Three sets of SD units wait on crews to head north out of Black Mountain yards to the Leatherwood branch in the coal fields of Eastern, KY

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bucket Wheel Excavator Part 1

I have been looking for a Revell Bucket Wheel Excavator for some time. These were out of production until last year. There were only a limited run of these and I was lucky enough to find one at a good price on eBay. The kit is 1/200 scale, but even for that scale it measures around 3 feet long. I have always been interested in these machines and wanted one for my layout. After getting the kit and looking at it, It will take a little scratch building on a few parts but the plan is to convert this from 1/200 scale to 1/87 scale. I have started the crawler assembly and placed an HO scale person beside the crawler to show the size. Still going to be big for HO scale.

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