Today’s post sounds like an English pub, but it is in fact a fully operational recreation of the Caterpillar 7295 rope excavator, as built by Ivan_M in a spectacular 1:40 scale.
Inside Ivan’s model are six Power Functions motors that drive the tracks, superstructure rotation, and the winches that lift, extend, and open the bucket.
It’s a complicated movement but one that Ivan has managed to replicate beautifully, with his model demonstrating some of the most impressive action on video you’ll see today. Ok, we can’t guarantee that – the internet’s a big place – but it’s nevertheless properly good.
There’s more to see of Ivan’s stunning Caterpillar 7295 rope excavator on Flickr and at the Eurobricks forum, plus you can watch that impressive action in the ace video below!
This stupendous vehicle is a Caterpillar 7495 HF electric rope shovel and it can carry 120 tons up to 9m high in its ‘dipper’ (or bucket to you and us). Well this one can’t obviously, as it’s made from Danish plastic, but it’s rather impressive all the same.
Built by previous bloggee Arjan Oude Kotte (aka Konajra) it is – almost unbelievably – mini-figure scale, and features a full array of LED lighting, Power Functions remote control, spectacular detailing, plus of course, a truly enormous shovel.
An evolution of Arjan’s original model that appeared here in 2014 there’s more to see of this brick-built masterpiece at his Caterpillar 7495 HF photo album – click the link above if you’re diggin’ this as much as we are.