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Toy Construction #89: railway breakdown crane #1

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Blog entry by htl posted 08-09-2016 06:40 PM 1677 reads 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 88: diesel locomotive 4 Part 89 of Toy Construction series Part 90: railway break down crane #2 »

Had a lot a fun building the diesel train so thought I would play with a work car to go with my working engine.
So the railway breakdown crane looks kind a interesting so we’ll see how this turns out.
This is another scratch build from a couple a pictures.

I wanted that same look on the side like the low boy trailer so set up the shopsmith and dadoed out the sides of the base.
But before I could do that I made a new Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert for the dado I just didn’t like the standard insert that comes with the saw it’s just fine for large boards but the narrow stuff I cut needs to be zero clearance not 1/4 clearance on each side..

So here the start to my crane.




Now I need to sit back and figure how I need to do the cables.
Don’t think there’s going to be much detail here just playing around with this one..

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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ralbuck

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#1 posted 08-09-2016 06:49 PM

Looking GOOD!

I really like seeing others also do a scratch builds from a few pictures!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 08-09-2016 07:26 PM

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bruce317

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#3 posted 08-09-2016 07:55 PM

Another great addition! How about Coal Car next?

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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WhoMe

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#4 posted 08-09-2016 09:08 PM

Or how about a rotary snow plow next, or a ballast gondola, a pair of gondolas carrying rails.
You could make a complete rail replacement train….

Totally enjoying the posts

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#5 posted 08-09-2016 09:13 PM

This is a magnificent model. It displays a lot of details and a lot of fine details.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 08-09-2016 10:32 PM

Good project looks like a great start.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 08-09-2016 10:50 PM

Looking good.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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htl

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#8 posted 08-09-2016 11:32 PM

Sorry Dutchy but I still have a mile of that tan [yellow] cord I used on the well drilling project. lol
and Bruce #3 the coal car does look like a great candidate for a build, in fact was going to build one when I spied the crane..
These scratch builds are fun but it takes a while longer to build, have to spend a lot a time scratching your head where the T&J builds are so much faster having all the shapes you need on hand and no worries that the dimensions aren’t right.

WhoMe I don’t even know what a ballast gondola is but I will shortly.

Here Google, google,google! Here google! What’s a ballast gondola

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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htl

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#9 posted 08-09-2016 11:49 PM

WhoMe I don’t really know that much about trains and the cars but the ballast gondola was the car I was looking for when I found the crane.
I have the T&J belly dump trailer plans but really not interested in building it but was looking for the train car equivalent and the ballast gondola is it, so this just may be my next project or at least down the road.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 08-09-2016 11:51 PM

You’re really getting into training, #4… You’re gonna be very fit soon.


Enjoying again.

Is this a good idea for the cable?

Or:

this one.

- Dutchy

Or this???

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#11 posted 08-10-2016 12:37 AM

Or a nervous wreck!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#12 posted 08-10-2016 03:20 AM

next model should be 1 of the railroad trucks

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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crowie

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#13 posted 08-10-2016 10:03 AM

You’re going to have to make more tracks at this rate Bruce…as you are certainly barrelling down the tracks with yet another build…WELL DONE AGAIN SIR…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 08-10-2016 11:39 AM


You re going to have to make more tracks...

- crowie


Sick of living Crowie??? Tracks to a ”htl” is like a red rag to a bull!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dutchy

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#15 posted 08-10-2016 11:49 AM



You re really getting into training, #4… You re gonna be very fit soon.

Enjoying again.

Is this a good idea for the cable?

Or:

this one.

- Dutchy

Or this???

- LittleBlackDuck

There’s two ways to do things…The right one or the stupid one.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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