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Hopeless
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Posted - 03/03/2021 :  8:44:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good. I do like the idea of a concrete slab

Roland



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Larryc
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Posted - 03/04/2021 :  10:00:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl thank you. I'll have to check out that show on History channel. I've done some research online and was fascinated by the process and the way the structures were reenforced to accommodate such a beast of a machine.

Roland thank you; the concrete slab sounds like a good idea to me also. Easy to model too.



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Larryc
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  3:57:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a bit of an update:



This is my version of a Forge Crane. It's scratch built from scale lumber which was laminated, stained, and weathered. By laminating the main post it gave it a beefier look. The chain is a little oversized, but heavy pieces of hot metal needs a beefier chain. There is a pin in both the top and bottom which will go into the floor and a beam at the top across the addition. This will allow the crane to actually turn between the forge oven and the hammer. The round gear on the side has a handle to raise and lower the chain but it didn't show up very well in the photo.

Next up will be to do a little more work on the inside walls then glue them into place. The walls will be stark by comparison to the main Shop due to the heat from the Forge and the Hammer. Then my attention will be assembling the Beast of a Hammer with a concrete base.

That's where I'm at presently. Any comments/suggestions are always welcome.




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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  4:06:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry nice job on the crane. Nice detail.

Jerry

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

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Larryc
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  5:31:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry thank you; much appreciated. Being that there is not as much stuff in the addition, I wanted to make each item stands out.


Edited by - Larryc on 03/07/2021 5:33:02 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  6:25:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry,

Your crane looks like itíll be able to handle any job you give it. Nice work.

Mike



Edited by - Michael Hohn on 03/07/2021 6:26:53 PM

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Rick
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  7:20:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


good looking crane.



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friscomike
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  08:17:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry, that is one beefy hoist. Good job on the scratch build. Persist! ~mike


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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  09:44:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What ever the job is, Larry, I think that crane will handle it!


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Larryc
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  10:46:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael, Rick, Mike, and Bruce thank you for the nice comments. I wanted a crane that was massive to go along with the Hammer. At some point I want to order some LP's for both parts of the Shop which should give the whole thing a sense of scale.


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Philip
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  10:47:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good looking crane!

Philip



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Larryc
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  4:09:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Philip, much appreciated.


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Larryc
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Posted - 03/14/2021 :  1:00:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Hammer is built, painted, and weathered as well as the pins/levers/linkage installed and painted:



This is the back side of the Hammer. The pipe coming out of the steam chamber will be connected to a boiler. This will be the only time that the back will be viewable prior to installation.



This is the front side of the Hammer and the other pipe coming out of the steam chamber is the "steam out" pipe. The levers and linkage were a bit fiddly to do. All the connection points had to be drilled out and the pins were cut from brass rod. Part of each point of connection had to be partially glued first so that the connection didn't fall apart when assembling. To maintain the best possible glue joint the entire system was assembled then painted. The one thing that I noticed was now that all of the parts are attached to the top part of the Hammer, it has become "top heavy" and will no longer stand on it's own. I've come up with a workable solution for the problem.

That's where we're at for the moment. Next up will to be attaching the walls to the addition and "planting" the Hammer on top of the concrete pad.

Any comments/suggestions are much appreciated.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/14/2021 :  2:20:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry wonderful job on the hammer!!

Jerry

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

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Larryc
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Posted - 03/14/2021 :  2:25:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry thank you for the compliment. It was probably the most intricate machine that I've built.


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