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 7 of 7 in Highway Miniatures steam shovel.

Finished!
I finally finished this most difficult and downright pesky model today. No pain np gain I guess but I am very glad it's done while I still have some hair.
4 comments
  • Eccentric Crank likes this
  • Mark Charles
    Mark Charles Terrific, Barry! Your careful efforts have created a great model!
    February 19, 2017 - 2 like this
  • Barry Kingsbeer
    Barry Kingsbeer Thanks Mark I think the chap who wrote the instructions only built one and gave up half way through!
    February 20, 2017 - 2 like this
  • Graham Stokes
    Graham Stokes I remember steam shovels working on excavations when I was 3. I was fascinated. My granny sent a large tinplate one for Christmas. I still remember going to the post office in the small Ontario town of Aylmer to get the brown paper wrapped box that I w...  more
    February 20, 2017 - 1 likes this
  • Barry Kingsbeer
    Barry Kingsbeer Glad it brings back good memories Graham.
    February 21, 2017 - 1 likes this