incl moving parts) using mini mill or mini lathe as needed; when soldering being mindful when to plan/use silver or regular solder so parts in other areas don't melt off; always test fit pieces and always build in tolerances that take into consideration the thickness or prime/paint (a big issue); when completed pull apart the toy and do final filing/sanding, clean parts with acetone, and create hangers as needed to hang all individual parts for the prime/paint process; prime with 1 coat and paint with 2 coats; carefully reassemble and touch up nuts/bolts washers with Q-tips with appropriate colors; install hydraulic lines and decals..... Trust me......that was easier written than done!!!!!!! Dwight.
  6. Happy Birthday Tripp

    Thanks to you too Sledgehammer!
  7. Happy Birthday Tripp

    Thanks guys!
  8. Thanks gents....and for sure coming soon!!!
  9. I just finished and delivered this latest toy this past week. This took nearly 900 hours to complete and I have orders for 3 more.....I'll be busy for a while yet! Instead of posting the pictures to the site, I posting the link to my photobucket, as there are 27 pictures that provide for a detail of this toy. The link is: 496 Disk?sort=3&page=1
  10. Happy Canada Day to all Canadians

    Here was Canada Day in Delaware Ontario.........we made sure the tractor pulling Mounties was red. I may have had influence!
  11. Hi Alex UK - You have some nice pieces. Have your considered Ebay? I would PM you on a couple pieces that I would be interested in. However, besides shipping, the Canadian dollar is also a big factor compared to the pound! .
  12. 86 series levers