This is a post by user "hellnbak" in a topic on the SketchUp forum here
It's following on from some amazing 3D modelling he did in 2012, which is posted at the start of that topic.
doing that (and having to guess some details, he came across some
photos of the Hannibal 8 being restored at Stahls Museum, and added
this post to his topic:
by hellnbak » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:00 am
doing some research for a new model and happened to come across some
new photos of a Hannibal 8 being restored. Couldn't figure out how I
had missed them before, but then I noticed that they were posted to
Flickr about 9 months after I posted my model. Figured I'd post them
here in case anybody wanted to see what the Hannibal 8 really looks
like in some of the areas where I had to use my imagination because
there were no reference photos available at the time.
This is what my less-than-stellar imagination came up with for the hydraulics, chain drive and whatnot
and here's what it actually looks like
The caption under the photo reads
Some more photos
Could have made the interior more accurate and detailed if I had had this photo
Didn't know all this stuff was in the back seat, I assume it's for the hydraulics
you can see it's in pretty bad shape, but I did some searching and came
up with some photos of it after being restored. As you can see the
restoration is not complete, some parts are missing, such as the nose
cone, spare tires, luggage, the pole holding up the roof, one of the
rear wheels, etc. But it's definitely come a long way.
the guy standing at the control raises and lowers the vehicle, a real
step up from the other Hannibal 8's on display elsewhere that are
static and held up by poles. Also, this is the only one that got it
right as far as the fenders raising with the body, like they did in the
Anyhow, just thought I'd post these here in case anybody might be interested.
Am I gonna update my model with this new info? Probably not