HO E-crane scratch build

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by slagpot, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. slagpot

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    Hello all,

    I've done a vast search of the internet,only to reveal a small bunch of info on e-crane drawings. I'm in need of drawings to be sure to get a fine working model. I remember viewing many pages on this forum and I found that one of are users,built a Union RR e-crane.

    The problem is I don't know which user it was. I sure would like to know,how and what was used to build such a model ?

    Patrick
    Beaufort,SC
    Dragon River Steel Corp {DRSC}
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Patrick I remember seeing that too! I've used our search feature a few times but haven't located it yet. I recall it being nicely done... Here's a bump to keep this thread current.
    Ralph
  3. doctorwayne

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    'Scuse my ignorance, but what's an e-crane?

    Wayne
  4. jim currie

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    Wayne here's what they look like :)

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  5. slagpot

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    Jim,

    Thank you for the picture, I should have uploaded one for reference.

    Patrick
    Beaufort,SC
    DRSC
  6. slagpot

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    I plan on scratch building this crane from the following materials. Wood,styrene,metal and cardstock. I already have a master plan in my head, couldn't sleep last night due to fact of e-crane {weird huh}.

    I'm going looking for drawings on the net again...who knows I might find some .

    Patrick
    Beaufort,SC
    DRSC
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    Thanks for the photo, Jim. I've never seen this type of machine before. Patrick, I almost posted pictures of my overhead electric crane (based on a composite of real steel mill cranes where I used to work) in response to your original request. The e-crane is obviously much more present-day.

    Wayne
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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  10. slagpot

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    Starting on E-crane build tomorrow, should have something next week for photos.

    Patrick
    Beaufort,SC
    Dragon River steel Corp {DRSC}