Construction site?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Peter T Davis, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Norscott does make pretty cool looking and realistic Cat stuff.
    Makes for great flat car loads.
    And fit right in my era.
  4. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    Peter, those are real cool. One more reason for me to switch back to HO.
  5. papio

    papio New Member

    I thought so too, so I decided to order one of the Volvo Excavators! Will be interesting to see how they compare to Norscott's line of Cat equipment.

  6. CalFlash

    CalFlash Member

    Based on what I see on the web site they don't come close to the detail of Norscott models but appear to be a great value. I'd touch up the pins or whatever they use at the working joints - a dead giveaway to a toy model.
  7. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    I'm not sure what you mean, those actually are Norscot.
  8. papio

    papio New Member

    Received my Volvo track-loader today and am quite impressed with it. It actually has greater detail than the Norscott model, there are no pins at the working joints, they are for the most part, incorporated into the design. In fact, when comparing the Norscott with this item, I see the pins on the Norscott are much more obvious than those on the Motorart unit. I'm not knocking the Norscott line, it's far past due that someone introduced a line of modern construction equipment, and they've done a great job of doing it! So, here's another option for the modeler to take advantage of, where neither is a "toy model", and are reasonably priced .


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