Railway Break Down Crane

  • Advertise with us
Project by htl posted 08-12-2016 06:51 PM 1476 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished up the crane, turned out to be a little more interesting than I thought it would be to start with, but a fun build none the less.
Will be needing to build another set of tracks if I keep this up.
Should go nicely with the diesel train.
This was a scratch build from pictures.
Oak with walnut accents.

Here’s the blog.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

19 comments so far

View ralbuck's profile


4140 posts in 2201 days

#1 posted 08-12-2016 07:18 PM

Fantastic! I really like the “no-real plans just go for it” attitude too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

View oldrivers's profile


1255 posts in 1501 days

#2 posted 08-12-2016 07:46 PM

Very Good Cogratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View Dutchy's profile


2797 posts in 2103 days

#3 posted 08-12-2016 09:04 PM

Very nice Bruce. Something special!


View Dee1's profile


293 posts in 1824 days

#4 posted 08-12-2016 09:18 PM

Very nice well done.

View bruce317's profile


403 posts in 758 days

#5 posted 08-12-2016 10:12 PM

Bruce, That is wonderful!

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

View htl's profile


3710 posts in 1094 days

#6 posted 08-12-2016 10:14 PM

ralbuck your right it was full steam ahead and don’t look back.
I really don’t get much into pulleys and cables after a high crane and the well drilling out fit so if I had been thinking at the time probably wouldn’t have started it.

Thanks oldrivers!

Thanks Dutchy!!!

You to Dee1 & #3 for the encouragement.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

View JPJ's profile


819 posts in 2554 days

#7 posted 08-12-2016 11:02 PM

Nice job!

View GR8HUNTER's profile


3447 posts in 647 days

#8 posted 08-12-2016 11:40 PM

you need a train to go around Christmas tree with circle tracks …...That should slow you down just a bit ….....LMAO ..


View hunter71's profile


3129 posts in 3121 days

#9 posted 08-13-2016 12:26 AM

Cool, neat thing is you can operate it. COOL

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View Mean_Dean's profile


6344 posts in 3082 days

#10 posted 08-13-2016 12:56 AM

Another great creation of yours! I really like the look and attention to detail of this—and it operates, too!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

View SouthavenToyMaker's profile


127 posts in 1423 days

#11 posted 08-13-2016 02:23 AM

Very cool, still amazed that you take pictures and turn them into wooden models.

-- Sean

View LittleBlackDuck's profile


1634 posts in 755 days

#12 posted 08-13-2016 02:28 AM

Great result especially for a scratch build.

I’ll concede it was a good choice using the rope for the cables instead of the dish.

Will be needing to build another set of tracks if I keep this up.

- htl

Hey #4, don’t get too carried away with all the compliments. You didn’t think I’d let this one go through to the keeper?

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

View kiefer's profile


5618 posts in 2601 days

#13 posted 08-13-2016 03:40 AM

Nice one Bruce and I like your build from pictures skill and attitude you certainly don’t need a plan and a great way to challenge yourself .
Looks great and I love the little details you incorporated .


-- Kiefer

View crowie's profile


2321 posts in 1885 days

#14 posted 08-13-2016 07:59 AM

G’day Bruce, For someone who just gets in there and builds, sir you sure do a top job, well done, it’s come up a treat. A true credit to abilities to scratch built such beautiful wooden toys/models….

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

View majuvla's profile


11880 posts in 2802 days

#15 posted 08-13-2016 08:19 AM

I like those small mechanical features.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

showing 1 through 15 of 19 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics