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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/06/2019 :  1:27:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Thanks Jerry.

Yes Greg, that old stone base mounted crane just didnít cut it.

Thanks David, but youíll have to wait for Dave to post ďdas bootĒ. Heís the builder of that project. All Iím doing is the tug boat and crane.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 09/06/2019 :  2:44:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer



Thanks David, but youíll have to wait for Dave to post ďdas bootĒ. Heís the builder of that project. All Iím doing is the tug boat and crane.




That's what you say now!!!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/06/2019 :  6:19:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I really like the precision in the components and the rivet detail. Fine laser work and assembly.

Mike



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Frank Palmer
Fireman



Posted - 09/06/2019 :  7:55:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Jerry, Iím hanging tough for now.

Mike, thanks. It looks like a siege tower at the present but when the cab and boom get on there it will come around. I worked on the drive mechanism today.



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 09/06/2019 :  8:42:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The crane structure looks terrific.

Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
H.M.F.I.C
Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

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Frank Palmer
Fireman



Posted - 09/08/2019 :  3:17:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Thanks Karl, here's some more.

Gussets, plates, chain pulleys, bearings and other things.



The plywood rings were attached to the sides of the belt pulleys to make them chain pulleys.



The gussets installed.



The boom has been repainted and the crane transfer frame painted refer gray. Then they were washed with mineral spirits and Windsor Newton #41 Vandyke Brown. The #41 is a nice old rust color when washed into joints.



The chain drive mechanism is installed.



The lower drive gear drives a gear to drive the wheels.



The upper drive and bearing.



Close up of the lower.



A shot from underneath of the top one.





The back side of the transfer frame.





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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/08/2019 :  3:19:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Frank. Nicely done!

Pete
in Michigan



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  07:59:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  09:16:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work Frank.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  10:01:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Itís looking real now. No more siege tower. The gears, wheels, pulleys and chains add a lot to the realism.


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Carl B
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  10:42:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most excellent! I have to buy me a laser!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  11:26:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry for all the shinny glue globs. I was tired and in a hurry to get these shots and post them. Then take a nap. After several hours of air brushing the gray on in and around tiny nooks and crannies and then the wash I was ready for a rest.

Thanks Pete, Mike and Jerry.

Mike, I was very thankful that Brian Nolan gave me a bag of assorted bearings and pulleys many years ago and Iíve almost used them all up.

Carl, save your money you do a most excellent job with pencil and chipboard.



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 09/09/2019 11:27:11 AM

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Frank Palmer
Fireman



Posted - 09/17/2019 :  1:11:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A brief update on the crane. I got back to work on the cab and boom assembly. The resin cab was covered with wood planking. I installed the boom and after taking it to the Center and putting it on the display the boom wasnít long enough to reach the torpedo loading hatches on the sub so I added a jib to extend the reach. I left the windows off so I could reach inside and work with the rigging.

Since the jib was added I designed a jib mast gantry (the ďAĒ frame above the boom) to support the jib. The forestay and backstay pendants still need to be added. Thatís another trip to the laser to cut a few more parts.

Unfortunately the hook is made from resin and only weighs a few grams. Not enough to pull down on the carpet thread ďcablesĒ. I need to find some cast metal lifting hooks.



In order to get a clean shot I took the cab off the travel base.





Sorry for the out of focus photo.







Edited by - Frank Palmer on 09/17/2019 4:49:15 PM

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Rick
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Posted - 09/17/2019 :  2:02:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amazing!


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Carl B
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Posted - 09/17/2019 :  2:53:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work!


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