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Bucyrus-Erie 4250 Walking Dragline "Big Muskie"
The world's largest dragline, "Big Muskie" died a slow death at the hands of the scrapper's torch in 1998. The memory of AEP and Central Ohio Coal's historic and record breaking machine now lives on...in Lego. R.I.P Big Muskie, 1969-1998.
About this creation


Built in 1/198th scale...

The real machine had these stats:
Total weight 13,500 tons...More than 128 Boeing 727s!
Total height 160 feet...Higher than a six-story building!
Overall length 487 feet...One and half times longer than a football field!
Boom length 310 feet...More than two city blocks!
Bucket capacity 325 tons...Enough to fill more than 20 dump trucks!
Power 63,000 hp...Equivalent to the residential demand of
a city of 30,000 people!
Digging capacity 39 million pounds/hour...In 10 years of operation, Big Muskie moved more earth than 42,000 men took out of the 40-mile long Panama Canal in 10 years.


And now it's gone...




Except for one of it's buckets...it now resides at a roadside memorial in rural Ohio.



Comments

 I made it 
  November 12, 2012
Quoting T Shaeffer Very cool!! My dad was one of the operators. Nice job!! :)
Thanks!! I really enjoyed building this one. I'd love to learn more about your father operating the machine. Is there anyway we can get in touch? Email maybe?
 I like it 
  September 9, 2012
Very cool!! My dad was one of the operators. Nice job!! :)
 I made it 
  March 19, 2011
Thanks for the compliments! Unfortunately, it's not a kit and I don't have plans. The toughest part was the shape of the back end and the sides For the feet. Someday when I have time, I'll try to upload some "Exploded view" pics, if that'll help. Its about a thousand pieces I'm guessing and I didn't make instructions along the way. I wish I would have, though! :)
  March 17, 2011
that is so cool!!! any chance you have a kit for sale or instructions so i can build my own?please email me at shepherdboyjr@msn.com
 I made it 
  February 9, 2011
Thanks guys!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2011
Great job... I like it a lot
 I like it 
  February 7, 2011
Fab detail and scale, like it.
 I like it 
  September 26, 2010
Very cool crane.
 
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