Historical Miniature Wargaming, Military History, Plastic Army Men, & slush cast soldiers. Figures from Airfix, Italeri, Giant, Revell, Pegasus, Dapol, HaT, Ykreol, Imex, Orion, Strelets, and Roco Minitanks, Trident and Fidelis Models; as well as wargame rules. I also enjoy 54mm & 60mm Toy Soldiers from Tim Mee, Ideal, MPC, and Marx Toys! I have collected toy soldiers for over 55 years. You can eMail me at BunkerMeister45@aol.com
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Recently I visited a train show and I found a couple of these little gems.
It is a heavy lift crane, used by railroad maintenance of way crews to lift heavy objects, like derailed train cars.
A long time ago, I found a photo that showed a Soviet railcar from the Second World War that had a cabin like this one but insead of a crane, there was a large caliber cannon inside. I suspect it may actually have been a ships turret moved to a rail carraige.
I have started taking the crane apart but have not made much other progress yet.
In close up you can see the rivets, making this look like a very heavy walled structure. I still have to figure out the cannon and have a lot of other work to do on it. I will follow up when I make more progress, but it coule be a while.