Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Springfield Purchase

It's been way too long since I posted anything. I endeavor to rectify that over the coming weeks. In that spirit, I thought I would share my main purchase from Springfield (I tend to not buy much anymore... I just don't find a need to purchase many things). Back to my purchase. Almost two years ago, Tony Thompson had a post on his blog about a load created from a Euclid scraper. I thought it looked like a great load. I meandered over to ebay and fruitlessly sought to find a similar vehicle. Not one to throw up the white flag, I saved the search term and hoped something would appear.

My efforts were finally rewarded about a month ago when my ebay search yielded an amazing find! Like a true slacker, I dithered. Then at Springfield (the Amherst Railway Society show), I actually found what I was seeking.

I plunked down $45.00 at the Don Mills Models table and came home with what you see here. The detail is quite fine and the castings are generally good. I will be showing my progress here, including mounting it on a flat car as a load. Stay tuned!

P.S. the ebay Buy it Now listing was still active at the time of this posting and Don Mills certainly has more.


  1. I have one of these on the shelf waiting it's turn on the work bench... I bought mine when he first offered it... It been some years...
    Im pretty sure that Williams Ratcliff of Ralph Ratcliff Models did the masters on this... Clean and sharp..

    1. My 2018 Springfield purchases included 3 of the new Brockway 260s and one of the '32 22 foot Fruhauf trailers both offered by Sylvan Scale Models.