Railway Break Down Crane

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Project by htl posted 08-12-2016 06:51 PM 740 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.

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

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

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

-- just rjR

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

Very Good Cogratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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

Very nice Bruce. Something special!

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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

Very nice well done.

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

Bruce, That is wonderful!

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#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.

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

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

Nice job!

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#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 ..


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

Cool, neat thing is you can operate it. COOL

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#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

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

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

-- Is "Good Enough " really ever good enough?

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#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?

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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#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

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#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

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

I like those small mechanical features.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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