Drilling Rig

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A 'City' LDD-drawn Drilling Rig complete with Helipad, crane and a detachable rescue dinghy. I wanted to create something that could be built and appreciated by a younger audience. It was very tempting to go Modular with this but the key for me was its user-friendliness. It would be an easy to moderate build and would fit perfectly in a sea scene amid tankers and harbours.

As with a real oil/drilling rig, the central column (Derrick) goes all the way through the structure and down to the sea bed. Some drilling rigs have reached up to 35,000 feet below the sea bed!

Lower deck (detail)