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1/16 th Scale: Model Drilling Rigs

I am a Toolpusher for CanElson Drilling (Formerly Totem Drilling) in S.E. Sask for the past 6 years, prior to that I worked for Big Sky Drilling for 19 1/2 years, pushing Rig 4 for almost 10 of those years. I build working, 1/16 scale drilling rigs as a hobby.

I spend 100's of hours of my spare time replicating prototype drilling rigs and currently building a "Hodgson Design" 2800 m. tele double that will be 'almost' completely functional.

I have built 2 models in the past that work and shown them in exhibits & parades. I have a small machine shop on my acreage where I spend my time building them.

I will post more close up pic's soon of detailing in travel blocks, drawworks, elevators and other small items that go along with making the unit look complete. These are all build from scratch out of iron and 12 VDC powering.

I hope you enjoy what you see!

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Comment by Drilling Ahead on July 8, 2009 at 3:41pm
I already am! Thanks, and looking forward to more pics
Comment by Galen Cox on July 8, 2009 at 8:24pm
Me too
Comment by roberto ruiz gonzalez on April 21, 2011 at 6:16pm

Hi Jim

Your work in the model drilling rigs is awesome.

What is the price of buy (compra). I  like your work and understand one very work when see the picture.

Send please one e-mail -rober_ruizg@hotmail.com and for the price of model   I m not rich

Comment by Akshay Yadav on February 8, 2012 at 4:59am

Hi Jim,

Very interesting article you have here. I am very interested in buying oil rig scale models for my training institute here in India.

Please let me know how we can proceed with the same.

My email ID: chanky18@gmail.com



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