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Finished model steam excavator / steam crane Modellbahn Union N-G99301

79.99 EUR
Incl. 19% VAT., excl. shipping
local_shippingDelivery time: 4-21 working days
CategoriesRolling stock, Freight car
EpochI, II, III, IV
Electrical systemSpur N 2-Leiter Gleichstrom
Quarter first delivery4/2023
The well-known, unpainted kit is now available to you as a finished product.

A steam excavator is an excavator powered by a steam engine. Steam excavators emerged in the mid-19th century. They were the first powerful construction machines for earthmoving; Their use made many large construction projects of the industrialization era possible, such as the construction of canals, railway lines, open-cast mines and large industrial plants. Steam excavators had their heyday at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Our excavator is based on a model from the 1920s and was in use until the early 1970s.

Steam excavators were available in various designs, both in terms of the method of movement and the construction of the digging vessels: Due to their heavy weight, steam excavators were usually designed as rail vehicles (similar to a rail crane) for movement. If the construction site was away from the fixed railway lines, which was usually the case, the tracks were laid “on the fly” especially for the excavator. Constructions on chains or wheels were rarer.

The model won the Goldene Gleis 2021 in the accessories category TT/N/Z in the reader's choice of the MODELLEEISNBAHNER and MIBA magazines.

This model is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 14 years!