Work flat with small crane

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by MasonJar, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Well, at long last, here is my little work flat. I had originally posted a few photos of this in progress, but I think they may have been post in the crash of '04... :confused:

    Anyway, this started life as a 36' flatcar. Inspired by an article from August 1995 (I think) MR about Ma&Pa MOW, I started collecting parts and other junk for use on this little car.

    Most of the parts are scratchbuilt, or are details out of my junk box. The two-spool hoist is a Life-Like part with the boiler removed (for use in a future project no doubt). The hook comes from a 25-ton crane, so may be a bit of overkill.

    All together, it cost me about $20 in parts (including the flatcar) plus about 15 hours of time over several months to get it done.

    Andrew

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Is this HO scale? Really doesn't matter though, it's great! :cool: :thumb: Outstanding job!
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Thanks Tyson! Yes it is HO. I can't imagine how the N-scale modllers do it - I had a hard enough time with the tiny dimension of some of the parts... ;)

    Andrew
  4. Drew1125

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    An excellent piece of modeling, Andrew! :thumb:
    A+++ :cool:
  5. NYC-BKO

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    Very nice, Andrew, great job!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great job Andrew!
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    Great Andrew. :)
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Thanks for the compliments guys! :D

    Andrew
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    Nice job Andrew.:thumb:
    George
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    Andrew.......................Real Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Very Nice Andrew, I like doing that kind of work myself, so I know what goes into something like that.

    Shamus
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  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A great looking model Andrew. I am sure it will be put to good use on your layout.
  13. belg

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    Andy this is an excellent model with great character did you have a prototype foto to build from? If so could you post it?Or and address if its from the NET. thanks Pat
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    Beautiful, Andrew! ...And is that diorama ever REFECT for displaying such a nice model! A BIG thumbs up! [​IMG]
  15. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Thanks again guys!

    I have suddenly (ok, not so suddenly...) taken an interest in non-revenue cars, and this is the first real project in that vein, if you don't count weathering a MOW boxcar ;)

    Andrew

    PS - Pat - the prototype is a Ma&Pa work flat that was featured in MR some years ago. It was a two part series: one for the flat, and one for a highly modified boxcar that became a rolling workshop. You can probably search on the Index of Magazines at trains.com , which is likely faster than waiting for me to look it up again ;) :D