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Jamiescotland
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 4:16:46 AM

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Here's a little project using a Lionel P&H 955 kit and a Lonestar toy digger to create a cable shovel. Lots of lead inside the body to give a satisfying weight. Joal PC1100 tracks.


kerst
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 8:02:25 AM

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RMS Models
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 10:14:25 AM

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Wow ! Way to dress up the old Lionel kit, you would never know that was the base model.
rlmc
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 12:19:41 PM
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Beautiful job! Is that close to 1/50 scale?

Robert
mkdco
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 12:44:10 PM

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Very nice , if Randy did not mention the kit you would never know a diamond in the rough
Jamiescotland
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 5:35:50 PM

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Thanks! Scale is about 1:55, but just about works around other 1:50 models I think.
modelmaniac
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 8:12:39 PM

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Did you get those tracks,like that,or did you strip the old paint off?
SDBOB
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 9:32:30 PM
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Very nice. I still have mine from 60s. I thought about lift crane but never pursued it. Before all offerings now,I bought lionel offerings for the truck crane and shovel in 80s.
Jamiescotland
Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:30:36 AM

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I stripped the tracks (always such a pain with those Joals!). Another Lionel custom coming - a dragline. Stay tuned!
Mr. Scholz
Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:01:53 PM
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Hi Jamie,

that's another fantastic custom from you. The cable backhoe fits the 655 really well, great idea! Such cable backhoes with a short dipper stick were very common in Sweden. Can't wait to see your dragline.

Cheers,
Max
Dex
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:52:49 AM

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I always love seeing projects from you. You take the most benign and overlooked items and turn them into gold.
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