CRANE FOR FWLR

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CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by FWLR » Wed May 30, 2018 11:02 am

Well after some time I have now finished the Crane for the line at our new address, ( It’s been almost a month in the making ) I have really enjoyed building this, but I suspect it may not be to everyones liking, mainly because it may not be to scale. Anne loves it, she would, wouldn’t she :lol: so thats all the matters really, it would be able to run behind a loco with another 1 or 2 wagons up front, and it would probably struggle going around some curves, mainly because of the overhang, but it is going to be more of a static display on the line.

I will need to put the photos in 2 posts I think, so please bear with me.

I had already started building the body of the wagon, so no photos of that been done.
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by FWLR » Wed May 30, 2018 11:08 am

More photo’s.
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We have given the crane a name,

WOODIE. All of the build was done with hand tools only, as you probably can tell. I soaked the coffee stirrers in Boiled Linseed Oil, there was to many to do individually.

For my first real scratch build, apart from the little static Diesel, it as started me of to try other things for the line.
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed May 30, 2018 12:50 pm

Proper job Rod, I like it.

You would enjoy 7/8ths if you like building over scale stuff.

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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by Peter Butler » Wed May 30, 2018 4:35 pm

Looks just fine to me Rod, I remember you said a while ago you were building a crane and I have been looking forward to this as I am nuts about cranes!
For a first scratch-build you should feel proud of yourself... size-wise, how big is a crane?..... as big as it needs to be!
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by IanC » Wed May 30, 2018 4:43 pm

Looks good to me Rod. I'm starting to scratch build some wagons too. If anyone doesm't like it, tell them rule 1 applies.

You need a runner wagon now for the jib, and a mess van and you'll have a complete train.

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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by markoteal » Wed May 30, 2018 10:02 pm

Looks good to me and not overscale - the man inside the control hut looks nice and snug!
Where did I put that uncoupler?

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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by Lonsdaler » Wed May 30, 2018 11:45 pm

Love it. It will be more practical use on the P way than my hand operated one! :thumbup:
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by ge_rik » Thu May 31, 2018 5:52 am

That's a great looking crane, Rod. A darnn sight better tnan my first scratchbuilds. Some really nice touches, it looks proper workmanlike.

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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu May 31, 2018 7:21 am

Thanks guys, I really did get a lot of pleasure building it. It started of with 3ply, then coffee stirrers on both sides. Ben the drivers mug was a pain to try and source, so I decided to use a bit of my little brain power and had an :idea: to cut a piece of the branch I had been keeping to make some logs for the N Gauge stuff I was into, the handle is made out of plasticine and I fixed to it with a small drop of superglue.

Anne is such a strong motivator to me and she shows me so much praise in what I do, she thinks I am so clever for the things I make, I don’t think I do… she does have a kind heart.

Tom I actually measured the height of “WOODIE” from the top of the rails to the top of the cab and it is 150mm in height and the width is 100mm. So it is 15mm lower and 25mm narrower than my RH Billy, “PATRICIA ANNE”. Not bad for a guesstimet I think…. :) :)

Ian I do have another wagon body to convert to a runner wagon, but it may be a bit of a challenge because of the length of the jib and I am thinking of a brake van or even a small coach maybe for the mess van…… :idea:’s would be very gratefully taken…. :lol: :lol:

It is praise indeed from such great builders like Peter, Rik and others, but I have a very long way to go to achieve such “Godlike Greatness” as theirs :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ….. :D :D :D :D
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by IanC » Thu May 31, 2018 12:19 pm

FWLR wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 7:21 am
Ian I do have another wagon body to convert to a runner wagon, but it may be a bit of a challenge because of the length of the jib and I am thinking of a brake van or even a small coach maybe for the mess van…… :idea:’s would be very gratefully taken…. :lol: :lol:
If the jib is too long to fit on your proposed wagon body, Perhaps a single bolster wagon and a single plank wagon? The single plank wagon could be filled with packing pieces tools re-railing ramp etc? With your skills you could scratch build them? A brake van or small coach with a brake compartment would be my choice, but I tend to follow full sized practice. Don't forget rule 1.

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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by ge_rik » Thu May 31, 2018 4:02 pm

IanC wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:19 pm
If the jib is too long to fit on your proposed wagon body, Perhaps a single bolster wagon and a single plank wagon? The single plank wagon could be filled with packing pieces tools re-railing ramp etc? With your skills you could scratch build them? A brake van or small coach with a brake compartment would be my choice, but I tend to follow full sized practice. Don't forget rule 1.
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As Ian says, some sort of match truck (or even two if the jib is longer) would complement it. A flat wagon is clearly the quickest and easiest solution - eg
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by IanC » Thu May 31, 2018 6:32 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 4:02 pm
IanC wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:19 pm
If the jib is too long to fit on your proposed wagon body, Perhaps a single bolster wagon and a single plank wagon? The single plank wagon could be filled with packing pieces tools re-railing ramp etc? With your skills you could scratch build them? A brake van or small coach with a brake compartment would be my choice, but I tend to follow full sized practice. Don't forget rule 1.
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As Ian says, some sort of match truck (or even two if the jib is longer) would complement it. A flat wagon is clearly the quickest and easiest solution - eg
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Exactly what I had in mind Rik. Where's your crane? Lol :lol: :lol:
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by ge_rik » Thu May 31, 2018 10:15 pm

IanC wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 6:32 pm
Exactly what I had in mind Rik. Where's your crane? Lol :lol: :lol:
Here's one I made earlier ...... ;)
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by Peter Butler » Thu May 31, 2018 10:45 pm

.... and mine, complete with match-truck...
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Re: CRANE FOR FWLR

Post by IanC » Thu May 31, 2018 11:21 pm

I take my hat off to you guys. those are all impressive cranes.

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