Barry Kingsbeer's Album: Highway Miniatures steam shovel.

I dragged up an ancient Highway Miniatures plastic kit of a steam shovel from the vault. Some time back I'd assembled the caterpillar tracks and then given up the ghost. The parts are pure HO scale and so tiny and delicate that I felt overwhelmed by the thought of trying to assemble it. It was time to rise to the challenge. here is where I am now.

Photo 1 of 7 in Highway Miniatures steam shovel.

The vertical boiler on the left was so nice and it would be completely hidden inside the model so I kept it for my details box and made a replacement from ABS tube with the kit funnel. A bit of bodging for a new funnel and the result is on the left. I almost think the new one is better than the kit one!
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