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Construction for Snitzl - Cranes for Snitzl

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Construction for Snitzl - Cranes for Snitzl.

 

Detailing continues for Snitzl with the addition of two types of yard crane and a warehouse pole crane. Images of these types of crane were collected from the web by searching google images. The model types chosen were Ratio's Yard Crane, Mikes Models GWR yard crane and a real world warehouse pole crane. A majority of the work was done by hand but a few components required lathe turning, milling, dividing head and bench drilling.

 

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Regards Snitzl

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Although not I can't do everything you show in your excellent entries, it is always a pleasure to read them.

I really do like that first picture.

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Wonderful cranes.

 

I especially like how you did the wooden yard crane using a more or less prototypical assembly method. And those plastic beams look like wood even before they're painted! Very clever way of making the pulley wheels too.

 

I have one of those Mike's Models crane kits, seems almost like a bit of a cop-out to build it now that you've gone a made a copy that is better!

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Very nice, as always, but should there be a small pinion alongside the gear wheel? Otherwise I can't see any reason for it having (nicely cut) teeth.

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Hello Halfwit, Crane was modelled as per Mike's Models sample. My guess is that the toothed gear was used for braking when engaged with the brake lever. The brake lever might be missing a wooden block, or cast iron geared block. I have since seen images of this model with the winch handle on the opposite side and now believe this to be correct.

 

Regards Snitzl

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