Just JCB

It’s hard to believe that we are nearly at the end of January.  I have decided that perhaps a little bit of yellow would brighten things up.  Therefore for this blog I am featuring just JCB. Lots of pictures showing some of what the ‘the team’ here at Muddyfarm Models get up top. So without further ado here is a collection of both clean and ‘dirtied’ JCB models.  Please note that these are all toys which can be ordered off our website www.muddyfarmmodels.com. If they aren’t showing on the website and something interests you, just drop us a line to info@nationalminitrac.com We can also bring specific models to Shows for collection by arrangement hence saving you money on postage.

JCB Fastrac

JCB Fastrac

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Brand new JCBs


Of course our focus is on dirtying models so here’s a little taster.

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What you see here is not exhaustive – we do more JCBs as well including  JCB 3CX machines.  Thanks for looking in – hope you have enjoyed this JCB feature. Best Regards. Jake the Tractor.

 Jake the Tractor

Jake the Tractor

Like The Look of These ?

I wonder if you like the look of these ?  As we step out into 2017 I thought I would show you some of what we get up to here at Muddytrac Farm – ‘probably the World’s only muddy tractor factory.’ On the north coast of Ireland, where tales of the wee folk linger on, it’s best to keep your eyes peeled, as you never know just what you might see. For this is a landscape steeped in myth and magic – where nothing is ever quite what it seems, and where a simple country lane can often reveal something much more exciting…

A Simple Country Lane.


Indeed, if you were to wander down a certain secluded road, you might think nothing of any importance ever happened along it. Concealed along the way however, is a mysterious entranceway where two pillars guard a stony lane flanked by grassy tree-topped embankments. Through the trees, which whisper you onwards into this secret place, a couple of rusty farm buildings come into view – abandoned surely, as there’s no-one to be seen.

Rusty Old Sheds.

Rusty Old Sheds.


As the lane slopes down and twists and turns, the sharp-eyed walker will spot a yard to the right, with a track leading to a large rusty shed, while to the left is a smaller shed with low white walls. This is Muddytrac Farm.

Muddytrac Farm.


Manned by a busy team of little people, Muddytrac Farm is like a Santa’s grotto for tractors and machinery, which are delivered squeaky-clean by lorry every week, but leave nicely muddied. Thought to be the world’s only dedicated muddy tractor production facility, this is the north coast’s best-kept secret, for it’s here that the little people work their magic.  I wonder if you like the look of these ?

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Bobcats are taken for a test drive by some of the 'little people'

Conor Tanker

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No-one knows quite who these wee folk are, although it’s whispered they could well be descendants of those wily leprechauns who tricked old Darby O’Gill many moons ago. Here, on the Causeway Coast and Glens however, they work hard transforming any type of tractor that’s delivered down the lane.

Once out of the drying shed, the next part of their journey then begins, as the tractors are shipped across the world – to Europe and beyond – as well as throughout Ireland and the UK.

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Some people might stumble upon Muddytrac Farm and think that it’s just a disused yard, but for those of us with a sharp eye, well – we know better… That’s a quick snapshot of what the ‘little people’ here at Muddytrac Farm do. Of course I am also a product of Muddytrac Farm although I didn’t get sold off to anyone. Over some time I have enjoyed being ‘the face’ of Muddyfarm Models and spreading the word about Muddytrac Farm and  the Muddyfarm Models range. Did you like the look of these ? If so take a look on  www.muddyfarmmodels.com to see more of the current range of muddy, dirtied and weathered models available. All prices on the website whether for dirtied or clean models include free UK postage.  Chat soon – your friend  ‘Jake The Tractor’

Sowing the Seeds for Success in this New Year !

Have you started sowing the seeds for this new year ? I know that it is very easy not to bother doing anything. Pull the duvet up, turn over and go back to sleep – or in my case  stay close to the hay ! Dull grey days, dark nights, cold. It is very tempting to just put on the heat, park in a seat and engage with a TV, laptop, mobile phone or computer screen. Don’t do it ! Don’t surrender a whole new year to  the soft seated path to nowhere – you probably deserve better, a whole lot better. Time to shake rattle and roll into some directed activity. Get out of your tree, hit the ground and get going.

Get out of your tree !

Get out of your tree !


We are I guess creatures of habit and comfort is one of those habits. However, the guy who sat comfortably at the fire for a long time soon got cold as no one brought in any more fuel for the fire.  You gotta put fuel on your fire if you want a bit of heat. Here’s some thoughts to help us all focus on not sitting sedately as the year slides away.

Sow seeds.

Sow seeds.


You have to sow some seeds – the question is what seeds and what with ?  Well a good starting point is to take a ‘walk of decision.’  Of course it could as easily be a run, a cycle or a drive.  In essence you gotta step out of the usual box and move into free space – away from the impeding clutter of TV, laptop, computer, or mobile phone.  As you go you can ‘swing backwards and forwards’ in your mind.  ‘What have I not done  and what could I do ?’   Is there something you have seen or heard along life’s path up until now. Something that perhaps someone else has done ? Could the person with numerous decades on the clock who has taken up sky diving  be an inspiration – it’s never too late to find out.  What about that person who has cycled hundreds of miles, trekked across mountains or sailed vast oceans. These have all one thing in common – they didn’t do it from the comfort of an armchair, thumbing on their phone or staring hypnotically at a computer screen.


I am reminded of an excellent book  ‘Your Best Year Yet’ written by Jenny Dittzler.  This is a great aid and guide to help you set down some goals from small to large, from hobby or holidays to career or business.  Once you have taken that walk, cycle, run, drive or general timeout; it is time to write out some goals for your year ahead. Write these in a specific book or even a diary.  There is virtually no point in keeping the ideas in your head – they have to be sown.  By writing some goals down you are sowing your seed. It is very much in keeping with the idea of creating a building. The building starts as an idea, it gets written down, drawn, evaluated and eventually constructed.   Again the same holds true for creating cars, buses, boats, tractors or basically anything.

So you have the seeds of ideas and you have the method of applying the seeds – you are your very own seed drill. However there’s no point in the seed drill staying nice  and clean and shiny. It has to ‘get dirty’ and get active sowing the seeds like this busy seed drill  has done.

A Busy Seed Drill.

A Busy Seed Drill.


Set Some Goals.

You may set some different kinds of goals perhaps even like these general ones below.

1: Home. Are there jobs or projects you would like to do round your home ? Decorating, gardening etc

2: Family. Perhaps some family occasions which you could start to plan for now.

3: Travel / Holidays.  Is there somewhere you would really like to go to ?

4: Work or Business.  Do more, less or change direction.

5: Sport. Try out a new sport, join a club etc.

6: Hobbies. As big or as small as you choose. There are all sorts of hobbies and if you can’t choose one – create your own.

The ‘golden rule’ is of course,  give yourself credit when you have taken action and made progress with your goals.  See how you progress, be patient with yourself  and don’t be afraid to alter your goals – remember they are ‘your goals’

I’d be glad to hear how you get along, so do feel free to get in touch with me; ‘Jake the Tractor’ I wish you well as you plan, prepare and sow your seeds for 2017. Right now, I’m for ‘hitting the road.’

Hit The road Jake !

Hit The road Jake !


Like your own combination ? Email us at: info@nationalminitrac.com

Like your own combination ? Email us at: info@nationalminitrac.com