Posted by Michael C on 28th Jun 2012
I have to agree with Joe, not a big fan of the yellow and black on the 8750. Nevertheless, will be another fine edition to the TWH Stable of museum quality models.
I guess I am a bit biased when it comes to the 8750, as I am the proud owner of # 6/25 (Ensham Mine Version). It is my personal opinion that the white version is still the best looking livery. The choice of the two buckets (red & green) was certainly a welcomed addition. Not sure what colour will be included in as far as the Cat Version is concerned.
Size wise, yeh a single mattress footprint is about right. (Lucky I have a large two storey House to accommodate the 'beast').
I would highly recommend the 8750 (regardless of livery) but am aware that not everyone can afford such a model.
Posted by Joe G. on 23rd Jun 2012
Although I don't partIcularly like the looks of the cat livery on this dragline, Bucyrus had it coming when they did the same with Marion on the 8750. This dragline is, in my opinion, the best-looking very-large piece of machinery that has roamed the earth. Big Muskie or some shovels like El Capitan or Big Brutus might be larger, but the proportions of the 8750 are much more streamlined, if you can even use the term to describe it. Larger than a small forest or grove, the models footprint is about as large as a twin bed, but if you have to ask the size ( or price)....
Packed with lots of detail, the gangways, the air filters, the booms, etc, are almost cute. This is, for me, the ultimate "construction" model...I have seen the original Bucyrus piece.
Now, unless I rob a bank, I won't be able to get me one of these....sad, sad....