Note: This feature is in the June TT&C 2019 issue.
Phil Bissonnette proudly displays a portion of his extensive collection of 1/50 scale heavy equipment in this section of his diorama. All models are Conrad or NZG, with the exception of the CCM brass Manitowoc M250.
The Vermeer tub grinder processes custom-made mulch. The cliff scenery was professionally carved and painted from high-density foam by Phil Bissonnette.
A 1/50 scale, die-cast Cat 416 receives maintenance work from a dealership. Bailey Excavating that served as Phil Bissonnette’s diorama inspiration is shown in the background.
There are a number of interesting features in this photo. Cranes are positioned to relocate heavy construction pieces, Zip Equipment, a heavy equipment dealership in the upper left corner, various pieces of equipment in the upper right maintained for heavy work and turns three and four of a mini-sprint practice track are behind the cranes.
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