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Pile Driving Diorama - By Thomas Kelly

2003 National Convention Winner - Diorama & Favorite Model Categories; Best of Show Award

Thomas Kelly took the Favorite Model and Diorama categories and Best of Show Award with this diorama of a pile driving scene depicting new highway bridge construction. The pile driver was built from two different Kibri plastic kits with a Plastruct cage around the pile driver mechanism. The yellow crane is a pilot model for an American 5299 built using a resin crane cab and crawler unit and 45 ton boom from Sheepscot. the two dump trucks were built from Kibri kits with Walthers resin Mack R cabs. The heavy service truck in the lower right is an Atlas Ford LNT-9000 with Custom Finishes bed and Herpa Hi-Ab crane. Other vehicle models include Norscot bulldozer, NZG excavator, Ertl backhoe, sheepfoot built from modified Corgi Junior Rayco roller, Trident Chevy Suburban, Busch Louisiana State Police Caprice, and Ertl Dodge pickups.

Posted June 18, 2003