Note: This feature is in the March TT&C 2022 issue.
Matt Weyand, of Festus, Mo., scratch builds some of the largest scale model coal-mining equipment in the world, even though he has never been a miner.
“My dad, Dean Weyand, was a dragline operator in the coal mines of southwestern Pennsylvania,” Matt said. “That is what got me interested in large-scale mining equipment, but I’ve never actually dug one ounce of coal from the ground in my life.”
Matt works for a company, Ballast Tools Equipment, that builds custom construction equipment for railroads.
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