Discussion in 'Weathering Forum' started by TruckLover, Jul 15, 2007.
You guessed it, this thread will have all the Construction Equipment that I weather
Norscot Coal Mine Caterpillar
We will start off with a Caterpillar I weathered semi-heavily for use in my coal mine area
Norscot Caterpillar #1
Next up is my other Caterpillar I have, this one will be used on the Construction Sites around my layout. I need to get a few more sign1
These pics were taken at the grade crossing at the Hoffa Cement Plant
You certainly have an eye for detail.
I was wondering if you could point me in a direction where I could get a N scale('ish) drill rig. I've been thinking of cheating, and using a fire engine ladder truck and standing the ladder straight up such that it looks like the drilling mast, but it would be so much better to get the real thing.
Thanks in advance.
Think you could post some pics of the real thing you want to model?
You mean a model of something like this?
Hmm. I have not seen one as small as N scale.
yep.. that's it exactly.
Im sure you could find an n scale mobile crane for the base, and then the boom it wouldnt be all that hard to scratch build a boom and add details to the rig.
The larger rigs are mostly used for exploration and can drill holes several hundred metres deep. I would be happy with a model of one of these, and I figure the ladder truck could be the answer.
What I really want one for is to drill the blast holes for my iron ore mine. There are purpose built drill rigs that have the drill mast on an arm and because it drills only short blast holes, requires only one rod so everything can be done by one operator in the cab; unlike the exploration rigs which has a driller, and usually two or three offsiders shifting rods.
From Google image search:
On the back of the purpose built blast hole drill rig is a cyclone that drops the crushed rock from the hole in a pile for mine geologist to sample.
I’m thinking that I could make a blast hole rig by modifying a CAT excavator and scratch building a drilling mast to replace the bucket.
Sounds like you got a cool plan on building one Dr. J :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I think that would be the best way to go. I myself have not seen anything in like that in N scale. I know Kibri makes stuff like drilling rigs but tose are all HO scale again. Keep us updated :mrgreen: :thumb:
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