Although the machine had long since been melted down leaving only the bucket as a tribute, under the prodding of many of its best customers CCM decided to move forward with a model that would allow for an appreciation of the machine that perspective photos could never achieve. At 5 feet long, this replica of the Big Muskie is one of the most detailed mining models ever built at 1:87 scale. This is partially due to the size of the machine but in large it is tribute to the extra effort put forth to recreate all of the hidden details of this incredible machine.
The result is individually hand soldered boom lattice cords, boom walks and platforms, maintenance ladders with safety cages, and individual boom and house lights used in night time operations. Thirty-six static lines hold the boom in position and two self -locking drums run the drag and elevation cables on the bucket. Bucket details include externally welded reinforcements, accurate wire rope clevises and two unique sheaves appropriate to the mid-life representation CCM has chosen for their Big Muskie Model.
Individual ventilation grates, access doors, walking feet hydraulic lines and valves and maintenance walkways top off the details that can be found on the house of the model. Tipping the scales with 49 pounds of hand formed brass, CCM is proud to have created this model and given the machine a new life that can be appreciated for generations to come.
Booms – 45” long and 30” tall
Bucket – 3” wide x 4.5” long x 1.875” tall.
House – 20 ¾” wide at the feet and 21” long.
Overall length of the model – 60”