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  • It Came From Netherton (New Backwoods Kit Arrived)

    It got here late today.....and wow! The Backwood Miniatures crane is a wonderfully done kit. I sat and stared at it and read the 20 pages of instructes for at least an hour today! (Now I finally have a reason to get a resistance solering set!) It's very cleverly done, the white metal castings are clean, and the brass etchings are up to the usual Backwood quality. The boiler wrapper is preformed/rolled, and the roof is also pre shaped.



    20 Page Instructions



    Finished Model Photo



    Etched Parts



    The Rest of the Parts

    Marc

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    Marc,

    Thanks for the info. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it. I am sure it will be terrific.

    Frank

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    • #3
      Frank,

      The way I'm thinking, when I eventually get around to building this, I'm not goung to build it on the Bman Davenport, and I probably wont use the winch/drum assembly or the boiler. I will most likely build it as a car mounted loader, so I will need to scratchbuild the "truck" assembly, and then I will use one of my CHB, AH&D three drum steam winch kits to do the interior in.....was also considering building it as a "converted to Diesel" unit, bu using a CHB Cat Diesel Motor kit, with the winch assembly from the AH&D kit.

      Basically something along this line





      Marc

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      • #4

        Marc,

        It does look like a fine kit,and it looks like there is scope for changing it around a bit to make it look different to everyone elses.I also am looking forward to seeing how you get on as it looks very tempting.

        Here is a bit of information that might be of interest to those of you are going to the Springfield Show.Pete told me on Friday that Backwoods Miniatures will be attending the show for the first time and will be taking the remaining sixteen kits of the first batch,plus loads of other stuff,of course.However,when they are sold it will be quite a few weeks before he is able send any more out.


        NickO

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        • #5
          That's funny,Marc,I was thinking along the same lines as you,by converting it to diesel and maybe giving it a wooden cab.Possibly even putting it on a base a making it stationary.

          The possibilities seem endless.

          NickO

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          • #6
            @ Marc

            Not Bad very nice the model.

            But from where they have the historical pictures, I collect Logging of pictures.

            Greetings Lutz

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            • #7
              Here is a picture of the crane I really fancy building...one day.It is in my village which I pass everyday,but it is one of those things that might disappear one day.

              NickO


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              • #8
                Marc, that's a nice looking kit. Can't what to see the finished model.

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                • #9
                  Nick.....That is a great crane. I actually just recently found a photo etched boom that would be almost a perfect match for that one. Also have some plastic and photo-etched trusses that would work for the legs. I'll see if I can dig them out, and post a pick and the mfr info....then you'll have to build it.

                  Lutz...sent you an e-mail offlist.

                  Rick...I think it will be a while before I get to the crane...have way too many things in progress already.... :erm: :crazy: ...and this is a whole different animal from all the other stuff I'm working on.....so for now it will live with my other shelf orphans.

                  Marc

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                  • #10
                    Marc,

                    That offer of yours is much appreciated,please do that for me(and anyone else who might be interested).The company that immediately springs to my mind that do a photo etch crane boom is Sheepscot.Although it is primarily meant to be for HO use ,I should imagine it could be used in O Scale.The length of the boom in the photo is about 100' which scales out at just over 2' in O scale, so the structure would be some size. And this is just a small crane(sorry about the bad grammar),I know of two others that are much larger.One day I'll get around to photographing them.

                    Oh,and,I'll build mine when you build yours...!! So please leave it a year or two before starting,because,like you,I've got a rather large backlog that doesn't seem to be getting any smaller.


                    NickO

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                    • #11
                      Marc,

                      Thanks for sharing this info. I had seen the Backwood Miniatures crane on their website but did not know anyone who had bought one.

                      Paul

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