- Written by webmin
Gene Herman, inspired by the recent post about Herb Miska’s great scratchbuilt models, recently sent us this story on another amazing scratchbuilder who chose to replicate a Pierce-Arrow dump truck. Gene writes:
I feel very lucky to count amongst my friends a GENIUS scratchbuilder named Charlie Rowley. The quality of his work is good as you will find anywhere, IMHO. While he has worked primarily in resin and plastic over the years, this model represents his most extensive use of brass ever.
It’s a 1928 Pierce Arrow 7 ton dump truck, replicating perfectly one that was in the Golden Age of Trucking Museum in Middlebury, Connecticut until its recent unfortunate closing. The truck spent many years in the New York City Streets and Highways Department.
Charlie finished the build last year and was kind enough to send me “in progress” photos as the project went along. Charlie’s building philosophy is simple: just do one sub-assembly at a time and the project doesn’t become overwhelming. It also helps to have superb skills developed over many years!