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 Posted: Sun Sep 27th, 2020 02:59 am
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Figured the freight dock would need a crane to help with large crates and machinery.

Si. is going to like this part.





I got this HO scale crane from a swap meet for a couple a bucks some time ago. 
No markings on it, but I'm thinking maybe Tyco or AHM.

As you can see I've got it disassembled,
and now need to figure how to make it into some sort of reasonable crane. 

I've got several packages of plastic gears,
and was looking at mounting it on a 1.5 inch diameter plastic bottle cap.




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 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2020 04:27 am
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Hi Michael  :mex:



According to the FBI files on the 'N.I.& E.R.R.' ...  :cool:

... bought at a San Bernardino swap-meet in February 2018 !  :shocked:

( just to let you know we're paying attention at the back of the class !! )  ;)




Highly RIVETed construction (not sure how many) & looks pretty BEEFY !  :old dude:



I guess the trucks might have potential for something ...  L:

... I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my 'Tri-ang' Trestrol 3-axle trucks ...  ??? ??? ???
Let me know if you think of something.  :brill:



The underframe could be an interesting 'heavy duty flat' ...  L:

... maybe sawn down the middle & widened, Canadian Ken styleee !  :P



The actual crane boom reminds me a bit of my 'Hornby Dublo' diecast one ... 

... currently HACKSAWED to pieces & modded beyond all sense & reason !  ;)



I'm following this one ^^ of course ...  :pimp:

... just to make sure my crane modding isn't quite the MAXIMUM insanity possible !  :Crazy:


:java::moose: :dt:


Si.




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 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2020 04:45 am
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Well, Si, I'm impressed that you were paying attention. 
I'll have to give you a gold star for remembering.

The crane itself needs some work,
and will get mounted on a permanent base next to the transfer dock in San Miguel.

The frame could be used for.  ???  Would need to be widened. 
Maybe, just maybe, it could be used as a idler car for switching cars on both gauges.


Again, maybe the three-axle trucks could be used under a heavy duty flat car. 

I was doing some more reading on Owens Valley and the SPNG,
and was surprised to learn that there were some marble quarries. 

So I could have a heavy duty flat car for hauling marble slabs,
with the three-axle trucks spreading out the load on the rails.


All kinds of possibilities for something that only cost me a couple of bucks.




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This has possibilities.




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After looking at tons of old and new photos,
I am convinced that anything is possible on railways.

I wouldn't worry too much about ye olde crane.
Just build it.

I once saw a photo of a N&W mallet,
being used as the power for a 5 car local to switch the industries.

I've seen shots of all kinds of donkey engine boom pole cranes.

Also, anyone who would look at your models and say:
That ain't prototype, is a truly negative person.

You don't need that kind of bad attitude in your life,
kick 'em outta da Train Room.

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TGB,

People here have been pretty good about any negative remarks. 
Although we do like to poke a little fun.

With enough research you'll find that there is a prototype for just about anything.

Since I model a fictional narrow gauge line lost out in the desert,
I have a lot of leeway in what I do. 

The rolling stock is often short and light since it is traveling on light rails with small locos.

Many items have that home-built make-do look because a struggling narrow gauge line,
just doesn't have a lot of cash to throw around (and neither do I).

As long as you're having fun that's what counts.




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Yup, it's why I hang out here.

It's a little less active than the big forums,
but the big forums are full of jerks.

I tend to get a little bit too OCD about my models.

I always have to kick myself to just build something,
and not waste time being rivet appropriate.

Was on a group talking about my recent rock hunting trip,
and a guy mentioned within the groups of Your Rong model railroaders,
there is even a Dirt Hurt faction who will criticize your dirt,
for not looking like the the right color of dirt for your prototype.

It cracked me up.




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" we do like to poke a little fun "

" the big forums are full of jerks "



Hi T.G.V.  :slow:


I'm just following this build ...
... so I can be a hard-ass about appropriate RIVETing !  :old dude:


Of course it's totally riveting already, watching Michael wreck his $2 swap-meet find ...

... if I get bored, there's always CNN, or watching the wreckage on my own bench !!  :P


:java::moose: :dt:


Si.




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Planning on cutting off the counterweight. 
Have several bags of plastic gears that I can add on to improve the looks. 
Probably some kind of operator's cage.

Picked up a 75 Watt daylight bulb (5000K) at Home Depot,
to help brighten up the layout when taking photos.




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 Posted: Fri Oct 9th, 2020 05:06 am
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Hi Michael  :mex:


The yard crane is   L :cool: :cool: K I N '     C :cool: :cool: L

That NEW daylight-bulb seems to be doing the trick with the photos ...

... unless you're aiming for a scene from a Bela Lugosi movie that is !  ;)





Great to see all the extra colour & detail, just by adding that simple bulb.


:!: :!: :!: :!: :!:


:java::moose:


Si.




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