ERTL 1/16th Scale Replica Cubs

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ERTL 1/16th Scale Replica Cubs

Postby Rudi » Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:56 pm

In this short article, I hope to be able to present an accurate and complete listing of the ERTL 1/16th Scale Model Cubs. There are a number of series of ERTL's over the years, starting I think with the Vintage Series, the Special Edition Series and a couple of others which may or may not be limited to one or two versions.

To date this is the information I have, and I shall continue to endeavour to increase the knowledge base. As always, if you have any information that will assist from pictures to the History Panels etc., on each of the boxes I would appreciate an email detailing that info.

On the Cub Manual Server pages are being developed with more complete information and pictures of the actual packaging and the History of the ERTL Cubs.

    Ertl Products:

    Vintage Series

    Model # 689 1st Edition

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    Model # 689 1st and 2nd Edition

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    Model # 689 1st and 2nd Edition

    McCormick Farmall Cub Tractor History

    The Farmall Cub was the smallest tractor in the IH line. Originally introduced in 1947, the Cub remained in the line until 1964. Versions of the Cub remained in production for over 28 years. This might might was ideal for the 40 acre farms. At least 17 different implements were designed for the Cub. This tractor changed very little in its many years of production and can be seen on farms today pulling its fair share of jobs.


    Model # 235

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    McCormick Farmall Cub - 1956 to 1958

    The Farmall Cub was the smallest tractor in the IH line. Originally introduced in 1947, the Cub remained in the line until 1964. In 1956, the engine speed was improved to increase drawbar horsepower. From 1956 to 1958, the hood insignia was modified to reflect the same design of the larger Farmall tractors of that era. With at least 17 different implements designed for the Cub, this mighty might continued to be popular on small farms as a farmyard tractor. This tractor is still utilized on many farms today.


    Model # 652

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    McCormick Farmall Cub Tractor 1959-1963

    The smallest tractor in the IH line, the Farmall Cub, changed little in functional design from its introduction in 1947 through it's final year of production in 1964. The most notable changes occured in the hood and grille design. In 1959, the hood and grille were changed again to keep this ever popular and reliable little tractor dressed in the current style of the rest of the IH line.


    Model # 653 DA

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    International Cub Tractor 1964-1976 HISTORY
    From its introduction in 1947, the Farmall Cub retained a distinctive shape and color. Dramatically, in 1964 IH made major design changes to the hood and grille as well as color. The 'Cub' went from IH Red to Federal Yellow and White. The new yellow and white look made this 'Cub' one of the more easily recognized of the 'Cub' series.


    Model # 653 DO

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    Model # 448

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    International Cub Tractor 1976-1979 HISTORY
    From its introduction in 1947, the Farmall Cub retained a distinctive shape and color. Dramatically, in 1964 IH made major design changes to the hood and grille as well as color. The 'Cub' went from IH Red to Federal Yellow and White. In 1976 the 'Cub' returned to the famous IH Red color. Although this claim is disputed by some, the avid collector can still find this final version of the International Cub Tractor.


    Special Edition Series


    Model # 653 1991 Special Edition

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    International Cub Tractor 1964-1976 HISTORY
    From its introduction in 1947, the Farmall Cub retained a distinctive shape and color. In 1964 IH made major design changes to the hood and grille. The "Cubs" colors were changed rom Red to Federal Yellow and White. It's name also changed from "McCormick Farmall cub" to International Cub". 1976 marked another change in the "Cub's" appearance. Long blue and black stripes along the sides of the hood replaced the short black and red stripes introduced in 1964. The stripes were to give the long time reliable "Cub" a contemporary look.


    International Cub Tractor HISTORY 2nd Panel
    In an effort to address the industrial and commercial market in addition to maintaining an established agricultural market, the "Cub's" colors were changed in 1964 from Red to Federal Yellow and White. It's name also changed from "McCormick Farmall cub" to "International Cub"


    Model # 14339

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    The traditional History Panel was deleted by Ertl for this model and the logo also changed to Ertl Britains. To identify the contents Ertly reformatted the History Panel to the Original Model Specifications panel and relocated it from the side panel to the rear panel.

    International Cub

  • Introduced in 1947
  • Cultivision Seat
  • Smallest member of the Farmall Line
  • Yellow & Cream Version Produced 1965-1974



Model # 14577P

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Again Ertl eliminated the History Panel altogether for this issue. This particular issue is dedicated to the 2007 Red Power Roundup in Bloomsburg PA and it is known as the:
2007 Red Power Roundup in Bloomsburg PA Limited Edition


Other Special Edition Series

FoxFire Friends B2

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Chromed Cub

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