Ancient Pile Driver machine

Posted by Phersu on 15 Jul 2018, 14:35

One year and half already passed, from when I made the firts prototype and shown it...


Now I finally get to make the molds and cast the first copies of the my pile driver machine! :-D


My project is to make a diorama of the construction of the famous bridge on the Rhine, built from Caesars legions... but I don't know when I'll find the time to do it! :eh:

Making this model was probably the most difficult part, it took me almost one month... then one year and half waiting before to find the time to make the molds and cast copies (I need at least 3 of these machines to make a realistic scene)
Now I hope it doest take 10 years to make the rest... the figures and the diorama with the bridge... to complete this project!



Some details close ups...



The model unpainted...


More images at higher resolution here on my website: ... n-machines
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Posted by C M Dodson on 17 Jul 2018, 07:31

This is not my era but the model is lovely.

A lot of hard work here.

Best wishes,

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Posted by MABO on 08 Aug 2018, 08:50

Very unique model for special dios. I really like it and accept my respect for all the details.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 24 Aug 2018, 16:37

I always love to the long time commitment to a project that people show on this forum. The final model, 10 years or not, should be amazing if this first bit is any indication!
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Posted by Michael Robert on 24 Aug 2018, 20:57

Hello Phersu,
wonderful model. Great admiration. Hope to see the finished topic.
By the way they greatly need new Rhine bridges in Germany. You can send the Drawings so that they can build them in real scale. Furthermore, when one thinks that many of the Roman roads and bridges were used for centuries (without expensive maintenance), this tool and design could become a real hotrunner

Best wishes for success
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Posted by Arekmaximus on 11 Sep 2018, 22:05

:love1: Wow! :yeah:
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 17 Oct 2018, 10:54

What a great piece of work on this fascinating ancient construction machine. :shock: :yeah:

Good look with this truly inspiring project.
Considering the current performance as an indication for the final result, this diorama will be a real eye-catcher! :yeah:

Will follow with interest, no matter how long it may take. ;-)
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