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But the Big Thing Just Said, "Snort!"
Inspired by P.D. Eastman's "Are You My Mother?" this creation depicts the scene where the baby bird encounters a steam shovel and declares that it must be his mother. The title of this build is taken from our family-favorite line, when the steam shovel answers the bird's declarations.
About this creation
The book spread that I worked from in developing the overall look of this build:


The young bird, who has wandered from his nest and is in search of his mother:


The back of the Snort, where the handle for raising and lowering the dipper is located:


A sequence of the dipper being raised:


The side of the Snort, where the handle for opening the tongue is located:


The tongue opens to allow the load to be dumped into a waiting truck or pile:


The shot of the front, showing the cab:





Comments

 I like it 
  August 31, 2013
Delightful! :)
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Hahaha, I considered Mike Mulligan too! I've got the book sitting on my shelf.
 I made it 
  March 31, 2013
Quoting Ian Spacek Fantastic work Mr. Merril! I was actually recently considering build this too (funny coincidence), but I doubt mine would've been of such high caliber. Masterfully designed!
Hi Ian, I would encourage you to try your hand at building something like this. It took a bit of tinkering with the placement and orientation of the gears and reels to get all of inner workings to fit together in a way that would let me keep the scale and exterior look I wanted while allowing the functionality that I felt the build needed. I'm actually thinking this may be the first in a line of creations titled "Steam Shovels of Children's Literature" with Mary Anne from Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel to be built next. Following that, I believe Thomas the Tank Engine has a friend steam shovel which will need to be built.
 I made it 
  March 31, 2013
Thank you all for your comments. I'm glad you like this creation.
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Lovely. You've captured the feel of this perfectly.
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Awww that's cute! I remember my mom reading me that book. :)
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
love this crane! for a brief moment, I tought this was a bugs bunny moc, as the dirt looks like his home, and the crane fitted the style and period, still, nicely done!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Awesome Mr. Merrill! Great job!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Fantastic work Mr. Merril! I was actually recently considering build this too (funny coincidence), but I doubt mine would've been of such high caliber. Masterfully designed!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Nice job Mr. Merrill! Love it!
 
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