Traveling crane

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by t. alexander, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

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    Hi all, finished the scratched traveling crane that will be positioned behind the freight house. it's a backwoods simple affair.

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  2. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

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    this is how it will be setup behind the freight house..

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  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Works for me. Love all the pulleys and chains, very neat! :cool:
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Good work T cranes like this could be used in many places on my layout.
    Nicely done
  5. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

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    That's a beautiful piece of detail, t.
    So tell us how you made it.... Brass?
    BillS
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Neatly done t!
    Ralph
  7. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

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    Thanks guys

    Bill, the overhead, support brackets, hoist and travel winch were made from styrene. the pulleys and gears are form wristwatches and the stone foundations are cast plaster of paris.

    t.
  8. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Sweet! have a bucket full of old watches and was thinking I would tear them down fo the gears. Good thinkin and fantastic work!
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Wow t that looks just great! I love your parts list - especially the watch gears. Great idea and real nice work!

    cheers
    :D Val
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Hmmmmm........I was expecting a long necked bird with suitcase in hand. :D :D :D :D

    Very nice! Goes very well with the freight house!
    Pete
  11. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

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    Great work T, just great. I was going to use the watch for gears thing on an old watch, but the damn thing started working!!! :eek:
  12. absnut

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    Nice work, t. Looking for an old watch, now!:D

    Dick