Re: Lionel Steam Shovel
- --- In Yorke_Kits@yahoogroups.com, "dhm_1951" <dnvmiller@g...> wrote:
> Ok, Tom...scored my steam shovel kit on eBay...ten bucks plusDon,
> shipping...there are still some out there..
> I'm ready for your kit...
> This is actually my second Lionel steam shovel...and the one thing I
> dont like about the kit are the tracks...they are plastic, yeah I can
> live with that...but they also appear awfully narrow too...
> Has anyone retrofitted one of these with some tracks from a tank
> kit...or even the metal ones they sell for the diecast D-11 bulldozers?
> The shovel and boom castings are excellent IMHO...
> Don Miller
> Anchorage AK
You are correct in that the tracks are too narrow. There are several tank ones
that will work. When I get to the complete shovel kits, I will need to do new
tracks, so these can be a seperate item to replace the Lionel ones. Haven't
made up my mind how to handle this yet. There are several tractors in 1/16
scale that may be doners, but they are about $45. And heavy! Probably too
large also. Check the military model sites.