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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2007 05:57 pm
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Perry
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This thread is copied from my Great Eastern Goods Shed project.
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On the platform inside the goods shed is a rather nice crane or hoist. The base is attached to the platform and the top is attached the roof trusses, so that it can swivel round.





I know it won't be very visible once the roof is on, but I couldn't resist building one. :roll:

I set to with some 3mm square section plastic tube and built the upright, the cross member and the angles support beam. I then used tiny pieces of plastikard from the scrap box to fabricate thevarious parts of the mechanism.

The six-spoked large pulley wheel at the top had me puzzled for a few moments, but a slice cut from an old plastic container gave me the rim. Then I fashioned a small circle for the hub by trimming a small square of plastikard until it was fairly round before drilling a small hole in the middle.

I then laid the hub and the rim of a sheet of glass and added spokes from microstrip, one at a time.

I used thin plastic rod as 'axle bearings' for the various parts that needed them, drilling holes as appropriate and threading the parts on before glueing them all up.

The paint job still needs to be finished and eventually a piece of 'cable' will be added from the winch, around the main pulley and out over the end of the arm pulley.








The top and bottom bearing plates will be added when the crane is installed in the shed, so that I can build them to fit the exact height of the location.

The photos were taken with the crane stuck onto a piece of Blutak and I'm afraid it isn't vertical :oops: but I think it gives a general impression of what the finished piece will look like.

I hope this gives some idea of the versatility of plastikard. Scratchbuilds don't need to be big or expensive. This one cost me next to nothing. :D

Perry



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This was good thinking Perry. It would have been a pity to hide the crane inside your other project.



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Perry that's excellent!


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I.ll second that!



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