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....and now a MICRO DB !! - seen at Meltham Auction event

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:40 pm
by austensmith
- further to the "compact David Brown" seen on eBay in Sept - now known to be a Satoh (Mitsubishi) in DB clothing , how about this even smaller version brought to the DBTC Meltham auction recently ?
Electric powered and looking smart - the focus if the junior enthusiasts attention.......

RE: ....and now a MICRO DB !! - seen at Meltham Auction even

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:05 pm
by Guest
What happened to the 90 series one that a long ago member of the Club produced?

RE: ....and now a MICRO DB !! - seen at Meltham Auction even

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:15 pm
by austensmith
Dont know whose it was - a very low key ( and relaxed- considering the work he must have put into making it) guy just turned the key and let the young 'uns climb on and punt it round the yard at the DBTC Museum site - I have a few shreds of video of it circulating - and some pics of the actual auction which I'm aiming to get to admin or any club official via DVD to the museum, as my Internet is measured in bytes rather than Kb or Mb.

I can try to post a couple more pics of it in small file format - bear with me its an endurance event ...........................

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....and now a Micro DB !! - seen at Meltham Auction event

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:29 pm
by austensmith
General overview pics of the DB Micro- and progressively dismantled.

Seemed to have a single GO when pressed, STOP when released pedal and not v direct steering - the youngster very nearly piled it into some unforgiving Yorkshire stone in the DBTC wall .......................

:wink:

and now an undressed Micro DB................

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:34 pm
by austensmith
Lids lifted to show internals...........

RE: and now an undressed Micro DB................

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:03 pm
by case-ih1594
How about this DB 1490 - Hydrashift but dropped a chain...

RE: and now an undressed Micro DB................

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:07 pm
by Guest
Ripe for restoration. Is it a Sharna pedal tractor do you know? Sharna made these pedal tractors into the 1970's but how much later I don't know, Sharna trade mark emblem was a small stick-on shield I think with either an S in it or Sharna in diaganol.

RE: and now an undressed Micro DB................

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:08 pm
by case-ih1594
Not sure, PR. It was at the Cheffins Harrogate sale. I thought it was a Ford painted in DB colours (the blue paint being visible), but on later inspection the decals were all professional and I think I missed a trick (yet again!). It hopefully went to a collector. A couple of weeks after I saw a Ford pedal tractor (1980's?) based on the same moulding. So I do not know.

RE: and now an undressed Micro DB................

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:09 pm
by case-ih1594
pic 3

RE: and now an undressed Micro DB................

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:09 pm
by case-ih1594
pic 4

RE: and now an undressed Micro DB................

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:36 pm
by Guest
From the additional pictures I can now see that it is an original Sharna pedal tractor, the blue is the colour of the base plastic. Lots of very similar characteristics to my 770/780 with loader of 1969.

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RE: and now an undressed Micro DB................

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:10 pm
by case-ih1594
Great stuff. The blue put me off! The Ford tractor I saw was (not surprisingly) blue, and was just the same as the DB (i.e. weight frame etc. the Ford must have been based on the 1490, and then the Maxxum version that came later. I think the maxxum version was the one the guy painted 'back' to white to make the DB a few years ago. The Ford looked very little like a Ford, as it had the DB 90 series sloping bonnet ! Here are some later Ford ones - again the DB bonnet !

RE: and now an undressed Micro DB................

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:28 pm
by Guest
Like you say, Ford type is a lot later but rather strange that the manufacturer, probably Rolly or Roly, not sure if it has one or two t's, was using the D.B base as it's nothing like a Ford but done for economic purposes more than likely, a three year old kid would not discriminate, unless that child was a friend of mine's 3 year old!

RE: and now an undressed Micro DB................

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:42 am
by nevilleporter
The 1490 in the photos was built on a Rollytrac blue tractor from the early 1980s, the Ford pedal tractor is a Somby from the mid 1990s and is smaller. We built a 1594 from the Rollytrac and the smaller one will make an 1194
http://www.dbtc.co.uk/index.php?name=PN ... ic&t=12076