~ D&RGW Jordan Spreader "OU" ~
|Click Here, or on the photo for more info on Spreader "OU" as she's looked since the early 1950's until today.|
Click Here, or on the photo for more info on Spreader "OU" as she's looked in the 1940's.
Click Here, or on the photo for more info on Spreader "OU" as she's looked in the 1930's.
The models shown above are Producetion Models of "OU" we received February of
2006, all finished as you see them. They were constructed for us by
Boo Rim Precision
of Seoul, Korea.
These models can best be described as a real monument to the pattern-maker's art. I know from experience that it took DAYS to draw this thing. I can only imagine the amount of time it took to actually make all of those detail parts for it ! And then to actually ASSEMBLE the things from those parts? Talk about labor intensive!
The real thing is a very complicated piece of machinery that was literally capable of "moving mountains! Many years ago, in the early eighties, we had the privilege of sponsoring a "Work Train Special" on the C&TS. ( The former D&RGW line between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado. ) For a select group of folks, the train crew put on a two day show the likes of which will likely never be repeated. There was even a Video of this train released back in those days, to commemorate the event. Ahhhhhhhhh. . . I can close my eyes and still hear the sound of the Airpump as it tried to keep up with the demands of the Spreader. And the fall colors? Magnifique !
Anyhow, you can click on any of the photos above to see more photos of that modeling era Spreader. There are even SUPER-SIZED photos of some of them so's you can study all the finescale detail in evidence on these models! If you like mechanical things, you are going to LOVE what you see!
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