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Ensign
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  2:18:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Jerry, Bob, Rich, Jeff & Kris, it's always nice to hear from you guys.

Jerry, the ants disappeared as quickly as they came.

Bob, looks like this crane is used to lift these buckets onto the truck.
So it does not require a lot of travel up or down.
I did however raise the hook a little higher than it was.





Rich, why are you not sharing what your working on with us?

Jeff, it's always nice to have you follow along and drop a line as you see fit.

Kris, glad you are enjoying the details, I wish you would return to working on your details in your build soon!

Hi everyone, just a quick update today.
I have completed a few more things with this build.
I wanted to have some coal & stones under the trestle, but I had to come up with a way to keep the different materials from mixing so I made up these wooden partitions that fit right up against the trestle bents.





Not real certain how this would have been done in the real world.
I did let the stone flow around one of the bents in the spaces where that is kept.
I also laid some code 83 rails onto the trestle, and I used some scenic grass mats on my embankment.
This is how things are looking now.









Thanks for having a look!

Greg



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railman28
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  2:46:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign



Bob, I didn't design this questionable crane, I just assembled it.

Thanks again guys!

Greg



For the crane to work better the hook needs to be about half way up. That said, I'm enjoying and learning from this build. I love that you've changed the layout of the buildings and I'm still laughing at the ants as I kill them on my work bench.



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  3:16:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, thanks for the additional info regarding the operation of this crane.
Looks like I'm going to need to adjust the hook height one more time.
I'm glad you are also enjoying this build!

Greg Shinnie



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  4:44:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Looks like The ants went marching one by one, Hurrah! Hurrah!
Perhaps they were carpenter ants and will be back to help more later? In the meantime, your partitions to
separate the different products delivered looks just like what the prototype does/did to me. You could even divide it more and
have different grades of coal in adjoining bins depending on who the customers are.



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Carl B
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  5:03:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I used some scenic grass mats on my embankment.

Looks good. And which brand/model would that be? Thank you.



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  5:07:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill!
Yes you are right about those ants being carpenter ants.
Somehow I am still ant-icipating their return to this under construction facility.
Good to read that you think my means of separating my materials with those wooden dividers is alright.
Thanks for your thoughts!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  5:18:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

I used some scenic grass mats on my embankment.

Looks good. And which brand/model would that be? Thank you.



Carl, sorry I missed your question while giving Bill a reply.
Here is the stuff that I used from HEKI





Greg



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  5:30:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Your partitions look great and very prototypical. I'm surprised your kit did not include them.

The crane also looks terrific. I like how the frame and everything looks.

Mike


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Edited by - Michael Hohn on 11/14/2017 5:33:15 PM

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Ensign
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  5:49:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike!
It's kind of funny, If you look at George's original layout design for this kit.
Most of the space under the trestle is blocked off by structures and this crane.
So I feel that my changes make much more sense when it comes to fully utilizing the trestle and the space below it.
I think the crane adds a lot of interest, but I think the use of movable conveyor system would be way more versatile in a place like this one.

Greg



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  6:22:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ah Greg, you're going to need a mower for all that grass. Looking good.



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Guff
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  10:17:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Love the look of your build. It appears to be a well used facility that is appropriately maintained.
Nice work!
Dave



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  10:54:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

I've been looking at the rope and pulley arrangement with the pulley at the end of the piston shaft. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that the hook moves twice the distance the piston moves.

Mike


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Ensign
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Posted - 11/15/2017 :  09:18:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Frank, Dave & Mike.

Frank, maybe a well positioned goat will do the trick.

Dave, that's exactly the look that I'm going for.

Mike, I like your thoughts on this cranes workings, maybe I don't have to change that hook height after all.

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/16/2017 :  3:44:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, well today I have just a small update.
Building the workbench that sit next to the crane.
This workbench consists of a few metal castings, the largest one being the top of this workbench.
You need to build 2 sets of legs for it using the number 12 template, but first you must locate and stain one piece of .020 x 3/64" wood and one piece of 3/64" sq. wood.










You then glue these 2 leg supports to the casting.






And then you need to add one cross brace on each side of this workbench.





This workbench also has a small stair that needs a handrail built for it, that you build right over the no.12 template.





The air compressor that will sit on top of this bench needs a small wheel glued onto it, and a paper belt cut about 1/32" in width and about 1-1/4" long.
You will also glue some string provided in our kits as a air hose that powers this cranes up & down movements.
Here is how my air compressor looks with all of those details added to it.





You then glue in place the air compressor on top of this workbench, along with the stairs and a barrel.





I decided to attach my air hose/string to the crane framework using little eyelets to run the hose through.
I can't remember who makes these eyelets, but it's either Tichy or Grandt Line.





This is how the now completed crane & workbench look together.
I have once again departed from the instructions and moved my workbench and air compressor to the opposite side of what the instructions suggest.
I thought I'd keep it more out of the way, on the right side.










That's it for today, thanks again for having a look!

Greg



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/16/2017 :  4:31:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, The whole thing is looking really nice. I especially like the effect that shows on your
concrete in those last photos, very realistic.

Bob


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