By Fred Hendricks Note: This feature is in the August TT&C 2018 issue.
Armand DeYoung’s 1/16 scale, Allis-Chalmers Beach Sanitizer. Armand was fortunate in locating an owner’s manual for the Beach Sanitizer as a guide to create this excellent quality.
Armand DeYoung built this 1/16 scale Allis-Chalmers M-220 tractor to simulate the one manufactured for the U.S. Air Force. The special tires came off a Jeep. Armand turned the two-piece rims and hubs from brass on the lathe to facilitate the unique tires. A special rear hitch mechanism is not visible in this photo.
Armand DeYoung’s 1/16 scale, Allis-Chalmers HD-6 crawler. The Allis-Chalmers features were added to an original International crawler. Armand indicated that the grille and operator’s station were difficult to fabricate.
This pair of 1/16 scale Allis-Chalmers WC maintainer tractors were customized by Armand DeYoung. The styled unit on the left was modified from a standard Allis-Chalmers WD45 to represent a Model WC. The unstyled unit on the right started as a Scale Models unstyled Allis-Chalmers WC. The lift mechanisms have worm gears so turning the wheels raises and lowers the blade.