1:87 Marion 6360 Electric Shovel – Brass


Closed Edition

Out of stock


  • Fully detailed operators cab
  • Individually linked free-rolling crawler shoes
  • Movable track rollers, idlers, and crawlers
  • Functioning dipper doors
  • Operable gantry service crane
  • Accurate paint and markings circa 1960s


Our 1:87th scale Marion 6360 is true museum-quality work of art. Constructed completely of high-detailed brass, this model is a worthy reproduction of a one-of-a-kind piece of excavator history. Nearly every exterior detail from the actual machine has been replicated.. Even the door to the operator’s cab opens.

At the time of its creation in 1965 for the Southwestern Illinois Coal Corporation, the Marion 6360 was the world’s largest mobile land machine; with ballast it weighed 28 million pounds. Working around the clock, seven days a week, it helped deliver approximately 150 railroad carloads of coal a day, moving overburden 270 tons at a pass. The two hoist drums, containing more than a mile of wire rope, were driven by eight 1,000 hp electric motors, the largest ever used in an excavator. Four 3 1/2-inch wire ropes hoisted the dipper through a two part hitch. Four motor generator sets converted 14,000 volt AC power to direct current for twenty main-drive motors capable of 30,000 horsepower output. The shovel propelled itself at 1/4 mph. Each crawler was 45 feet long and 16 feet high. Each crawler shoe measured ten feet across and tipped the scales at 3 1/2 tons. The 180-cubic-yard dipper measured 24 feet from teeth to door.

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