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Kit 95261 Koehring 605

Kit 95261 Koehring 605

Search this web site for other photos and information that will appear of the Koehring Shovel. The Kits will be available in July. Do the search for "Koehring" or "shovel"

Moving a Locomotive

Moving a Locomotive

This rig is modeled after a move that Gerosa back in 1956 transporting a Long Island Railroad engine to to a museum. It was a short move that they could get away with back then but not today.
The custom built trailer is a Rogers, probably 90 ton, 16 11.00-20 tires. The tractor is the Autocar from kit # 95130 but it has 1400-20 tires on back with planetary drive normally used for the crane carriers. There are 12.00-24 tires on front. 200” wheelbase, s/n 101985.

Unloading a M4 High Speed Tractor

Unloading a M4 High Speed Tractor

Here’s a Roco WWII era M4 high-speed tractor weighing about 15 tons. They were primarily used to pull large guns and had little use in civilian service but could be purchased for very little, especially to small governmental agencies

Moving a 48 ton Tank for the Army

Moving a 48 ton Tank for the Army

Roco has made some nice HO scale almost ready to run military vehicles over the years. Many of these fall into the 1940 to 1960 era but the problem is figuring out how to display them on your layout. A bunch of olive drab painted vehicles will most likely seem out of place. I’m going to be putting more examples of military equipment on the site, just do a search on site for “military”.

Hauling a Bridge Beam

Hauling a Bridge Beam

Big steel beams like this are a part of the bridges we travel over and never see. They may have been fabricated locally or miles away and transported on depressed center flat cars or barges but their ultimate destination is the bridge site. Most often trucks are required to make the final move, even if it’s only a few miles.

Crawler Crane Unloading Concrete Pipe

Crawler Crane Unloading Concrete Pipe

Here’s a little diorama that can take place on your layout. This Bucyrus-Erie crawler crane can be unloading pipe off a truck a few days before the digging starts to put in a culvert under the road. The crane is Sheepscot kit number 95021C, there is also kit number 95021 that is a truck crane. The truck crane’s list price is $30.00, the crawler is $36.00.

Haunch Beam Load for Lowbed Trailer

Haunch Beam Load for Lowbed Trailer

Haunch Beam Load for Lowbed Trailer

Here‘s an idea for a load that can be easily made, is realistic for almost any scene where there’s a road, and will draw attention because it‘s out of the ordinary. A haunch beam is often used in bridge where it bears on a pier. It is deeper than the other beams and can often present problems in transportation to the site.

20 Ton Lowbed Trailer

20 Ton Lowbed Trailer

This 20 ton capacity lowbed is made of a one piece metal frame and metal 10.00-15 tires. There’s 2x6 wood decking.

It is shown here being pulled by an International KB-11 (Kit # 95141) and carrying a Best 60 bulldozer made from a Rio Grande kit.

35 ton Rogers Removable Gooseneck Lowbed Trailer

35 ton Rogers Removable Gooseneck Lowbed Trailer

This is a modified kit 95046 60 ton trailer, the third axle has been removed as was very typical for the late 50s and 1960s. It is being pulled by a C-100 Autocar, a large tractor for the late 1940s.

75 Ton Fruehauf Lowbed Trailer

75 Ton Fruehauf Lowbed Trailer

Sixteen wheel lowbed late 1940s, early 1950s vintage

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