Scale Model Diesel Engines

Various Builders

These Fairbanks Morse desk models of their Model 37 Diesel engine would date from the late 1930s into the 1940s. Two materials seem to have been used for their construction, the two engines in the foreground are pewter and have a polished look, the engine and base in the background is a heavier metal and appears to be galvanized with a zinc plating. The desk pad has grooves in each side for pens or pencils, and a paperclip container. The engine itself is easily removable for separate display.

Photo by Preston Cook

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These Cummins K2000E engine models in 1:18 scale from Zycon Models are some of the most beautiful scale models of diesel engines produced to date. They are made up of dozens of precision lost wax brass castings, assembled much like a real engine, and meticulously painted. The listing page on the Zycon Models website is:

http://www.zyconmodels.com/catalog_large_scale.php

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This Cummins KTA50-G1 engine is constructed of Pewter on a plastic base, and is probably a builders promotional item. Despite being a small model it is very highly detailed. Approximate scale would be 1:50.

Photo by Preston Cook

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This NTC-350 is another Cummins pewter desk model, probably another builders promotional item.

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