|The excavator driver obviously had a hard bicycle ride to the gravel pit. Here he is taking a break before beginning the day's work.|
|A side view of the Ruston & Bucyrus RB-17.|
The R&B excavator is a 1:35 resin kit from Accurate Armour and a brilliant kit. I highly recommend it. Even if the kit is large and looks complicated you don't have to be an expert to put it together and produce an excellent result. I built my excavator in 2003 and made minor changes to the kit parts, primarily to show off some of the detailed interior.
|A rear view during construction. I cut out the right rear door to show off the engine and radiator.|
|The interior during painting. I still haven't fitted wire to the drums.|
|The finished excavator on a heavy load trailer.|
As usual the tracked tractor 'Stalin' was standing in the pit waiting for its next task. The tractor originally belonged to a Soviet Army artillery unit, was captured by the German forces in 1941, brought to Denmark and bought by Nystrup Gravel after the war.
|Lovely weather and a robust piece of equipment.|