|Yankee Tank Driver about 1900|
I used this photo of the driver of HR14 as the basis of my own 1:43 scale model. The driver here is standing on the fireman's side of the engine however, so I had to model him on the other side. Apart from his cap there doesn't seem to be any clothing that could be described as a uniform, he's dressed in his own working clothes.
|Yankee Tank Driver in 1:43 scale.|
The figure is posed similarly to the photograph but on the driver's side of the engine. The entry to a Yankee Tank is very tight and the cab is similarly cramped so poses have to be designed to maximise the space. You can just see the fireman, who has adopted a space saving pose too, on his side of the engine. See the "For Sale" page for further details.
|Yankee Tank crew at work. Note how the poses of the figures maximise the space available in the cramped cab. |