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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2019 :  8:46:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! super job on the crane. I love watching you work. I learn so much.

Bob

It's only make-believe
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2019 :  9:23:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Beautiful work, Tony. Looks like itís had a hard life but can still lift as much as ever. The rod with turnbuckle is a neat detail. Did you think that up?

Mike

. Thank you. Actually I got the idea from UKguy Karl. He sent me photos of his work on his engine shed which showed how he did something similar

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2019 :  9:25:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Wow! Very nice, Tony.

George

. Thank you George

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2019 :  9:27:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Wow! super job on the crane. I love watching you work. I learn so much.

Bob

. Thank you Bob, I appreciate that

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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trains4ms
Section Hand

USA
80 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2019 :  9:42:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony,

That is an outstanding job on the crane and the whole build. Thanks for sharing all of your work on this build. I have enjoyed all of it. I have also learned a lot of new techniques.

Mike S.
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2749 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2019 :  07:35:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice crane!
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Dave S
Engine Wiper

USA
415 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2019 :  09:49:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony,

This tutorial on building the crane is a superior bit of teaching. The photos that illustrate your step by step approach make a project like this seem very attainable by an average modeler like myself. It got my juices flowing just in time for modeling season out here in the desert southwest.

Later, Dave S. Tucson, AZ
The Heart of the Sonoran Desert
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Pennman
Fireman

USA
4228 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2019 :  10:03:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Tony, I will echo the other folks before me. You do amazing things and now I can see why you wanted the nuts and bolts for the sizes you needed. That crane is superb. Nice work.

Rich
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2019 :  6:24:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, Dave, Bill and Rich.

Thank you all. I have the cable threaded through now, and am waiting for some hooks to arrive by mail. I know I have some, and probably spent the best part of all morning looking for them, but cannot find them. I know they will turn up just after I get the new ones in the mail.

On the turnbuckles, I didn't want to just thread some on the .016" wire, so I cut them at an appropriate length, and superglued to one end of the turnbuckle, then the other wire was added, making sure that I could see through. I bent the wire going to the end brass plate first, but waited until the second wire was in the turnbuckle before bending it to go through the long timber.
I pretty much assembled it "in-place", but took it all out after it was assembled, and put the wire that goes in the wall timber first, then the other end for the brass plate went in much easier. Something about the angles of the wire at the very ends made it easier one way than the other. All trial and error here.

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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BurleyJim
Fireman

USA
4821 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2019 :  8:13:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony,

The time and effort on the crane, sure made it something 'very special'. Excellent!

Jim
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2019 :  5:27:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

Tony,

The time and effort on the crane, sure made it something 'very special'. Excellent!

Jim

. Thanks Jim, it certainly has been a long lasting project.

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2019 :  9:59:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I never did post the final pictures of the crane in position. So here it is. Sorry it was so late.
















Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

Edited by - Nelson458 on 06/08/2019 10:03:16 PM
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11840 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2019 :  11:52:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Tony! Great detail as usual!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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Pennman
Fireman

USA
4228 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2019 :  07:18:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony,

I agree with Jerry, excellent work! [:-thumbu][:-thumbu][:-thumbu]

Rich
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Rick
Administrator

USA
23098 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2019 :  07:26:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been following along quietly.
Excellent modeling and detailing.
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